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Augmented-reality contact lenses to be human-ready at CES

Anyone who has ever dreamed up a sci-fi future in which neon interfaces float in front of us and information exists not on screens, but projected onto our eyes, is likely watching the blossoming wearable technology market with great anticipation. With its iOptik system, wearables startup Innovega …

CES 2014: Samsung Smart Home aims to connect devices

<b>Samsung has announced a system to link together a household's various gadgets, appliances, and utility controls.</b><p>It said one way the Smart Home service could be used would be to turn off a home's lights and TV if the owner said "going out" into a smartwatch app.<p>Samsung said the service would …

Mysterious Computer Chip Crop Circle Is An Nvidia CES Publicity Stunt [Update: Confirmed]

An intricate crop circle recently cut into a field two hours south of San Francisco baffled onlookers and spawned crackpot theories that aliens were responsible, but sources tell me it was created by Nvidia to publicize a big CES announcement. [Update: Nvidia confirms.] The design looks like …

Lenovo introduces 19.5-inch Android all-in-one, alongside 28-inch Android-powered 4K monitor

<i>Updated with video</i><p>In the past year or so we’ve seen quite a few PC manufacturers experiment with putting Android onto all-in-one computers, generally with mixed results at best. As Windows struggles to stop the PC market’s slow decline however, it looks like we are destined to see many more devices …

CES 2014: Parrot Unveils 'MiniDrone' and 'Jumping Sumo' iOS Controlled Vehicles

Parrot, the company behind the iPhone-controlled AR.Drone Wi-Fi quadricopter, revealed two new products at CES 2014 including the MiniDrone, a smaller version of the AR.Drone, and the Jumping Sumo, a robotic car with individually controlled wheels.<p>Like Parrot's other products, the MiniDrone is …

CES 2014: Toyota says fuel-cell car has 310-mile range

The prototype is unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas<p>LAS VEGAS — The hydrogen-powered car is back, and this one is wearing a Toyota badge.<p>After its initial debut at the Tokyo Motor Show in November, the hydrogen fuel cell-powered Toyota FCV made its first U.S. appearance at CES …

Technicolor's M-GO service will stream 4K movies to Samsung TVs

Technicolor may no longer be recognizable as the company that introduced Dorothy to Oz, but it's still embedded in the movie business. In fact, the company's M-GO streaming movie service — a joint venture with DreamWorks Animation — could soon become a major source of 4K content for your new 4K …

BMW unveils prototype self-driving car platform, i Remote app for Samsung Galaxy Gear and driver assistance technology

Automobile manufacturers, long laggard in the ways of technology, have been making a push in recent years to catch up with consumer expectations. BMW is one such car maker, and it's rolling out a suite of new technologies to improve its cars at CES 2014. First up is an improvement to its suite of …

Take that Samsung: LG's got a 77-inch OLED UHD TV that bends on command (video)

Samsung's probably kicking back right now, shades on and cocktail in hand, thinking it's pretty cool with its 85-inch HDTV prototype that can transform from flat to curved on a whim. LG, however, isn't at CES to watch Samsung score touchdowns from the sidelines, announcing its own 77-inch OLED set …

This is Samsung's 105-inch ultra-wide Ultra HD 4K TV, and it's a monster in person

Samsung's 105-inch concave Ultra HD television is a beastly-looking chap on paper, and in the flesh it's difficult not to walk away …

Intel dreams up a smart bowl that will charge gadgets

Now this would be cool: a wireless charging bowl.<p>If you're anything like me, you have a specific place where you drop your keys and phone at the end of the day. What if the bowl you dropped them into charged them up for you? Intel has plans for just that. Sneaked in among the several new …

Grillbot: FINALLY, a Grill-Cleaning Robot

What a time to be alive!<p>I don’t know about you, but I’m sick – SICK – of cleaning my grill by hand like some sort of unbelievably handsome wild …

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 …

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

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Vizio at CES 2014: affordable 4K, updated PCs, and speakers that run Android

Contributors:<p>Share Tweet<p><b>Share</b> Vizio at CES 2014: affordable 4K, updated PCs, and speakers that run Android<p>share tweet Linkedin Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email<p>Vizio came to CES with a goal in mind: winning the 4K pricing wars. The company's new 4K TVs start at only $999.99, though it's also unveiled …

Channel Master is developing a whole-home DVR solution for cord cutters

Channel Master, known for its over-the-air TV antennas as well as some early digital video recorders that go along with these antennas, started …

MakerBot Is Changing The World

It was an inauspicious beginning. At the MakerBot event last night at CES 2014 the intro music tended towards soft hard rock. On the plate was a lilting guitar anthem by the Foo Fighters and then a song by Incubus, <i>Pardon Me</i>.<p><i>So pardon me while I burst into flames.</i><p>Luckily, nothing did.<p>Instead, as I …

Airtame wireless dongle mirrors your computer onto any HDMI display

Here's yet another option for wirelessly mirroring your computer screen to another display, but don't worry: This one is rather impressive. Airtame, the creation of a group of Danish folks, is an HDMI dongle that links your PC -- be it running Windows, OS X or Linux -- to whatever display it's …

Samsung's 105-inch curved UHD TV and 85-inch bendable screen hit retail this year

If you dug the 105-inch curved Ultra HD TV and <i>bendable</i> 85-inch UHD screen (above) Samsung debuted this week, we have good news. They'll both hit retail sometime in the second half of this year, according to the tech giant. If you were expecting pricing info, well, you're going to have to wait a …

CES 2014: Liquipel-Treated Clothes Can't Get Wet [Video]

Your suede is saved!<p>Now that Liquipel has saved our phones (and apparently earbuds and Jamboxes) from watery deaths, they're out to save your wardrobe, too. At CES this year, the company is announcing that its water (and muck) repelling treatment is coming to fabrics. They're working with labels to …

4 Trends for TVs in 2014

According to every TV manufacturer we listened to yesterday, 2014 promises be the year for Ultra High Definition (UHD) TVs, also called 4K TV. UHD …

Window-Washing Robot? Yes, Yes, a Thousand Times Yes

For those of you keeping score, we’ve got robots that clean our floors, robots that clean our grills, and robots that clean our windows using a …

CES 2014: Phones morph into 'stun guns' and 'tricorders'

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