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It’s difficult to narrow down everything that happened at CES this year. We met tons of promising new startups and went hands-on with brand new gadgets on the floor of the expo hall, nightly events and on our Hardware Battlefield stage.

1. Plume

This is a wearable device that tracks pollution around you – kind of like a Fitbit for air quality if you will. It tracks particulate matter (PM2.5), nitrogen dioxide, ozone, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), temperature and humidity. It can be clipped to a bag and is designed for people who live in big polluted cities.

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The palm-sized device clips to your bag to give you real-time feedback on air pollution in your area. (source- Cnet)

2.The Smart Toaster

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smart toaster sync with your smartphone (source - techcrunch)

The Griffin Connected Toaster has a slider on the app that lets you micromanage how toasty your bread is. On one side is an icon of a white piece of bread. On the other is one that’s all black. Ridiculous or brilliant?

3. Chemical Detect Sensors

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Alcohol Detector Sensor (Source - TechStartups)

Checking your blood liquor content with a breathalyzer while out with a few companions may very well be a gathering trap — yet in the event that you extremely needed to know it to make sense of regardless of whether you ought to have another drink, it may be ungainly to haul one out. Milo Sensors is an organization worked around wearable sensors that distinguish different chemicals in your body in view of sweat from your skin with this wristband. 

4. Kuri

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Kuri the home robot charms like (source-insider)

Kuri is a delightful little robot intended for the home. The robot is the principal item from Mayfield Robotics, a startup completely possessed and subsidized by Bosch. Kuri reacts to voice include and thusly is like different gadgets like Google Home or Amazon Echo. However, she reacts with robot clamors, lights, and flickering movements. She was worked to be a buddy and a colleague. There's a processor on board to deal with undertakings like voice and picture acknowledgment handling, and it's programmable through apparatuses like IFTTT to extend its list of capabilities.

5. Motiv’s fitness tracking ring

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Motiv’s fitness tracking ring (Source - techcrunch)

Motiv’s fitness tracking ring has crammed a whole fitness band’s worth of functionality into a ring. The titanium-encased device tracks sleep and fitness, including steps, calories, and distance. It also manages to pack in an optical heart rate sensor, boasting a battery life of three to five days on one charge.

6. Virtual Reality Smart Glass

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Wearables company Osterhout Design Group (ODG) unveiled its first consumer AR/VR glasses, the first to be built on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chip. The R-8 and R-9, two models of augmented/virtual reality smart glasses aimed at a wider range of consumers and light business users. The R-9 (pictured above) will ship around Q2 of this year and are priced around $1,799. They’re aimed at “light enterprise” and prosumer users for high-end smart glasses apps.

7. Polaroid Pop

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Polaroid had a hit on its hands with the Snap. But now the company has announced Polaroid Pop, a photo-printing camera that returns to Polaroid’s iconic 3″ x 4″ size. On the rear of the device is a 3.97-inch touchscreen LCD, allowing you to see your shot before it develops. The prints look pretty great.

8. Robird Drone

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Birds can be an ordeal for airports, and airports need to keep the area clear of them. Clear Flight Solutions‘ Robird is a drone that flaps its wings and scares the bejesus out of other birds to keep aviation safe. Robird is designed to mimic a raptor. It flies by flapping its wings and steers by using two tail fins. It can even glide through the air for periods of time, just like a stalking bird of prey would do.

9. Willow breast pump

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The Willow breast pump lets you breastfeed hands-free. The device is praised for having only a few parts and being easy to set up and clean up. Its app counterpart tracks all your milk volume, time and sessions. The pump will be available in spring 2017 for $429.

