Episode 84: “CES 2017”
You know you’ve arrived in 2017 when you hear things like.. “LeEco are launching an Android-based bicycle”. This week on your favourite geek culture podcast, we break down all the big and not so big announcements coming out of CES in Las Vegas. The main themes we picked up on were Amazon’s Alexa being built into all of the smart home devices, major carmakers showing off their electic car concepts, and the next generation of accessories for all your VR needs. Listen in and find out more on episode 84 of The Lazy Couch podcast.
Episode 84. Recorded Tuesday 10 January 2017.
00:00 – Intro
05:43 – The smart home, IoT and Alexa
- Amazon’s Alexa wins CES 2017 | The Verge
- Huawei’s Mate 9 is the first phone with Alexa pre-installed | The Verge
15:09 – Screen Tech
- Displays are the secret superstars of CES | The Verge
18:47 – VR and AR
- Intel’s ‘Merged Reality’ demo brings actual hands into VR | Upload VR
- Reliefband Neurowave wants to help combat VR motion sickness | Wearable
- KwikVR’s wireless adaptor aims to untether the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift | New Atlas
- HTC announces Vive Tracker to power next gen VR accessories | Upload VR
- Lenovo’s Windows holographic VR headset | The Verge
28:42 – Wheels
- All the electric, connected, self-driving cars at CES 2017 | The Verge
- Faraday Future’s FF91 snags 64k pre-orders | Forbes
- Honda’s self-balancing motorcycle is perfect for noobs | Wired
- Coros Linx is the bone-conducting bike helmet you need | The Verge
- LeEco’s new Android-powered smart bikes are coming to the US | The Verge
39:29 – PCs and Gaming
- Razer’s Project Ariana is the biggest gaming idea we’ve seen in a while | Gizmodo
- Razer’s gaming laptop prototy has 3 huge fold-out screens | The Verge
- Logitech’s G533 Wireless is a PC gamer’s dream headset | The Verge
43:52 – Random
- Griffin’s Reserve case has a spare battery and a headphone jack | Circuit Breaker
- Withing’s smart hair brush, the ‘Hair Coach’ | withings.com
- New Balance is launching a fitness focused Android Wear watch | Circuit Breaker
- The Populele will teach you how to play ukulele in 15 minutes | Circuit Breaker
The Lazy Couch is a geek culture podcast hosted by Kelvin Lee and Geoff Kim, based out of Sydney Australia. Topics range from the latest trends in technology to comic book movies and all things geeky. If you enjoyed listening to us, you can help the show by leaving us a review on iTunes or get in touch with us on @thelazycouch.
The intro music is ‘Helix Nebula’ by Anamanaguchi.