Shooting at conventions is never easy. On a standard shoot, we can take our time to setup intricate shots, mount cameras and find the perfect backdrop for interviews. Events like CES offer no such luxuries. You need to get your shots no matter what. And while most people see the cameras and mics and try to stay out of your way, gray-hairs seem compelled to walk directly into frame, oblivious to the world around them. It's astonishing, and at some point we need to put together an outtake reel of
Even though Verizon rolled out its 4G LTE service early last month, CES was wireless broadband's coming out party. Along with unveiling a handful 4G-capable devices, Verizon approached General Motors' OnStar division to create a rolling showcase of what a wireless broadband-equipped vehicle could be capable of. The key word is could. While everything OnStar developed is feasible, it's not hitting the market anytime soon. It's simply a showcase of what's possible, if not probable.
We've seen more than a few Tesla Roadsters in and around CES, but the crimson convertible parked at Fulton Innovation stands apart. The company managed to retrofit its latest inductive charging system to the undercarriage of the Roadster, with an AC/DC converter running up and through the venting aft of the driver's side door and right below the charging port. Granted, it's not pretty, but Fulton was primarily trying to prove it wouldn't take much to retrofit the Tesla with a wireless charging s
Pioneer maintains the smartphone isn't the ideal automotive device, and it's easy to see why. The interface is too small, and with touchscreens failing to offer the tactility of buttons, the user has to give it their undivided attention – something that should be focused on the road.
General Motors' OnStar division has been nothing short of a major success story over its 16 years of operation. But if there's one major problem that has historically stood in the way of it becoming an automotive technology juggernaut, it's that OnStar has always been limited to just GM vehicles. Until now.
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