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Mattel’s Aristotle is a $300 child-friendly Echo alternative

Young people are voracious consumers of technology, but ensuring their experience is one that’s safe and appropriate is pretty hard. A great example of this went viral just a few days ago, when an Amazon Echo Dot reeled off a list of adult-oriented search results to a bemused toddler, and was captured on film. Which is why…

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Linksys Velop brings mesh Wi-Fi to Europe—but it’ll cost you

Enlarge Linksys is joining the rapidly growing collection of mesh Wi-Fi devices with Velop—and unlike Google Wifi , Plume, and Ubiquiti , it’s coming to the UK and Europe (and the US too). Unfortunately, Linksys will charge you a pretty penny for the privilege. Velop, which is aimed at Wi-Fi novices, is available in three different…

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AMD’s FreeSync 2 brings smooth HDR gaming to PC

FreeSync, AMD’s variable refresh rate tech for gaming monitors, now comes in a slicker, and potentially more compelling version. FreeSync 2, which will coexist alongside FreeSync, combines variable refresh rates with the many HDR displays that are expected to make a splash at CES 2017. Not only that, but it promises to fix some of…

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Intel pushes out the rest of its Kaby Lake processors for 2017’s PCs

Intel Intel released the first of its lightly refreshed Kaby Lake processors late last year, but those chips only covered thin-and-light laptops and convertibles. Today at CES, the company officially took the wraps off the rest of the lineup, including a full range of socketed desktop processors, a number of quad-core laptop chips for gaming…

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Intel’s new mini PCs have new chips, an updated design, and Thunderbolt 3

Enlarge / Intel’s new NUCs have an updated look and some nice new features. (credit: Intel) In the last four or five years, Intel’s “Next Unit of Computing” (NUC) hardware has evolved from interesting experiments to pace cars for the rest of the mini desktop business. Mini PCs represent one of the few segments of the desktop…

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Dish’s new AirTV set-top box does over-the-air and 4K streaming

 Dish is unveiling a new streaming device at CES this year, the AirTV, which uses Android TV as its base operating systems, providing access to the wealth of Android media apps available. But it’s also able to grab over-the-air signals with an antenna for streaming live TV, and it works with Sling TV for a…

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Samsung might bring Windows 10 Mobile’s best feature to the Galaxy S8

Taking a backseat to iOS and Android, Windows 10 Mobile has struggled to win over the trust of both manufacturers and consumers. But this is not to say that it doesn’t have some pretty nifty features – and it seems Samsung might be stealing one of these and bringing it straight to the Galaxy S8. All About…

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Home robot Kuri is like an Amazon Echo designed by Pixar

 Mayfield Robotics is a startup fully owned and funded by Bosch, with a team of co-founders that have extensive experience in the field of robotics, but also in interaction design and machine learning. Their first product is Kuri, an intelligent home robot making its official debut at CES this year, with pre-orders beginning in the…