No more fighting over classical versus hip-hop. The Prizm connects to your speakers, scours devices in its proximity with playlists from major music-streaming services, and then finds (and remembers) what you like. By comparing the playlists it then identifies your taste and tries to come up with a happy medium. Tapping on the cross or the heart on the sides of the small pyramid does, well, exactly what you expect. It comes from a Kickstarter that achieved funding of more than 200 percent in October, and the first batch is scheduled to go to backers in early 2016.

The Best Gadgets on CES 2016 (part 3)

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

Parrot Disco

Aren't we all just a little tired of clunky-looking quadcopters? Parrot's Disco will let you fly your camera like an airplane. It doesn't operate quite the same way as a quad, but it sounds like a fun alternative. No pricing yet, but it's expected to ship sometime this year.
Aren’t we all just a little tired of clunky-looking quadcopters? Parrot’s Disco will let you fly your camera like an airplane. It doesn’t operate quite the same way as a quad, but it sounds like a fun alternative. No pricing yet, but it’s expected to ship sometime this year.

LG Signature refrigerator

It opens automatically when it senses you're standing by it and knocking on the window turns on the light to reveal the goodies within. OK, so not insanely craveable, but it lets me make this joke: - Knock, knock - Who's there? - Orange - Orange who? - Orange you glad you can see fruit without opening the door?
It opens automatically when it senses you’re standing by it and knocking on the window turns on the light to reveal the goodies within. OK, so not insanely craveable, but it lets me make this joke:
– Knock, knock
– Who’s there?
– Orange
– Orange who?
– Orange you glad you can see fruit without opening the door?

Sphero Force Band

I'm kind of over the Sphero as well as Star Wars in general (occupational hazard). But the Force Band lets you control the BB-8 Sphero with gestures, as if Yoda were standing next to you coaching. Much more fun than looking down at your phone. I'd love to sic this on my cats. Pricing isn't set yet, but Sphero expects to ship in fall of this year.
I’m kind of over the Sphero as well as Star Wars in general (occupational hazard). But the Force Band lets you control the BB-8 Sphero with gestures, as if Yoda were standing next to you coaching. Much more fun than looking down at your phone. I’d love to sic this on my cats. Pricing isn’t set yet, but Sphero expects to ship in fall of this year.

Prizm

No more fighting over classical versus hip-hop. The Prizm connects to your speakers, scours devices in its proximity with playlists from major music-streaming services, and then finds (and remembers) what you like. By comparing the playlists it then identifies your taste and tries to come up with a happy medium. Tapping on the cross or the heart on the sides of the small pyramid does, well, exactly what you expect. It comes from a Kickstarter that achieved funding of more than 200 percent in October, and the first batch is scheduled to go to backers in early 2016.
No more fighting over classical versus hip-hop. The Prizm connects to your speakers, scours devices in its proximity with playlists from major music-streaming services, and then finds (and remembers) what you like. By comparing the playlists it then identifies your taste and tries to come up with a happy medium. Tapping on the cross or the heart on the sides of the small pyramid does, well, exactly what you expect. It comes from a Kickstarter that achieved funding of more than 200 percent in October, and the first batch is scheduled to go to backers in early 2016.

Samsung’s Family Hub refrigerator

It's a refrigerator with a huge touchscreen embedded in the front with some useful apps and cameras to send you pictures of its contents. On one hand, that could come in really handy. On the other, gross hands. Still, someone who knows these things (Ry Crist) calls it "the most compelling appliance built for the smart home that we've seen to date." Compelling and expensive: it's expected to start selling this spring for $5,000 (about £3,370, or AU$6,860).
It’s a refrigerator with a huge touchscreen embedded in the front with some useful apps and cameras to send you pictures of its contents. On one hand, that could come in really handy. On the other, gross hands. Still, someone who knows these things (Ry Crist) calls it “the most compelling appliance built for the smart home that we’ve seen to date.” Compelling and expensive: it’s expected to start selling this spring for $5,000 (about £3,370, or AU$6,860).

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