Planes, trains, and…bubble cars? You heard right. GM is working on an innovative new electric car dubbed the EN-V (Electric Networked Vehicle). The compact two-seater has a 40-mile range and from the looks of it, it's a really smooth ride. Robbie managed to catch some footage of the vehicle in action at CES 2011. Check it out!
With all of the gadgets invading our homes and workspaces, it’s no surprise that one product category that’s exploding these days are charging systems -- particularly multi-gadget chargers like the ones Idapt is showing off at this year’s CES.
Speck's iPad folio is a good move into the professional business world, while still holding on to that young, hip, urban flair that the brand is so well known for. We like this case for its simplicity, and the fact that it sturdily holds up the iPad so we can comfortably watch a flick or type out an email.
Boxee, the little media center that could, had a banner year in 2010, finally making the leap from software to hardware at long last. But that hasn’t stopped the company from continuing to branch out, and they’re eyeing the iPad as one of their next platforms.
Well, that was fast. While it was only launched a little over 24 hours ago, the Mac App Store has already been managed to find homes for one million applications. We suspect that this will break down to approximately 500,000 downloads of Angry Birds and 500,000 of the new Twitter desktop application.
Have you noticed how a lot of the games in the Mac App Store are also available in the iOS App Store? Wondering if you should re-buy them for your Mac, or if you should steer toward the games that were built for a desktop experience in the first place?
There are a ton of booths with giant video walls, but for some reason it was the Samsung booth and it's TV planet, Giant 3D theatre and the tree of life video sculpture that caught our eye. Oh, and they have washing machines in their booth.
Wish you could control your automobile from your smartphone? Yes, now there’s finally an app for that, assuming your car is from Ford and it’s one of the latest and greatest electric models that haven’t even been officially announced yet.
Apple’s new Mac App Store is barely a day old, and already there are concerns that its walled garden isn’t as secure as developers might hope. At least one popular app already has a cracked version available, with one hacker claiming to have already defeated Apple’s Mac App Store security.
Perhaps in an effort to lend further legitimacy to the YouTube video that popped up earlier this week showing off parts from a next-generation iPhone, design sketches which appear to be quite similar have now appeared online.
While today's headliners may have been the release of the Mac App Store or the potential thud of the Verizon CES keynote (well, thud if you were hoping for a new iPhone), a tidbit about another recent Apple headliner came out. Apparently the EMI/Beatles agreement that finally allowed for the Beatle catalogue to appear on iTunes may have been a little bit more unique than originally thought.
Usually when you hear the word shotgun in Las Vegas you're describing a wedding officiated by Elvis. The fine folks at ioSafe decided to forgo the usual Vegas nuptials and take the 12-gauge Remington shotgun to their brand new ioSafe Rugged Portable External hard drive. They didn't keep the gun toting to themselves, they allowed Online Editor Robbie Baldwin and Maximum PC Senior Associate Editor Nathan Edwards to tag along and try to destroy their latest creation.
Warning: Firearms, vices and hammers are utilized in this video. Stayed tuned to the end of the video to watch Robbie take out a little bit of his aggression.
CES is great for scouting out the latest and greatest in technology, but what about those weird gadgets that never really get all that much coverage? We set out to find some of the wackiest iOS hardware device accessories around the CES showfloor. Check out the video after the cut for a look.