If you're a fan of Google's Android OS, Razer's entry into gaming is likely to interest you. Debuted at CES 2015, the Razer Forge TV is a microconsole measuring 4x4 inches, powered by the Android operating system. Forge TV hooks up to larger screens, where you can play Android games with the Razer Serval controller. Razer says that the console is powered by a quad-core processor and gaming-grade graphics, bringing mobile gaming to a new level. The Razer Forge TV will be available for roughly $100 in Q1 2015.
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While Google Chromecast proved to be popular, the dongle was limited to streaming video-based media to screens, a weakness the tech giant is now resolving.
At CES 2015, Google announced the launch of Google Cast for audio, which allows users to play music from either the Internet or their mobile devices directly to Google Cast-ready speakers.
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If you're fond of Android on your handset but want something a bit different, LG has released a new smartphone based on Google's mobile operating system which is also equipped with a curved display. The LG G Flex 2 runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop and comes with a 5.5" 1080p display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and 2.0GHz 64-bit Octa-Core CPU, a rear 13MP camera, 2.1MP front camera and either 16 or 32GB storage, plus 2GB RAM.
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The mydlink Home Monitor HD, showcased at CES 2015, is an Android and iOS compatible home security system. By hooking up the 720p color monitor to your home Wi-Fi network and accompanying mydlink Home smartphone and tablet app, you can peer through the monitor to check your home system when away and set up alerts if the monitor's sensors pick up motion or sound. The gadget is also equipped with night vision up to five meters.
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BlackBerry services are evolving beyond use on the original handset, and using CES 2015 as a springboard, the company unveiled details concerning the BBM service and its integration with Android Wear devices. When the wearables-compatible version of BBM is released, you will be able to see and read new messages hands-free, use voice control to flip through messages, send responses without needing your hands and tap into pre-written responses when you're on the go.
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Parrot, most well-known for personal drone development, has extended its business model into other industries. One device revealed at CES 2015 is the Parrot RNB 6, the firm's answer to connected car infotainment systems. The device, based on Android 5.0 Lollipop, is compatible with both Google's Auto and Apple's CarPlay. It includes a navigation system, hands-free calls, driver assistance, app usage and vehicle diagnostics.
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Healthcare and smart wearable devices, which can improve the lives of patients, have evolved at a rapid pace over the last few years. While companies such as Google work on smart contact lenses for diabetics and nano-robots which monitor blood and sugar levels, Siemens chose CES 2015 to showcase a smart hearing aid. Suitable for both Android and iOS devices, the hearing aid automatically adjusts to background noise and different environments, and connect to mobile gadgets to also act as personal headsets.
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