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The Stand-Out Laptops of CES 2021

It was definitely strange not being able to hold, type on, or touch the brand new laptop screens at CES as we would have in pre-covid times. There’s only so much you can tell about a product you only see or read about online, so that tangibility is an absolute necessity to figuring out what a laptop is all about.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Asus, Hp, Acer, MSI, Lenovo, Chromebooks, Laptops, ADATA, Gaming Laptops, XPG, 2 In 1s, CES 2021

It's Hard to Be Excited About New Laptops and GPUs When Supply is Scarce

If you believed the rumors, AMD and Nvidia were supposed to deliver a bunch of show-stopping CES announcements. Rumors that Nvidia was going to announce a RTX 3080 Ti or a RTX 3070 Super. Rumors that AMD was going to launch its RX 6700 by the end of this month. Even Intel was quiet about the status of its discrete Xe…Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Intel, Computers, Nvidia, Desktops, Amd, Laptops, Cpus, Gpus, CES 2021

These Are the Wearables That Stood Out at CES 2021

Usually, when people think of wearables, their mind conjures an image of a smartwatch. Fair! But at CES, wearables are a much, much broader category. They include everything from “hearables” and smart rings, to futuristic proof of concept devices that may never actually see the light of day.Read more...
Tags: Wearables, Science, Smartwatches, Smart Glasses, CES 2021, Taint Bandaid, Smart Masks, Open Ear Audio

Intel Just Quietly Launched Its New Phantom Canyon NUC 11 Lineup

Intel focused much of its time at this year’s virtual CES on its new desktop and mobile processors, as well as spotlighting the laptops that will feature its new hardware debuting in the next few months. But what didn’t get much attention was Intel’s line of mini PCs, or NUCs, and NUC kits. Intel’s giving those a …Read more...
Tags: Science, Intel, NUC, Tiger Lake, Phantom Canyon, CES 2021, Mini Pcs

All the Best New TVs Announced at CES 2021

CES was very different this year. Show floors in Vegas hotels were swapped for an entirely virtual event and back-to-back Zoom presentations. That can make demoing the technology powering new OLED or 8K TVs a little tough. But from what we did get to see coming out of this year’s CES, there’s plenty to be excited…Read more...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, Lg, Tvs, Vegas, Tcl, CES 2021

Fender's Tiny Personal Amp Could Recreate Classic Tones

Portable or practice amps are a guitarist’s best friend. These tiny devices usually plug right into your guitar and let you listen to the audio without waking the neighbors or the baby in the next room. Fender, for its part, has made it easier to get great tone out of a box the size of a few packs of gum.Read more...
Tags: Music, Science, Fender, CES 2021

Turtle Beach Acquires Wacky Microphone Maker In Bid to Enter Podcasting Market

Turtle Beach, a maker of popular gaming headsets, has acquired Neat Microphones, a company that made waves with its unique-looking microphones for broadcasters and podcasters.Read more...
Tags: Science, Microphones, Turtle Beach, CES 2021, Neat Microphones, Turtle Beach Acquires Wacky

The MagSafe PopSocket May Have Convinced Me That MagSafe Is Good (Maybe)

Apple introduced a new version of its classic MagSafe charging technology, previously used in MacBooks, with the iPhone 12. It works a little differently in the iPhone than it does in a laptop: a circular array of magnets embedded in back of the phone enables it to snap to a compatible accessory. It could be a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Consumer Tech, CES 2021, Iphone12

MSI Says the Stealth 15M Is the Now the Thinnest Gaming Laptop in the World

Look, there’s nothing wrong with big, beastly 17-inch gaming monsters, but for my money, I like a gaming notebook that can balance performance and portability, and the MSI Stealth 15M has just taken that principle to a whole new level. Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, MSI, Laptops, Consumer Tech, Gaming Laptops, CES 2021, Stealth 15M, Msi Stealth 15m

GoPro Just Dropped a Crap-Ton of Experimental Features for Its Cameras

Usually when a company introduces new features or updates for an existing gadget, they tend to be a bit...lacking. You may get one small update, two or three if you’re lucky. Well, buckle up GoPro fans: Today, the company is launching seven new experimental features, because why the hell not?Read more...
Tags: Science, Gopro, Action Cameras, Consumer Tech, GoPro HERO7 Black, Gopro Max, GoPro Hero8 Black, CES 2021, Gopro Hero9 Black

This Nifty Strap Lets You Control the Apple Watch With Gestures

Controlling an object with a hand gesture sounds more like Jedi wizardry than a real-life possibility. But after watching a CES 2021 demo of the Mudra Brand, I have to admit that perhaps this tech isn’t as far-fetched or gimmicky as I previously thought.Read more...
Tags: Wearables, Science, Smartwatches, Vr, Ar, Consumer Tech, CES 2021, Mudra Band, Mudra Brand

