Electronics

The Oculus Rift headset is tested by attendees at the Eurogamer Expo at Earls Court in London.

CES 2016: What to Expect

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The newly named CTA™ (Consumer Technology Association, formerly the Consumer Electronics Association or CEA) will hold the newly named CES® 2016 show (Consumer Electronics Show, formerly International CES) this week. Here's what to expect.

Smart Home of the Future

CES Trendspotting – IoT, Smart Home and Wearables

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We are just a few years away from smart everything. It’s a story being told thousands of different ways at CES this year, but it’s also a story being told at the Kitchen & Bath Show, the Detroit Auto Show and every other trade show for every other industry. IoT is more than a trend; it’s a road that we will all take into the future.

Streaming TV

CES Trendspotting – Streaming TV

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2016 will be another transitional year for the television industry. Everyone has a personal story about cord cutting and skinny bundles and the death of television, “You know nobody watches TV anymore … by the way, can you believe what Meredith said to Cali’s girlfriend on Grey’s last night?” And, absolutely everyone has a personal timeline for the advent of à La Carte cable programming. “Consumers want it … it’s going to happen soon.” While behaviors and timelines can be debated, in practice, there are only a few ways to accomplish 4K (UHD) or HD viewing on a big screen TV without a cable set-top box. Here is a quick overview of five streaming TV devices (in no particular order) that are on the front lines of the fight for cable independence.

iPad Pro

CES Trendspotting – Tablets

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Tablets were supposed to be laptop killers. To hear Apple tell it, with the introduction of its new iPad Pro, we are one step closer to a tablet-centric world. But the facts don’t support the optimism. Using Apple as a proxy for the entire tablet market, since it basically invented the category back in 2011 and still accounts for the highest percentage of sales, the market is shrinking fast.