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CES 2017 is in full swing, and we’re ready to hand out some hardware. Find out how you can participate in our Best of CES 2017 awards, and catch up on some of the action from yesterday’s Engadget live stream. The Saturday stage schedule includes Geohot, Aisha Tyler and more.
CES is almost over, which means it’s time to hand out some “Best of” hardware. Get your vote in by 6PM ET to have a say in who receives the coveted People’s Choice award.
We’ll do the choosing in these categories, judging “Best of CES” winners in categories ranging from accessibility tech to Robot/Drone. The best TV, best PC and all the rest will come from these selections, so get familiar before we live stream the results at 8PM ET Saturday night.
Tinker Hatfield and Tiffany Beers joined us on the Engadget stage to talk about self-lacing sneakers (like the new HyperAdapt 1.0), 3D printed shoes and more. There weren’t any Air Mag giveaways, but they did drop a few gems on the design process and mentioned that the next generations of HyperAdapts are already in development.
This startup’s finger-sized sensor goes inside grain silos to help prevent spoilage. That way farmers can monitor temperature and humidity from their smartphone, and manage crops more efficiently. The first field trials are still in the future, but co-founder Lucas Frye believes serious long-term good could be possible.
Troubled (potential) carmaker Faraday Future has a positive data point to report. After unveiling its first car a few days ago, the company says over 64,000 people have signed up to pre-order. What it didn’t say, however, is how many of them laid down $5,000 for a priority reservation and how many opted for the free standard option.
Despite its disastrous Galaxy Note 7, Samsung is forecasting operating income for Q4 that’s up 50 percent from the same period in 2015. Demand for its OLED screens and memory chips are driving the boost, although its mobile division reportedly also had strong results thanks to the Galaxy S7 and other older models.
While Delphi isn’t a big name among car buyers, it makes the parts that go into their cars. This year at CES, the company is showing off what it can do for self-driving cars that navigate the streets more like a human, although its tech is probably coming to ride-sharing services first.
Can this $130 device handle everything from 4K Netflix to Sling TV, to over-the-air broadcasts? Judging by Billy Steele’s experience during a CES demo, the answer is yes. The familiar Sling TV-based UI is smooth to operate using the included remote, while the only real concern is its unusual blue and white color scheme.
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