What, no CES episode of ‘Silicon Valley’?

After a shaky start to the season, HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley‘ is on something of a roll. This past Sunday’s episode, featuring a binding arbitration between underdogs Pied Piper and corporate colossus Hooli, was a season highlight, culminating in Erlich Bachman (T.J. Miller) badgered on the witness stand into admitting, in relation to the “Nip Alert” more »

CBS’ Moonves looking forward to viral content from Colbert and Corden

David Letterman is a comedy legend, one who has created numerous indelible moments and made a ton of money for CBS in his 22 years on the network. One thing he’s not so great at, though? Social media and viral videos. Les Moonves, CBS Corp’s CEO and the longtime head of the network, spoke on more »

Sling TV dominates Best of CES Awards

Just two years after the fiasco in which Dish’s Hopper technology won Best in Show at International CES but had it pulled under corporate pressure from the media partner’s parent company, another Dish-associated product has taken top honors in the official Best of CES awards. Sling TV, the $20-a-month OTT offering that includes such cable more »

Neil Young talks Pono, the music player that “sounds like God,” at CES

Neil Young, an icon of music for going on five decades, hasn’t listened to music for 15 years. Why not? Because music in the mp3 format is so degraded that Young can’t stand it- even his own. “Everything else was getting better,” he thought, “while music got worse.” So the rock icon decided to do more »

The 25 coolest things at CES on Tuesday

Here are some highlights from the International CES showfloor and beyond throughout the day Tuesday. Not included; Anything from any keynote, anything involving food (I’ve eaten some things the last three days that I’m not proud of) or Monster announcing its lawsuit against Beats in the middle of friggin’ CES. Here’s what we enjoyed, from bunnies more »

Fin:  2015 CES Vegas observations edition: Sling TV, selfie sticks and cabbie kickbacks

A few thoughts on my first 24 hours of CES this year, and on Vegas in general: – I just caught a demo of Dish’s new Sling TV, and that looks like the real deal, for cord cutters. For $20 a month you get a bunch of channels- ESPN, ESPN 2, TBS, TNT, Food Network, more »

The Sony Walkman returns at CES

Sony brought back the iconic Walkman at International CES on Monday. Although really, the Walkman never went away. The famous tape player of the 1980s has been resurrected numerous times over the years, often as a competitor to various versions of Apple’s iPod. Now, the Walkman has returned as a hi-res audio player, introduced at more »

Roku to stream Netflix in 4K on TVs; reaches Best Buy deal

At the 2014 International CES, Netflix announced a wide variety of manufacturer partnerships to stream in 4K/Ultra HD. Now, ahead of the 2015 event, there’s about to be another major hardware 4K partnership for Netflix: Roku. Variety reported Sunday that Roku “plans to team with manufacturers on 4K Ultra HD television sets — along with a more »

Massive Audio readies Doctor Who headphones, speakers

Would you like a little Time Lord with your headphones? Massive Audio, in collaboration with BBC Worldwide, has announced that it will debut a new line of Doctor Who-themed products at International CES next week. The line, the company said, consists of TARDIS and Dalek Bluetooth Speakers and Doctor Who Headphones, and will be showcased more »


Neil Young set to talk PonoMusic in CES appearances

The annual press release from the organizers of International CES listing the musicians, athletes and other boldfaced names arrived earlier this week, and it features some names pretty familiar to CES veterans. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, I believe, has attended CES every year I have, and he and his entire entourage once even cut in more »

Fin: Korea’s washing machine intrigue, “Some Kind of Monster” at 10 and bring back blaxploitation

The CNET headline “LG boss may miss CES due to washing machine fiasco” makes it sound as though the top executive of LG is unable to make the trip to Vegas because he is literally stuck inside a washing machine.That’s not the case, but the truth is even weirder. It turns out Jo Seong-jin, head more »

I’m a picker, I’m a grinner, I’m a Monster: Steve Miller Band set for Monster CES Concert

Monster Products has announced the featured performer for its annual Dealer Awards at International CES in Las Vegas- and it’s the Steve Miller Band. “Some may call him the Space Cowboy, some the Gangster of Love – some may even call him Maurice, but at this year’s CES Monster Retailer Awards, the legendary Steve Miller more »