The smell of coffee. Your nose twitches. Minutes later, the need for caffeine drives you out of bed. That's the concept behind Sensorwake, a $110 (about AU$150 or £75 converted) alarm clock that diffuses the enticing scent of your choice -- such as coffee, money or mint -- at the appointed hour. The odor of smelly litter box is more likely to roust me from my slumber, but I can understand why that might not be a popular choice.

The Best Gadgets on CES 2016 (part 2)

All the cool new gadgets at CES 2016.
Our picks of the hottest, coolest and most sizzling tech on show in Las Vegas.

Sensorwake

The smell of coffee. Your nose twitches. Minutes later, the need for caffeine drives you out of bed. That's the concept behind Sensorwake, a $110 (about AU$150 or £75 converted) alarm clock that diffuses the enticing scent of your choice -- such as coffee, money or mint -- at the appointed hour. The odor of smelly litter box is more likely to roust me from my slumber, but I can understand why that might not be a popular choice.
The smell of coffee. Your nose twitches. Minutes later, the need for caffeine drives you out of bed. That’s the concept behind Sensorwake, a $110 (about AU$150 or £75 converted) alarm clock that diffuses the enticing scent of your choice — such as coffee, money or mint — at the appointed hour. The odor of smelly litter box is more likely to roust me from my slumber, but I can understand why that might not be a popular choice.

Smart Ski Airbag Vest

As a professional klutz, I'm all for padding as much of myself as possible short of bubble wrappage. The Smart Ski Airbag Vest incorporates gyroscopic sensors, an accelerometer and a GPS in service of keeping you safe, inflating to protect your hips, back and insides when it detects a potential fall. It's targeted at skiers -- well-funded ones, at $1,200 a pop (roughly £815, AU$1,668) -- but this would make a great product for elders with balance issues as well. You won't be able to buy it until the weather warms this summer (but happily, midwinter for Australians).
As a professional klutz, I’m all for padding as much of myself as possible short of bubble wrappage. The Smart Ski Airbag Vest incorporates gyroscopic sensors, an accelerometer and a GPS in service of keeping you safe, inflating to protect your hips, back and insides when it detects a potential fall. It’s targeted at skiers — well-funded ones, at $1,200 a pop (roughly £815, AU$1,668) — but this would make a great product for elders with balance issues as well. You won’t be able to buy it until the weather warms this summer (but happily, midwinter for Australians).

Sevenhugs’ Smart Remote

It's hard enough corralling your out-of-control home theater: When you start tossing in everything electronic in your home, the number of controllers and interfaces multiplies awkwardly. The whimsically named Sevenhugs is working on an easily programmed but generically named Smart Remote to bring order to your smart-home chaos. It'll cost less than $200 and is expected to enter preorder by March, but unfortunately won't work (and probably never will) on children, parents, whiny cats or yappy dogs.
It’s hard enough corralling your out-of-control home theater: When you start tossing in everything electronic in your home, the number of controllers and interfaces multiplies awkwardly. The whimsically named Sevenhugs is working on an easily programmed but generically named Smart Remote to bring order to your smart-home chaos. It’ll cost less than $200 and is expected to enter preorder by March, but unfortunately won’t work (and probably never will) on children, parents, whiny cats or yappy dogs.

Origin PC Omni

The intersection between gaming PCs and all-in-ones is pretty small; pretty much the null set. But this system sounds like it's got the horsepower, the essential discrete graphics card -- an Nvidia Titan X, no less -- and a display (a curved 34-incher) that just might win over gamers. And unlike most all-in-ones, it's upgradable. It's slated to arrive by the end of March, and the price is up in the air -- we estimate it'll start at around $2,000 in the US, which is about £1,400 or AU$2,800.
The intersection between gaming PCs and all-in-ones is pretty small; pretty much the null set. But this system sounds like it’s got the horsepower, the essential discrete graphics card — an Nvidia Titan X, no less — and a display (a curved 34-incher) that just might win over gamers. And unlike most all-in-ones, it’s upgradable. It’s slated to arrive by the end of March, and the price is up in the air — we estimate it’ll start at around $2,000 in the US, which is about £1,400 or AU$2,800.

DJI Developer Challenge

This isn't a thing you can buy; this is a thing we need to happen. The challenge is for developers to create a drone-plus-Ford F150 system for use in tracking emergency-response situations. The winning system will be adopted by the United Nations Development Program and will earn the developer $100,000 (around £68,000 or AU$140,000).
This isn’t a thing you can buy; this is a thing we need to happen. The challenge is for developers to create a drone-plus-Ford F150 system for use in tracking emergency-response situations. The winning system will be adopted by the United Nations Development Program and will earn the developer $100,000 (around £68,000 or AU$140,000).

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