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Wacom Cintiq Companion 2 offers Windows 8, high precision

Wacom Cintiq Companion 2 offers Windows 8, high precision

Wacom has taken the wraps off its new Cintiq Companion 2 touchscreen tablet, a slate that will be familiar to Wacom faithfuls while bringing with it modern updates professionals need. There is both full Windows 8 when needed, as well as the maker's Cintiq Connect for using the device with a PC or Mac. The Companion 2's pen offers 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity, making it ideal for creatives and others with a need for a high level of precision.

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Mophie brings extra power to iPhone 6, 6 Plus

Mophie brings extra power to iPhone 6, 6 Plus

We’ve already told you how you can coax your iPhone 6 through a few days without a charge, but if you need to go longer, Mophie has your back. Today, they’re announcing their Juice Packs for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The duo — Juice Pack Air and Plus for the iPhone 6 and Juice Pack Plus for the iPhone 6 Plus — promise to deliver up to 120% battery for your iPhone 6, and up to 60% extra for the iPhone 6 Plus.

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Inmotion v3 Electric Unicycle hands-on: self-balancing and smooth

Inmotion v3 Electric Unicycle hands-on: self-balancing and smooth

The third version of the Inmotion Electric Unicycle is here, and it's a much smoother experience than the rest of the self-balancing unicycles we've used in the recent past. Which is silly to say because it's not like we use self-balancing unicycles all that often - or ever. Inmotion basically has the market cornered. Here at CES 2015, at least, there's really nothing like it. Riding around on a unit that lets you turn with a flick of your hip - that's the future of one-wheeled transportation.

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Razer Nabu X social and fitness wearable arrives this spring

Razer Nabu X social and fitness wearable arrives this spring

Razer has introduced another wearable, the Nabu X. This is similar to the company's previous Nabu wrist band, and is bid as an entry-level device for those looking to nab a budget-friendly smart band. As with comparable wearables, the Nabu X can keep tabs on one's fitness information, receive notifications from their paired smartphone, and use the device's social feature with other Nabu X owners. The wearable will first be made available for "qualified fans", arriving for everyone else later this year.

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Qualcomm and QNX tag-team the dashboard of the future

Qualcomm and QNX tag-team the dashboard of the future

Someone at Qualcomm has the right idea: buy a brand spanking new Maserati, fit it out with the latest in QNX-running, Snapdragon-powered infotainment, and call it a business expense. The company brought its latest concept for the connected dashboard to CES 2015 for the first time, pairing the Snapdragon 602A car-centric chipset with BlackBerry-owned QNX's latest entertainment, safety, speech recognition, and gesture control systems. Qualcomm's argument is that, if next-gen automotive dashboards really are going to gain traction, it'll take a company with a strong presence in chips to push it, and that's why it thinks its 360-degree watching, radar toting prototype will prove convincing.

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HTC announces fitness partnership with Under Armour

HTC announces fitness partnership with Under Armour

When you’re working out, there’s a good chance you’re wearing Under Armour. The fitness apparel and footwear brand has a solid reputation as in that realm, and is attempting to take it a step further by introducing UA Record. The Record platform will sync all those wearables you might have strapped to you that keep track of your performance or activity level. HTC, known for their wonderful products on their own field, have announced they’re partnering with Under Armour on Record to provide devices for the platform.

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IDrive WiFi puts an encrypted cloud in your pocket

IDrive WiFi puts an encrypted cloud in your pocket

Backup is one of those dull-but-worthy topics, and that's even after you've decided whether to trust a hard-drive or the cloud with your precious documents and cat photos. IDrive has traditionally pushed the latter - the cloud, that is, not the cats - but is throwing out a physical storage device, the imaginatively named IDrive WiFi for consideration when it comes to local backup, too. As the title suggests, the portable hard-drive has wireless baked in for cable-free connectivity, but it can also use that for hooking up with the company's existing online services, too.

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Misfit Bolt is your connected lighting wake-up call

Misfit Bolt is your connected lighting wake-up call

Misfit has a pretty solid track record with wearables, though the knock is that they’re a bit simple. Their app does a good enough job of feeding you the info their wearables gather, but still — something seems missing. At CES this week, Misfit is announcing they’ve got light bulbs coming, which sounds a bit odd at first. Then you realize they’re connected bulbs, and will work with Misfit’s other wearables like the Flash or Shine. The goal with Misfit’s new Bolt bulbs is waking you up, ever so gently.

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‘Dropcam killer’ Simplicam now has facial recognition

‘Dropcam killer’ Simplicam now has facial recognition

Simplicam, a rising force in the home security field, is introducing a very special feature at CES this week. Facial recognition is coming to Simplicam via a software update, meaning all existing and new users will have the feature available straight away. Still in beta, facial recognition also works closely with Simplicam’s existing software, making for a truer home security experience for all. Later this month, Simplicam will also roll out detection zones, allowing users to geofence their home security like never before.

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Razer Forge TV brings Android gaming to your living room

Razer Forge TV brings Android gaming to your living room

Razer wants your entertainment center to have an Android element, and to make sure that happens it has announced its new Razer Forge TV and some accessories to go along with it. There is the console itself -- a small black box with a quad-core processor and Android installed -- as well as a couple of Bluetooth peripherals, the Razer Turret and Serval, access to Steam, and more. Once setup, Razer says the system provides users with a "hardcore Android gaming experience".

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