IWhile bendy TVs and Bluetooth toothbrushes have hogged the headlines from CES 2014, we saw plenty of things to get really excited about. Steam Machines, Valve's PC-powered alternative to consoles, impressed. Sony's PlayStation Now could be the Netflix of videogames, streaming top titles to the device of your choice.
CES had more tablets than a pharmacist, and our favourite was Samsung's Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2. PCs haven’t given up though: Lenovo's gorgeous ThinkPad X1 Carbon promises to be the lightest ultrabook around, and its adaptive keyboard features a strip of capacitive buttons etched in electroluminescent ink so the buttons can change according to the program you're using.
It's all cool stuff, but what the world really wanted was wearables - wearable tech is really gathering momentum. We really liked LG's Lifeband Touch in the fitness category, and if you're interested in smartwatches we reckon you should take a look at the Pebble Steel: it's everything we like about the Pebble in a more traditional case.
But our very favourite thing about CES was a car. Toyota promised to bring fuel cell motoring to the world in just two years. If Toyota can do with hydrogen cars what it did with hybrids, we might just have seen the future of transport
2014 could be the year that Apple makes its biggest mistake in recent history [writes Gareth Beavis]. No, I'm not talking about the iWatch - I still think that could actually be rather good - no, Apple has to, HAS TO, bring out a large screen version of the iPhone or it's going to really struggle to stay relevant. Read more
"It's bigger, brighter, bolder, much more personal - and much more controversial" we wrote in our Windows 8 review. And you only need to take a quick glance down at the comments underneath that article to see some of the anger directed at Microsoft. Where was the hallowed Start button? Why had the desktop been demoted to app status? How does this new-fangled Start screen work? Read more
Sony's be late to the 'mini phone' party, but it might have just taken the lead with the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact. It's an odd phone for a number of reasons - but not many of them negative. For starters, the Z1 Compact, has pretty much the same internal make up as the Sony Xperia Z1. Read more
Valve's Steam Machines have been stealing the headlines at CES 2014. There will certainly be more to come, but for now we've rounded up the Steam Machines that have been announced so you can pick through the details and find your favourite. Read more
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The premium compact camera market is a crowded, but the S120 is one of the most solid performers you can buy. It's a good option for those who want top-notch image quality from something that fits snugly in a pocket.
The iPhone 5S is, predictably, the best iPhone ever from Apple. But the combination of iOS 7 to freshen things up with a powerful core and great camera mean that this phone should be considered on its own considerable merits.
Simply plug the WDTV Play media player into a spare HDMI port and this little box gives you access to Netflix, YouTube, Spotify and more on your HDTV. Not only that, but it will stream files off your home PCs in a wide variety of formats and has a USB port for connecting hard drives, digital cameras and camcorders. Features built-in Wi-Fi and an ethernet port.
Usually £59.95, the Veho VSS-009-360BT M4 Portable Rechargable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker is now just £26.99 at Amazon.co.uk - that's less than half price. With 2 x 2.2 Watt power output for big sound and internal rechargeable batteries offering up to 5 hours playtime from its Internal Lithium rechargeable battery, this is your perfect partner for portable music.