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R2-D2 Moving Refrigerator detained on CES show floor due to immigration dispute

Haier Asia has the rights to show off the RD-D2 Moving Refrigerator in Asia, but the precocious beer-serving droid currently remains under wraps at CES in Las Vegas.

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The Ehang 184 is a single-passenger drone that transports people (yes, people) at 11,000 feet

We can't wait to see what the FAA and Department of Homeland Security have to say about Ehang's flying machine.

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Petcube Protect turns quirky cat toy into a full-on home security camera

Now, besides amusing your pets with a remote-controlled laser pointer, you can keep tabs on home security as well.

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Hands on with Alpha 2, an 'interactive family robot' that tells bedtime stories and teaches yoga

The Alpha 2 from UBTech might cost $1,300, but you have to pay to play in the pricey world of service droids.

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The Sensorwake smell-based alarm clock has a nagging bacon deficit

You can wake to the smell of chocolate, peppermint and espresso, but, inexplicably, not bacon.

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The Ring Stick Up Cam delivers two-way audio in a wireless security camera for $200

With the Ring Stick Up Cam, you can see—and talk to—people who are approaching your home from any direction.

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7 high-tech gadgets for wine, beer and cocktail lovers

We've been drinking alcoholic beverages for 8,000 years. So isn't it time for some real innovation?

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New Facebook tools help you manage awkward romantic break-ups

Rolling out on mobile first, the new Facebook features help you see less of former flames, and also limit your posts on their News Feeds.

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Google makes Android Wear for iOS official, giving Apple Watch a bit more competition

Will iPhone users even care about Android Wear watches? They might if they're fully vested in Google services, and want a round smartwatch.

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Frederique Constant smartwatch review: Time-tested activity tracking in a beautiful Swiss watch

It doesn't provide smartphone notifications, but this gorgeous Swiss watch tracks steps and sleep, and promises a generous two years of battery life.

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Ring Video Doorbell review: The gadget that makes crooks think you never leave home

Ring provides home security through a video peephole, letting you see who's at the door whether you're inside the house or 100 miles away.

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Meet Roust, the social network that gives political nuts a safe place to troll

If you're sick of political posts clogging up your Facebook news feed, send your "friends" over to Roust, where impolite discussion is encouraged.

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Moov Now is a $100 fitness wearable that does what Apple Watch and Fitbit cannot

Moov's latest wristband offers six months of battery life, real-time coaching feedback, and support for swimming, cardio boxing, and bodyweight workouts.

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PicoBrew Zymatic review: Making great craft beer in a cloud-connected appliance

It doesn't make beer on demand, but the Zymatic does remove friction from home brewing by grabbing recipes online, and automating complex steps.

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Batteriser is a $2.50 gadget that extends disposable battery life by 800 percent

Count the number of alkaline batteries in your house. Now consider replacing those batteries eight times less often. If Batteriser delivers, it could be a game changer.