CES 2013

Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots hands-on

Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots hands-on

Lego has been into robotics for quite some time now, but today at CES, the company unveiled the new Mindstorms EV3 robotic system, which is Lego's first robotic system that comes with iOS and Android app support. The best part is, we got some hands-on time with a few of the robots on display at the company's booth at Pepcom.

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Oculus Rift completes Unreal, Unity integration, reveals new prototype

Oculus Rift completes Unreal, Unity integration, reveals new prototype

The fine folks from Oculus VR are here at CES 2013, and though they don't have a ton of new details to announce, they are showing off their newest prototype of the much loved virtual reality headset. Keep in mind that the headset you're seeing isn't a final version, but with each new revision, we're getting closer and closer to a final product. Those who backed the Kickstarter will also like to know that the gang is still on track to ship developer models out in just a couple of months.

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Fitbit Flex hands-on

Fitbit Flex hands-on

Wearables like Google Glass may be eye-catching, but it's tiny fitness monitors like Jawbone UP, Nike Fuelband, and others that are actually showing up clipped or strapped to people, and that's the market Fitbit is chasing with the new Flex. We grabbed some hands-on time with the new Bluetooth 4.0 equipped activity dongle - and its companion smartphone app - at CES to see if it could oust UP from our wrist.

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Xi3 introduces 7 series modular computer, hints at partnership with Valve

Xi3 introduces 7 series modular computer, hints at partnership with Valve

Xi3 has taken some time at this year's Pepcom to reveal the new 7 series modular computer. The Xi3 7 series is comprised of the 5A and the 7A, with both pulling only 20 watts and each computer as a whole coming in at only 4-inches per side. This could mean big things for computing, and indeed, it seems that Xi3's goal is to make computing more accessible to a wider range of people.

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Looxcie Vidcie Tough camcorder hands-on

Looxcie Vidcie Tough camcorder hands-on

Action camcorders that you strap onto your body in whatever fashion are a dime a dozen nowadays. However, we came across a new similar device that offers some of the same features as today's action cams, but it's specifically meant for business use, specifically police officers. It's called the Vidcie Tough from Looxcie, and it allows users to catch all the action from a person's point of view.

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Polaroid iM1836 Android interchangeable lens camera hands-on

Polaroid iM1836 Android interchangeable lens camera hands-on

Polaroid may not be the first name you think of when you imagine cutting-edge cameras, but the new Polaroid iM1836 joins a rarified club of Android-based snappers. Pairing Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with an interchangeable lens system of Polaroid's own devising, the iM1836 shoots up to 18-megapixel stills and up to 1080p Full HD video, and does the same sort of wireless uploads - minus 4G - as Samsung's Galaxy Camera.

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