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Hands-on: Pebble's new high-end Steel smart watch for iPhone

01/10/2014, 11:01 am

Ahead of its launch later this month, the new Pebble Steel smart watch is on display at this week's Consumer Electronics Show, and AppleInsider went hands-on with the highly anticipated new wrist-worn iPhone accessory.


First look: Kiwi Move lifestyle tracker and FUZ Designs iPhone/iPad docks

01/10/2014, 02:01 am

As the wearable device space heats up, Kiwi looks to make a splash with its tiny Move activity tracker and unique rule-based apps, while FUZ Designs docks brings dual-Lightning connector charging to iPhone and iPad.


First look: Evutec's iPhone cases bond wood with Kevlar fiber

01/09/2014, 03:01 pm

Wooden iPhone cases are usually a bulky affair, sacrificing thinness to maintain rigidity with a natural look. But Evutec is at the Consumer Electronics Show this week showcasing its unique solution that adds strength thanks to an infusion of Kevlar fiber.


Hands-on: LG's iOS-compatible Lifeband Touch fitness tracking wristband

01/09/2014, 03:01 pm

Electronics maker LG is entering the fitness tracking market this year with the new Lifeband Touch exercise band, a wrist-worn accessory with an OLED display and accelerometer boasting compatibility with Apple's iOS platform.


Hands-on: Kyte&Key braided leather & aluminum Apple-certified Lightning cables

01/09/2014, 02:01 pm

Kyte&Key is the manufacturer of premium, Apple-approved Lightning cables featuring unique construction crafted out of braided leather and aluminum. AppleInsider offers a closer look at their products from the floor of this year's Consumer Electronics Show.


Samsung planning to one-up Apple's Touch ID with iris scanner in Galaxy S5

01/09/2014, 09:01 am

South Korean tech giant Samsung is considering the inclusion of iris recognition technology in its upcoming Galaxy S5 handset as the company attempts to counter Apple's popular Touch ID fingerprint scanner.


First look: Parrot's new MiniDrone & Jumping Sumo, plus Zik headphones tuned by Lou Reed

01/09/2014, 08:01 am

Device maker Parrot this week showcased two new drones that can be wirelessly controlled from Apple's devices: A new wheel-equipped MiniDrone that can defy gravity, and a unique Jumping Sumo bot. Also on display: New headphones tuned by the late, great Lou Reed.


Apple, Samsung CEOs to attend mediation ahead of upcoming patent case

01/08/2014, 09:01 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung CEO Oh-Hyun Kwon have agreed to attend a mediation session by Feb. 19, about one month before the two tech titans are scheduled to return to the courtroom for yet another round of patent litigation.


First look: iOS-connected smart watches, health trackers, home automation from Archos

01/08/2014, 07:01 pm

Archos is hitting the wearable devices market hard in 2014, with a new range of products showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show capable of connecting to Apple's iOS mobile platform via Bluetooth Low Energy.


Hands-on: Okidokeys' iOS-connected door lock and "smart keys"

01/08/2014, 06:01 pm

Throwing its hat into the growing ring of "smart home" products, Okidokeys is bringing a line of wireless door lock devices to market that promise remote access, unique "keys" and highly customizable configurations.


Dell, Lenovo, Asus debut more affordable 4K monitors

01/08/2014, 05:01 pm

This year's Consumer Electronics Show has been a boon for buyers awaiting an affordably-priced entry into the world of ultra-high definition monitors, with several manufacturers unveiling sub-$1,000 4K displays.


Hands-on: Narrative, the iPhone-compatible, wearable lifeblogging camera

01/08/2014, 03:01 pm

There may not be a better place to show off a product such as the Narrative -- a life documenting wearable camera that can automatically capture every moment -- than on the floor of a chaotic major event like the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show.


Hands-on: JamStik miniature wireless electric guitar for iPad, iPhone & Mac

01/08/2014, 03:01 pm

The JamStik is an upcoming wireless accessory for both iOS and Mac that will allow users to learn and practice guitar on the go, without the need to carry around a bulky full-size instrument. AppleInsider got an opportunity to take a first look at the unique new accessory at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show on Wednesday.


Hands-on: Orbotix Sphero 2B, Pixeom personal cloud device, iZZi cases

01/08/2014, 05:01 am

At the ShowStoppers @ CES event on Tuesday, AppleInsider was able to go hands-on with a variety of new tech products, like the latest iOS-controlled Sphero robot, the Pixeom personal exchange device and new lens-toting iPhone cases from iZZi.


Apple opens official store on major Chinese e-commerce site Tmall

01/08/2014, 02:01 am

Apple now has two official online sales outlets in China after opening the virtual doors to a new storefront on Tmall.com, a large online marketplace run by China's largest e-commerce website Alibaba Group.


Apple requests removal of external antitrust compliance monitor

01/07/2014, 10:01 pm

In a letter submitted to U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cote on Tuesday, Apple asks for the removal of court-appointed antitrust compliance monitor Michael Bromwich from his post, citing the monitor's recent declaration chastising Apple's supposed lack of cooperation.


Audi shows off 'Smart Display' Android-powered in-car tablet

01/07/2014, 04:01 pm

German automaker Audi on Tuesday unveiled the Mobile Audi Smart Display, a bespoke Android-powered tablet that marks the next stage of the company's plan to integrate Google's mobile operating system more deeply into its future vehicles.


Samsung races against rumors of an Apple 'iPad Pro' with two new 12-inch tablets

01/07/2014, 10:01 am

South Korean electronics giant Samsung on Monday fired a preemptive shot across the bow of Apple's widely-rumored, yet still unannounced, large-screened iPad with the new Galaxy Note Pro and Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2-inch slates.


Director Michael Bay's onstage meltdown steals the show at Samsung CES press event

01/07/2014, 09:01 am

While Samsung was hoping to drum up hype for its latest curved television sets, plans to have blockbuster director Michael Bay promote its products backfired when the "Transformers" filmmaker -- known for making movies with large explosions -- caused a scene of his own, abruptly walking offstage mid-presentation.


Pre-CES roundup: Connected TVs, wearables and robots to rule 2014

01/06/2014, 09:01 pm

With "pre-show" festivities of the annual Consumer Electronics Show's 2014 edition in the books, AppleInsider takes a look at some of Monday's less-popular --but still interesting --stories from the show floor.