Sony helps set the mood with lantern speaker that flickers like a candle

Subdued lighting and good music can help set a relaxing tone for the porch party or campout, but instead of having to break out separate devices, Sony has launched a portable lamp/speaker that offers 360-degree sound and puts out a candle-like glow.

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Samsung’s latest robot vac uses AI to recognize small obstacles

Samsung is claiming a few world firsts with its latest robot vacuum cleaner. The Jet Bot AI+ is said to be the first to feature an active stereo-type 3D sensor for object detection, and the first equipped with Intel AI for object recognition.

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Terra identifies backyard bird visitors by analyzing their songs

Although many people enjoy tracking which types of birds come through their backyards, they can't be watching their yards all the time. Terra is designed to help, by continuously identifying birds via their songs.

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Alexa-enabled sticky note printer churns out user-dictated reminders

Despite the current onslaught of "smart" devices, the humble handwritten sticky-note reminder is still hanging in there. That said, Amazon is planning on giving it a high-tech makeover of its own, with the Smart Sticky Note Printer.

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Samsung’s more precise SmartTag+ uses AR to guide you to lost items

Trackers have been helping us find lost keys and wallets for years now, but they aren’t all that precise beyond “it’s in Bluetooth range.” Samsung's new Galaxy SmartTag+ is the first tracker to use the more accurate ultra-wideband (UWB) technology.

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DropTop home workstation folds up into a wall-mounted art piece

One of the many cultural shifts driven by the COVID-19 pandemic is the growing number of people working from home, and furniture-maker Pith & Stem is looking to tap into this trend with a workstation that you mightn't even know was there.

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Amazon gauging consumer interest in Smart Cuckoo Clock

For many of us, cuckoo clocks are something quaint that we remember from our grandparents' homes. Nonetheless, Amazon is now looking at giving the device a 21st Century makeover, with its appropriately named Smart Cuckoo Clock.

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Bonbowl is a high-tech take on the humble hotplate

For decades, people without access to kitchens (such as college students) have cooked meals on portable electric hotplates. The Bonbowl gives that concept a modern makeover, by incorporating faster, more efficient induction heating technology.

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LG’s upcoming cordless stick vac empties itself before each recharge

LG is looking to clean up at CES 2021 with the announcement of a new cordless stick vacuum cleaner, which includes a charging station that automatically empties the vac's dustbin before topping up its battery.

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