10. 4K HDR OLED TV


There were so many TVs at CES that its hard to stand out. But Sony’s new TV for its flagship Bravia line actually looks pretty great. It’s a 4K HDR OLED TV that Sony is calling the A1E series. The TV has an edge-to-edge design and is stand-less — meaning it sits directly on the ground and has a back leg that it leans against. This also means it doesn’t have speakers. Sony says that sound will come from the screen itself using new technology it is calling Acoustic Surface.
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ACCESSIBLE VIRTUAL REALITY (VR) has been with us for a few years now, with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive taking care of high-end headsets, and the likes of Samsung's Gear VR and Google Daydream offering more affordable smartphone-powered VR goggles.
But as the Oculus, SteamVR, and Daydream platforms expanded their portfolio of virtual games, apps, and experiences, another player entered the fray in the form of Windows Mixed Reality.
Now part of Windows 10, Redmond's soiree into the VR world stems from its HoloLens augmented Reality (AR) goggles and attempts to combine VR and AR into 'mixed reality' (MR).
And Acer's Windows Mixed Reality headset was one of the first Windows-centric MR headsets out of the gates.
Retro chicLooking like goggles that a character from a sci-fi 90s cartoon would wear, the Acer MR headset presents a compact and rather angular headset in glossy-blue and black.
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Two sensor arrays sit like eyes on the visor, which make it look a little like a robot's face but allow the headset to offer 6-degrees-of-freedom positional tracking without external sensor nodes.
Compared to other Windows Mixed Reality headsets from HP, Dell, and Lenovo, Acer's arguably looks the most futuristic and sleek.
The plastic build doesn't scream quality when compared to the likes of the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, though the headset feels nice enough to pop on one's bonce.
That's easily done as well, thanks to a single padded headband, reminiscent of the PlayStation VR headset, that holds the headset in place and is adjusted by a screw-like wheel to tighten or loosen the band to fit the wearer's noggin.
Foam surrounds the eyepiece to make the headset more comfortable when its pressed against the face. The cushioning is decent and resistant to sweat, though it doesn't feel particularly plush and we found it got a little warm after 30 minutes of wear if we were moving around a lot.
If things get too toasty or claustrophobic, getting a brief respite is easy as a hinge on the headset allows it to be flipped-up like a visor. It's a neat feature that's a lot easier than taking the headset on and off, especially if you want to check things back in the real world.
Two cables, one HDMI 2.0 and another USB 3.0, run out of the headset's right side to be connected to a laptop or desktop. A 3.5mm jack dangles by these cables for wearers to plug in headphones.
On the whole, Acer Mixed Reality headset is roomy and comfortable to wear, it just has a more no-frills feel to it than more expensive and demanding VR hardware.
The headset's bundled controllers follow Microsoft Mixed Reality hardware reference designs more closely and look like the Oculus Touch controllers.
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They come equipped with trigger and grip buttons, a clickable touchpad and joysticks. At the end of each controller is a ring of white LEDs that work in tandem with the headset's front sensors to track a user's movements.
While they can withstand a knock or two and are nice and lightweight, the plastic construction doesn't feel as smooth or premium as, say, a PlayStation 4 controller. And needing two AA batteries to power each controller feels a little retrograde for a device that's meant to evoke feelings of next-gen tech.
Nevertheless, they aren't too shabby for navigating the Windows Mixed Reality platform.
Window into mixed realityGetting started with Windows Mixed Reality is a doddle. Once the headset was plugged in it took a mere 10 minutes or so to set up.
Acer's Mixed Reality headset can be used sitting down with a mouse or standing up with the controllers. And once you set up a VR 'boundary' by tracing a rough square in front of your machine and have paired the Bluetooth controllers with a Windows 10 PC or laptop, you're good to dive into Windows Mixed Reality.
It greets you with the imaginatively-named "Cliff House" environment which features a minimalist virtual house situated on the cliff overlooking the sea.
