How better tech makes for a lighter CES 2013 gear bag

After eight consecutive years of covering the International Consumer Electronics Show, it’s interesting to see how technology has evolved; this year I’m taking less gear than ever before and yet, I’ll likely be more productive. Here’s a glimpse of my CES gear bag over time.

Want better Wi-Fi? Maybe you just need a better router.

Too many connected devices downloading, streaming or uploading in the home can choke a home network, and there’s not much average consumers can do about it. But Qualcomm hopes that its new StreamBooost technology will help make the router –and home networks — smarter and better.

YouTube adds AirPlay-like functionality to additional devices

A bunch of new TV and media playern devices shown at next week’s CES will allow users to beam their videos from their mobile phone to the living room screen, AirPlay-style. It’s all part of Google’s efforts to establish an open alternative to AirPlay.

Ahead of CES: 4 questions to ask about the internet of things

The internet of things is set to be a hot topic this year at CES, but before going gaga over the latest connected device, there are some hard questions industry watchers should ask — or at least think about– when evaluating the latest announcements and gadgets.