Even bicycles have Alexa now
A bicycle with Alexa? What's the point? According to Nick Summers, there definitely is one. It can offer directions in a pinch, turn the heating on before you get home and send a message to your family when you get stuck in traffic. Heck, you could even use it to order UberEats. According to Amazon, Cybic is the first company to offer an Alexa-enabled bike. The complete range will be sold in the UK through Halfords this summer. A Cybic spokesperson hinted that the bicycles will come to other markets later.
Presenting the Best of CES 2019 finalists!
The Engadget CES team has been hard at work finding the latest and greatest gadgets here at CES 2019. After a long and arduous debate, we're ready to announce our finalists for the official Best of CES awards. We've made our selections for all 15 categories, ranging from best wearables to the most impactful products we've seen at the show. Keep an eye out at 8 PM ET tonight when we announce all the winners.
Breaking down the Google Assistant news and strategy for 2019
It's clear that Assistant is not just getting more useful, but it's also going to permeate even more of our lives. Director of product management for the Google Assistant Chris Turkstra joined us on stage at CES to go over the latest news and give us a hint of what's coming this year.
The Hiiga-One is a mechanical bench press that doesn't need weights
The Hiiga-One is a mechanical bench press that avoids the lumps of iron entirely. Crazier still, you can change weight on the fly or add extra pounds to the barbell as you lower it, increasing your workout's effectiveness. The machine takes a strength reading before your workout routine and responds to your decreasing energy by reducing the weight slightly. It's like a robo-spotter.
AT&T doubles down on its 5G fib
AT&T is sticking by its faux 5G label. In an interview, the company's Igal Elbaz defended the decision... not very well. The main issue is that even if your phone is displaying AT&T's 5G E, you'll definitely need a new one to actually use next-gen mobile networks.
AMD's Radeon VII is the first 7nm GPU for gamers
AMD is making a big stab at 4K gaming with its new high-end video card, the Radeon VII. Announced during the company's CES keynote, it's the world's first consumer 7nm GPU. That architecture allows it to be around 25 percent faster than the company's last model, while using the same amount of power.
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I just had my ass handed to me by a boxing robot
Essentially a punchbag on a stick, BotBoxer is loaded up with a number of sensors that can detect pressure and movement. Its stick is connected to a base and held in place with a series of cables that can angle it to dodge blows during sparring.
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