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At first glance, Cliff House looks rather lovely. Acer has equipped the headset with two 2.9in displays running at a combined resolution of 2,880 by 1,440 pixels and offering 110 degrees horizontal field of view.
It has a sharper resolution per eye than the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, which both sports resolutions of 1,080 x 1,200 per peeper. But while the image was sharp we found that the LCD panels in the Acer Mixed Reality headset couldn't match vibrancy or contrast of the OLED displays in the aforementioned headsets.
That might be a slightly unfair comparison as both of those headsets were considerably more expensive at launch than the £400 Acer headset.
Still, Acer's headset put on an impressive display regardless, particularly as it was refreshing at 90hz which kept motion sickness at bay for us.
It's worth noting that we had the headset plugged into an Asus ROG Strix GL702VM, equipped with a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and Nvidia's 6GB Geforce GTX 1060. The gaming laptop can crunch through games at 1080p with settings maxed out and does a fair job with gaming at 1440p resolution, meaning its a gutsy 'VR-ready' machine.
Acer's headset can be used on laptops with integrated graphics, but the refresh rate is set at 60hz which may cause some people to feel a little nauseous.
While the Acer headset doesn't demand the same level of computing power as higher-end headsets, we still reckon its best used with a gutsy machine for the smoothest virtual experience.
Poking around Redmond's virtual holiday homeZipping around the Cliff House is done using either a mouse while sitting or the controllers when standing to select a zone to teleport to. You can then move physically around an area depending on how large your VR boundary is.
Thanks to the use of an integrated gyroscope, accelerometer and magnetometer, the movement is a rather neat mix of physical and virtual actions that bypass space constraints and the potential for feeling nauseous.
The Cliff House acts as both a virtual space and a user interface with access to the Windows Store and a variety of familiar apps.
The Edge browser, Skype, and Photos apps are displayed on the walls of the virtual house and can be interacted with or moved around at will to be placed on other surfaces or just left to hang in the air.
Once we got used to wrangling with the controls and accurately using the pointers that protrude out of the - movement tracking didn't feel quite as accurate as the HTC Vive with its mass of built-in and external sensors but messing around with apps and virtual windows felt pretty good.
We downloaded the Netflix VR app and placed the window onto the screen of a personal cinema style room in the Cliff House. It's arguably a novelty, but being able to watch the latest Netflix series on a massive virtual screen rather than a TV in our poky London flat was a nice way to ease into VR.
Matrix movementBut things get more compelling when you boot up the albeit limited VR experiences Windows Mixed Reality has to offer. The best example being Superhot VR.
Taking the indie game that has players fighting enemies in a stark world where time only moves forward when the player does and putting it into VR is bloody brilliant.
If ever you want to feel like Neo from The Matrix, then Superhot VR is the game to evoke those feelings.
Being able to physically dodge bullets in slow motion while slinging an ashtray at a glowing assailant, then catching their gun mid-air and riddling their oncoming pals with lead is nothing short of brilliant.
With the Acer headset movement tracking is spot on here, with the rare exception of when we flailed our arms too far to our sides or behind us thereby losing the headset's sensor detection.
In one firefight situation, we quickly ducked below a set of shelves to avoid bullets, found a book and various other bits and bobs and hurled them at the enemies in a makeshift Jason Bourne-like fashion. Thanks to the solid moment tracking, such a move felt intuitive and helped make the game feel intense and captivating despite the minimal use of colours and graphics.
This felt like VR at its finest. Just don't do what we did and forget to turn on the VR boundary, as walloping a load-bearing wall at force leads to skinned knuckles.
Unfortunately, other such experiences on the Windows Mixed Reality platform are lacking, and Superhot VR is available for SteamVR, which prevents it from being a game to compel people to adopt Redmond's take on VR.
And that's the crux of Windows Mixed Reality overall. There's simply no enough VR content on it to make it a platform to commit to over those from Oculus or Steam.
Windows Mixed Reality support is offered in SteamVR but it's currently in its early days and there aren't many games that are supported for MR headsets.
