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CES 2018: Intel’s swarm of drones lights up Vegas night sky

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CES 2018: Boxer Floyd Mayweather ducks crypto-controversy

Boxing legend Floyd “Money” Mayweather has made a celebrity appearance at the CES tech show to promote the use of virtual reality in gyms branded with his name. But he proved defensive when the matter of his promotion of crypto-currencies was raised by the BBC’s Dave Lee. Read and watch all our coverage from CES […]

CES 2018: Power cut at major Las Vegas tech show

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Much of the Las Vegas venue lost power The giant consumer electronics show CES has suffered a power cut, plunging part of the event into darkness. The Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC)’s central hall went dark at around 11:20 local time (19:20 GMT). It took two hours before the […]

CES 2018: Kodak soars on KodakCoin and Bitcoin mining plans

Image caption Kodak is to rent out Bitcoin mining rigs to the public Shares in photo firm Eastman Kodak soared nearly 120% after it revealed plans to mint its own crypto-currency, the KodakCoin. The US firm said it was teaming up with London-based Wenn Media Group to carry out the initial coin offering (ICO). It […]

CES 2018: Jetpack Aviation’s chief has fear of heights

Image caption Mr Mayman is promoting a forthcoming jetpack at the CES tech show A former commercial pilot who has carried out about 500 jetpack test flights has admitted that he does not like heights. “I can look out of the window of an aeroplane no problem,” David Mayman, chief executive of Jetpack Aviation, told […]

Freezing machines halt chip bug patch

Image caption Two major flaws in chips – Meltdown and Spectre – were discovered this month Microsoft has halted some patches for the Meltdown and Spectre chip bugs after AMD customers complained that the software updates froze their machines. The flaw in computer chips affects billions of PCs, smartphones and tablets around the world. Specific […]

CES 2018: Samsung launches modular TV called The Wall

Image copyright Samsung Image caption For some, a TV named The Wall may call to mind the TV parlours – with wall-sized screens – of Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury’s 1953 science fiction novel. Samsung has announced a giant 146in (396cm) TV called The Wall at the CES tech show in Las Vegas. The TV features […]

Toy firm VTech fined $650,000 over data breach

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pictures taken with VTech toys were hackable by attackers, security researchers found Electronic toymaker VTech will pay $650,000 (£480,000) to settle charges that it failed to protect the privacy of children using its gadgets. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) levelled the charges at VTech following a data breach […]

CES 2018: LG robot Cloi repeatedly fails on stage at unveil

Image copyright Reuters Image caption LG’s marketing chief said that the robot “doesn’t like me, evidently” after it repeatedly ignored his commands A robot created by LG to help users control their smart home repeatedly failed on stage at its CES debut. Cloi was meant to be the centrepiece of the South Korean firm’s presentation […]

CES 2018: Scribbles turned into fine art by Vincent AI app

Software that turns simple scribbles into detailed “paintings” is on show at the CES tech show in Las Vegas. The BBC’s Chris Foxx put Vincent to the test. Read and watch all our coverage from CES CES 2018: Scribbles turned into fine art by Vincent AI app