CES 2020 January 12, 2020

The Android smartphone market is full of different choices, especially at more affordable price points. After testing the waters with its Plex smartphone last year, TCL is entering the North American market in 2020 with the TCL 10 Pro, 10L, and 10 5G and at CES 2020, we spend a few minutes checking them out.

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CES 2020 January 9, 2020

Google seems to have a fascination with slides at its events, and at CES 2020, I finally got the chance to give one of them a ride. Here’s a full review of Google’s CES 2020 slide.

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Photos are a part of our daily lives, and thanks to cloud services, we can access our shots almost anywhere. At CES 2020 this week, Lenovo is showing off its new Smart Frame, and in person, it’s a gorgeous product that made me wish it could show what’s in my Google Photos library.

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LG’s past few years in the smartphone market have been less than impressive and it seems things are just getting worse. At CES 2020, though, one LG chief vowed that the company’s mobile division would turn a profit by next year.

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CES 2020 January 8, 2020

At this point there are a crazy amount of Google Assistant speakers on the market, but the majority of them really only serve a single purpose. Personally, I love it when companies do something creative to turn two products into one, and that’s exactly what Belkin has done with its Soundform Elite Hi-Fi.

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Over the past few years, Google has had an increasingly large presence at CES. In the new decade, things aren’t changing, with Google delivering another huge booth at CES 2020, tons of products held within, a strong focus on Google Assistant, and a fun experience to demo it.

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The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) kickstarts the entire year in hardware. At the start of a new decade, technology running a Google operating system offered some tidbits into the far future, but also what you’re likely buying over the next 12 months. Here’s the Best of CES 2020 awards from 9to5Google.

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CES 2020 January 7, 2020

For the first time, OnePlus has come to CES to show off some new hardware. The bad news? You can’t buy it, but the OnePlus Concept One does lay the groundwork for what looks to be a genuinely useful feature in the future.

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CES has become a Google Assistant show where new features are announced alongside the year’s third-party hardware. For 2020, Google wants to give you more granular control over the smart devices in your home with Assistant Scheduled Actions.

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Kids are naturally attracted to smart speakers given their ease of use. Recognizing that, Google over the past several years has built out family-friendly features and is continuing that at CES 2020 with Smart Display sticky notes and a speed dial.

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At CES 2020, Google’s goal is to make “Assistant the most helpful digital assistant throughout your day.” On your phone, this involves a preview of an upcoming “read it” command that features natural text-to-speech.

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The best Wear OS smartwatch that hit the market in 2019 was the Fossil Gen 5 and, now, it’s getting an update in the new year. At CES 2020, Fossil Gen 5 is getting a Rose Gold color and a new, more sporty variant too.

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Wear OS as a platform isn’t in the greatest shape, but Fossil has been churning out a ton of hardware over the past several months. At CES 2020, the Skagen Falster 3 has arrived alongside a plethora of refreshes to other Fossil watches, and personally, I like a lot of them.

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Apple’s AirPods helped usher in a wave of truly wireless earbuds and, for Android users, there have only been so many decent options. One solid choice in 2018-2019 was Mobvoi’s TicPods and in the new year, TicPods 2 have arrived with two variants and a bunch of new features too.

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Google’s Wear OS is still in a tough spot, but things got a lot better in the back half of 2019 thanks to spec bumps on pretty much every smartwatch released. Today at CES 2020, Fossil is debuting the Skagen Falster 3, an upgraded version of one of our favorite Wear OS watches that includes more RAM and a better chip.

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It’s the first official day of CES 2020, and the product announcements are flowing like water. Today, Philips is rolling out a few new series of Android TVs, including one model that’s optimized for gaming, including Google Stadia.

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As was teased last year, a new Android TV dongle is hitting the market this year. At CES 2020, TiVo has officially announced the Stream 4K, an affordable streaming stick with a couple of tricks up its sleeve and a starting price of $50.

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CES 2020 January 6, 2020

Otterbox launches first anitmicrobial screen protector, coming to Google, Samsung soon

At CES, OtterBox has announced the first glass smartphone screen protector with integrated antimicrobial technology registered with the EPA. The new Amplify Glass screen protector offers protection against scratches and drops as well as germs and is coming to Google and Samsung smartphones after arriving first for iPhone.