Also, the MR part is a bit of a misnomer, as unlike Microsoft's HoloLens, there's no AR superimposing of digital assets and apps over real-world objects. One could argue that having access to desktop apps in a VR space is a form of mixing apps we use in the real-world with a virtual environment but that's a bit of a stretch.
In shortWith the current software lineup, it's difficult to recommend Windows Mixed Reality and its compatible headsets over platforms from Oculus and others, though that could change over time if Microsoft gets more developers on-board and shores up compatibility with the likes of SteamVR.
This isn't Acer's fault, and it has produced a capable and comfortable VR headset with only a few minor gripes when compared to its high-end rivals.
However, where Acer loses out is on price; £400 is a lot of money for just a VR headset that doesn't have a massive range of apps to jump into. But Acer's not alone, with other Windows Mixed Reality headsets priced well above £300.
Such Windows-reliant headsets may be more compelling if the PlayStation VR didn't offer a headset and games bundle for the same price, and if the Oculus Rift bundle hadn't dropped in price down to £400.
With such a price drop, an established software library and SteamVR support as well, the Oculus Rift is the headset we'd recommend to anyone keen to get into PC-based VR.
Microsoft needs to bulk out Windows Mixed Reality and actually add in some AR features to make MR more than a swish tech term. If and when that happens we'd be keen to see Acer follow up its headset with a refined successor that has access to enough content to let it stretch its virtual chops. µ
The goodSharp screen, neat design, and easy setup, decent movement tracking, team VR comparability.
The badLess than premium materials, plastic build, controllers need four AA batteries.
The uglyThere's not enough VR or true mixed reality content to justify the £400 price tag, especially when the Oculus Rift is now the same price and offers more.
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APPLE WILL RELEASE a 6.1in iPhone this year that will resemble the iPhone X and cost just $699 (around £500) according to KGI.
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In a note seen by 9to5Mac, KGI is predicting that Apple's mooted 6.1in iPhone will "use slightly fewer premium components" than the iPhone X, such as an aluminum frame instead of stainless steel. Despite this, it will reportedly look near identical Apple's notch-equipped flagship.
This all sounds like a winning formula to KGI, which expects the 6.1in LCD-screened model to be Apple's "most popular" 2018 device, and expects it to see total sales of around 100 million units. 
In comparison, KGI's Ming-Chi Kuo expects the current iPhone X to ship a total of 62 million units in its lifetime.
Alongside the 6.1in iPhone, Apple is also expected to launch a new and improved iPhone X with souped-up internals and a larger iPhone X Plus with a 6.5in OLED display. While KGI expects the lesser-specced model to retail for $699, pricing for the other two models is not yet known. 
5/2/18: Apple will reportedly make Intel its sole supplier of cellular modems for its 2018 iPhones, eliminating its reliance on Qualcomm.
So says KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, naturally, who reports via 9to5Mac that: "Intel will be the exclusive supplier of baseband chip for 2H18 new iPhone models, while Qualcomm may not have a share of the orders at all."
According to Kuo, Intel can meet Apple's technical requirements and offers more competitive prices. The modem which Apple may be using is Intel's XMM 7560 modem which supports 4×4 MIMO technology.
This move comes amid escalating tensions between Apple and Qualcomm. One of the firms' most recent legal squabbles saw the chipmaker accuse Apple of sharing proprietary code with Intel, including confidential information about its chips.
Despite this ongoing hostility between the two firms, Kuo doesn't rule out Qualcomm returning to the supply chain, perhaps as concessions in the patent lawsuit settlement.
He adds that there's also a risk that Intel may not be ready for 5G as quickly as Qualcomm, which may also force Apple's hand.
26/1/18: Apple will launch a single OLED iPhone this year with a 6.5in screen, according to DigiTimes, despite earlier speculation that it was also planning a 5.8in successor to the iPhone X.
DigiTimes' report, which we'd advise to take with a pinch of salt, claims that Apple plans to abandon the 5.8in OLED iPhone form factor after just one generation, and plans instead to launch just the 6.5in iPhone X Plus later this year.
