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Sony’s crazy projector that turns any surface into a touchscreen is going on sale this year

It’s called the Xperia Touch, is powered by Android, and will cost around $1,600<p>Over the past couple of years, Sony has shown off a number of experimental products designed for the home. Now, though, one of them is actually going on sale: the newly christened Xperia Touch — an Android projector …

Soundwall's Nova art speaker boasts magic touch and backlights

The latest version of Soundwall comes with a couple of extra features that make it even more interactive. You can think of a Soundwall either as an aluminum artwork that plays music or a flat-planel speaker disguised as a painting. Its new iteration called "Nova," however, kicks things up a notch …

Art

What’s better than a ‘smart’ hairbrush? A supersonic one, according to this Dyson patent

The UK company has filed a patent for a high-velocity styling tool<p>Vacuum-maker Dyson has filed a patent for a “high-velocity” hairbrush that could potentially speed up hairstyling times, according to a report in <i>Entrepreneur</i>.<p>The device — which in sketches looks like a cross between a curling iron …

GPD's real Windows 10 Pocket PC reach funding goal near instantly

GPD, the company behind the crazy 5.5-inch Windows 10 PC designed for gaming has had a successful launch for their follow-up 7-inch Windows 10 …

Sony's Android TVs will be the first with Google Assistant

Earlier this year at CES 2017, Google announced that its Google Assistant voice command feature would find its way into smart TVs. Today, Sony confirmed that its upcoming 2017 lineup of Bravia 4K televisions, which already have Android TV installed, will be the first to incorporate Google Assistant.<p>…

Televisions

Sony's HT-MT300 is company's first micro sound bar

The Sony HT-MT300 is a stereo sound bar with a wireless sub and Bluetooth connectivity.<p>Micro sound bars are the latest trend of the late 2010s, but while these models are quite tiny -- about a foot long -- they don't necessarily sacrifice performance in the name of compactness. Following models …

Skip the theaters and (eventually) save money with BenQ’s new $8,000 4K projector

With 8.3 million pixels, that’s only $0.00096 per pixel<p>The average cost of a movie ticket hit record highs in 2016, topping out at $8.73 a ticket. At prices like that, it might be time to start considering just skipping the multiplex all together and putting together your own home theater.<p>Of …

Logitech announces BRIO 4K Pro, its best webcam ever with Windows Hello support

Logitech today announced its best webcam yet, Logitech BRIO 4K Pro Webcam. BRIO 4K Pro comes with Logitech RightLight 3 with HDR, 4K Ultra HD video …

My Lockey Windows Hello Certified USB Fingerprint Reader Created For Windows 10

Windows 10 users that would like to add an extra layer of security to their portable systems may be interested in a new Windows Hello Certified …

You can now buy a digital mirror running Windows 10

Despite German company Dirror’s claims, theirs is not the first digital mirror in the world, but it may very well be the first commercial one running …

The Icaros is like VR skydiving crossed with planking

“Have we seen the Icaros?” I asked my editor Thomas Ricker on Slack this morning. “It's like a weird VR flying frame.”<p>“We did something. Not sure it was this,” he said.<p>There was a time when VR peripherals were so singular that each one opened up some totally new sensorial frontier. This morning, I …

The Graalphone promises to combine a Windows PC and Android phone in a portable 4-in-1

One of the strangest Windows 10 devices shown off at CES is the Graalphone, a concept created by a Nice-based French company with the same name.<p>The …

Android Phones

Kensington announce VeriMark Fingerprint reader with Windows Hello support

Kensington has launched a new USB fingerprint reader at CES with Windows Hello support.<p>The Kensington® VeriMark™ Fingerprint Key adds simple, swift …

Razer goes immersive with new in-room gaming projection and 3-screen laptop

Razer, the billion-dollar startup that builds hardware and software for hardcore gaming enthusiasts, is today unveiling two of its latest products aimed at ramping up the immersive gaming experience. And — surprisingly, given how much else we’ve seen in this area this week already at CES — Razer is …

Device lulls you to sleep with relaxing scents

LAS VEGAS — Sleep is a precious commodity that every human needs, and a new device promises to help you get it through the power of smell.<p>Sensorwake …

