Byton adds another screen to its car full of screens

Byton adds another screen to its car full of screens

One year after its first car premiered at the Consumer Electronics Show, Chinese EV startup Byton is back at CES in Las Vegas to offer an update. Specifically, Byton is showing off the near-final version of the inside of its first car. The bizarre screen-filled cockpit that Byton showed off last year has somehow gained another screen since the company’s debut event. The electric SUV concept that Byton showed off last year was, from the…

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The moral case for iMessage on Android

The moral case for iMessage on Android

Here at CES, Apple has trolled the entire electronics industry with a giant banner that reads: “What happens on your iPhone, stays on your iPhone.” It’s clever and designed to spark discussion, but it’s also important because it once again establishes that Apple wants to be known as the company that’s most dedicated to protecting your privacy. If Apple really wants to establish that identity, it should bring iMessage to Android. Before you rattle off…

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Trump’s Syria withdrawal now comes with conditions, Bolton says

Trump’s Syria withdrawal now comes with conditions, Bolton says

The national security advisor’s comments only slightly clarify the administration’s murky stance since Trump announced a complete withdrawal last month. After weeks of uncertainty and contradicting statements about President Donald Trump’s plans for the US to withdraw from Syria, his national security advisor is pumping the brakes — saying certain “conditions” must be met before the US brings troops home. One of those conditions, John Bolton said on Sunday, is that the government of Turkey…

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The Masked Singer is a televised abomination I’m going to devour every second of

The Masked Singer is a televised abomination I’m going to devour every second of

The new reality show feels like something that would be on in the background of a dystopian movie. Every week, we pick a new episode of the week. It could be good. It could be bad. It will always be interesting. You can read the archives here. The episode of the week for December 31 through January 5 is “Mask On Face Off,” the series premiere of Fox’s The Masked Singer. The Masked Singer is…

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Five big questions about Apple putting iTunes on Samsung TVs

Five big questions about Apple putting iTunes on Samsung TVs

Apple’s decision to put iTunes movie and TV rentals on Samsung smart TVs is a huge strategy shift for the company: instead of building services to make its own devices like the HomePod and Apple TV more valuable, the company is allowing those services to be accessed on competing devices. Fundamentally, this all makes sense, since Apple is increasingly focused on services revenue, and it’s been making huge investments in TV content ahead of a…

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The KitchenAid Smart Display lets you make a mess while cooking

The KitchenAid Smart Display lets you make a mess while cooking

Whirlpool’s new KitchenAid Smart Display takes cooking with the Google Assistant to the next level. The 10-inch display is rated water jet-resistant, so if you accidentally aim your faucet the wrong way, it should be in fine. In theory. Much like other Google Assistant-powered smart displays, KitchenAid’s model responds to Google Assistant voice commands and you can watch YouTube videos or make calls through the device. It includes cooking recipes from Yummly, one of Whirlpool’s…

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Matrix’s PowerWatch 2 needs no charger, uses body heat and solar power

Matrix’s PowerWatch 2 needs no charger, uses body heat and solar power

Matrix is back at CES this year with the PowerWatch 2, a follow-up to last year’s wearable that was powered entirely by the body heat emitted from your wrist. For the second iteration, Matrix has made a surprising amount of progress, because the PowerWatch 2 has evolved from a black-and-white screen to a 1.2-inch color display, with support for thermometric and solar charging, as well as with GPS and fitness tracking. The main attraction remains…

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Nvidia’s first 65-inch 4K HDR gaming display arrives in February for $5,000

Nvidia’s first 65-inch 4K HDR gaming display arrives in February for $5,000

Nvidia originally unveiled its giant 65-inch 4K HDR gaming displays at CES last year, promising a summer launch. Summer came and went and although the displays were supposed to debut last year, the first is now arriving in February. Unsurprisingly, the displays are going to be very expensive, with HP’s priced at $5,000. HP’s Omen X Emperium display includes 4K HDR support alongside G-Sync and a 144Hz refresh rate. The display will have Nvidia’s Shield…

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