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Why the sounds of eating make some people so angry

It’s not just because people are sensitive<p>Nobody likes hearing someone crunching their food, but for some it’s more than just an annoyance — the sound triggers a full “fight or flight response.” These people have a rare condition called “misophonia” that makes them extraordinarily sensitive to …

The Brain

The Mathematician Who Will Make You Fall in Love With Numbers

Math conferences don’t usually feature standing ovations, but Francis Su received one last month in Atlanta. Su, a mathematician at Harvey Mudd …

How to watch Nintendo’s Switch presentation online

Later today Nintendo will be unveiling a slew of new details about its next console. The device — a console / portable hybrid in the form of a tablet that docks with a television — is called Switch, and is due to launch sometime this March. Nintendo officially unveiled the machine with a teaser …

Gaming

An AI camera failed to capture the magic of CES

Relonch wanted me to fall in love with photography again this CES. But its camera is so radically different from everything I've used before that I struggled to put my faith in its promise.<p>The company is based in Palo Alto, California, and its pitch is simple, if very Silicon Valley: a camera as a …

ZTE CEO Lixin Cheng talks growth, the future of 5G and more at CES 2017

At CES 2017, <i>Android Authority’s</i> own Darcy Lacouvee had a conversation with ZTE USA CEO Lixin Cheng about the fantastic 2016 the company enjoyed, the future of connected devices, what we can expect from upcoming 5G technology, and a whole lot more.<p>ZTE enjoyed a continuous growth in sales and market …

ZTE

PowerVision's new robot is the fishing buddy of the future

PowerVision might be best known for drones, but it’s new submersible robot ‘PowerRay’ is an undeniably cool new gadget for the relatively untouched hobby fishing market.<p>What is it?<p>PowerRay is a submersible capable of diving 30 meters (98 feet) underwater for up to four hours. While down there, it …

4K Ultra HD

Hands-on: Wireless CarPlay arrives in Alpine’s iLX-107 aftermarket receiver [Video]

Alpine is launching the first aftermarket receiver with wireless CarPlay in February, and <i>9to5Mac</i> got a quick hands-on demo with the feature in action at CES 2017. See Alpine’s iLX-107 with wireless CarPlay in action below.<p>Wireless CarPlay has officially been supported on iPhones since iOS 9, but …

iPhone 5

Harman and Samsung want to transform your car into a VR station on wheels

I don’t know about you, but if I’m driving through downtown Detroit in the dead of winter, I might want to feel like I’m driving through the Florida Keys instead.<p>Soon, that may just be possible.<p>Swiss-headquartered WayRay, which makes holographic augmented reality displays for cars, announced a …

Augmented Reality

Dlodlo's VR1 headset is the size of a pair of glasses but can rival Oculus

A VR headset that can be worn like a pair of regular glasses is pretty much the holy grail of the technology (until we get VR contact lenses, anyway). But while I expected decent VR glasses to be at least a couple of years away, I was surprised to find a pair in a small booth at this year’s …

The Game Boy is back at CES 2017 as the Super Retro Boy

The Super Retro Boy is a portable game console that lets you play your favorite Game Boy cartridges.<p>If you have a bunch of old Game Boy games gathering dust, the company Retro-Bit has something for you. It's the Super Retro Boy -- a 2017 take on Nintendo's Game Boy. And at CES in Las Vegas, there …

Retrogaming

David Copperfield: 'I come to CES to get inspired'

CES is many things to many people. For the most part, it's the grease that keeps the mechanics of technology running for the rest of the year. For some, though, it's a veritable treasure trove of potential magic. Literally. David Copperfield, a stalwart on the Las Vegas strip and legendary magician …

Samsung Launches Wireless Speaker Level Box Slim With 30 Hours Of Music Playback, Portable Printer Image Stamp At CES 2017

Samsung Electronics joined CES 2017 this week, and the South Korea tech giant did more than just show off its Galaxy A series installments. The …

The coolest health-tech products we saw at CES 2017

LAS VEGAS — At CES 2017, we previewed some of the coolest health tech set to hit the market.<p>From a brand new take on the electric breast pump to a …

CES 2017: Nokia Android phone spurns the West

<b>The first in a series of Nokia-branded Android phones is to be released exclusively in China.</b><p>The device will be marketed in partnership with the local internet retail giant JD.com.<p>The team behind the Nokia 6 phone said the handset's "premium design" would appeal to the local market.<p>The announcement …