Sleep

Nemonic is like Post-It notes with IoT smarts

Mangoslab, a company spun out from Samsung’s innovation division back in June 2016, showed off its first product today. Nemonic is a $120 thermal printer that prints on sticky notes from your phone. That’s right – everyone’s favorite tool for passive-aggressively leaving notes on a colleague’s …

LG unveils new refrigerator with 29-inch touchscreen, 2MP camera and Alexa voice support

A couple of years ago, when companies like LG introduced a "smart" refrigerator, many laughed it off as being a bit much. But as technology has …

Kingston's latest USB flash drive offers an astounding 2TB storage

At CES, Kingston announced the DataTraveler Ultimate GT, a USB flash drive that offers 2TB of storage. The drive features a case made out of …

Computer Hardware

Logitech's new headset brings cinematic sound to your games

Gaming headsets have gotten a lot more stylish in the past year, with companies like SteelSeries and LucidSound packing cinema-quality sound into catwalk-ready cans. Now, peripheral giant Logitech is taking them on with its newest release, the G533. This $150 headset boasts 7.1 surround sound, a …

Consumer Tech

Lemon California Roll is a wireless, waterproof speaker powered by solar panels

The Lemon California Roll is practically a self-sustained speaker.<p>What's oval, waterproof, wireless, solar-powered and comes in 5 colors? The Lemon California Roll bluetooth speaker.<p>Starting at $249 (converts to roughly AU$345, £200), it's available for preorder now and it expected to ship in March …

This smart cat feeder lets your pet remove the last vestige of human interaction

So your cat can embrace a machine instead of you<p>In the age of the ubiquitous smartphone, it’s only a matter of time before every object — no matter how trivial or trite — gets connected to the internet. That brings us to Catspad, an automated smart cat feeder that allows a feline friend to eat dry …

ODG’s new augmented reality glasses are for normal people (with a lot of money)

Osterhout Design Group thinks people are ready to start donning hologram glasses. The wearables company, which is known for its industrial and medical heads-up displays, is announcing two pairs of glasses that are geared toward a wider audience. The R-8 and R-9 won’t fool anyone into thinking …

3dRudder Wireless lets you control VR games — with your feet

3dRudder wants virtual reality users to get off on the right foot. The New York startup has created a wireless foot-powered controller for PC games, mobile apps, and VR headsets.<p>The company unveiled what may be the strangest product at CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week. But …

The Everlast Notebook is filled with smart, scannable pages that are also reusable

You’ve probably seen a few of these smart paper or smart pen things over the years — write in this special notebook and it gets saved to an app, that sort of thing. A new entrant to this niche space is the Everlast notebook, which obviates the necessity of restocking proprietary paper in that its …

This is Microsoft's first Amazon Echo competitor

Cortana in a Harman Kardon speaker<p>Microsoft unveiled its plans to take on Amazon’s Echo last week, but the company didn’t detail any specific hardware products. Harman Kardon is the first third-party device maker to bring Cortana to a speaker, and it’s teasing its audio hardware that will debut …

From the retro gaming delights of Super Mario Bros to virtual reality, home-bots and hybrid cars, here is this year’s must-have technology<p>This first person-view drone can bank, twist and zoom through the heavens at nearly 50mph. Probably as close as you can get to flying without leaving the ground.

Gear & Gadgets

Sony’s affordable aftermarket Android Auto head unit is now available to purchase

Sony announced back in August that it was entering the Android Auto head unit scene with its $499 6.4-inch XAV-AX100 receiver, and starting today you can buy the sleek aftermarket screen for yourself.<p>Sony’s aftermarket display is one of the more affordable aftermarket displays that let you use …

OnePlus could be preparing a monster handset for 2017

As we reach the end of the year, a majority of handset manufacturers have revealed their hand, and already moved forward and started planning the …

Phones

HTC opens pre-orders for HTC Vive Wireless Upgrade Kit

Next to cost being tethered to a powerful PC and limited by the length of your cord one of the biggest issues with this generation’s PC VR …

Virtual Reality

HP announces new Powerup Backpack for HP devices

• Big power for 3 devices: Charges most HP Laptops with up to 17.3″ diagonal screen size, a tablet, and a smartphone. With power priority, you control …

Gear & Gadgets