December 15, 2019

The death of CES

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By Paul McGowan From PS Audio The Consumer Electronics Show has been on life support for years. With the recent announcement from USA Today that “CES has been named one of the 10 Best Auto Shows in the world,” I would have to say a proper funeral is all we’re missing. I’ve been attending the […]

Magic Leap buys Belgian startup building hologram teleconferencing software

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By Luca Matrey From TechCrunch Princess Leia’s hologram message to Obi-Wan is getting closer to reality, at least augmented reality. Magic Leap  announced yesterday that they’ve agreed to acquire Belgian startup Mimesys. The team has been working on bringing Star Wars-esque volumetric video calls to the Magic Leap platform, and it seems that the Florida AR […]

Nreal’s mixed reality glasses can be powered by a 5G phone

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By Nick Summers From engadget The handset replaces a dedicated computing unit called Toast. Can ‘mixed reality’ glasses ever go mainstream? Nreal certainly thinks so. The company is pushing ahead with Light, a pair of “ready-to-wear” spectacles that project immersive videos, games and characters into your field of vision. Back at CES, we used the glasses while they […]

Wider still and wider – our love of the giant TV screen

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By Jamie Robertson From BBC In a year of High Street gloom one item beamed bright from the sales figures – the giant TV screen. It may still be a tiny segment of the market but sales are rocketing. Dixons Carphone saw a 70% surge in the sale of screens over 65in over Christmas, and […]

My robot butler dreams are getting closer to reality

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By Richard Lai From engadget Ubtech’s Walker humanoid robot took good care of me at CES The last time I fully interacted with a robot was when ASUS launched the Zenbo back in 2016. As cute as it was, the fact that it lacked arms meant it couldn’t exactly help out with everyday tasks. Ironically, two […]

Gadgets of the week

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CES 2019: In pictures By Mat Smith From engadget Between the TVs and the self-driving cars. As we wrap up our reportage from this weeks Vegas showcase. According to CES, roughly 180,000 attendees hit the halls. In the thick of it all was photographer Will Lipman and our team of editors. Here, we try to […]

Sex toy debacle reveals shameful double standard at CES

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By Jess Joho From Mashable In a year many deemed lackluster, the most interesting new tech of CES 2019 could not be found in a single one of the more than 4,000 exhibitor booths that populate the convention’s 2.7 million square feet of show floor.  To find it, I actually had to go to a small, […]

An infrared hairdryer

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An infrared hairdryer could make hairdrying less hot By Cherlynn Low From engadget This might shock many of you, but it takes me about 30 minutes to dry my hair every night. I have long, coarse hair, a lot of it, and spending that much time shooting hot air at my head gets really heated […]

Gadget of the week

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Petcube cameras add Alexa voice controls for the laziest pet owners By Nicole Lee From engadget Alexa, throw kitty a treat. Petcube is known for making high-tech gadgets for pets, be it a box that automatically dispenses treats or a laser cam to entertainment your kitty or pup while you’re away from home. This year, the company is releasing […]

Audi and Disney are creating media for self-driving cars

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By Jon Fingas From engadget They’re taking advantage of the time you’d otherwise spend driving. If and when fully autonomous cars hit the road in earnest, you’re going to have a lot of free time on your hands. Audi and Disney think they can fill that void, though. In a chat with CNET‘s Roadshow, the two companies have teased that they’re […]