It’s no secret that Google has been working on autonomous cars for quite some time, but we were surprised to see this diminutive prototype, which has no steering wheel, accelerator or brake pedal, though it currently tops out at 25mph.
With the help of an HDTV antenna, Tablo records and streams TV shows to mobile devices and desktop computers. It also lets you search and record shows through your mobile device. It also works with Roku, Apple TV and Chromecast.
Store your cash and cache your files in this dual-purpose pocket accessory. Made by Ravi Ratan, this 8GB USB flash drive has an integrated money clip. It’s available in a polished or brushed silver finish.
We’ve seen a robot that could run as fast as a cheetah, but it was unwieldy. This portable robot can amble along all on its own, and the Performance model can hit speeds up to 20mph, has 2-hour battery life and an on-board camera.
The Surface Pro 3 has a 12″ 3:2 2160×1440 touchscreen, 4th generation Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 CPU, 4GB or 8GB RAM, 64GB to 512GB storage and a digitizer pen. For some reason its keyboard cover is still sold separately though.
A solar lantern which provides up to 16 hours of light per charge. Works as a task light, ambient light, or nightlight, and can also charge mobile gadgets in a pinch. Its solar panel can be placed outside a tent while the lamp stays inside.
This gadget is small enough to throw in your backpack, but provides DSLR and small camera users with a rig for stable shots. Works with a variety of pro accessories, and can clip onto your beltline when extended, for added stability.
This promising virtual reality system can be used with HDTVs, gaming consoles, PCs and anything that has an HDMI output. It also has a clever controller that can be used as a gun, a joystick, a gamepad and a motion controller.
Next Thing Co.’s Otto is a camera that can take short videos and send them to your mobile device as .GIFs. It also has a variety of filters and other effects. The camera is powered by the Raspberry Pi and is hacker- and modder-friendly.
The Drift Light is an LED bulb that you can set to gradually dim until it switches off or leaves a minimal glow. It doesn’t need any special remote control, which means you can install it on most sockets and lamps.
The BaseCamp is more than a bigger version of the Camp Stove. Its thermoelectric generator can now store electricity for later use and charge gadgets at 5W. It also comes with a USB gooseneck light and can be used to grill or boil.
Sony updates its bestselling compact camera. The RX100 Mk.III is equipped with the fast Bionz X image processor, a 20.9MP Exmor CMOS sensor, a pop-up electronic viewfinder and a Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T 24-70mm F1.8-2.8 lens.
For better or for worse, Microsoft has decided to offer an Xbox One edition that doesn’t come with the Kinect. The edition is $100 cheaper than the full package, and has the same price as the PS4. RIP sign out prank.
Despite its tacky name, the iStick provides much needed storage for iOS device users. Its a USB drive with an integrated Lightning connector to transfer files directly to and from your device. Available in 8GB to 128GB variants.
Tado modernizes air conditioners. It works with any IR remote-controlled AC unit, letting you manage it from your mobile device. Using your phone’s GPS and Bluetooth capabilities, Tado can also automatically turn your AC on or off.
Marshall’s new online outlet sells refurbished items at up to 40% off, even though at most they only have damaged packaging. Right now it has some awesome Stanmore speakers at $160 off. Don’t get the Minor though. Not even for free.
Engineers at the EPFL are working on a robot arm that can figure out how to catch objects on its own. Like humans, the robot learns through imitation and trial and error. Robot baseball is going to be short and boring.
A lighter designed to help smokers quit. Quitbit tracks your smoking habits, lets you set limits, shows how much money you’ve saved by cutting back and more. You can even turn off its heating coil for a set amount of time.
The AR.Drone 3.0 – check it at 1:00 – aka Bebop uses software stabilization instead of a gimbal for less weight. It has a 14mp camera, a removable battery, GPS, a range extender/joystick accessory and Oculus Rift support.
The Auto-Fit keyboard case has a spring-loaded mechanism that makes it compatible with a variety of Android tablets. Its battery lasts up to a year per charge. The 7″ version is already out, with 8″ and 10″ sizes to follow.