It notes, however, that Apple has "not yet made the final decision" and notes that the firm has been testing four different iPhone designs for 2018.
Still, it seems pretty confident that Apple'' 2018 lineup will comprise of 5.8in LCD, a 6.1in LCD, and the 6.5in OLED phone iPhone models. 
Elsewhere in its report, DigiTimes also claims that an iPhone SE successor with wireless charging, and no 3D Touch, will make its debut later this year.
19/1/18: A new report from KGI, via 9to5Mac, reaffirms previous speculation that Apple will launch a three-tier iPhone lineup this year, including a 6.1in LCD model with a "similar design to the iPhone X", a sequel to last year's iPhone X and the 6.5in iPhone X Plus. 
This comes despite KGI's claims that the iPhone X hasn't sold as well as first thought. The analyst outfit expects Apple to ship 18 million iPhone X units in the current quarter, significantly below other estimates in the 20-30 million range.
With these lackluster figures in mind, KGI expects the iPhone X to hit the end of life status around mid-2018 with sales of 62 million units in total, lower than its previous forecast of 80 million.
30/11/17: Apple is reportedly developing in-house power management chips that could debut in next year's iPhones, according to a report at Nikkei
The report claims that the chip "would be the most advanced in the industry" and could dramatically extend the battery life of iPhones. Nikkei says that while a timeframe is not yet locked down, Apple is hoping to debut the chips in its 2018 iPhones.
This could be bad news for UK outfit Dialog, which currently designs the power management chips for iPhones.  If Apple - which last year accounted for 74 percent of Dialog's revenue - was to switch to in-house circuitry, it would no longer be required to hand over royalty payments. 
The company's stock has already fallen by 15 percent following Nikkei's report, although neither Apple nor Dialog has commented on the rumors.
Earlier this year, Apple told UK-based Imagination Technologies that it would stop licensing its GPU designs. This news saw the company's stock tumbled more than 70 percent in a single day, and the two firms are now embroiled in a legal battle
20/11/17: KGI Securities is predicting that Apple's 2018 iPhone line-up will include 'significantly faster' baseband chips, with Intel, set to be the main supplier.
KGI says that Intel will provide 70 to 80 percent of the improved chips, which will pack 4×4 MIMO technology compared to the current 2×2 MIMO chips currently used in Apple smartphones.
The remaining chips are set to come from Qualcomm, according to the research note, despite the previous speculation that Apple was set to cut ties with the American chipmaker due to escalating legal tensions between the two firms.
While Qualcomm will still have a hand in next year's iPhones, KGI notes that Apple is working on building its own baseband chips, in a bid to help it reduce costs in the future. 
14/11/17: Apple will reportedly release three new iPhones next year and all of them will come with a notched display, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. 
Kuo expects Apple to release three iPhones in 2018, including 5.8in and 6.5in models with OLED displays and a cheaper 6.1in handset with an LCD display, according to a research note seen by MacRumors.
"Two new OLED models target high-end market; new TFT-LCD model aims at low-end & midrange markets," Kuo said.
"The new TFT-LCD model will differ significantly from the OLED models in hardware and design specs (for instance, the PPI will be lower). The primary selling points of the TFT-LCD model may be the innovative user experience of an integrated full-screen design and 3D sensing with a lower price tag (we expect it will likely be US$649-749)."
Kuo goes on to say that all three models will likely come equipped with a full-screen notched design and TrueDepth camera system like that seen on the iPhone X, with all three handsets tipped to dump Touch ID in favor of Apple's new, crackable Face ID system
Earlier rumors also claimed that next year's iPhone(s) could ship without modem chips from Qualcomm, with Apple said to be testing modem chips from Intel and MediaTek to potentially include in its 2018 hardware line-up. There's also talk of the so-called iPhone 11 packing a Samsung-built A12 chip
Kuo also suggested that Apple will have a lot more of the 'new' iPhones available at launch when compared to the 80 million iPhone units shipped in the second half of this year.
While Kuo predicts the cheaper LCD model to fetch around $700, there's no word yet as to how much Apple's next-gen OLED models are likely to cost.
We're going to go out on a whim and predict that the new iPhones will probably be announced in September next year.

