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
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Earlier this week, General Motors announced plans to invest $5 million in Powermat, and here at CES we stopped by the wireless charging company's stand to check out a prototype system installed in the 2011 Chevrolet Volt.
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 got a sneak peak at Audi's next generation MMI during Rupert Stadler's keynote earlier this week and now we've gotten our hands on a demo unit powered by NVIDIA's Tegra processor and equipped with Audi's revised MMI hardware.
Toyota is ready to bring the fight to Ford's SYNC system with the introduction of its all-new Entune infotainment system, combining music, internet search and a range of other services into the new touchscreen head unit. But is it any good?
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.