New gadget turns your iPad into a 3D scanner (and costs just as much as an iPad)

By on January 12, 2014 at 11:49 AM.

New gadget turns your iPad into a 3D scanner (and costs just as much as an iPad)

Just as it has for the past few years, the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show brought us hundreds of different cases, cameras and other accessories that can be snapped onto Apple’s iPad tablet line. Among the most intriguing is the iSense from 3D Systems. This pricey iPad accessory attaches over the camera of an Apple tablet and transforms the device into a very efficient 3D scanner. More →
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CES 2014: Top 10 gadgets you should start saving for

By on January 10, 2014 at 6:19 PM.

CES 2014: Top 10 gadgets you should start saving for

CES 2014 is finally about to wind up after four crazy days during which thousands of companies exhibited their products meant for the present and future alike. We sat through pressers and keynotes held early in graveyard shifts in our extensive coverage of what is easily the biggest show of its kind. While we recover from the craziness of this week, we look back at all the products that were unveiled and list the top ten gadgets we would love to spend our hard earned money on. More →
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Soon, put finger on your lips to `shush` your TV!

By on January 9, 2014 at 7:25 PM.

Soon, put finger on your lips to `shush` your TV!

A new technology, unveiled at the ongoing CES 2014 in Las Vegas, reportedly allows users to 'shush' their television sets by putting a finger on their lips. This software-based gesture technology by PointGrab works with standard 2D cameras, including webcam as well. More →
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Razer Nabu smart band is also a smartwatch of sorts

By on January 9, 2014 at 12:15 PM.

Razer Nabu smart band is also a smartwatch of sorts

Razer unveiled its own wearable gadget at CES 2014, the Nabu, which is a device with fitness-related features, but also a smartwatch of sorts. “It’s not a smartwatch,” CEO Min-Liang Tan told Engadget. “It’s not a fitness band. It’s what we’re calling a ‘smart band.’ ” Since Razer is a company that produces game-related hardware, the Nabu will have some gaming features in the future, as Min revealed that “real-world gamification is something we’re really focused on.” The smart band will be compatible with future augmented reality games and offers band-to-band communication for in-game information trading. More →
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Looking for an insane new gaming laptop? Look no further

By on January 9, 2014 at 11:54 AM.

Looking for an insane new gaming laptop? Look no further

Gigabyte at CES 2014 unveiled a new gaming laptop that’s very thin and light considering it packs two NVIDIA GTX 765M SLI graphics cards under the hood. The 17.3-inch Aorus X7 has a height of just 22.9mm, and weighs 2.9 kilograms. By comparison, Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display has a height of 18mm and weighs 2 kilograms. To keep the Aorus X7 cool, Gigabyte has designed a system that includes five thermal pipes, four vents and two fans, while giving gamers manual control over the fans with three customizable profiles. More →
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This iOS 7 controller makes your iPad feel like an Xbox One

By on January 8, 2014 at 2:52 PM.

This iOS 7 controller makes your iPad feel like an Xbox One

Many of the game controllers that have been announced for the iPhone and iPad have doubled as cases, but standalone controllers are the new trend emerging from CES this year. On Monday, SteelSeries showed off the Stratus Wireless Gaming Controller, a device with fairly compact design featuring a full array of buttons and two joysticks for a gaming experience comparable to playing on a console. More →
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Sony’s PlayStation Now service streams classic PlayStation games to tablets, phones and more

By on January 8, 2014 at 2:34 PM.

Sony’s PlayStation Now service streams classic PlayStation games to tablets, phones and more

Sony’s game streaming service has been a bit of a mystery ever since it was announced last year, but Sony executive Andrew House took the stage at CES on Tuesday to reveal that the Gaikai-based service will be titled PlayStation Now, and a closed beta will begin at the end of the month. More →
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BlackBerry’s next big thing: Fake engine revving sounds for quiet cars (no, seriously)

By on January 8, 2014 at 2:16 PM.

BlackBerry’s next big thing: Fake engine revving sounds for quiet cars (no, seriously)

In the (terrible) 2011 film “The Dilemma,” Kevin James stars as an engineer whose wife is cheating on him. Co-star Vince Vaughn plays the best friend and business partner who catches James’s cheating wife and has to decide whether or not to rat her out. Why wouldn’t Vaughn just come out with it? Because he needs James to focus on completing a project that will land their company the contract of a lifetime. The project in question involves the creation of a system for a major automaker that would duplicate the sound and feel of a classic muscle car engine in an electric vehicle. And now, life is imitating art as BlackBerry-owned QNX showcases a system at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show that imitates James’s fictional creation. More →
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CES 2014: Xolo Win, the company’s first Windows 8 tablet with AMD processor launching in India later this month

By on January 8, 2014 at 1:59 PM.

CES 2014: Xolo Win, the company’s first Windows 8 tablet with AMD processor launching in India later this month

Xolo has showcased its first ever Windows tablet named as the Win at CES 2014, after Micromax made a surprise entry at the event and announced its Windows as well as Android running duel-boot tablet. The Indian mobile company has announced that this 10.1-inch, Windows 8 running and AMD chipset powered tablet will be available in India towards the end of January. More →
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Incredible $99 handheld 3D printer coming soon to a store near you

By on January 8, 2014 at 1:48 PM.

Incredible $99 handheld 3D printer coming soon to a store near you

3D printing has been a huge deal for businesses for some time now, but consumers are just beginning to get a taste of this amazing new technology thanks to a new wave of more affordable devices. MakerBot announced a very cool new consumer-grade 3D printer during this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show, but it still costs $1,375, which means it’s probably only a good buy for people with a real need for 3D model printing. But those looking to simply dabble with the exciting emerging tech will soon have a nearby option in the form of WobbleWorks’ 3Doodler. More →
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