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The top tech, gadgets of CES 2018 (so far)

ZDNet explores the top products being showcased at CES 2018.
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The Wall

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Aladin lamps

At CES 2018, Domalys launched the Aladin smart lamp, a smart home product built for the elderly. The wall-fixed "magic lamp" is equipped with motion detectors and learns the daily habits of users -- the reason being, should there be any alarming changes, an alert can be issued to help caregivers or family members know that something may be wrong.

The lamp has been available in Europe for the past two years and is now coming to the US with a price tag of $299.

Via: CNET

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Qualcomm's SoC for wireless audio

At CES 2018, Qualcomm announced a system on-a-chip (SoC) designed for wireless audio products which may be able to reduce power consumption and double processing power.

The chip maker debuted the QCC5100 series, which contain Bluetooth 5 dual-mode radio, low power audio and application subsystems, and integrated active noise cancellation (ANC).

Via: Qualcomm | ZDNet

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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR lens

Nikon was thin in terms of announcements at CES this year, but the one product the company did reveal has serious substance.

The AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR lens, with a retail price suggested of an eye-watering $12,399.95, is a professional telephoto lens. The lens includes a built-in 1.4X teleconverter, has a focal range of 252-560mm -- which is extendable depending on the DSLR used -- and eight Extra Low Dispersion (ED) elements.

Via: Nikon

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HyperX gaming

A selection at CES 2018 for gaming fans, HyperX has chosen to use the event to launch the HyperX Cloud Flight headset, HyperX Alloy Elite RGB mechanical keyboard and HyperX Pulsefire Surge RGB mouse.

The pro-gaming headset, in particular, may be of interest as HyperX claims the headphones have 30 hours' battery life and utilize 50mm drivers, broadcasting at 2.4 GHz.

Via: HyperX

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Sony's original Aibo robot dog still has followers years after being decommissioned, but now the cute gadget has returned. Stealing hearts at CES this year, Aibo -- complete with rather sweet OLED eyes -- acts more like life than its predecessor, complete with whimpers, barks, and recognition of its master.

Sadly, there's no news on whether the dog will ever leave Japanese shores.

Via: Sony

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Asus introduces Alexa voice assistant support

Upcoming 2018 Asus laptop models, including the ZenBook and VivoBook ranges, will support Amazon's Alexa voice assistant, most commonly associated with the Amazon Echo.

This support is an interesting turn for our future devices, not only as we may also be able to use our laptops in the future to control IoT products by voice, not just apps, but this may also signal a turn away from Microsoft's Cortana.

Via: Asus

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NUVIZ

The NUVIZ Head-Up Display (HUD), displayed at this year's CES, is a hands-free gadget which compiles different services motorcycle riders may enjoy on the road into one system. When clipped on to your helmet, you can listen to music, tap into maps and listen to turn-by-turn directions, capture photos, and videos, as well as accept calls.

Via: Nuviz

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Damson S-series home cinema system

An impressive home cinema system revealed at CES 2018 with a price tag to match, the Damson S-Series wireless modular home cinema speaker system is a Dolby Atmos setup supported by the JetStreamNet wireless network to allow users to hook up a maximum of eight speakers around a room.

The S-series comes with a soundbar, subwoofer, 2 S-Cubes and a speaker, which has a range of 50 meters.

Price: Pre-order $799.99 | £799.99 | €849.99

Via: Damson

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Nvidia BFGD gaming monitor

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Ring

Ring has moved on from video doorbells and has taken the opportunity at CES to debut a new set of security solutions.

New stick-on cameras are part of an all-in-one set of security systems including a base station, keypad, contact and motion sensors, extenders, flood-and-cold sensors, as well as smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Users are also able to purchase 24/7 monitoring services for their homes.

Via: Ring | ZDNet

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3D printing in miniature

3D printing is no longer just for manufacturing and the price of consumer printers has been reducing steadily, making the hobby more affordable.

Now, XYZprinting has slashed the cost further through the da Vinci Nano, a $229 3D printer which is small enough to be portable. The printer connects up to a mobile app to allow printing on the go quickly and easily.

Via: CNET

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Velco Wink Bar

An interesting gadget on display this year is from Velco. The Wink Bar is a smart handlebar system for bicycles which connects to a smartphone. The bar and the accompanying app includes subscription-based GPS tracking technology, smart flashlights, navigation tools and can also record usage statistics to help riders reach their fitness goals.

Via: Velco

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