Ashley Carman

The Verge

@ashleyrcarman

  • Tech Reporter at The Verge and Co-Host of Why’d You Push That Button.
  • Previously worked at SC Magazine, Vox Magazine, and Mizzou Weekly.
  • Has a BA in Journalism and a BA in Spanish at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and seems to genuinely, genuinely want a flip phone.
Hands-on with Nike’s self-lacing, app-controlled sneaker of the future

Jan 15

Nike’s new Adapt BB sneakers are Bluetooth-connected and require an app to tighten. They don’t have laces for wearers to tie, and they need to be wirelessly charged. They are available for preorder today.

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People want exclusive dating apps to filter people out so they can swipe less

Jan 9

This week’s episode of Why’d You Push That Button addresses exclusive dating apps, like Raya and The League, and why they were created.

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Olay walked me through its connected skin products, and now I’m terrified to age

Jan 8

Olay came to CES with a variety of connected skincare products, including an app called Future You Simulation that shows users what they’ll look like in 20 years.

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Kate Spade launches its first smartwatch with GPS, NFC, and a heart rate monitor

Jan 8

Kate Spade, Fossil, and Michael Kors announced new smartwatches at CES, including new models with NFC, GPS, and heart rate monitoring.

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Meural’s making a smaller digital art display

Jan 8

Netgear acquired Meural last year, and now the company’s introducing its third-generation canvas for displaying digital art.

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OtterBox has fixed the worst part about PopSockets

Jan 8

OtterBox and PopSockets launched a joint product at CES today called the Otter + Pop that keeps the PopSocket tucked into the case when not in use.

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Smells like there could be drama in the scented proprietary pods business

Jan 7

Two companies — Agan Aroma and Artiris Parfum — came to CES this year with their connected scent gadgets that let users mix smells.

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Mophie’s battery pack case for the new iPhones lets you use wired headphones

Jan 7

Mophie’s new Juice Pack Access fits the latest iPhones and is designed to allow users to use the case while also listening to music on wired headphones.

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Tile partners with chipmakers to embed its location tracking services from the start

Jan 7

A vast mesh network of lost items

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Sphero’s latest toy turns colors into music

Jan 7

Sphero acquired Specdrums in 2018, and at CES 2019, it’s unveiling its first product called Specdrums, which turns colors into music.

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L’Oréal’s newest prototype detects wearers’ skin pH levels

Jan 7

L’Oreal introduced its My Skin Track pH sensor that detects a wearer’s skin pH levels and sweat loss to recommend products.

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Withings’ new smartwatch has an EKG sensor to compete with the Apple Watch

Jan 7

Withings is releasing multiple wearables at CES, including the Move ECG, which can take electrocardiograms, and a cheaper version that can track fitness and sleep.

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LuMee’s new phone case lights up to club beats

Jan 3

LuMee’s newest phone case, Duo Vibes, picks up on volume levels and beats to flash to music.

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Neutrogena will 3D print custom face masks based on buyers’ skin measurements

Jan 3

Neutrogena announced its new MaskiD app today, ahead of CES, that allows users to build custom face masks that address their skin concerns.

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People use anonymous question apps to learn about the world and themselves

Jan 2

On this week’s Why’d You Push That Button podcast, Ashley Carman and Kaitlyn Tiffany discuss anonymous question-and-answer apps and ask why people use them.

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NPR wants to know what podcast ads you skip

Dec 27

NPR announced its new podcast analytics tracking protocol, Remote Audio Data, to figure out what ads listeners hear. The system has the potential to make podcast ad tracking act more like the broader web.

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The Verge 2018 tech report card: Snap

Dec 27

In two years, Snap managed to go from unstoppable to forgettable, as it continues ceding to Instagram’s growth and losing major talent.

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Samsung’s 2019 TVs will support input devices, like keyboards and mice for your PC

Dec 27

Samsung’s new Remote Access feature for 2019 TVs lets users access any of their devices from their big screen. They can play games or display office presentations.

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People participate in hashtag holidays if they feel a personal connection

Dec 26

On this week’s Why’d You Push That Button, hosts Ashley Carman and Kaitlyn Tiffany ask why people participate in hashtag holidays, like #NationalSiblingsDay or #NationalOreoDay.

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Xiaomi’s new Mi Play features a circular camera notch and dual, rear-facing cameras

Dec 24

Xiaomi introduced its newest phone on Christmas Eve, the Mi Play, that features a water drop notch and gradient color options.

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