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Wilson to Introduce Carrier-Approved Wireless Signal Booster at CES
January 7, 2014 | 4:20 pm

signal boosterby Joe Paone If you have problems receiving cell phone calls in your home, beach house, camping site, you name it, you need to be aware of wireless signal boosters. Wilson Electronics is one of the leading purveyors of this technology, which has long drawn the ire of wireless carriers because they believed many signal boosters caused interference on their networks. The company says it has worked closely with carriers to mitigate those problems, and it appears it has. Wilson just dropped us a note about its CES plans: As you may be aware, there has been an ongoing feud between manufacturers of...

Steam Machines: Pretty-looking boilers, but just full of hot air?
January 7, 2014 | 12:21 pm

FalconNorthwest_Tiki_03-980x1313Last night at CES, Gabe Newell of Valve spoke for about seven minutes about the new SteamOS/Steam Machine initiative. 13 different Steam machines were shown at the conference. The controllers would be sold separately by Valve, and other companies could make their own controllers too. Newell said that beta testers say the Steam box is "the best thing since the beginning of time," and that Valve would be pushing them harder to say what was actually wrong with it so they could improve it further. Valve currently has 250 games compatible with SteamOS so far,...

CES 2014 Pre-Show Article Roundup
January 6, 2014 | 10:35 am

CES 2014Our sister site, GadgeTell has been running plenty of articles gearing up for CES 2014, which starts today for the media while the show floor officially opens tomorrow. I couldn't go this year (maybe in 2015), but I've been watching the rumor roundup with amusement. Here's some of the articles from GadgeTell that I thought you might be interested in. I'll be keeping an eye on the coverage and cross-posting anything that looks interesting. CES 2014 Wearable Technology Wearables are expected to abound at CES this year, and here are a couple of possibilities CES 2014: Intel to Show Off Wearable Technology Wondering what...

TeleRead Goes to Vegas
January 12, 2013 | 11:48 pm

Those of you who read TeleRead regularly probably noticed that our coverage was a little bit thin last week ... but not to worry! I've got an alibi: I was in Las Vegas since last Sunday, covering the 2013 International CES for NAPCO—my employer, and TeleRead's parent company. This was my first-ever trip to CES, and while it was a huge milestone in my still-burgeoning consumer technology career, here's the God's honest truth: The experience totally and completely smacked the life out of me, both physically and psychologically. I walked for miles and miles, literally, every day. In fact, I walked so much—while at the same time straining...