Consumer Electronics Show Headlines

Tue, Jan 26 2016

Google files patent for drone 'delivery receptacle'


SAN FRANCISCO Google's secretive drone delivery project could include a component designed to store packages securely.

Sun, Jan 10 2016

Tesla curbs autopilot feature, but Musk says better than human driver


DETROIT Tesla Motors said on Sunday it was updating the Autopilot driving systems in Model S sedans to put new limits on its hands-free operation, which has been both praised for its innovation while criticized for having been launched too early.

Fri, Jan 8 2016

Paper airplanes go high-tech at CES

The humble paper airplane has just been given a digital upgrade. | Video

Fragrance anyone? Touch-free car controls split world's drivers


LAS VEGAS Germans love the latest wave of touch-free car controls, which respond to the flick of a wrist or the swipe of a hand, as it means no messy fingerprints on their spotless dashboards. Italians, known for an extravagant hand gesture or two, are not so sure.

World’s first passenger drone unveiled at CES

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED STATES There are hundreds of drones competing for attention in Las Vegas at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show. | Video

Thu, Jan 7 2016

Mobileye wants automakers to share maps for autonomous cars: chairman

LAS VEGAS Mobileye NV wants automakers to join its project to create crowd-sourced maps to share data, producing a constantly updated, global digital map to guide self-driving cars, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Amnon Shashua said.

Mercedes working on a range of EVs, E-Class self-driving upgrades


LAS VEGAS Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler AG is developing plans to produce a family of new battery-powered luxury vehicles, the automaker's research chief said.

Wed, Jan 6 2016

Netflix goes global, reaches most countries except China


Netflix Inc's video-streaming service went live in more than 130 countries on Wednesday, covering almost the entire globe except China, in a huge global push by Chief Executive Reed Hastings to counter slowing growth in the United States.

Ford will expand self-driving test car fleet to 30


LAS VEGAS Ford Motor Co said Tuesday it plans to triple to 30 the size of its fleet of self-driving test cars as part of an effort to accelerate autonomous vehicle development. | Video

Education group Graham targets growing cyber learning market

WASHINGTON Graham Holdings, the former Washington Post parent that now focuses on non-newspaper media and for-profit education, is moving into the fast-emerging market for corporate cyber security training, with a new business unit launch set for Wednesday.