CES will allow sex tech on a one-year trial basis, and finally bans booth babes

The Consumer Technology Association, the organization behind the annual Consumer Electronics Show, is slowly getting up to speed with the modern day. Today, CTA announced it will allow sex tech startups to participate and compete for awards as part of the health and wellness category on a one-year trial basis.

This comes after the CTA royally messed up with sex tech company Lora DiCarlo last year. The CTA revoked an innovation award from the company, which is developing a hands-free device that uses biomimicry and robotics to help women achieve a blended orgasm by simultaneously stimulating the G-spot and the clitoris. In May, CTA re-awarded the company and apologized.

“CTA is committed to evolving and continuing to create an experience at CES that is inclusive and welcoming for everyone,” CES EVP Karen Chupka said in a statement. “We worked with a number of external advisors and partners to update and improve our existing CES policies.”

Additionally, CTA has banned booth babes, [...]  read more

Superfast Shell fibre broadband deals now come with a Google Home Mini freebie

How’s the Amazon Prime Day shopping gone? Picked up any tech bargains? If you thought that you’d exhausted them, think again. Shell Energy is now giving away free Google Home Mini smart speakers with its fibre broadband deals…an offer that’s reserved only for TechRadar readers!

Shell’s offering Superfast Fibre Broadband with average speeds of 35Mb for very handsome monthly bills of only £23.99. That already makes it one of the very cheapest fibre broadband deals around in the UK. And if you sign up by midnight this Sunday, you’ll get an email within 60 days of your account going live with details on how to claim your brand new Google Home Mini.

Need something even faster? Well an extra £3 per month will let you upgrade to Shell Energy’s Superfast [...]  read more