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LightingScience Bluetooth bulbs claim to conquer jetlag; ease early starts

LightingScience Bluetooth bulbs claim to conquer jetlag; ease early starts

Remote control lights like Philips hue may allow you to change the color of your environment, but LightingScience claims its bulbs actually improve the quality of it. A Bluetooth-enabled downlighter, the Rhythm Downlight cuts out the frequency of blue light that tells the body to "wake up" and runs the user through a smartphone questionnaire to learn their living routines and automatically adjust what frequencies are emitted.

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Garmin vivofit fitness band hands-on

Garmin vivofit fitness band hands-on

Garmin knows it can't count on the in-car navigation market to carry its fortunes, and so the company is ramping up its wearables focus, kicking off CES 2014 with the vivofit band. Tracking both movement and sleep, the vivofit hooks up to a computer via Bluetooth 4.0 or an ANT+ dongle, but the best news could be the battery life: Garmin says it'll last for a year on a single set of replaceable batteries.

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HTC One gold vs Gold hands-on: 24kt vs Amber

HTC One gold vs Gold hands-on: 24kt vs Amber

It’s time to get up close and personal with the full collection of HTC One devices - and not just the different sizes. Here we’ve gotten the opportunity at CES 2014 to have a peek at (nearly) the entire set of HTC One color models save one: there’s a slightly different shade of Blue out there that we’ve only ever seen overseas. Here we’ve got gold vs gold, too - that’s 24kt gold vs the Amber Gold that’s coming to the UK imminently.

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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 hands-on vs Galaxy Camera 2013

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 hands-on vs Galaxy Camera 2013

Here at CES 2014 we’ve gotten the opportunity to have a peek at the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 as it sits directly beside the original Galaxy Camera released in 2013. This battle is one of details - while both machines work with essentially the same hardware setup in and around the lens setup, improvements have been made to the processing abilities and the aesthetic appeal of the camera in this 2014 entry. They’re both essentially the same size, too.

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Full Steam Machine 2014 starting lineup detailed

Full Steam Machine 2014 starting lineup detailed

This week the folks at Valve have released information - basic information, that is - on their first full collection of Steam Machines from a variety of manufacturers. What we're seeing is one machine each from the following creators: Alienware, Alternate, CyberpowerPC, Falcon Northwest, iBuyPower, Next SPA, SCAN, Zotac, Webhallen, Materiel.net, Gigabyte, Maingear, and Digital Storm. While we've seen a couple of these machines revealed by their makers before, we've never seen the whole group at once.

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Razer Nabu Smart Band hands-on: made for gamers, not just gaming

Razer Nabu Smart Band hands-on: made for gamers, not just gaming

We’ve had a close-up look and feel experience with the Razer Nabu this week not long after the device was revealed, getting an idea of what it meant to have this gaming company behind the wheel of a wearable. Speaking with Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan about the device, we immediately asked how the company, known for their gaming products, classifies this device - and how it fits in to their collection. “We make products for gamers,” Tan made clear, “not for gaming.”

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Samsung Smart Home setup detailed

Samsung Smart Home setup detailed

Coming out of CES 2014, Samsung is heading further into the home. With the Samsung Smart Home setup, there will be an initial focus on Device Control, Home View and Smart Customer Service. But more than just the three services, Samsung's Smart Home setup will allow the user to take care of this with an app that will run on a variety of devices.

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Samsung Galaxy NotePRO hands-on: 12.2″ of S Pen prosumer slate

Samsung Galaxy NotePRO hands-on: 12.2″ of S Pen prosumer slate

Samsung thinks it's time the tablet got serious, unveiling the new Samsung Galaxy NotePRO at CES 2014 today complete with a 12.2-inch high-resolution touchscreen, S Pen stylus borrowed from the Note series of phablets, and an all-new interface on top of Android 4.4 KitKat. Biggest of Samsung's Android tablets to-date, not to mention the most powerful, it's the company's take on what a keyboard-free slate needs to be in order to satisfy both work and play. We got to grips with the NotePRO here at the Las Vegas show; read on for our first-impressions.

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