Google Assistant speakers have been taking over CES in recent years and this year, Belkin has a clever new speaker to share. In partnership with Devialet, Belkin’s new Google Assistant speaker has hi-fi audio and built-in wireless charging.

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The success of Chrome OS is thanks to the cheap Chromebooks that sell en masse, not the high-end models. At CES 2020 this week, we got a chance to spend some time with the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet, a Chrome OS tablet that ticks pretty much all of the boxes.

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Moshi announces wall-mounted wireless charger, USB-C battery bank, w/ 10-yr warranty

Heading into CES 2020, Moshi, a member of the “Made for Google” program, has a few announcements to make. These include a new wireless charger that mounts to your wall, a clever USB-C battery bank, and everything is backed by Moshi’s new 10-year warranty.

Alcatel launches four new Android smartphones at CES 2020 w/ prices from $66

At CES 2020, Alcatel has launched four new Android smartphones designed for emerging markets with the Alcatel 1S, 1V, 1B, and 3L. Here’s what you need to know.

TCL has long been a part of the Android market, but mainly under the names of other brands such as Alcatel, Blackberry, and others. In 2019, the company debuted its first self-branded Android smartphone and at CES 2020, the TCL 10 Pro, 10L, and 10 5G are preparing to enter the US smartphone market.

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At CES 2020 this week, Lenovo is taking the wraps off a lot of new products. Included in the company’s lineup of new laptops is a new 13-inch Chromebook, the Lenovo Flex 5, and it’s one of the first to include a 10th-Gen Intel processor.

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Lenovo Smart Frame is a 21-inch display that shows art on your wall

Perhaps the best part of a smart display is the ability to show pictures automatically from online storage sources. With Lenovo’s new Smart Frame, you’ll be able to display pictures on your wall with essentially a small TV.

Lenovo has been building out its smart home products for a couple of years now, and at CES 2020, the company has a couple more options to show off. Firstly, there’s the Lenovo Smart Tab M10, which is an Android tablet that works with Google Assistant’s Ambient Mode, all for an affordable price point.

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Chrome OS tablets are a great idea, but so far, none of the hardware has been able to strike the right chord. Today, Lenovo is revealing the Ideapad Duet Chromebook, a Chrome OS tablet that starts at $279 and seems to get a whole lot right.

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Since the launch of Linux apps on Chrome OS in 2018, manufacturers have been in an arms race to provide better, higher-powered Chromebooks to accommodate the performance demands of developers and other power users. At CES 2020, ASUS has unveiled their latest flagship Chrome OS device, the Chromebook Flip C436, and it’s a real spec sheet stuffer.

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It’s not often these days that new products surprise us, but at CES 2020 I walked into a briefing with Samsung to be shown the Galaxy Chromebook. This ultra-premium Chromebook has already stolen my heart and so far, I’ve only used it for a few minutes.

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The most popular Chromebooks are usually the ones that cost just a couple of hundreds dollars. However, for the Chrome OS diehard, there are many premium options and at CES 2020, Samsung has delivered the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook, a $999 machine that is unequivocally the best Chromebook you’ll be able to buy this year.

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CES 2020 January 5, 2020

With Google’s acquisition of Fitbit — set to be completed this year, there will be one less independent player in the health space. Withings is kicking off 2020 with the ScanWatch. The French company is touting this hybrid smartwatch as being its “most medically advanced wearable.”

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CES 2020 kicks off in just a couple of days and the 9to5 team is making their way into Vegas. At LVCC, Google is already setting up another massive outdoor booth for CES 2020 and we got to take a quick sneak peek while things were being set up.

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CES 2020 January 4, 2020

If last year was any indication, approximately 175,000 people will converge on Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Shows over the next few days. For CES 2020, the CEA is simplifying registration by letting people pick up badges with passes stored in Apple Wallet and Google Pay.

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CES 2020 January 2, 2020

Coral is Google’s platform for building IoT hardware that features on-device AI. Incorporating software tools and pre-compiled models, Google today announced new hardware ahead of CES 2020.

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