The Future of TV Is Just Screens All The Way Down

January 17, 2018

CES is still a TV conference. Even as the tech manufacture ventures with augmented actuality, self-driving autoes, and the outer limits of what you can embed in a refrigerator, everything in Vegas still revolves around the big screen. The 2018 pasture mainly marches along the same footpath producers have been following for decades: Everything’s a little large and sharper, and there are new inscrutable acronyms everywhere you ogle. All in…

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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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HTC’s Most Important CES Announcement Isn’t the New Vive Pro Headset

January 16, 2018

This week at the Consumer Electronics Show, HTC unveiled a new headset as part of its Vive virtual-reality line. The Vive Pro isn't an entirely new generation of VR hardware, but it's an impressive incremental upgrade, boasting integrated audio, a 2880 x1600 display that matches Samsung's Odyssey as the highest-resolution consumer headset, and improved ergonomic design. (How much will it be? Great question. When will it be? Another great question!)…

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CES 2018: More Gadgets We’re Drooling Over

January 16, 2018

The world's greatest gadget pageant, the Consumer Electronics Showcase, kicked off in Las Vegas this week. Among all of the new products jockeying for our attention—the world's first AI-enabled doorbell! an augmented reality toothbrush!—there were a few things that stood out. Yesterday, we got excited about the first wave of augmented reality glasses, new places to put Alexa, and a robot that folds laundry for you. Today, we couldn't wait…

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Google’s VR180 Cameras Are the Future of Point-and-Shoot

January 16, 2018

When the hyperloop first activated a turmoil in 2013, it was just an Elon Musk Big Idea–very exciting, maybe possible, definitely hard to believe. Now, five years old on, a account of the futuristic, tube-based transportation system is taking contour in the Nevada desert. Some 35 miles north of Las Vegas, the area is all sand, rock, and spiky shrubbery, leading up to stupefying reddish elevations on the horizon. It’s…

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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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This solar-powered smart deadbolt will soon use Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri

January 14, 2018

A front opening outfitted with an ARRAY Smart Deadbolt . Image: edges The Internet of Things is proceeding dark-green. Brinks( a subdivision of equipment producer Hampton Produce) has announced that it is taking preorders for its ARRAY Smart Deadbolt, a heavy-duty lock you can operate with your smartphone. SEE ALSO: This smart deadbolt employs Google Assistant to keep you safe Unlike numerous smart locks, however, which require standard cylindrical batteries,…

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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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