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CES 2019: Vizio Has a Wacky Idea for Futuristic Dolby Atmos Soundbars

One of the most exciting innovations for home entertainment is Dolby Atmos. The technology adds an element of height to the audio coming out of your sound system, and the effect is honestly game-changing. Vizio has a wacky idea about how to make Atmos even better. What if your soundbar could do Atmos at will? Or, more specifically, what if your soundbar could swivel like a sassy robot and adjust itself to whatever you’re watching? Read More >>

cars
CES 2019: Nissan Unveils its Invisible-to-Visible Technology Concept at CES

Car tech is everywhere at CES these days. Alongside the robots, giant TVs and depressingly vast mountains of pointless plastic phone cases you’ll find lots of four-wheeled innovation on offer. Japanese car making giant Nissan, for example, has used the event to reveal its latest party trick – the impressive sounding Invisible-to-Visible or I2V. Read More >>

apple
Give Me This Adorable Case That Turns My Apple Watch Into an iPod

Of all the things you do with your iOS devices, listening to music is probably still one of the most common reasons you reach for them. The iPod isn’t dead; it just got lost in a sea of other features. But you could make it the star of the show again with this tiny case that (sort of) transforms your Apple Watch back into one of Apple’s most iconic creations. Read More >>

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This Solution to Phone Multitasking Is Either Genius or Totally Absurd

There’s a reason your computer’s home screen is often referred to as its desktop. The user interface is designed to emulate a physical desk covered in documents and tools. That analogy doesn’t work quite as well with a smartphone’s tiny screen, but this concept UI that switches apps automatically as you physically move your phone around your desk is potentially a great solution—or just ridiculous. We can’t decide which. Read More >>

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Finally, All of Microsoft’s Mobile Failures Have Been Redeemed With This Windows 95 Phone

By today’s standards it was ugly, it was slow, and it was primitive, but Windows 95 was the first operating system I mastered inside and out, and I’ll always have a soft spot for Microsoft’s most memorable PC OS. That can be the only explanation for why part of me would also love suffering through a mobile version of Windows 95 on a smartphone. Read More >>

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Flying, Hands-Free Umbrellas Just Might Be the Perfect Use For Drones

I’m impressed by the technological leaps and bounds that drones have made over the past few years, but until today, I haven’t had much interest in owning one. I have no need for aerial photography, and I’m happy to leave racing through psychedelic neon courses to the pros. But a hands-free umbrella that autonomously follows me through the rain? This is a technological breakthrough I can use. Read More >>

phones
Samsung Advances the War on Bezels, Turns a Phone-Size Display Into a Speaker

There are lots of phones trying to maximise the amount of screen space they can fit into a regular-sized phone at the moment, despite the fact there are a bunch of important bits of hardware in the way. Hardware like the front camera, a speaker, and various different sensors. Some companies just deal with the fact they can't strip it all away and leave a bar at the top of the phone, like the Samsung Galaxy S9, while other opt for a notched display. Read More >>

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The Vending Machine for Homeless People is Being Shut Down After Three Months

Last year it was announced that Nottingham would be getting a vending machine designed to be used exclusively by homeless people, with 24 hour access and offering them three free items every day - including essentials like toiletries, fruit, energy bars, and so on. Unfortunately, after just three months of operation, the machine has been removed. Read More >>

transport
Deutsche Bahn Imagines Future Trains With Built In Gyms And Big Screen TVs

When you thing of luxurious trains in this country, you'll probably imagine something with nice chairs, a table, and free wi-fi that isn't slower than a stoned snail. In Germany things might be a bit different, because Deutsche Bahn has just announced its vision for trains with big TV screens, gym equipment, and other such luxuries. Read More >>

cars
Renault’s Car of the Future is Also a Spare Room for Your House

Renault has released a load of concept images of a car it calls the Symbioz, an all-electric (obviously), self-driving (obviously), connected vehicle (obviously), that when it's not being driven is designed to be hung out in like tent, small caravan or a little loft room (randomly). Read More >>

cars
The Future Of Flying Cars Looks Like South Park’s Buttmobile

This is the AirQuadOne. It's a flying car concept that Wired is calling 'serious'. Read More >>

honda
Honda’s New Experimental Motorcycle Can Balance All By Itself Like Magic

If you’ve ever pushed a bike down a hill, you know that two-wheeled vehicles can balance themselves when traveling at higher speeds. It’s when you’re riding slower that balancing gets a little more challenging, unless your motorcycle’s equipped with Honda’s new experimental Riding Assist technology so it automatically balances itself. Read More >>

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This Machine Creates a Custom Perfectly-Sized Box For Whatever You’re Shipping

The internet’s full of stories of tiny products being shipped to customers in absurdly oversized boxes. It’s not only a waste of cardboard, it’s also a waste of cargo space as the products are being shipped. But a company called Slimbox thinks it has the solution with a machine that creates custom, perfectly-sized boxes on demand. Read More >>

cars
Honda’s NeuV Electric Concept Has Feelings and Can Drive Itself

Honda's decided that the Consumer Electronic Show is where electric self-driving cars belong, so that's where we'll see the NeuV for the first time in January. It's described as being an "EV commuter vehicle equipped with artificial intelligence" so even when travelling alone there will be someone to argue with about what sort of music to listen to. Read More >>

cars
The Mercedes-Benz “Van of the Future” Has Rooftop Drones for the Kids to Vandalise

A really quite beautiful upgrade of the white van has been assembled by the futurists and conceptualists at Mercedes-Benz, who've imagined up a van that loads itself and has rooftop drones for picking out the packages and dumping them on the inaccessible rooftops of shoppers. Read More >>