LG’s new Google Assistant-equipped TVs are the future

January 17, 2018

Before buying your next TV, you should make sure it comes with Google’s Assistant. With Google Assistant, flat screens like LG’s latest portfolio of 4K TVs announced at CES 2018 —  the B8, C8, E8, and the Wallpaper W8 series, and more — are getting a real dose of intelligence. SEE ALSO: 7 tech trends that will rule CES 2018 Unlike most smart TVs that come with what are essentially…

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We saw pole-dancing robots at CES and it changed everything

January 15, 2018

Image: mashable/ Bridget Bennett On Monday, the world’s largest piece sorority — Sapphire Gentleman’s Club — became something else: The most incendiary prowes show in Las Vegas. All week, in Vegas, the Consumer Electronics Show takes over the city. CES is the biggest tech trade picture of its first year — a veritable debutante dance for electronics brands, and whatever they’re reeling out to the public( and the press) that…

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You can now become a life-sized hologram, thanks to augmented reality windows

January 14, 2018

Image: karissa bell/mashable Augmented reality doesn’t need to be confined to your phone screen or a pair of glasses — it can be life-sized. That’s what one company is proving with its massive augmented reality windows that let you view mixed reality without donning a headset or firing up a special app. SEE ALSO: The best tech of CES 2018 Called DeepFrame, the massive curved displays create life-sized projections that…

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Google Daydream’s first standalone VR headset is here

January 14, 2018

Mobile virtual reality isn’t just about smartphones anymore. Today, Lenovo unveiled the Mirage Solo, the first standalone virtual reality headset for Google Daydream platform. SEE ALSO: Google declares war against Alexa and Siri at CES 2018 The headset marks a major milestone for Google’s virtual reality efforts as it’s the first wireless headset that doesn’t depend on a Daydream-compatible smartphone to use, giving it the potential to reach a much…

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The Muse brings Alexa to your car for $69

January 14, 2018

The Speak Music Muse is a $69 gadget that brings Alexa to the car.Image: Pete Pachal/Mashable Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. Adding Alexa to your car has never been so cheap. The Muse looks like any number of car gadgets — it’s a disc about the size of an Oreo…

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Sony’s new, smarter Aibo robot dog is too cute to resist

January 12, 2018

Sony's robotic Aibo dog shown off at CES 2018.Image: raymond wong/mashable Sony surprised everyone last fall when it announced the return of the Aibo robot dog. We’ve finally seen it in person, and it’s just as cute and cuddly as it looks. Revamped for the connected era, the new Aibo has more points of articulation, more intelligence thanks to smarter AI and voice controls, and OMFG, just look at its…

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Phones with in-display fingerprint scanners are pretty damn great

January 12, 2018

This Vivo phone has a fingerprint sensor built right into the display.Image: raymond wong/mashable With the move to edge-to-edge screens and narrower bezels, there’s just no room to put a fingerprint sensor on the front of a phone anymore. Phone makers have moved them to the side or back, or removed them entirely.  But things don’t have to be this way. At CES 2018, Chinese phone maker Vivo showed off…

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Smart underwear is here and it knows everything about you

January 12, 2018

Image: karissa Bell/mashable Just how close are you willing to get to your wearables? Smart underwear company Myant will soon find out. The company’s just opened up pre-orders for Skiin, its new line of “smart” underwear and bras, tech-filled undergarments that can track what’s happening in your body and even control your smart home. SEE ALSO: The best tech of CES 2018 The tech is similar to Google and Levi’s…

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Dell XPS 13 joins Apple’s MacBooks down the USB-C-only road

January 11, 2018

Dell's new 2018 XPS 13 has 23 percent slimmer bezels around its screen.Image: raymond wong/mashable Apple got dragged big time for dumping all full-sized USB-A ports for the smaller, reversible, and overall more versatile USB-C ports in its MacBooks, but it was clearly ahead of the curve, since now Windows 10 laptops are following suit. Ahead of CES 2018, Dell has unveiled its revamped XPS 13 laptop. Completely overhauled inside…

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The future of PCs may look a lot like the Netflix model

January 10, 2018

Blade's Shadow Box transforms any screen into a powerful gaming PC.Image: blade PC ownership is dead. The future of PCs is subscription-based, just like Netflix. That’s what Asher Kagan, president and co-founder of Blade, a French cloud-based computer startup, basically told me as he showed off the full-fledged PC version of Rise of the Tomb Raider — detailed 3D graphics and all — running on a phone, tablet, and MacBook…

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