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WE'RE WELL AND TRULY into the new year now, which means it's time to look forward to a fresh foray of innovative new gadgets, all with the same goal: to keep us distracted from the fact that there is no meaning to life. 

But whatever happens in the year ahead, one thing is for certain, the tech product companies - from the usual big players to fresh startups, and even those that aren't even at that stage yet - are cooking up cutting-edge innovations to wow us in the coming months as we wait patiently for the next big industry changer to come along.

With that, here are our 10 most anticipated gadgets of the coming year.
Halberd 
Touted as "the world's most advanced NextGen smart Bluetooth key and lock", Halberd is a brand new gadget for 2018 which automatically locks your PC every time you walk away. Made by GateKeeper, Halberd is perfect for those who are perhaps less cautious when it comes to privacy and security and is an ideal desktop companion if you often forget to log out or lock your machine when leaving your workspace temporarily.

Forget timeout policies, have the GateKeeper and Halberd continuously authenticate your presence and remain signed in.
The Halberd has just finished a successful stint on Kickstarter, reaching its goal of $50,100. Expect to see it officially available within the coming months.
LG 8K TV
Just when you thought TVs couldn't get more ridiculously detailed, LG goes and announces the 88in 8K (YES, EIGHT) OLED panel TV ahead of CES, claiming to have the largest and highest-resolution OLED panel ever.

We don't know much else about the record-breaking TV just yet but expect it to be more expensive than a small house. The Korean firm will be unveiling more in the coming days at the CES conference in Las Vegas, but so far we know it will be available this year, if you have a spare couple quid, that is.
Dell XPS 13 2018 edition
Dell kicked off the year by announcing a souped-up version of its XPS 13 laptop, the 2018 edition. Just like the refreshed XPS 13 launched just late last year, the firm's fresh model packs Intel's latest 8th-generation Core i5 or i7 processors, which are offered with a choice of 4GB, 8GB or 16GB RAM and up to 1TB of SSD storage.

The device not only boasts a lovely bezel-less display but according to Dell, users will be able to squeeze a whopping 20-hours of battery life out of it when running in full HD (dropping to 11 hours in 4k Ultra HD mode).

The XPS 13 2018 edition is also said to offer twice the grunt of the 2015 model, thanks to better power management. This is down to the new thermal design of the laptop, which uses Gore thermal insulation for better heat dissipation. There's also a 'dynamic power mode' that intelligently delivers maximum power when needed, while carefully monitoring system temperatures. Dell said the XPS 13 will be available later this month.
Apple HomePod
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The Apple HomePod was originally supposed to be with us before Christmas last year, but the Amazon Echo rival supposedly wasn't quite ready yet. 2018 is the year that those baked well and truly into the iOS ecosystem have been waiting for: an Alexa of the Apple variety.

The HomePod is Apple's first stab at the Amazon and Google-dominated smart speaker market. Like its competitors, the speaker is controlled by Apple's AI assistant - Siri - which can do things such as read out the news and send iMessages and also act as a "musicologist" that will help you discover new music.

The device itself measures 7in tall, and Apple has defended its bin-like design by talking up its "seamless 3D mesh fabric" as having acoustic properties. Inside you'll find Apple's A8 processor, which the company claims is "the biggest brain inside of a speaker". This sits alongside a 4in Apple-built subwoofer and a seven tweeter array with precision acoustic horns and directional control.

Expect to see the HomePod in, er, homes sometime "early this year". 
Samsung CJ791 curved QLED monitor


Samsung Electronics expanded the connectivity and performance capabilities of its signature curved display line-up this year with the debut of its CJ791 monitor, claiming it to be the first curved monitor to feature Intel's Thunderbolt 3 connectivity.
A desktop essential for anyone who needs to multitask to get everything done in time, the  34in CJ791 is designed for business audiences, but entertainment purposes, too, thanks to its 3440x1440 ultra-wide QHD resolution display.

Through a Thunderbolt 3 cable, CJ791 users can link and dock their monitor and laptop without a chaos of cables. The Thunderbolt 3 connection provides processing speed of up to 40Gbps, allowing users to enjoy connectivity across a full ecosystem of docks, displays and peripheral devices including Macs, USB type-C laptops, and other desktop accessories like storage drives or external graphics cards. The Thunderbolt 3 interface also enables the CJ791 to provide up to 85 watts of laptop charging power.

