With Magic Leap, your entertainment may get real weird …

With Magic Leap, your entertainment may get real weird ...

At the Sundance Film Festival, I unintentionally slayed a rat in a child’s bedroom, summoning experimental pop star Poppy to foment a rodent uprising. I faced an ultimatum to either sacrifice myself or kill a boy held in a cage behind a hidden panel in the wall. Like a live child actor blinking at me […]

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Best VR headsets for 2019

Best VR headsets for 2019

Depending on who you ask, VR is either alive and well (and might just help keep you healthy), it’s dead, dead, dead or, at the very least, a promise still unfulfilled. Since you’re reading this, I’m guessing you’re either the former or looking for new signs of life.  CES 2019, the huge Las Vegas consumer […]

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Oculus’ VR time-warping nightclub game with live actors…

Oculus' VR time-warping nightclub game with live actors...

The Under Presents takes place in a sprawling absurdist world, but its home base is a nightclub-like space in the hull of a hulking overturned ship, where whimsical stage acts perform (often played by live actors in VR).  Oculus/Tender Claws I ended up in an absurdist maze world yesterday. A bemused godlike creature helped me […]

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Alphabet’s Verily health watch gets limited ECG clearan…

Alphabet’s Verily health watch gets limited ECG clearan...

  Verily Verily, Alphabet’s life sciences arm, said Friday that it’s received FDA clearance for an ECG feature on its Verily Study Watch.  Verily, part of Google parent company Alphabet, launched the Verily Study Watch in April 2017 to collect health information from clinical research participants. The watch has been used by thousands of participants in clinical […]

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Robots, poop sensors and a dog food cannon: The bold ne…

Robots, poop sensors and a dog food cannon: The bold ne...

The Babeyes camera records videos from a baby’s point of view. Patrick Holland/CNET CES has been running for 52 years and if feels like I was at all 51 of them. Like many in the tech industry, I feel like I mostly know what I’m going to get when I arrive at the world’s biggest […]

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Keep your snoring in check with the Hupnos sleep mask a…

Keep your snoring in check with the Hupnos sleep mask a...

CES 2019 January 6, 2019 Wearable TechCES Products

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11 tips and tricks for your new Fitbit Versa

11 tips and tricks for your new Fitbit Versa

Fitbit’s first true smartwatch, the Versa ($190 at Amazon), does more than just count your steps or track your sleep. Fitbit’s Versa rivals the Apple Watch, with its own mobile app store, a variety of watch faces to choose from and even mobile payments.  Most recently, Fitbit OS 3.0 was released for the Versa, adding an improved […]

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Hearables set to revolutionise personal audio market | …

Hearables set to revolutionise personal audio market | ...

A new report from Juniper Research has found that there will be an estimated 417 million hearables in use by 2022. The report said that more than 271 million audio-focused multimedia hearables from the likes of Apple, Bose, Google, Samsung and Sennheiser will be in use by 2022, compared to an estimated 62 million in 2018. […]

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Magic Leap works best when it makes you question realit…

Magic Leap works best when it makes you question realit...

An illustration of what the view is like wearing a Magic Leap One headset while playing the Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders. Magic Leap There are two porgs from Star Wars running around a living room. One waddles near my feet while the other is out of my sightline behind a small bookshelf. Things are getting chaotic, […]

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Best high-tech ski gear: 2019 edition

Best high-tech ski gear: 2019 edition

CNET doesn’t usually write up ski equipment, but with more winter sports gear going high-tech — and mingling with the high-tech gear we carry day-to-day — we thought we’d have some fun rounding up some of the more innovative ski gear available today.

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