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Topic: CES 2016

Apple blocked Volkswagen from showing off wireless CarPlay at CES, carmaker says

01/08/2016, 12:01 pm

Volkswagen had hoped to showcase wireless CarPlay support at this week's CES in Las Vegas, but Apple stopped it from doing so, a development head from the company said on Friday.

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Kenwood & JVC announce new receivers ready for Apple CarPlay

01/08/2016, 11:01 am

Two more aftermarket receiver makers, Kenwood and JVC, have announced dash units compatible with Apple's CarPlay platform.

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Harman joins aftermarket CarPlay arena with JBL Legend CP100

01/07/2016, 06:01 pm

Harman at CES announced the JBL Legend CP100, its first receiver to support Apple's CarPlay standard, and the first such upgrade beyond a so-far limited number of aftermarket CarPlay partners.

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Apple's Eddy Cue among speakers at private CES event for Rupert Murdoch

01/07/2016, 04:01 pm

Eddy Cue, Apple's head of Internet Software and Services, is reportedly among a select group of people attending a private CES event being hosted by News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch.

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First Alert debuts IP camera, HomeKit-enabled Onelink products including, fire alarm, environment monitor & safe [u]

01/07/2016, 05:01 am

First Alert showed off a handful of Wi-Fi-connected Onelink products at CES Showstoppers on Wednesday, including HomeKit-enabled devices like a safe, smoke and carbon monoxide alarm, indoor environment monitor, smart thermostat and, curiously, a camera.

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CES ShowStoppers: Hackaball programmable toy, Fasetto Link mini NAS

01/07/2016, 01:01 am

The ShowStoppers event at this year's CES was expectedly crowded with new gear from both startups and stalwart industry players, but two products stood out from the crowd: Hackaball and the Fasetto Link mini NAS.

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Oculus Rift preorders start at $599, with first units shipping Mar. 28

01/06/2016, 03:01 pm

Oculus on Wednesday disclosed the long-awaited preorder details of its Oculus Rift VR headset, which will cost $599, and first begin shipping on March 28.

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Razer Core shows what Apple could do for gamers with Thunderbolt

01/06/2016, 01:01 pm

Gaming hardware maker Razer has unveiled something that Mac users have sought after for years -- a Thunderbolt-connected external module that lets gamers take advantage of desktop-class graphics hardware at home while keeping their laptop thin and light on the go.

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Misfit shows off Specter fitness-tracking headphones, Withings debuts Go with 8-month battery life

01/06/2016, 12:01 pm

Misfit on Wednesday revealed another new fitness tracker, the Specter, in this case knocking two birds with one stone by merging the technology with a set of in-ear headphones. Withings meanwhile announced the Go, a tracker with up to eight months of battery life.

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Pioneer unveils new range of aftermarket dash units ready for Apple CarPlay

01/06/2016, 11:01 am

Pioneer on Wednesday laid plans for a new series of NEX dash systems, expanding the number of aftermarket upgrade options enabling Apple's CarPlay.

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Kwikset Premis lock, Elgato outlet & light switch to launch with Apple HomeKit support

01/06/2016, 05:01 am

This year's CES saw a burgeoning smart home device market pick up steam thanks in part to widely available infrastructure protocols like Apple's iOS-based HomeKit, with device makers like Kwikset and Elgato eager to show off their latest compatible wares.

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LifeProof debuts Fre Power waterproof battery case for iPhone 6 Plus and 6s Plus

01/06/2016, 12:01 am

Aftermarket accessory maker LifeProof announced a new Fre Power battery case for Apple's iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6s Plus phablets on Tuesday, claiming the new product juices up an iPhone while keeping it safe from drops and submersion in water.

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Grid Connect, iHome & iDevices debut new Apple HomeKit accessories

01/05/2016, 03:01 pm

A trio of companies -- Grid Connect, iHome, and iDevices -- announced new HomeKit accessories on Tuesday, including power outlets, switches, and climate and water sensors.

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Fitbit reveals Blaze fitness tracker with color touchscreen, Misfit launches compact Ray

01/05/2016, 01:01 pm

Fitbit on Tuesday announced the Blaze, its first-ever fitness tracker with a color touchscreen, while Misfit continued its alternative approach by introducing the ultra-compact Ray, further expanding the landscape of iPhone-connected wearable devices.

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Parrot unveils new Disco winged drone with 50mph top speed, iOS connectivity

01/05/2016, 01:01 pm

Do-everything electronics maker Parrot on Tuesday unveiled its new Disco drone, eschewing the quadcopter design for a new winged style that adds advanced autopilot systems and a significantly higher top speed.

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Hunter debuts first HomeKit-connected ceiling fans

01/04/2016, 07:01 pm

Adding to the blitz of CES announcements building on the success of Apple's product ecosystem, Hunter Fan Company on Monday revealed two Wi-Fi enabled ceiling fans with smartphone connectivity support, including Apple's internet of things HomeKit protocol.

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Honeywell debuts Lyric Round thermostat for HomeKit, Polar ships iPhone-compatible Balance smartscale

01/04/2016, 05:01 pm

Honeywell on Monday announced a new HomeKit-ready thermostat, the Lyric Round, while Polar launched an iPhone-connected weight scale, the Balance.

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DJI launches Phantom 3 4K, bringing ultra high res video to $999 model

01/04/2016, 03:01 pm

DJI on Monday launched the Phantom 3 4K, its first drone below the Phantom 3 Professional to support shooting at 4K resolution.

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Apple's CarPlay coming to some Dodge, Chrysler & Jeep vehicles later this year

01/04/2016, 03:01 pm

Fiat Chrysler on Monday revealed that a select group of Dodge, Chrysler, and Jeep models rolling out this year will support Apple CarPlay, as well as Google's Android Auto.

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Griffin preps MagSafe-like USB-C power adapter, Acer & Lenovo unveil USB-C monitors

01/04/2016, 01:01 pm

On Monday, a trio of companies announced new gear suited to the USB-C port on the 12-inch Retina MacBook. Griffin revealed a MagSafe-like power adapter, while Acer and Lenovo teased compatible monitors.

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