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Razer laptop prototype sprouts two extra screens

Three screens are better than one – Razer's Project Valerie

If you're after more computer screen real estate there are plenty of options open to you, but gaming specialist Razer has a different idea: a laptop that incorporates two extra displays alongside the standard one you normally get above the keyboard.

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Audi taps Nvidia’s know-how to deliver autonomous vehicles by 2020

Audi is showing off a concept car at CES this week that uses artificial intelligence to ...

Audi's steps towards autonomous driving have including world first hill climbs and hot laps, along with less glamorous ventures like research projects focusing on the future of commuting. It has now enlisted the help of computer hardware company Nvidia to take its efforts to another level, harnessing artificial intelligence to deliver autonomous vehicles by the year 2020.

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Lenovo’s VR headset is cheaper and more comfortable than Rift and Vive

Lenovo's upcoming VR headset will work with PCs and fall in the $300-400 range

Lenovo is one of the OEM partners teaming with Microsoft to bring affordable, PC-based VR to the masses in 2017 on Redmond's Windows Holographic platform. While functional demos will have to wait, we handled the headset and chatted with Lenovo about the upcoming product.

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Roland targets beginners with new Go piano keyboards

Both Go piano keyboards from Roland are battery-powered for portable convenience, and feature Bluetooth connectivity to ...

Roland has arrived at CES in Las Vegas with a couple of ways to satisfy that New Year's resolution to learn to play the piano. Its new Go keyboards come in two flavors, one aimed squarely at beginners who just want to create music right off the bat and another for those who want to learn how to play. In both cases, Roland says that the onboard sounds all come from its pro-level synths and pianos, allowing for sonic familiarity when it comes time to move up to the real thing.

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Graphene sticker promises up to 20 percent more smartphone battery life

NanoSkins and NanoStickers can allegedly save battery life on almost any phone

Battery life is a worry for pretty much anyone with a smartphone, which is why so much is being done to try and squeeze more juice out of our mobiles. A new graphene sticker called NanoSkin, to be launched at CES, promises to add up to 20 percent extra to your existing phone battery.

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Fisher-Price gets your toddlers biking without leaving the house

The 2017 Smart Cycle connects wirelessly to a docked tablet or living room TV over Bluetooth ...

Mattel's Fisher-Price brand has updated its Smart Cycle physical learning arcade system for modern tech-loving toddlers. Originally cabled to a living room TV, the mini spin cycle can now wirelessly connect to a docked tablet or to a big screen television and is app-based rather than relying on game cartridges.

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Used shipping container turned into tiny home for two

The Intellectual Tiny Home will set you back US$62,000

Shipping container homes are usually a love them or hate them kind of deal. Fans point out that they offer a potentially sustainable and inexpensive home, while the other side of the argument focuses on significant issues like insulation and the constraints of living in a small metal box. While the Intellectual Tiny Home probably won't change any minds in the latter camp, the former should find a lot to like in its smart styling and neat single-bedroom layout.

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Impact-monitoring mouthguard detects concussion in real-time

Prevent Biometric mouthguard lights up with a red LED when a potentially harmful head impact has ...

Concussions are a common type of sports injury with the potential to cause long-term brain damage, especially if left untreated. Unfortunately, they often go undetected due to the inherently subjective methods for reporting and evaluating head injuries. Prevent Biometrics is aiming to change that with its sensor-equipped mouthguard, which detects head impacts in real-time and issues an immediate alert when a concussion assessment is in order.

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Hyundai expands its mobility presence with wearable robots and electric scooter

Hyundai exoskeletons, CES 2017

Hyundai is running full-steam ahead with the "mobility company" strategy at this year's CES, showing various technologies to help people jump from A to B to C and back again. A highlight of that display sure to evoke its share of quizzical looks, Hyundai's battery-powered wearable exoskeletons are designed to improve mobility for everyone from the physically impaired to factory workers. The greater Hyundai exhibit also adds yet another battery-included vehicle to the IONIQ lineup in the form of a folding electric scooter.

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Samsung embarks on its first gaming laptop Odyssey

Samsung has unveiled its first gaming laptop, the Notebook Odyssey

Samsung is expanding its general laptop line with a gaming focused rig it calls the Notebook Odyssey. Its first steps into the arena are baby ones, with the lesser of the two models kitted out with the bottom rung of Nvidia's GTX 10 series GPUs. But with decent-enough specs in other areas they should make for solid entry-level gaming laptops.

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ODG smartglasses continue to evolve, but who are they for?

ODG VP Nima Shams modeling the company's new smartglasses

For the last three years at CES, we've watched the evolution of ODG's (Osterhout Design Group) augmented reality (AR) smartglasses. First designed for industrial and government partners, the glasses have now evolved into consumer/prosumer products. We tried the company's new R-8 and R-9 glasses, which mark the debut of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor.

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LG maintains the OLED TV faith with new 10-strong lineup

LG's flagship 77-inch LG Signature OLED TV W took out the 2017 CES Best of Innovation ...

While a number of major names have returned to OLED TVs at this year's CES, LG never lost the faith and maintained its commitment to the technology. This year sees the unveiling of 10 new OLED models from LG, including the new flagship 77-inch LG Signature OLED TV W that took out the 2017 CES Best of Innovation Award with its "Picture-on-Wall" design.

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Samsung takes on OLEDs with new QLED TV line

Samsung has unveiled its 2017 flagship TVs, with what it calls QLED technology giving it better ...

While most of the big TV manufacturers are embracing OLED, Samsung hasn't released an OLED TV for a few years now, instead focusing on what it calls "SUHD" – essentially, LED-backlit LCD TVs with 4K resolution. But at CES this week, the company announced their 2017 TV lineup under a brand new acronym, "QLED," based on new metal alloy quantum dots that apparently allow 100 percent color reproduction at any brightness.

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Asus’s ZenFone AR can both Daydream and Tango

Asus has announced the ZenFone AR, the first phone to be compatible with both Google's AR ...

Augmented reality (AR) has the potential for some really cool experiences, as we've seen with Microsoft's vaporware-ish Hololens and the (just-barely-AR) Pokémon Go, but it hasn't yet hit the mainstream. Tango, Google's AR platform for mobile devices, might help that along, and now Asus has unveiled the ZenFone AR, which works with Tango as well as Google's Daydream VR headset.

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Panasonic’s new Lumix GH5 – an ultra-portable filmmaker’s dream

Panasonic Lumix GH5: the new standard for micro 4/3rds filmmaking?

Panasonic's GH-series cameras have always been terrific portable video machines, but the new GH5 takes things to a whole new level. 4K/60fps recording, 10-bit 4:2:2 colour, 180fps slow-mo at 1080p and a burst mode that takes up to 60 shots per second make this the new king of micro 4/3rds video.

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