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Google’s CES 2018 booth featured an impossible-to-ignore sign stating “Hey Google,” the command to wake up your smart assistant. Sarah Tew/CNET At one section of Google’s giant outdoor booth at CES was an impromptu, carney-style one-man show, with a guy wearing dark sunglasses and a white Google Assistant jumpsuit loudly and enthusiastically giving away free
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Efficient Hands-Free Vacuuming & Mopping — Forget about cleaning around the house and let this Wi-Fi connected robot do the work for you. With double-sided brushes, high suction power, a roller brush, and UV light, it makes quick work of cleaning and sanitizing. Thanks to the built-in obstacle avoidance and anti-collision system, it will automatically
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Get great results from your action cam as you capture your heroics … and your epic bails. When to Slo-MoThe GoPro Hero6 can shoot 1080p video at 240 frames per second—meaning that when you slow it down 10X, it looks amazing. But hitting the brakes doesn’t work for everything. Slo-mo is garbage for point-of-view angles.
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CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! The MyQ Garage works with most modern garage-door openers. Sarah Tew / CNET
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Before Gore-Tex was invented, there were plenty of materials to protect you from harsh weather, but they all came with trade-offs. Waxed cotton was heavy. Vinyl could drown you in your own sweat. Seal intestine (gut parka!) was favored by the Inuit but hardly made sense for mass production. That said, Bob Gore wasn’t attempting
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“It’s Just a More Comfortable Life” — The Zuli Smartplug is a compact wall plug that allows you to control virtually any appliance in your home–like lights, fans, thermostats, and more–on your own time. Rated at 1800 watts, the same as any North American outlet, the Zuli simply plugs into the wall and acts as
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Snowshoes have been around for 5,700 years. But this year Boulder, Colorado–based Crescent Moon has made the world’s first all-foam version. Velcro bindings keep your shoes strapped to a teardrop-­shaped platform made from two layers of ethylene-vinyl acetate, or EVA, the same stuff used to fashion flip-flops. The snowshoes might look low-tech, but the combination
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Helper robots were all over the Las Vegas Convention Center expo hall this year. It’s a neat trend, but we just wish manufacturers would stop giving their robot children such expressive eyes. Attendees endure a VR fitness experience at Samsung’s booth in the Las Vegas Convention Center during CES 2018. The robotics industry is intent
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CES, the yearly bacchanal of tech and innovation, has outgrown its shell. Las Vegas has been home to the event since the late 1970s and, for better or worse, the city has survived and served the influx of technologists who flock to the event each year to see the latest and greatest. But two things
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