It’s not every electronics show that big news comes out..in fact most of it is unrelated to the field. However, this year we were bown away by news from Hershey’s, those same people that do Hershey’s bars. After extensive research, Hershey’s found that less people are able to fit their Peanut Butter cups in their mouths. The only logical solution was…
I just wrapped up a short interview with Ted Schilowitz from RED, in which he told us (and all our live stream viewers) all about the new RED Scarlet digital cinema camera. I got to hold the thing and revel in its 3K glory; and while RED devices are notoriously never “final,” this felt about as final as it gets.
I don’t want to repeat what’s already out there regarding the resolution, accessories, dates, and so on, which are all googleable (and some not final), so I’ll stick to general impressions and you can watch the video as soon as it’s live for specifics. In the meantime, here are a couple new pics to tide you over.
The camera Polaroid teased last month, at the time simply (and ominously) called “Grey,” has been revealed by no less than Lady Gaga herself (about 40 minutes late), who claims to have been intimately involved with the design process. It’s pretty much what it looks like: a digital Polaroid camera that doubles as a wireless color printer. It’s got a flip-up LCD where you frame your shot; the controls are all under there unless you’re just firing one off.
Oh man, I was so pumped to get my hands on this thing. This is the beautiful retro-styled, APS-C sensored, dial-covered compact camera we heard about a few months back, and immediately fell in love with. It’s got a “hybrid viewfinder” that either works as a regular see-through thing with overlay, or you can flip [...]
We were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to talk with Ford CEO Alan Mulally, about the current lineup of cars and the technology that goes into them. Check out the video after the jump.
Mr. Mulally has the unique honor of being CEO of Ford during the recession, and Ford was the only company that didn’t need a government loan (like GM had). Perhaps this is due to Alan’s background as an engineer in Boeing in the 60′s. He went on to become the CEO of Boeing, and is in fact considered to be one of the major reasons that Boeing was able to compete with Airbus. Mr. Mulally had quite a bit to say about the MyFord technology, the current car line up, and some hints about the future of Ford.
Not sure why we chose to lump these together, but here you are: hands on with some of MSI’s latest hardware and Verizon’s on-edge PR team.
It’s not every day you get to visit a booth that features two great tastes that taste great together. To wit: Razer’s booth was pretty amazing and featured the unique Hydra 3D interface plus some exclusive gameplay from a modified version of Portal 2.
What is the Hydra? Once called the Sixsense, it’s a 3D interactive system for gesture-based gaming. You move two controllers around a magnetic orb that senses your position in space and allows you to do odd stuff like “stretch” boxes in the game. It’s an odd thing to see true pinpoint accuracy in a game like Portal 2 and it’s particularly unique to see motion control for the PC. In all I think the Hydra was one of the coolest things I saw at the show and can’t wait to try it.
We’re all back at home this morning and I’ve been mulling over best of show all weekend. While we could take our love of the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Minis to its obvious conclusion, considering that the candies eventually and inevitably turn into a sloppy mess when you hold them in your hand too long, we decided against it. Instead, we’ve chosen the unique and decidedly game-changing Motorola Atrix.
First, let me state that it was slim pickings out there. The show was, at best, a placeholder. Many of the major company events were actual snores (if you watched our live stream, you’d have seen that LG whipped out a fridge and washer combo and talked about Six Sigma for a bit, always a crowd-pleaser) and the only exciting event was the Motorola launch of the Xoom Honeycomb tablet and an odd phone that shouldn’t have captured our imaginations but definitely did: the Atrix.
As the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show wraps up today, we’d like to share a few secrets. The CrunchGear writing team, with support from TechCrunch TV, provided more than 20 hours of live CES video coverage, taking our viewers right to the industry and media access only exhibit floor. For a look at video highlights, check out ces.crunchgear.com. Hundreds of Twitter questions were answered in real-time, giving our viewers a chance to interact with the company reps and win some giveaways.
We also got a lot of questions on how we did it.
Here’s an in-depth look at our process.
Did you know that Dr. Dre is an electronics engineer?
We ran into iTwin co-founder Kal Takru at last night’s press event, Showstoppers, and he had some good news for us. You may recall them as a finalist from 2009′s TechCrunch 50 — and now they’re shipping. That’s a stage many startups don’t reach.
In case you’ve forgotten, the iTwin is a simple device for connecting two computers wirelessly. You plug one half into one computer, and one into another, and if all goes well, an encrypted connection is created between them (via the internet, not directly), letting you share files securely.
The best thing? Greg sang like T-Pain in front of T-Pain because Greg wants to be T-Pain.
We’re here at CES in Las Vegas live streaming the show floor; getting our hands on all the super-modern and futuristic cool stuff. Today, GM asked us to come by and check out what they think the future will be like for some people. This future has many types of vehicles that fit entirely different lifestyles. That future is of course more than 10 years away, but we’ll get there with working concepts like the GM EN-V. And they gave us the keys.