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March Madness Early Takeaways: Talent Knows No Class Year

The first weekend of March Madness provided three 12-5 upsets, a 1-seed losing its first game of the season and the fall of powerhouses Duke and Kansas. (Congratulations if your bracket remains even remotely intact.) Contests are set up quite nicely for the regionals. Who has impressed and who …

All you really need from CES are these four robots

LAS VEGAS — Screw the electric toothbrushes and the smart-wearable-AR iPhone cases. We only care about robots now.<p>Well, also dinosaurs and lasers, but at least one of those is definitely not at CES this year.<p>Last night’s big event at CES was the Pepcom Digital Experience. For some reason, this …

Sleep Number's x12 smart bed monitors your sleeping habits

CES 2014: the year the Internet of Things got very, very real. So far at the show we've seen a smart toothbrush and even a smart slow cooker, but is everybody ready for a smart bed? Sleep Number just announced the x12, which packs a variety of sensors to monitor your sleeping habits, movement, …

Plugging into Crystal Cove, the new high-resolution, position-tracking Oculus Rift

My first time using the Oculus Rift was almost exactly one year ago, when I spent a couple of minutes walking around an <i>Alien</i>-inspired spaceship. Since then, a lot has happened. Oculus has shipped its first version of the Rift to developers, who have taken their first steps towards making a real …

CubeSensors Brings Health And Comfort Monitoring To The Whole Home

In the future, your home will know you just as well as your smartphone does. The era of the connected smart home is upon us, and that all starts with sensors.<p>CubeSensors, a competitor in our CES 2014 Hardware Battlefield, is looking to help you track the health and comfort levels in your home the …

3D Systems shows off a $500 3D scanner that clips onto your iPad

As excited as we were to play around with the Sense 3D scanner, the first-generation consumer scanner had some shortcomings. Near the top of the list was the fact that it only worked with Windows. While the operating system has a plenty large install base, any semblance of portability with the …

MiP is a balancing robot that works with your smartphone

Robotics company WowWee has brought its latest fun invention to the floor of ShowStoppers here in Las Vegas. MiP is a $99.99 toy-sized robot that's programmed to do pretty much whatever you want it to. In its default behavior, MiP responds to a user's claps and other hand gestures. Moving to other …

The FLIR ONE Case Gives Your iPhone Thermal Vision

The FLIR ONE iPhone case significantly ups the imaging powers of your iPhone 5 or 5s, making it into a thermal imaging camera that lets you see heat signatures from either live people and animals from up to 100 meters away, or from environmental sources including heating ducts, wall gaps and …

Taking flight with the position-tracking Oculus Rift 'Crystal Cove'

When we saw an early prototype of the Oculus Rift at CES last year, simply peeking into its virtual world — at the time, a confined, cold, rusted out spaceship — was an astounding experience. But the Rift had its share of quirks, including its chunky "screen door effect" and blurry visuals, …

CES 2014: Myris Is A Personal Iris Scanner You'll Actually Want [Video]

Eye identification for the rest of us.<p>Iris identification is great for its accuracy, but the gadgets to make it happen can be expensive or unwieldy--and usually not great for personal use. Enter EyeLock and its myris, a cheap, beautiful, simple gadget for iris ID'ing.<p>The myris connects to your …

Gear & Gadgets

CES 2014: FLIR Systems Debuts 'FLIR ONE' Thermal Camera Case for iPhone 5s and iPhone 5

FLIR Systems showed off its FLIR ONE thermal imaging camera case for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5 at CES 2014, allowing users to display heat signatures from live humans, animals, and environmental sources up to 100 feet away. In addition to its infrared capabilities, the FLIR ONE houses a …

CES 2014: The $8,000 'snore-stopping' superbed

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Las Vegas

Full-body virtual reality is here, but try not to puke

The latest version of the Virtuix Omni is sickeningly immersive<p>When a Combine Soldier throws a grenade at you, your instinct is to run. In the Virtuix Omni, you can.<p>At CES 2014, Virtuix showed off the latest version of its virtual reality rig, which features 40 capacitive sensors in its base to …

GlassUp puts your personal HUD right on the lens (pictures)

Trying on GlassUp smartglasses<p>Design<p>It's all about projection<p>Adjustable frames<p>Ahead of the curve<p>Caption by Josh Miller / Photo by Josh Miller/CNET<p>1<p>of 5<p>Design<p>Caption by Josh Miller / Photo by Josh Miller/CNET<p>2<p>of 5<p>It's all about projection<p>Caption by Josh Miller / Photo by Josh Miller/CNET<p>3<p>of …

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