The Lasso Robot Wants to Make Recycling at Home Easier

Recycling is important but it’s also a pain. Separating glass from plastic from paper isn’t a terrible task but what wouldn’t it be nicer if a robot did it instead? That’s why one inventor built the Lasso, a robot that claims to accept, indentify, and prepare recycling for proper reuse.Read more...
Tags: Science, Recycling, Lasso, CES 2021

The Trova Is a Bluetooth-Powered Lockbox That Actually Looks Good

Folks with kids or other snoops in the house will appreciate the Trova Home. This $550 box can be opened with your phone via Bluetooth, wifi, or NFC and is designed to look like an art piece. Which is a nice change of pace from the ones that look like they should be left in your closet or hidden under the bed out of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nfc, Trova, CES 2021

Refrigerators Are Finally Embracing the Good Ice

Samsung and LG both showed off new refrigerators at this year’s CES that feature one of the best innovations we’ve seen in years: better ice. LG introduced a fridge that can make the spherical ice that perfectly complements a strong pour of fine whiskey, and Samsung’s latest can make pebble ice.Read more...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Ice, Lg, LG InstaView, CES 2021, Ge Opal 20, Lg Craft Ice, Samsung Bespoke, Good Ice

Razer's Wild Gaming Chair and Smart Mask Are Concept Gadgets Designed to Battle the Woes of 2021

It just wouldn’t be CES (even a virtual one) without a couple far-out concept gadgets from Razer, and this year the company has dreamed up two devices designed to combat some of 2021's biggest issues in the most Razer way possible. Read more...
Tags: Science, Masks, Razer, Consumer Tech, CES 2021, Razers 2021 Concept Devices, Project Brooklyn, Project Hazel

Asus Revealed a New 2-in-1 Gaming Laptop, and I'm Like Whoa

Asus’ ROG line of gaming laptops have always stood out thanks to their flashy RGB lighting and aggressive aesthetic. Asus isn’t afraid to try something new, either. Last year, it released the well-received ROG Zephyrus G14, one of the first ROG gaming laptops powered by an AMD processor, as well all the Zephyrus Duo…Read more...
Tags: Science, Asus, Computers, MSI, Amd, Laptops, Consumer Tech, 2 In 1s, CES 2021

NordicTrack Is Making Its Own Connected Fitness Mirror

At-home fitness is having a moment due to the global pandemic, and connected gym equipment makers are struggling to keep up with demand. While you probably know NordicTrack best for its treadmills, the company is launching one of a smart workout mirrors—sort of like the Lululemon-owned Mirror, but with a slight twist.Read more...
Tags: Science, Lululemon, Fitness Tech, CES 2021, At Home Fitness

AMD's Excellent Ryzen 5000 Series Is Coming to Laptops

AMD’s Ryzen series of CPUs seem to be getting better with every iteration, and the Ryzen 5000 series launched in the fall of 2020 was perhaps the most impressive series yet. And now it’s coming to laptops.Read more...
Tags: Science, Amd, Consumer Tech, Zen 3, CES 2021, Ryzen 5000, AMD Ryzen 5000

Nvidia's Ray Tracing 30-Series GPUs Are Coming to Laptops

Like clockwork, Nvidia announced this morning that its wildly fast discrete desktop graphics will be coming to laptops everywhere in the months ahead. This probably surprised no one, as Nvidia always has the same GPUs on laptops, but if the popular reception of its RTX 30-series desktop cards were any indication,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nvidia, Graphics Cards, Laptops, Consumer Tech, Ray Tracing, Gaming Laptops, CES 2021, RTX 3000 Series

Razer's Refreshed 15 and 17-inch Blades Are Getting New Screens and Faster GPUs for 2021

At first glance, Razer’s refreshed line of 15-inch Blade and 17-inch Blade Pro laptops might not look much different than last year’s models, but inside is a different story—this year we get faster displays and GPUs, along with a subtly revamped design. Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Windows, Laptops, Consumer Tech, Gaming Laptops, Rtx, CES 2021, Razer Blade And Blade Pro 2021 Refresh

The Revamped m17 R4 Is Alienware's First Laptop with a 360Hz Display

While Alienware hasn’t given its gaming laptops a full overhaul for 2021, like other gaming laptop makers the company is kicking off the year by refreshing its 15 and 17-inch notebooks with new Nvidia RTX 30-series GPUs. The larger m17 R4 is also getting a huge display upgrade that could make it the laptop for gamers.Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Windows, Alienware, Laptops, Consumer Tech, Gaming Laptops, CES 2021, Alienware Laptop Spec Refresh 2021, M15 R4, M17 R4

