Collen Kriel

Collen Kriel is a beat writer for SiliconANGLE covering consumer technology with a focus on mobile. He has a passion for words, the Internet, the Web and all things tech. He endures a minor fascination with people who define themselves by the brand of smartphone they own. Prior to writing for SiliconANGLE he worked as an account executive in the IT industry, directly for, or in association with companies like Mimecast, IBM, VMware and Micros. He is an avid traveller currently making his way around South East Asia

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New laptops and all-in-one PCs at CES: Dell Canvas, HP Sprout Pro G2 and Chromebooks

The Consumer Electronics Show is in full swing in Las Vegas. Plenty of manufacturers have already announced new 2-in-1 laptops, smartphones and car technology. Here’s a look at some of the laptops, all-in-one PC’s and monitors that have been announced at CES so far: Dell Canvas In October, Microsoft Corp. launched its Surface Studio, an […]

New smartphones debut at CES: ZenFone AR, Galaxy A-series and others

Various smartphone manufacturers have chosen the Consumer Electronics Show, currently underway in Las Vegas, to unveil their latest smartphones due out in the first half of 2017. CES is normally the place where midrange smartphones are unveiled, while the higher-end flagships are reserved for Mobile World Congress, which takes place next month. Here’s a look […]

Tablets and 2-in-1 laptops released at CES so far

Early releases of tablets and 2-in-1 laptops are in full swing at the Consumer Electronics Show, currently taking place in Las Vegas. In addition to the release of Dell Inc.’s XPS 13 2-in-1 on Monday, several manufacturers have announced new convertibles that will mostly be available in the first quarter of 2017. Tablets and 2-in-1 laptops […]

Early car tech from CES: Faraday Future’s FF 91 and the Chrysler Portal concept minivan

Car technology and self-driving cars are set to be one of the main features of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, which starts this week in Las Vegas. Big car manufacturers will unveil a variety of new car technology at this year’s event, but some manufacturers have already gotten ahead of the group. Here’s a look at […]

Gaming laptops and monitors launched at CES: Predator 21 X, Inspiron 7000, curved monitors, more

With augmented and virtual reality set to dominate at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, there is a string of companies who have launched new laptops and monitors for gaming enthusiasts. Here’s a look at the latest offerings at CES 2017: Gaming laptops Lenovo launches Legion gaming brand – plus two new laptops At CES 2017, Lenovo […]

There’s still more news to come from CES: what to expect and how to watch

The Consumer Electronics Show, which showcases the latest innovations and emerging technology from companies across the globe, kicks off this week in Las Vegas to showcase many of the technologies we’ll see hitting the stores in the next year. Here’s a look at how you can watch various keynotes and presentations, even if you aren’t […]

Augmented and virtual reality will dominate at CES – here’s what’s coming

The Consumer Electronics Show, which starts on Jan. 5 in Las Vegas, will feature the biggest augmented reality and virtual reality showcase in history, according to the Consumer Technology Association. The Gaming & Virtual Reality Marketplace at CES 2017 will have a nearly 50 percent increase in exhibitors from 2016, with more than 70 companies […]

Few smartwatches to debut at CES, but look for wearable speakers and more

The Consumer Electronics Show has proved a popular event for the unveiling of new smartwatches. But it seems likely they won’t be the big star of the 2017 CES. For one, the smartwatch market has been declining. Moreover, summer 2016 saw a big release of smartwatches. So next week’s show is unlikely to have any big […]

Smart home tech to expect at CES from LG, Intel, Samsung and others

Smart home technology has always been a popular theme at the Consumer Electronics Show for the last few years and next week’s show will likely continue with this trend. The 2017 edition of the show, which marks the CES’s 50th anniversary, starts on Jan. 5 in Las Vegas, with many press conferences due to kick […]

Car tech coming to CES: face recognition, holograms, Faraday Future’s car and more

Already a staple at the Consumer Electronics Show, car technology will emerge more prominent than ever when the 2017 edition of the show begins next week. CES, which runs Jan. 5-8 in Las Vegas, will provide an opportunity for auto manufacturers to showcase various concept cars and new innovations that will be available in future vehicles. Here’s […]