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Playing ‘Bullet Train’ on Oculus Rift (2016): the future of FPS gaming

Playing ‘Bullet Train’ on Oculus Rift (2016): the future of FPS gaming

In addition to taking the easy path up Mount Everest, this week at CES brought the opportunity to play Epic Games’ Bullet Train demo for Oculus Rift. If you were to simply watch the trailer for the game, Bullet Train offers little of interest -- it is, after all, just another game where the player grabs a gun and starts shooting. The hook, though, lies in its' platform: Oculus Rift, the hotly anticipated VR headset now up for pre-order. With the headset on, everything about FPS gaming changes.

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Audi Virtual Dashboard Highlights CES Presentation

Audi Virtual Dashboard Highlights CES Presentation

Audi's booth at CES was elaborately formed out of a series of interlocking chrome cubes, but its actual public presentation was far more subdued. With corporate partner Volkswagen having stolen much of the thunder the day before with the BUDD-e Concept and the e-Golf Touch Concept, Audi chose to focus on the E-tron Quattro Concept which had been previously unveiled in the fall of 2015 in Frankfurt.

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Neeo hands-on: one smart remote to control them all

Neeo hands-on: one smart remote to control them all

Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, the company behind Neeo is taking pre-orders and showing off their smart remote at CES 2016. This remote is (probably) unlike any you've ever experienced -- it features a touch screen and runs the company's own system, merging together the best parts of a remote and a touch device to create a single, slim, highly functional device.

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Solos peddles furiously away from bad Google Glass memories

Solos peddles furiously away from bad Google Glass memories

Google Glass may have proved too goofy for everyday wear, but the ride to connected eyewear might prove to be on two wheels. Solos is pitching its smart sunglasses as the ideal accessory for dedicated cyclists, a head-up-display which floats performance data like speed, power, pace, and more in the line-of-sight, courtesy of a connection to a nearby smartphone.

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Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 boasts new tech all around

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 boasts new tech all around

Professional photographers, even if they are of the digital inclination, are just as obssessed about printouts as they are of digital copies. But while cameras and screens have blown up in terms of resolutions, printers are still catching up. That is why Canon is putting out the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000, the first in a new breed of printers that are big in size and big in new features, designed to cater to the needs of professional photographers who need to print vivid photos that, as Canon puts its, will move you.

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Canon SELPHY CP1200 compact photo printer gets more mobile

Canon SELPHY CP1200 compact photo printer gets more mobile

As mobile as we have become, we sometimes want our photos to also be as mobile as we are. And no, we're not just talking about the digital copies of those moments but sometimes even their physical manifestations. Portable photo printers haven't completely caught on yet, but that hasn't stopped the likes of Canon from pushing the product line forward. With the SELPHY CP1200, the camera and printer maker is toting the wireless compact printer's full mobility, with an optional direct-attachable battery and a new dedicated Wi-Fi button.

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FLIR’s new cameras give you cheaper Predator-vision

FLIR’s new cameras give you cheaper Predator-vision

Escaping bears might not be a common fear at CES, but you could be forewarned of nighttime attacks by predators with FLIR's new thermal camera range. The Scout TK thermal vision monocular takes the same infrared camera technology as is in the company's heat-sensing attachment for the iPhone, and packages it into a standalone form factor capable of standing up to the outdoors.

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Canon refreshes camcorder lineup with VIXIA HF G, R models

Canon refreshes camcorder lineup with VIXIA HF G, R models

Camcorders are definitely not yet dead. At CES 2016, Sony in fact debuted one with 4K capabilities. Not to be outdone, Canon is also expanding its camcorder selection with new VIXIA models. The VIXIA HF G40 is specifically designed for what Canon terms as "advanced amateur photographers", delivering a foretaste of power without sacrificing portability. The new VIXIA HF R series members, the R72, R70, and R700, offer better usability and a longer battery life, perfect for capturing family moments and memories any time, anywhere.

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808 Audio’s new portable speakers boost the bass

808 Audio’s new portable speakers boost the bass

808 Audio has introduced several new portable speakers as part of its’ CES 2016 lineup, including the new and quite large Canz XL, a larger-than-typical portable speaker based on the Canz. The company also has some more svelte options in the pipeline, though, such as the Hex Light and the Hex LXS. 808 Audio plans to release the new speakers this upcoming spring season.

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