Acer's Refreshed Predator Triton 300 SE Looks So Damn Good

Acer given most of its laptop lineup a major refresh at CES 2021 and there seems to be something for every budget, from entry-level machines like the Acer Aspire 5 that cost just $550, to the high-end Predator Triton 300 SE, which costs a surprisingly reasonable $1,400. It also appears to have been totally re-imagined…Read more...
Tags: Science, Acer, Laptops, Consumer Tech, Acer Aspire, Gaming Laptops, Acer Nitro, Predator Helios 300, CES 2021, Predator Triton 300 Se

You May Soon Be Able to Measure Blood Pressure From Your Finger

Wearable devices have become more sophisticated in recent years, with the ability to track everything from abnormal heart rates and atrial fibrillation to stress and even blood oxygen levels. However, monitoring blood pressure is a challenge for a wrist-worn device. Wearable components maker Valencell says it’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, Blood Pressure, Health Tech, Valencell, CES 2021, Ppg Sensors

This Ugly Little Ultrasound Device Could Tell You When You Have to Pee

According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 25 million Americans suffer from some form of incontinence. In many cases, patients dealing with incontinence can’t feel bladder fullness, resulting in accidents. A device called the DFree is an ultrasound sensor hopes to solve that.Read more...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Science, National Institutes of Health, CES 2021

This Kitchen Garden System Adds Microgreens (and Alexa) To Your Lockdown Diet

When it comes to indoor gardening you basically have to go big or go home. Anyone who has started seedlings in the kitchen and hoped to get some basil or thyme out of the process knows that it’s easy to get a sprout but hard to get a plant. Chicago-based Rise Gardens hopes to change that.Read more...
Tags: Gardening, Science, Chicago, Alexa, Rise Gardens, CES 2021

The ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga Is Lenovo's Thinnest 2-in-1 Ever

Lenovo’s ThinkPads are some of the few commercial laptops that have crossover appeal to the general consumer market, and for CES 2021, Lenovo claims its new Thinkpad X1 Titanium Yoga is not only the thinnest 2-in-1 it’s ever made, but also the thinnest ThinkPad ever. Read more...
Tags: Science, Windows, Yoga, Lenovo, Laptops, Thinkpad, Consumer Tech, 2 In 1s, CES 2021, Lenovos Thinnest Thinkpad Ever

Intel's Got Some Big Changes That Have Me Excited About Its Mobile Processor Line-Up

Not content to talk about only its desktop processors, Intel had a lot to say regarding its mobile processor line-up, too. The chipmaker is releasing two new 10th-gen mobile processors, new 11th-gen mobile processors, and Chromebooks will even get Intel’s Tiger Lake processors for the first time, plus some extra…Read more...
Tags: Science, Intel, Processors, Chromebooks, Cpus, Consumer Tech, Tiger Lake, CES 2021, 11th Gen

Lenovo First ThinkPad With a Detachable Tablet Is Here

The ThinkPad moniker is practically synonymous with durable, business-focused laptops. (And perhaps best known for the red dot in the middle of the keyboard.) Over time, Lenovo its lineup with touch displays and 360-degree rotating hinges—see the Yoga line of 2-in-1s that can morph into a tablet. But now Lenovo has…Read more...
Tags: Science, Ces, Lenovo, Consumer Tech, CES 2021, Lenovo First

Lora DiCarlo Brings Hot Vibes to CES—As In They Are Warm to the Touch

A lot has changed for Lora DiCarlo since CES 2019, when the Consumer Technology Association stripped its innovative Osé sex toy of a well-deserved CES Innovation Award. Not only does CES fuck now, Lora DiCarlo is also announcing a new product line for the all-virtual CES 2021.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Vibrators, Consumer Tech, Consumer Technology Association, Sex Tech, Lora DiCarlo, CES 2021

Linksys' First Wi-Fi 6E Mesh Router Will Be an Expensive Way to Future Proof Your Wifi

Every year at CES there’s a new buzzword generously thrown around: last year it was 5G, and for 2021 it’s going to be Wi-Fi 6E. If you’ve recently upgraded to a Wi-Fi 6 router that’s really unfortunate because 6E promises to genuinely fix a lot of the bottlenecks caused by overcrowded wifi networks. Netgear has…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Networking, Tech, Routers, Belkin, Linksys, Netgear, Consumer Tech, Wi Fi, CES 2021, Wi Fi 6e, Linksys Axe8400

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