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All the Coolest Tech From CES 2016

Even before we trekked out to the desert for the Consumer Electronics Show, we had a good idea that CES would be flush with smart cars, televisions, virtual reality, and a bunch of weirdness. We were right! But as always, there were some surprises in store. Read More >>

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Air Hogs Connect Lets You Play Video Games By Piloting a Toy Drone in Real Life

To make the drone in Spin Master’s new Air Hogs Connect mobile game fly as realistically as possible, players pilot a real-life toy quadcopter while clever augmented reality tricks translate their manoeuvres to the action and missions in the game. Read More >>

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The New Nikon D5 Shooting at 12 FPS Is the Most Satisfying Sound You’ll Ever Hear

Revealed this past week at CES 2016, Nikon’s D5 is the company’s new flagship DSLR with a 20.3-megapixel full-frame sensor, and a hefty $6,500/£4,476 price tag. But watching this video of the camera’s new 12 frames-per-second, 153-point autofocus system in action will still make you lust for one. Read More >>

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How Connected Cars Will Transform Our Lives at Home

Let me put this bluntly: Smart homes are pretty dumb. Or at least historically, connected devices for the everyman’s house have seemed gimmicky at best. This week at CES, however we saw some new technology that stands to reform our very conception of how homes work. Read More >>

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Edward Snowden Sneaked Into CES on a Pair of Wheels

He’s the world’s most wanted techie, yet he still managed to make an appearance at the world’s biggest gadget orgy. Edward Snowden didn’t quite pull a Jose Mourinho, smuggling himself to Vegas in a laundry basket, but caused a stir as his familiar face appeared on a screen attached to Beam, a robot on wheels. Read More >>

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Police Raid Hoverboard Booth at CES

Two US federal marshals raided the booth of a Chinese hoverboard company at CES in Las Vegas yesterday. The badged law enforcement agents collected all of the company’s one-wheeled “Trotter” electric skateboards, as well as all related marketing materials. It was dramatic. Read More >>

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The Future of TV Is Beautifully Boring

You could say that, historically, televisions are the star of CES. After all, it was at CES in 1998 that the world saw the first ever high-definition TVs. Plasma TVs debuted at CES in 2001, and OLEDs appeared in 2008. This year, however, everything was pretty damn boring. That’s not a bad thing. Read More >>

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IBM’s Watson Will Morph Polite Pepper Into an Ultra-Intelligent Evil Genius

Pepper is super cute and remarkably well-mannered... for now. But that IBM just announced that the talking, emotion-reading robot will interface with Watson, lil Pep could turn into a smiling, evil robotic mastermind; adorable leader of the human-enslaving resistance. Read More >>

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Fiera’s Foreplay Gadget Looks Like a Cross Between a Facehugger and a Mouse

Sex-oriented gadgets always get our juices flowing, and Fiera’s Arouser for Her is no exception. The company’s unveiled its naughty-and-nice wearable at CES in Vegas, and it’s designed to make real, proper, human foreplay a thing of the past. Cue a mix of outrage and celebration. Read More >>

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A Smart Home Connected Febreze Dispenser Makes Me Appreciate My Dumb Home

For $49/£35, if you pre-order at CES, Procter & Gamble will sell you what is probably one of the least essential smart home devices announced at the show this year: a wi-fi connected scent dispenser that lets you make any room smell like a Yankee Candle store right from your phone or tablet. Read More >>

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Kodak’s New 4K Camera Captures Beautiful 360 Video For the Price of a GoPro

With the mass release of VR devices imminent, everyone’s hopping on the 360-degree video boat. Kodak, accordingly, is hustling to get its offerings up to spec with a 4k update to its SP360 Action Cam. For $500/£342, it’s pretty good, too. Read More >>

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The First 802.11ad Router Makes Your Wi-Fi Network Almost Three Times Faster

Remember when a cheap wireless router was all your home needed? We were so naive back then. When everything from your phone to your fridge is on your home network, you need a little more Wi-Fi horsepower. So TP-Link is introducing the first wireless router with blazing 802.11ad. Read More >>