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HP CES 2018 Round-up: All the new sweets

HP CES 2018 Round-up: All the new sweets

HP revealed a bunch of new devices this week at CES 2018, including computers, a 3D camera, gaming devices, and a massive gaming display. These products cover some of the most interesting non-mobile spaces in the tech world today, and make what HP already had on the market all the more sweet. This is just the beginning, too - HP generally releases just a few products at CES, then sprinkles more throughout the year.

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Garmin Speak Plus refresh combines Alexa-powered GPS with a dash cam

Garmin Speak Plus refresh combines Alexa-powered GPS with a dash cam

Back in October, Garmin revealed its first Alexa-powered device, known as the Garmin Speak. At CES 2018, we're seeing Garmin introduce a refresh called the Speak Plus, and though it might seem a little soon to be announcing a new device in the line, there's good reason for it. While the Speak Plus will do everything the original Speak is capable of, there's one important addition with this iteration: Speak Plus will also serve as a dash cam.

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Anker floods CES 2018 with speakers, projectors, Alexa car kit

Anker floods CES 2018 with speakers, projectors, Alexa car kit

Anker is perhaps best known for its charging accessories but that doesn’t mean that’s is all that it knows to do. At CES 2018, it is proving exactly that by unveiling a new batch of accessories covering a wide range of uses, from wireless earphones to a car kit that makes any car smarter with Amazon Alexa. All of them, of course, have an element of Anker’s famous charging tech inside.

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Robomart brings the produce stand to your street

Robomart brings the produce stand to your street

This autonomous vehicle you see here is the latest attempt to kill the local corner store and steal some of the money that big grocery stores like Walmart are making. The startup is called Robomart and it wants to bring fruits, veggies, baked goods, and other groceries right to your door. I wonder if it will play music as it cruises down the street.

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iHome iGV1 puts the Google Assistant in a nightstand clock

iHome iGV1 puts the Google Assistant in a nightstand clock

One of the most useful spots for a smart speaker is arguably next to your bed, and that's where the iHome iGV1 wants to be plugged in. Packaging the Google Assistant into an alarm clock body, it's designed to replace your existing clock-radio with a much smarter version that gives control over your connected home before you've even lifted your head off the pillow.

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Vivint Streety is a neighborhood watch app of shared cameras

Vivint Streety is a neighborhood watch app of shared cameras

Connected cameras are often some of the first devices added to the fledgling smart home, and now Vivint wants to take advantage of that with its 21st century take on the neighborhood watch. Vivint Streety is launching at CES 2018 today, a new app which looks beyond an individual smart home setup, and instead to a network of shared cameras spread throughout a street, block, or further.

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iDevices Instinct hides Amazon Alexa behind a light switch

iDevices Instinct hides Amazon Alexa behind a light switch

Gone are the days when light switches were just that: switches to turn lights on or off. These days, they can do all sorts of things that are not even remotely related to lighting. Take for example iDevices’ newest wall light switch, the Instinct, which now comes with Alexa, Amazon’s multi-talented voice-controlled personal assistant. And that’s only just one of the many things the light switch can do, which includes playing music.

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Intel gets its game on with Radeon RX Vega M, VR NUC

Intel gets its game on with Radeon RX Vega M, VR NUC

Intel might be receiving a lot of flak lately for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, but the chip maker is unfazed and continues moving forward against all odds. Proof is that at CES, it revealed a new 8th gen Intel Core processor that lies in bed with long-time rival AMD to add a Radeon RX Vega M Graphics chip in the same package. Geared towards gamers, content creators, and graphics-intensive applications, this new processor powers Intel’s new NUC, making it the world’s smallest VR-capable computer.

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Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt now works with Google Assistant

Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt now works with Google Assistant

Smart locks are already smart for being able to connect to the Internet, be controlled remotely, and communicate with our mobile devices. These days, however, you’re not a smart home product if you can’t be controlled by voice. Lock master Schlage already has its Sense Smart Deadbolt talking with Siri via Apple HomeKit. Now it’s leveling the mobile platform playing field by making the Sense also respond to “OK Google”.

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Huawei Honor View10 launches globally, limited Honor 7X Red for Valentines

Huawei Honor View10 launches globally, limited Honor 7X Red for Valentines

Huawei, despite being the world’s third or so largest phone maker, still doesn’t have quite a huge foothold in some of the primary markets, like the US. Even less its sub-brand Honor. That, however, is seen as a challenge to just do better, which, to some extent, means flooding the market with model after model of smartphone. At CES, Honor revealed its plans to do exactly that, by releasing one of its latest flagship that has previously been available only in China. Yes, the premium Honor View10 is finally going global.

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VW’s Microbus EV will have an NVIDIA-powered AI co-pilot

VW’s Microbus EV will have an NVIDIA-powered AI co-pilot

Volkswagen's I.D. BUZZ will be smarter than the average Microbus, with the upcoming EV settling on NVIDIA's new DRIVE IX platform for its onboard AI. The electric bus proved an instant hit when VW unveiled it in concept form back in mid-2017, with the positive reaction prompting the automaker to quickly confirm it had been given the green-light for production.

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Meet NVIDIA Xavier: A new brain for self-driving, AI, and AR cars

Meet NVIDIA Xavier: A new brain for self-driving, AI, and AR cars

NVIDIA isn't letting up on its goal of being at the heart of as many driverless cars as possible and it's NVIDIA Xavier, its newest autonomous machine processor, it plans to do that with. Unveiled at CES 2018 today, Xavier is the world's most powerful System-on-Chip (SoC), so NVIDIA claims, and comes at the tail-end of $2bn in R&D by the company.

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