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Sennheiser Orpheus HE90: What $16,000 Headphones Sound Like

In the early ’90s, Sennheiser gave its engineers a mission: make the best headphones ever, irrespective of price. They came up with the Orpheus HE90. Only 300 were made. They initially sold for $US16,000. Today, they sell for upwards of $US30,000 on eBay.


Sony Xperia Z And ZL Hands On: Two Phones Worth Getting Excited About

Last year Sony kept finding itself behind the curve with Android phones. The new Xperia Z and ZL are the company’s attempt to break that trend. These two phones basically check off every box a spec-hungry geek could want and then some.


The Five Best Phones Of CES 2013

Compared to years past, CES 2013 was pretty light on phones. The focus was more on health/fitness gadgets and 4K UHD TVs. But among the few phones at the show, we some good ones. Here are the top five.


The Best Laptops Of CES 2013: What Laptops?

Rounding up the best laptops at CES 2013 is a weird assignment. Sure, we’ve done it before, but it’s different this year. There are no freaking laptops anywhere at CES 2013.


This Is The Most Badass PC Case

Need to protect your PC from earthquakes and catastrophic clumsiness? Not opposed to ridiculous design? In-Win’s D-Frame PC case might be up your alley. This little monster is so ugly it wraps back around to awesome.


The Most Wonderfully Unrealistic Gear From CES 2013

At CES every year, we cover hundreds of products. They’re usually only barely differentiated from previous models. But sometimes, companies trot out devices and technology that could bring something new and wonderful to the market — it’s just too bad the odds of this vapourware ever being for sale are slim to nil. Here’s the best fantasy tech that wowed the gadget-lusting masses in 2013.


REDRAY Hands-On: A Giant Black Death Star Full Of Beauty

The only problem with 4K TV, other than being too expensive for anyone who isn’t a Prince William, is that there’s no good way to get 4K stuff to watch. Right? RED is selling a super-HD streaming box that says otherwise.


Don't Think 4K TV Is Awesome? Something Is Wrong With You

CES is mostly useless, sure, and most of the trillion dinky things trotted out like chrome and plastic show chihuahuas will wind up in landfills. But CES is worth it just to give 4K, UltraHD TV its big debut. And if you’re not amazed by it, there is something wrong with you.


Microsoft Surface Pro Hands-On: This Is What It Should Have Been All Along

Surface RT was a bit of a letdown — not because it was bad, but because it could have been so, so good. But Microsoft brought the Pro version to Vegas and let us play — and I couldn’t be happier.


How Intel Will Build The Holodeck

Mooly Eden steps out of the world of transistors and microprocessors for a moment. “If you want a simple explanation of what we’re doing, just look to Asimov,” the head of Intel’s Perceptual Computing push says, explaining. “Or Star Trek, Star Wars and Avatar. The ideas have been in science fiction for years, and now they’re becoming fact.”


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