The Consumer Electronics Show – full of technological innovation, thousands of vendors vying to be the next big thing – and some of the craziest gadgets I’ve ever seen. Now there’s a fine line between crazy and brilliant, and sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference. So here are my top ten picks for craziest gadget at CES. Stupid or genius? You decide.
The Consumer Electronics Show – full of technological innovation, thousands of vendors vying to be the next big thing – and some of the craziest gadgets I’ve ever seen. Now there’s a fine line between crazy and brilliant, and sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference. So here are my top ten picks for craziest gadget at CES. Stupid or genius? You decide.Read More »from Stupid or Genius: Ten Craziest New Gadgets
Your next TV is going to be beautiful, but you won’t buy it anytime soon, or at least you probably shouldn’t. Two TV standards, 4K and OLED are vying for your living room, but each of them have issues.Read More »from The Best TV You Won’t Buy for Years
What if you could dramatically speed up your computing by moving your cursor exclusively with your eyes? A company called Tobii is transforming the way we interact with our screens.Read More »from Could Eye-Tracking Replace Your Mouse?
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