After surviving nearly a week in the desert and braving the wilds of CES, the crew is back in New York and ready to mainline you some podcast love. It's a fine time, this 2014, as you should be able to purchase an Oculus Rift at some point this year and Steam Machines are also cleared for a landing. In this podcast: Terrence bemoans the loss of an on-stage onesie performance, Joseph sends his wearable to a toilet timeout and the rest of the gang can't stop talking about this robot hivemind thing. So please join us for some laughs amidst torrents of tech talk in this edition of the Engadget Podcast, conveniently located at the streaming links below.

Hosts: Terrence O'Brien, Marc Perton, Joseph Volpe, Ben Gilbert

Producer: Jon Turi

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07:39 - Wearable craze adds skin sensitivity to the list of considerations for gadget buyers
13:17 - The Oculus Rift 'Crystal Cove' prototype is 2014's Best of CES winner
14:49 - Valve's VR-friendly Steam UI launches in beta prior to its headset reveal
19:31 - Steam Controller drops touchscreen, adds physical buttons
25:56 - European researchers have created a hive mind for robots and it's being demoed this week
38:46 - Appeals court strikes down key parts of the FCC's net neutrality rules

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