This Is a Tripod Desk. And Yes, You Need One Too.

This is my tripod desk. There are many like it, but this one is mine. Actually, that's a lie: I've never seen anyone else with a tripod desk, and that's crazy to me. » 1/16/15 4:30pm 1/16/15 4:30pm

Our Very Favorite Stuff From CES 2015

As this year's Consumer Electronics Show winds down, we're taking the chance to highlight our favorites. There were bigger announcements, and flashier gadgets, but these are what that stuck with us on a personal level. » 1/09/15 5:15pm 1/09/15 5:15pm

Intel's $150 HDMI Stick Turns Any TV Into a Windows Desktop

Got an HDMI port handy? Sure, you could plug in a Chromecast, Fire TV Stick or Roku Streaming Stick to get your Netflix fix. Or you could pay $150 to get a full Windows 8.1 PC in the same form factor. » 1/09/15 2:07pm 1/09/15 2:07pm

I Love CES Again

This was my seventh year I've covered CES, and after the first day on the show floor I was ready to wash my hands of the whole spectacle for good. Then I went to the Sands, and all of a sudden I never wanted to leave. » 1/09/15 12:56pm 1/09/15 12:56pm

This Modular Smartwatch Could Have As Many Days Of Battery As You Want

One of the biggest problems with powerful smartwatches is battery life. Who wants to charge their watch every night? But what if your watch was made of modular blocks and you could add as many batteries as you like? » 1/08/15 8:22pm 1/08/15 8:22pm

I Couldn't Have Made It Through CES Without Sheryl Crow

Yesterday I walked across the casino floor of the Venetian, between the rows of clanging slot machines, with my enormous Nexus 6 held to my face so I could quietly listen to this YouTube video, the isolated bass line from Sheryl Crow's "All I Wanna Do." It was the only thing that could reliably sooth my hangover,… » 1/08/15 7:00pm 1/08/15 7:00pm

Avegant's Glyph Could Light The Way to Better Virtual Reality

The Avegant Glyph is not a virtual reality headset. It's not pretending to be an OCULUS KILLER!!! or anything like that. But it does include two ideas that could make VR headsets way, way better. » 1/08/15 5:50pm 1/08/15 5:50pm

Weird CES Booths, Ranked

If you can't get an 8K TV or a giant curved screen, you have to get creative with how you'll draw eyes to your bland and unremarkable booth. Here are some of the attention-grabbers I saw at this year's Consumer Electronics Trade Show, ranked in order of appeal. » 1/08/15 4:50pm 1/08/15 4:50pm

The Man With the Worst Job at CES

I found this poor, poor over-sized oompa loompa of a man being led down a hallway by his minder in the Las Vegas Convention Center because the tablet attached to his face—which reads "Take a picture with me!"—has rendered him effectively blind. » 1/08/15 4:11pm 1/08/15 4:11pm

Mad Catz Just Made The Most Insane Mouse And The Craziest Gamepad

Razer loves to steal the show. Every CES, there's some crazy new project from the gaming hardware company. Apparently their longtime rival Mad Catz was having enough of that, because they pulled out all the freaking stops this year. » 1/07/15 8:38pm 1/07/15 8:38pm

A Smart 9-Volt Battery Adds Phone Notifications to Any Smoke Detector

There are plenty of smart smoke detectors on the market that connect to your home's Wi-Fi network to provide smartphone notifications when there's trouble, but they're an expensive upgrade to the dumb smoke detector you've (hopefully) already got watching over your home. The $40 Roost promises pretty much the same… » 1/07/15 7:20pm 1/07/15 7:20pm

The Clip-On Clockety Turns Your iPhone Into a Projection Alarm Clock

When you wake up exhausted in the morning wondering if it's time to get up and go to work, the last thing you really want is your smartphone's bright display blinding you while you check the time. So the snap-on Clockety turns your iPhone into a projection alarm clock, displaying the time on your bedroom ceiling with… » 1/07/15 6:42pm 1/07/15 6:42pm

This "Oculus Killer" Looks Like a Gigantic Tron Nightmare Shoebox

There's a hot new virtual reality headset in town. At least that's what the booth decorations would have you believe. It's got head tracking! It's fully immersive! It's an Oculus Killer! » 1/07/15 6:15pm 1/07/15 6:15pm

Vivo Air Hands On: A Crazy Thin, Crazy Light, Crazy Cheap Smartphone

Apple likes to "Air" things. Macbook Air, iPad Air, and so on. But if Cupertino were going to Air the iPhone, it might look something like this. One key difference? This phone is only $200. Off contract. » 1/07/15 5:25pm 1/07/15 5:25pm

Spin Master's Meccanoid G15 KS Will Let You Build Your Own Johnny Five

If you were a child of the '80s, at some point in your life you saw the movie Short Circuit and realized that a sass-talking robot would be far superior to the friends you had at school. And with its new Meccanoid G15 KS building kit, Spin Master will finally let you build and program your own robotic sidekick,… » 1/07/15 4:48pm 1/07/15 4:48pm

FlapIt Is an Analog Ticker for the Social Media Obsessed

In some near techno-dystopia, where followers, likes, and retweets are the most powerful form of social currency, FlapIt will have its place. » 1/07/15 3:50pm 1/07/15 3:50pm

This Smart Rubber Duckie Makes Bathtime Even More Fun (and Safer)

Before you roll your eyes at yet another smart device that didn't really need a smart upgrade, Edwin might convince you that the world is actually a better place with a smart rubber duckie in it. With a Bluetooth connection to your phone and an internal temperature sensor it can alert parents when the temperature of… » 1/07/15 3:34pm 1/07/15 3:34pm

This Crazy Machine Wants to Be a ​Keurig For Complete Meals

Say what you will about the quality of coffee that comes out of pod-based machines like the Keurig, the machines have caught on like wildfire. They're fast, they're easy to use, and you can instantly brew up almost flavor or type of coffee you like. And soon, dinner prep might be just as easy as using a Keurig… » 1/07/15 3:16pm 1/07/15 3:16pm

Reese Witherspoon Stared Into My Soul and Showed Me the Future of Films 

She sits down on a rock, just a few feet away from me. She's tired, so completely drained that she doesn't even notice me here. Or maybe she doesn't care. We're just two travelers crossing paths in the wilderness. Maybe I should say something, I half-think. And then, without warning, Reese Witherspoon is looking at me. » 1/07/15 3:09pm 1/07/15 3:09pm