HTC Vive Wins CES 2017 With Wireless VR And Motion Tracking For Real-Life Objects

HTC announced some new upgrades for their Vive VR platform - including a new motion tracker, wireless adaptor and improved audio. But is this new hardware any good? I went to their private event at CES 2017 and found out...

HTC Vive Wins CES 2017 With Wireless VR And Motion Tracking For Real-Life Objects

The Best TVs Of CES 2017

Another year, another tonne of TV announcements at CES 2017 - but what were the best screens out there in Vegas? I found out and wrote a feature for BBC's Science Focus Magazine!

The Best TVs Of CES 2017

Subscribe For The Chance To Win A Monster Superstar Hotshot Portable Speaker

Everybody hates Blue Monday - the gloomiest day of the year according to research. Well, let's cheer things up with the chance to win a Monster Superstar Hotshot: one of the best bluetooth speakers I've ever tested. To enter, just subscribe to New Rising Media's mailing list.

Subscribe For The Chance To Win A Monster Superstar Hotshot Portable Speaker

CES 2017 - TinyMOS Tiny1 Is The World's First Astronomy Camera Made Small, Cheap And Easy To Use

We all love to take pictures of the starry skies at night. But to achieve the same incredible astronomy photography seen on desktop wallpapers and magazines, it takes some incredibly expensive and cumbersome equipment. That is until now, as the Tiny1 reproduces incredible space pictures with the form factor of a smartphone.

CES 2017 - TinyMOS Tiny1 Is The World's First Astronomy Camera Made Small, Cheap And Easy To Use

CES 2017 - Holosonics Audio Spotlight Is The Speaker That Only You Can Hear

Ever wished you could just shut out the times when your friends decide to watch terrible shows on the TV? Well, with Holosonics Audio Spotlight speakers, now you can - built to project sounds like a beam of light to the person sitting right in front of it.

CES 2017 - Holosonics Audio Spotlight Is The Speaker That Only You Can Hear

Does The Nintendo Switch Stand A Chance?

Way back in October, I wrote a somewhat controversial piece about why the Nintendo Switch is set up for failure - highlighting some key problems the company should avoid if they want to stand a chance against Sony and Microsoft. Did they listen? Let's take a look at what they announced in Tokyo.

Does The Nintendo Switch Stand A Chance?

CES 2017 - Kino-mo Holographic Technology Is The Future Of In-Store Displays

When you think of in-store posters, chances are you imagine a simple poster hanging in the window. But Kino-mo are looking to innovate with their brand new Hypervsn technology - bringing 3D holograms to stores.

CES 2017 - Kino-mo Holographic Technology Is The Future Of In-Store Displays

Snapchat Spectacles Took Over CES 2017 Without Actually Being There

As the next Snapchat Spectacles location was revealed just outside the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas, Snap Inc. quickly became one of the most influential companies at CES without actually being on the show floor.

Snapchat Spectacles Took Over CES 2017 Without Actually Being There

CES 2017 - Emotech’s Olly Is A Robot With Feelings

Meet Olly - a CES Innovation Award-Winning robot by Emotech which they claim has both “feelings,” and a “personality.” As someone who was equally amazed and terrified when watching Her, I’m going to give this device the benefit of the doubt.

CES 2017 - Emotech’s Olly Is A Robot With Feelings

This Smart Toothbrush Uses “Embedded AI” To Improve Your Brushing

If one word was needed, to describe many gadgets at CES 2017, it would be “over-engineered” - companies that build a product, to solve a problem that never existed in the first place. Part of me believes that this AI-enabled toothbrush, known as Ara falls into that category.

This Smart Toothbrush Uses “Embedded AI” To Improve Your Brushing

LG ‘Smart Instaview’ Fridge Has One Killer App Amongst A Lot Of Pointless Features

Following the initial tease last year, LG have formally announced their Smart Instaview fridge at CES 2017 - but only one feature truly sticks out amongst a sea of pointless additions.

LG ‘Smart Instaview’ Fridge Has One Killer App Amongst A Lot Of Pointless Features

CES 2017: What To Expect From The World’s Biggest Tech Show?

So, Christmas is over… Now what? Well, for any nerd, that would be CES – the Consumer Electronics Show. Every January, Las Vegas comes alive with the global gadget giants announcing their line-up of tech for the whole year.

CES 2017: What To Expect From The World’s Biggest Tech Show?

Maypole Or Meatball? The Love Actually Conundrum

I’ll be honest… I’m writing this article in an attempt to defend myself in the face of sheer Love Actually related embarrassment. While speaking to my girlfriend about this wonderful film, I let drop that my understanding of Joe’s famous line to Billy Mack is “Ten minutes at Elton John’s, and you’re as gay as a meatball,” rather than “maypole.”

Maypole Or Meatball? The Love Actually Conundrum

‘Toilet Paper For Smartphones’ Installed In Japanese Airport Bathrooms

Be honest - you use your phone while sat on the toilet… Not the most hygienic of activities. But now, an airport in Japan is staying true to the country’s reputation for cleanliness after installing ‘toilet paper’ dispensers for people to clean their smartphones after bathroom use.

‘Toilet Paper For Smartphones’ Installed In Japanese Airport Bathrooms

EU Says UK Snooper’s Charter Is Illegal And ‘Not Justified Within A Democratic Society’

The European Union has condemned Britain’s recently approved Investigatory Powers Bill as illegal - claiming the legislation “exceeds the limits of what is strictly necessary and cannot be considered to be justified within a democratic society.”

EU Says UK Snooper’s Charter Is Illegal And ‘Not Justified Within A Democratic Society’

Study Shows Pokémon Go Did Boost Physical Activity, But Not For Long

Pokémon Go was a massive hit when it came out in the summer – inspiring people to get out the house walk for miles, just to catch ‘em all.  But, according to a study published by The BMJ, that physical activity only lasts six weeks.

Study Shows Pokémon Go Did Boost Physical Activity, But Not For Long