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Despite the added functionality that manufacturers keep trying to cram inside them, watches have always been, and will always be, a fashion accessory first. And that's why we're lusting over this new concept E Ink watch from Sony that can instantly change its design, but is also thinner than a credit card.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Thanks to Onkyo, throwing on a pair of fancy rose gold Beats headphones is no longer a status symbol. Compared to Onkyo's new Diamond Headphones which will be available -- to a select few -- for somewhere around $US100,000 ($137,188), those rose gold ear goggles you were so proud of might as well be just another boring pair of white iPhone earbuds.
If you can't stay organised or remember your to-do list without a myriad of sticky notes plastered around your computer's screen, this new compact printer makes it easy to turn messages, photos, screenshots and basically anything on your phone into a tiny square of paper you can stick or share.
The hype around consumer 3D printers has mostly died down, but that hasn't stopped the startup Divergent 3D from barrelling full steam ahead in the industrial printing world. The company debuted the first 3D-printed supercar -- the Blade -- two years ago and has since continued developing its printing methods. Now, it's working with major industry players like Peugeot and SLM Solutions to use its printing methods at mass scale.
Instead of building and designing bomb-laden autonomous drones, or humanoid robots like ATLAS who are probably going to overthrow humanity in a couple of years, researchers should be inventing robots like the Frobot vending machine that only exists to serve up frozen yogurt.
Intel announced its Project Alloy VR concept back in August, but no one's been able to try it since. That all changed this week at CES, where Intel showed off a developer kit to select media. Gizmodo was lucky enough to be invited into the private demonstration -- and we're happy to report that it was well worth the wait.
If you've ever pushed a bike down a hill, you know that two-wheeled vehicles can balance themselves when travelling at higher speeds. It's when you're riding slower that balancing gets a little more challenging, unless your motorcycle's equipped with Honda's new experimental Riding Assist technology so it automatically balances itself.
There's no point in buying a backup battery if you keep forgetting to top off your mobile devices before they die. So Griffin Technology's new PowerBlock Beacon and PowerJolt Beacon external chargers will actually send your smartphone or tablet a notification when they're nearby, reminding you to top off their batteries.
At CES 2015, Garmin revealed the epix: The company's first wearable that included the same satellite navigation capabilities as its handheld units. As smartwatches go, the epix was one of the largest and bulkiest wearables you could strap to your wrist, but two years later, Garmin has finally packed similar functionality into its Fēnix smartwatch.
Robots have been cleaning our floors ever since the first Roomba arrived 14 years ago, but it's not a completely hands-off chore yet. You still have to occasionally clean out your robovac's dirt bin, which Black+Decker is making a little easier with its new Smartech Robotic Vacuum that compresses debris into discs that are easy to dispose of.
Typically only found in the toolkits of law enforcement and the military, the FLIR ONE smartphone camera gave thermal vision to any consumer with several hundred bucks. But yesterday FLIR revealed a professional version for those who want to use the thermal camera for more than just running around pretending to be a Schwarzenegger-hunting Predator.
It isn't the first external drive from LaCie with a USB-C connection, but the company's much-loved rugged line just got a hefty speed boost for those who are too impatient to wait for their data to backup, and who refuse to take care of their hardware.
Unless you've dropped tens of thousands of dollars on a Hollywood-calibre drone that can hoist full-sized cameras, the carrying capacity of your hobby quadcopter is probably limited. So instead of designing a thermal imaging accessory that works alongside a GoPro, FLIR just created its own action camera that can also capture Predator-like thermal imagery from the skies.