The CJ791 will be available later this month, Samsung said. 
PROOF
PROOF is a wristband wearable with a difference. Not only does it seek to look after your health, but by doing so it might just save your life. The band is touted as revolutionizing the way we consume alcohol by tracking our BAC levels and relaying statistics to the accompanying app on iOS or Android.
PROOF has been designed for anybody who drinks alcohol, from casual drinkers to all night partiers, with patent-pending technology to help you safely consume. But the user doesn't have to go out of their way to check if they've had enough before they venture on their journey home. Proof has an automatic tracking feature which senses alcohol through your skin. Then, a smart alert system notifies the wearer when they've had one too many through vibration and LED alerts.

PROOF is currently still in development but we should see it commercially available later this year.
Lenovo ThinkPad T series


Chinese laptop giant Lenovo kicked off the year by unveiling a new range of thinner and lighter ThinkPad devices to be released later this year, all powered by 8th Generation Intel Core processors.
The new ThinkPad T Series, however, is perhaps the most noteworthy among the fresh line-up. Marketed as a "corporate workhorse", this series includes privacy protection features such as an IR camera, fingerprint reader and a ‘ThinkShutter' webcam cover to protect users from being watched by computer hijackers. However, the big deal with the T Series is that Lenovo claims some of the models' battery will last over a full day without needing a charge, delivering a whopping 27 hours of juice

In the line-up comprises of the ThinkPad T480, which starts at $989 (£730); the T480s, which starts at $1,269 (£935); and the T580, which starts at $1,079 (£795). All will be available sometime later this month.
MyKronoz ZeTime Hybrid Smartwatch
After raising more than $6m on Kickstarter and Indiegogo last year, MyKronoz - a watchmaking brand aimed at the smart generation - just announced that its time hybrid smartwatches will be available to buy this early this year with a retail price starting at $199 (£180).
The unique thing about MyKronoz's smartwatches is that they are the world's first "hybrid" devices of their kind. That is thy offer the classic design of a Swiss timepiece with the advanced features of a smartwatch via mechanical hands that tick away over a color touchscreen.

The ZeTime Petite (39mm) and Regular (44mm) models both feature proprietary ‘Smart Movement' technology which is said to enable ZeTime's always-on hands to function for up to 30 days with a single charge. 
Samsung's Galaxy S9 smartphone

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No year in tech would be complete without the launch of a Samsung flagship phone now, would it? Nope. Like clockwork, Samsung will unveil its latest S device by Springtime, and already we have a pretty good idea what the handset will look like thanks to those good old online leaks and rumors.  
Samsung already unveiled the processor that will be powering it, Exynos 9 Series 9810, giving away some of the features we're likely to see, such as iPhone X Face ID-style functionality. There's also a good chance it'll boast a choice between a 5.8in or 6.2in QHD+ Super AMOLED curved display, Android 8.0 'O' and a display embedded fingerprint scanner

With reports claiming that Samsung will start production of the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus this year, it's likely that the handsets will debut earlier in the year than the Galaxy S8, and hints that Samsung could be planning a launch at next year's MWC.

There's no word yet on pricing for the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. If anything like the S8, expect handsets to fetch around £689 and £779 SIM-free.  
Nutale Live GPS tracker
GPS tracking devices aren't anything new. The likes of TrackR, Tile, etc have been on the market for some good time now. But one thing they are missing is a proper live GPS tracking technology. Annoyingly, you have to enable Bluetooth and ensure it's in a range to connect to your device and find your belongings. This isn't ideal, especially when you've lost something outside your house and don't have the foggiest where it's got to.
Meet Nutale, a much more intelligent personal GPS tracker. This small and powerful device is different because it gives you actual real-time positioning so you can keep track of your possessions, or even kids and pets - basically anything that moves. You'll know exactly where they got to and where they are going.

Nutale also lets you set a safety region on your app to enable geo-fence alerts as well as access up to four weeks of historical footprints. It features an emergency SOS button and up to 30 days rechargeable battery life, too. The device isn't available just yet but expects it to hit online stores in the coming months.

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