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Since its introduction in 2013, Sennheiser's Momentum line headphones have added not only new color options, but on-ear and in-ear models, too. During that time, I've been quite impressed by the cans and their clear and balanced sound. At CES, wireless versions of the over-ear and on-ear gadgets m...

January 8th 2015 at 5:47pm 0 Comments
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It's weird to think that a humble DIY store is making groundbreaking strides to innovate retail stores, but that's what Lowe's Innovation Labs was set up to do. The company unveiled two pretty neat concepts for the future of shops in the last few months: a robotic store assistant that patrols the...

January 8th 2015 at 4:31pm 0 Comments
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The most important news from CES 2015 involves hundreds of millions of dollars and a titan in the tech industry. It has its origins in a movement that scarred the latter half of 2014. It's not a gadget. It's not a service. It's not something that's for sale at all, actually. The most important ne...

January 8th 2015 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Knocking on wood is said to bring you luck. Those of a less fortunate disposition will be interested to know about Bang & Olufsen's new wireless home music system then. It's called "Moment" and features (among other things) a wooden touch-sensitive interface. It could be the luckiest HiFi you'...

January 8th 2015 at 2:08pm 0 Comments
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You may not realize this yet, but you're probably going to be buying a connected home gadget at some point this year. After endless hype, we're finally beginning to see smart home products that are both affordable and easy to use. Case in point: Parrot's new self-watering smart flower pot ($60) an...

January 8th 2015 at 1:35pm 0 Comments
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Gibson's fitness-minded headphones may get most of the attention here at CES, but venture inside the company's tent, and you'll discover yet another line of cans. And these are much more in line with what I'd expect from the guitar maker. In fact, the inspiration comes from the Les Paul: an iconic...

January 8th 2015 at 12:56pm 0 Comments
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It seems Audi's Q7 is brand agnostic, at least in the Android vs. Apple battle: It hasn't yet chosen between Android Auto or CarPlay. The demos at CES this week are set shoulder to shoulder with Audi's HMI (Human Machine Interface) connected to either an Android device or an iPhone. Using the MMI...

January 8th 2015 at 10:05am 0 Comments
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It takes you less than 30 seconds sitting on top of Activetainment's Ebove B\01 smart bike before you start wishing you could own one. Sure, there are plenty of static exercise bikes that let you follow a trail with the benefit of a tablet strapped on top. There are a lot fewer bikes that are set...

January 8th 2015 at 9:33am 0 Comments
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LG will probably be best remembered at this year's CES for showing off what appears to be a very nice curved-screen phone. But as ever, LG had a very big booth here in Vegas and as ever, it contained way more than just a few smartphones. Take a look around and you'll find walls full of 8K displays...

January 8th 2015 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Messaging services like WhatsApp have slowly been trickling onto our extremities via Android Wear for what feels like ages now, so is it really any surprise that BlackBerry's getting in on the action now too? At a press breakfast earlier this morning, the company took a few moments to highlight it...

January 8th 2015 at 5:47am 0 Comments
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Twenty minutes with 3D Robotics' Chris Anderson just wasn't enough. After all, before he basically built one of the country's biggest drone makers, he served as editor-in-chief of the storied Wired Magazine (an... unorthodox career leap to say the least). In our wide-ranging conversation, Anders...

January 7th 2015 at 9:56pm 0 Comments
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LG debuted its Music Flow series of wireless speakers last summer, offering a range of speakers targeted squarely at competitor Sonos' products. More recently, it moved away from aping Sonos with the H4 Portable, a battery-powered speaker that acts just like its larger siblings. At CES 2015, we to...

January 7th 2015 at 8:54pm 0 Comments