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  • Tech tools: Aftershokz

    January 24, 2012 @ 9:28 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    Headphones that use “bone conduction” sound more like instruments of torture than something you’d willingly strap to your head. But apparently it’s technology that’s been in use by special ops for some time.


  • If you missed it…

    @ 9:23 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    … coverage of CES can be found here:

    Show time for electronics as record numbers exhibit at CES

    Organisers dismiss ‘game over’ talk as rivals grow

    Irish firms attracted by show’s X-factor

    Tired of updating Facebook? A robot rabbit could be the solution . . .

  • CES!

    January 9, 2012 @ 11:16 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    It’s January, which means one thing: the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. And luckily for me, I get to go.



    I’ve already done the most important thing after getting off the plane: heading to In-n-Out Burger for the first double double of the trip (possibly the best burger you’ll ever get that doesn’t cost the best part of €20).


    And today, we’ve seen Samsung, LG, Panasonic and Intel show off their vision of the future – or the next 12 months at least.

    Next up is Sony, and from tomorrow we get to hit the show floor to get out hands on all the new gadgets that have been announced.

    So stay tuned – there’ll be some updates in the coming days. And if you’re on Twitter, I’m occasionally tweeting from @ciaraobrien, whenever I can get a decent internet connection. Which, despite this being a tech conference, is harder than you’d think.