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All the Coolest Tech From CES 2017

Heading into CES 2017, we had a good idea as to some of the big trends we’d see. And we weren’t totally wrong — Amazon’s Alexa assistant was baked into gadgets everywhere, even in cars! But looking back at all of our coverage, there was plenty we had no idea about. This is the best stuff we saw at CES 2o17. Read More >>

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Intel’s VR Keynote Was Actually Pretty Cool

Press conferences are typically a dull, boring affair filled with speeches. Until Intel took (mostly) everyone into a room at CES 2017 and told them to put on an Oculus Rift headset. Read More >>

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Someone Stole Sweet Prototypes From Razer’s CES Booth

Razer had some of the coolest tech of CES in 2017. First there was the enormous 17-inch 12K laptop with three screens and enough LEDs to light a small runway. Then there was the sleek alien-looking projector that expanded a game’s image well beyond the edges of the TV screen. We were impressed with these prototypes. So were some thieves, who stole at least two prototype samples from Razer’s booth during the show. Read More >>

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This Collar That Reads Pets’ Emotions Is a Tech Travesty

Tucked among the booths at CES is a small company called Kyon. It wants to revolutionise the pet collar business by offering an innovation that, among other things, tells you what your pet is feeling. This is bullshit and it must be stopped. Read More >>

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Nvidia Is Bringing Real Gaming to Macs and It Looks Great

Lots of people would love to play the latest PC games, but the expense of maintaining a rig capable of playing the latest titles leaves plenty of potential gamers out cold. It’s worse if you’re a Mac user. I don’t need to tell you that your gaming options are sad and pathetic. Read More >>

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In 2017 the TV Is Just a Fancy Ass Computer Display

We’ve seen some incredible TVs at CES this year: Stunning screens that practically melt your eyeballs. But the real stars of the show haven’t been the displays. Instead, the TVs are remarkable for their designs. The coolest TVs of CES 2017 pulled all the guts of the TV out of the display hardware, and in the process effectively completed the modern television’s transition to a giant ass computer monitor. Read More >>

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I Am Lusting Over Sony’s New Paper-Thin E Ink Watch

Despite the added functionality that manufacturers keep trying to cram inside them, watches have always been, and will always be, a fashion accessory first. And that’s why we’re lusting over this new concept E Ink watch from Sony that can instantly change its design, but is also thinner than a credit card. Read More >>

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Razer’s Project Ariana Is the Biggest Gaming Idea We’ve Seen in a While

VR is cool. VR is expensive. VR is not quite ready for our frail little bodies. So let’s forget about VR and get excited about other hyper immersive gaming experiences — like Razer’s new concept, Project Ariana, a 4K projector that splashes entire virtual worlds onto the wall of your home. Read More >>

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Turn Your Apple Watch Into a Tiny Macintosh Computer While it Charges

Turning the Apple Watch on its side while it’s charging overnight puts it in Nightstand Mode so you can always see the time. But with Elgato’s amusing new W3 stand, instead of a tiny alarm clock, your Apple Watch becomes a miniature replica of the original Macintosh computer on your bedside table. Read More >>

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Kodak Swears It’s Not Giving Up on that Digital Super 8 Camera

Last year, one of the coolest things we saw at CES was a mock-up of Kodak’s digital Super 8 camera that recorded to actual Super 8 film. We were supposed to get more details in the spring and it was supposed to come out in the fall. And then the fall came and went and we heard nothing. Read More >>

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Forgetting a £80,000 Pair of Diamond-Saturated Headphones on a Plane Would Be Tragic

Thanks to Onkyo, throwing on a pair of fancy rose gold Beats headphones is no longer a status symbol. Compared to Onkyo’s new Diamond Headphones which will be available — to a select few — for somewhere around £80,000, those rose gold ear goggles you were so proud of might as well be just another boring pair of white iPhone earbuds. Read More >>

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Polaroid’s Tragic CES Booth Is What Happens When a Brand Dies

Polaroid’s CES booth might be the saddest thing I’ve seen all show. It’s not your typical “sad” CES booth — it’s huge and filled to the gills with products — but the contents inside show what happens when a brand collapses into itself. Read More >>

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This Batshit Sports Car Was 3D Printed From Laser-Melted Metal

The hype around consumer 3D printers has mostly died down, but that hasn’t stopped the startup Divergent3D from barrelling full steam ahead in the industrial printing world. The company debuted the first 3D-printed supercar—the Blade–two years ago and has since continued developing its printing methods. Now, it’s working with major industry players like Peugeot and SLM Solutions to use its printing methods at mass scale. Read More >>

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Intel’s Project Alloy Is What a VR System Should Be

Intel announced its Project Alloy VR concept back in August, but no one’s been able to try it since. That all changed this week at CES, where Intel showed off a developer kit to select media. We were lucky enough to be invited into the private demonstration—and we’re happy to report that it was well worth the wait. Read More >>

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The Game Boy’s Being Brought Back From the Dead With Some Awesome Upgrades

Though there were several iterations and updates to Nintendo’s insanely popular handheld gaming system, the Game Boy was officially retired just over a decade ago. And while Nintendo has no plans to revive the portable console, a company called Retro-Bit is stepping up to bring the Game Boy back from the dead. Read More >>