Mobile Technology

Gallery: the weird and wonderful gadgets unveiled at CES 2017

Read the WIRED Recommends guide to the best gadgets and gear for our no.1 picks in different categories, including the best tablets, best smartwatch …

Watch Sony’s captivating robot prototype in action at CES

Sony unveiled its Xperia Agent robot prototype last year, and it has since beefed up its functionality to compete with the likes of Alexa and …

Best of CES 2017: The Show’s 10 Coolest Designs | WIRED

• Author: Liz Stinson. Liz Stinson Design<br>• Date of Publication: 01.08.17. 01.08.17<br>• Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>Best of CES 2017: The Show’s 10 …

BACtrack's new wearable told me how drunk I was at CES

At 7 PM the exhibition center's doors opened and hordes of journalists broke through the velvet rope line holding them at bay. They rushed down broad, carpeted hallways, deftly ignoring the staff's pleas for calm and demands for proper identification. There was no time for pleasantries that night: …

Best of CES 2017: The 15 most innovative products at CES this year

CES 2017 has been the biggest year so far for the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. More than 175,000 attendees converged on the …

Televisions

Mark Fields Returns To CES To Promote The Connected Car

Ten years ago, Mark Fields became the first major automotive executive to walk onto a stage at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to announce a new product. Back then he was Ford’s president of the Americas and he joined Bill Gates during the Microsoft keynote to announce SYNC. This time …

Internet of Things

My quest to find the perfect rideable at CES

Electric vehicles are a huge part of CES this year. From the Honda NueV to the Faraday Future FF91, everyone's attention is laser-focused on gas-guzzler replacements. Although these are exciting, for me they pale in comparison to another smaller form of transportation: rideables. Spanning …

The three best laptops of CES 2017

Las Vegas<p>While novelties like smart hairbrushes litter the CES showroom floor, the tech convention is actually a great place to look for the year’s early innovations in laptops. This year, the industry seems to be producing what people want: fast, lightweight computers with good battery life.<p>Here …

Consumer Tech

CES 2017: Egg and sperm fertility tech wants to make babies

Two new gadgets are attempting to help get new families started - a fertility testing bracelet for women and a smartphone-connected sperm test for men.<p>Lara Lewington reports on the new products from the CES tech show in Las Vegas.<p>Follow all our CES coverage at bbc.co.uk/ces2017<p>Click will broadcast …

CES

CES 2017 exhibitors stay optimistic about wearables

The wearables market has yet to mature beyond fitness bands, but vendors at CES say multiple factors are working in their favor.<p>The market for …

Wrist-mounted subwoofer Basslet announces pricing and shipping

Crowdfunded on Kickstarter last year, Lofelt‘s wrist-mountable subwoofer is shipping to its backers as we speak. Basslet will be available to order on February 7 for $199. I tried it out at CES and am eager to share some first impressions.<p>The Basslet is a square black box that goes on your wrist. …

Tell this robot to graffiti a wall for you

We've seen our fair share of weird things at CES this week, but there was one thing outside the Las Vegas Convention Center that surprised even us Engadget editors. As we were walking toward the building, we came across an unattended (and seemingly unnamed) robot that takes voice commands to show …

Wi-Fi systems reach further than ever at CES 2017

Smart Homes

Watch HTC Vive's wireless VR adapter and object tracker in action

Virtual reality has plenty of hurdles to surpass before it reaches mainstream acceptance, among them is the need to be tethered to a computer for high-quality VR. So it's no surprise that wireless VR tracking is a big focus for the HTC Vive this year. And on top of that, the Vive Tracker will also …

CES 2017: VR flight kit turns slobs into Superman

Video gaming has traditionally been a sedentary activity.<p>But a start-up has created a virtual reality contraption that simulates flight while giving players a tough workout.<p>Chris Foxx met the firm's co-founder at the CES tech show in Las Vegas.<p>Follow all our CES coverage at bbc.co.uk/ces2017

Virtual Reality

ICYMI: The Sleep Number bed keeps you cozy all night long

Today on In Case You Missed It: There were more beds at CES this year than we've ever seen before, but I was seduced, yet again, by the new model for the Sleep Number bed. Even though I'm a bit of an everything-connected-to-the-internet hater. Last year's Sleep Number model introduced a plethora of …