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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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Sony Action Cam HDR-AS100V next-gen model brings splash-proof body

Sony Action Cam HDR-AS100V next-gen model brings splash-proof body

Sony has introduced the latest model in its Action Cam lineup, the HDR-AS100V. With this latest model, which eschews the dark blue color in place of an ivory sort of white, the body itself is splash-proof, meaning while it won't handle being dunked in the pool, it can handle some water exposure without the waterproof casing. There has also been a boost in specs, and a new quality level that is more 4K TV-friendly.

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LaCie Culbuto “roly-poly toy” USB Key brainchild of French designer Constance Guisset

LaCie Culbuto “roly-poly toy” USB Key brainchild of French designer Constance Guisset

Today here at CES, LaCie has taken the wraps off a globular, elongated USB key called the Culbuto. Designed by French designer Constance Guisset, this storage drive bobs about when poked or otherwise disturbed, hence the maker describing it as akin to a roly-poly toy. The name Culbuto itself hints at the drive's nature, being the French word for a weighted-base toy that rolls upright when it's knocked to the side.

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Epson Pulsense wrist wearables lineup unveiled for the fitness-centric

Epson Pulsense wrist wearables lineup unveiled for the fitness-centric

Joining the BT-200 smart glasses it rolled out earlier today, Epson has introduced its new line of Pulsense wrist wearable devices. The Pulsense watches and wristbands are centered around fitness and health, being ideal for wearing 24/7 for general wellness monitoring. Along with the line is also a developers program for those who want to make their own apps for the new hardware.

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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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Epson Moverio BT-200 smart glasses overlay the digital world upon real life

Epson Moverio BT-200 smart glasses overlay the digital world upon real life

Epson has introduced the next generation of its Moverio smart glasses, bringing with the new BT-200 model a variety of new features and a light-weight design and a "true binocular display" offered up by using miniaturized LCD-based projection. Essentially, the digital reality is overlaid upon the real world resulting in a variety of augmented tasks and activities, not the least of which having to do with gaming and video entertainment.

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