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razer OSVR HMD

Razer's open-source VR project eyes the future with new partners, free headsets for university labs

Razer's Oculus Rift competitor isn't out yet, but the OSVR initiative already has one eye on the future.

Hands-on with Neil Young's Pono music player

Detecting the supposed higher quality of sound in the new music player and companion music store can be a mind-twisting experience

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Laugh sensor among oddball wearables at Japanese expo

Some devices were conceived with the best intentions, but the execution fell flat. Still, you can't beat the ingenuity some of these vendors displayed.

Blunt XS Metro + Tile umbrella

Blunt XS Metro + Tile Umbrella review: The bumbershoot joins the Internet of Things

Bluetooth low energy technology makes this accessory hard to lose track of.

hendo hoverboard

Watch Tony Hawk ride the world's first real-life hoverboard

The skateboarding legend took the Hendo Hoverboard prototype for a ride and it's just as glorious as you'd expect.

16lab gesture control ring

Startup aims to be lord of the sensor-filled gesture control rings

Japan's 16Lab thinks its controller ring's components are a differentiator.

Internet of Things

Intel-backed IoT standards group gains support from Cisco and Acer

The Open Interconnect Consortium is the latest IoT body to boast about its progress

matchstick dongle

Move over Chromecast: $25 Firefox-powered Matchstick streaming adapter revealed

There's a new Firefox OS-powered HDTV dongle coming soon to take on Google's Chromecast.

Is your Dropcam live feed being watched by someone else?

Two researchers will show at Defcon how a Dropcam could turn into a Trojan horse

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New Raspberry Pi model B+ doubles up on USB ports, adds microSD and more

A new model of the Raspberry Pi is out, but it's not Raspberry Pi 2. Instead, it's the final revision to the old board packed with four USB ports.