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The Online Photographer

The host of this clip, Joe Dunton, is a camera equipment provider and camera technical expert for the film industry who was awarded an MBE (Member of …

Linksys unveils a storage companion for its WRT-series routers, and a passel of other devices at CES 2015

<b>LAS VEGAS</b>—Belkin's Linksys division took the wraps off a host of new networking gear at CES on Sunday, including two new Wi-Fi routers, a new NAS …

Parrot Zik Sport: Maybe the Smartest Athletic Headphones Yet

Parrot's Zik 2.0 headphones are an impressive set of headgear, and with the Zik Sport, Parrot has done everything in its power to cram all of their …

Belkin significantly expands its WeMo connected-home product line at CES 2015

<b>LAS VEGAS</b>—Belkin got into the connected-home market early with its WeMo brand, and the company announced a significant expansion of that product line …

You can buy these head-tracking headphones instead of 25 speakers

If you want to recreate the movie theater experience at home, you usually have to buy five — or more — speakers to surround your couch. Instead of putting a lot of money into sets of speakers that are going to be confined to one room, 3D Sound Labs has created a set of headphones that can emulate …

Consumer Tech

Motix wants to replace your mouse with fine-tuned finger pointing

I'm a sucker for motion controls. From Leap Motion and Kinect games to industrial-level tools made by minds behind <i>Minority Report's</i> interface, if it's an attempt to kill mouse, I want to try it.<p>The Motix is trying to follow the same footsteps. The system is one part motion sensor (placed near the …

CES

Parrot's latest plant sensors can also do the watering for you

Following last year's Flower Power plant sensor, Parrot's decided to take it to the next level with two new Bluetooth Smart devices: the H2O and the Pot (pictured above). Starting off with the smaller device, the H2O is essentially a direct successor to the Flower Power, but featuring more accurate …

Ring wearable gesture device hands-on

Ring is a wearable smart device that connects to your smartphone with Bluetooth. It wirelessly allows you to make gestures in the face of your phone …

Wearable Tech

Myfox to Introduce the New Myfox Security Camera at CES 2015

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - January 04, 2015) - Myfox, the European smart home security expert, today announced that it will unveil its new Myfox …

CES 2015 Preview: Boston Tech Companies In the News at CES

Each year, techies flock to the Las Vegas Convention Center for a preview of the some of the hottest new cutting-edge gadgets and gizmos. Devices …

SuperTooth debuts super-cheap multi-room speaker system at 2015 CES

<b>LAS VEGAS</b> —French manufacturer SuperTooth announced a new and inexpensive multi-room audio system based on the Bluetooth protocol. The system …

Griffin's Guide Uses Magnetic Building Blocks To Snag Your Cables

Wireless protocols like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, RF, Z-Wave, and NFC have made our lives a little more cable-free, but we're not clear of the tangles just …

Say hello to the second generation of Narrative's wearable camera

It's been more than a year since the first generation of Narrative's lifelogging camera made its debut, which means that it's high time for the company to unveil a sequel. It's here at CES that we finally get to see what it's been working on, and you'd be forgiven for thinking that nothing much has …

The Withings Activité Pop is a cheaper brand of beautiful fitness-tracking wristwatch

The Withings Activité is a watch. A Swiss Made watch, much like the ones we've been wearing for decades — only slightly smarter. At $450, it's a serious purchase, an investment in quality. Now Withings has tweaked the formula a bit. The Activité Pop, which was just announced at CES 2015, is a …

Wearable Tech

The 10 Most Notorious Paranormal Hoaxes in History

Some might argue that everything that passes for "paranormal" is a hoax. (There's no fun in that, but insist if you must.) But even the biggest …

How America’s Thanksgiving turkeys got so huge

Thanksgiving, the most food-focused of American holidays, provides a hearty occasion for this reminder: The dominant fruits, vegetables, and animals in modern farming are products of highly unnatural selection. Consider corn, which evolved from a fairly small, hard-to-eat plant called teosinte into …

Insects

Everyday Things You Didn't Know Were Invented By NASA

When you think of the US space program, spaceships and satellites may be the first thing that comes to mind, but there are plenty of mundane items …

Space Exploration

Ghost Islands: Eight of the Eeriest Abandoned Places on the Seas

In terms of abandonment, ghost towns get all the love — these gaping remains of human activity departed are both unnerving and often beautiful. But …

Nature

'Duke Nukem 3D' and leaked Yahoo passwords pass for art at this gallery

It wasn't all that long ago that the biggest argument surrounding video games was whether or not they should be considered art -- something that's given way to more distressing topics as of late. A German gallery has an opinion on the former, however, and with the "Hurt Me Plenty" exhibit, it …