The Double telepresence bot has been described as an iPad on a Segway because, well, that's basically what it is. There is a pair of squat wheels at the bottom and a telescoping pole that extends from three to five feet tall. At the top of this, there's a jig for an iPad (sold separately unfortunately), and the whole arrangement is self-balancing. You log in like a Skype call and are then presented with controls to move the bot around and speak through its loudspeaker attachment.
One of our London reporters stopped by the New York office from 3,500 miles away using Double, a telepresence robot from Double Robotics that combines the fun of a remote-controlled car with the thrill of videoconferencing.
Olio has eschewed Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and even Google’s open watch platform to make its own everything, right down to the design of the clasp. The first batch will include just 1,000 devices, split up into two lines of $595 and $745 devices. Pre-orders start just two weeks before the Apple Watch, which carries a smaller starting price tag and software that arguably does more than Olio is planning to offer when it ships this summer.
Newcomer Olio is launching a smartwatch that will work with your iPhone or Android device. Its main purpose is to look good, but it will also save you from notification hell by doing digital triage on the often incessant flow of emails, text messages, app notifications, and alerts.
We finally have a release date for Samsung's glass and metal Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge: April 10th, with U.S. carrier pre-orders starting tomorrow. Sadly, though, we won't be getting the striking emerald green or navy blue devices we saw earlier this month in Barcelona.
The EVGA TORQ X10 Carbon has an 8,200dpi laser sensor, nine programmable buttons, Omron switches rated for 20 million clicks, and, of course, LED lighting in every color of the rainbow.
And it's made out of carbon fiber.
Our official HTC One M9 review is up. On the good side, it's a beautifully designed smartphone, with a great screen, great sound, speedy performance, and all-day battery life. But on the ugly side, the M9’s camera is a huge disappointment — it simply doesn’t work as well as many of the other phones you can choose from.
The gleaming silver spheroid of the Mercedes-Benz F 015 isn't fully autonomous yet, but as a research car it absolutely looks like it's from the future. You'll notice that the front seats swivel — because if you don't have to drive, you don't have to look away from the people you're riding with.
This is the Compact Muon Solenoid, one of the Large Hadron Collider's two general-purpose particle detectors (out of a total of four). The pipes through which the proton beams pass are shown disconnected and are only about a meter in diameter — everything else is designed to capture and understand the fallout of the beams' high-energy collisions. Again, photo taken in 2013 at the beginning of the two-year upgrade process.
The 27-kilometer Large Hadron Collider — a subterranean circuit of vacuum-sealed steel pipes, surrounded by a network of eight superconducting metal arrays, four giant detector stations, and a plethora of cooling and data-collection machinery — has been offline for upgrades since February 2013, the year we took this photo. Later this month, it's finally getting fired back up.
The Acer Chromebook 15's most defining feature is its most obvious: it's big! It's kind of clunky, pretty ugly, and the white textured plastic doesn't do any favors to help hide its bulky dimensions. But, none of those things really matter if your computer sits on a desk for the majority of its life.
We reviewed Acer's Chromebook 15 — and it turns out $350 can buy you a hell of a computer. The biggest Chromebook yet, it arguably has a real chance of becoming a success in the mass-market, entry-level laptop world.
How do you buy a $17,000 smartwatch? In Tokyo, Apple is constructing a Watch shop inside Shinjuku's Isetan, one of the biggest and most famous department stores in Japan. It's the first thing you see when you enter the store — and right next to fine jewelry brand Cartier.
The display of the LG G Flex 2 is beautiful, and its gentle curve is helpful in a million tiny ways. The design is smart and space-efficient. The core software is the best on the planet and the processor is a candidate for the same title. Where LG failed was in putting those puzzle pieces together.
LG's new G Flex 2 isn't just curved, it's also big and red. Its display measures 5.5 inches diagonally, and the main colorway is a lacquered red gradient. This handset is eye-catching and conspicuous in the same way that Vertu phones are — unsheathing your G Flex 2 is a deliberate act of extroversion.