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Intel announced its Project Alloy VR concept back in August, but no one's been able to try it since. That all changed this week at CES, where Intel showed off a developer kit to select media. Gizmodo was lucky enough to be invited into the private demonstration -- and we're happy to report that it was well worth the wait.

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Turning the Apple Watch on its side while it's charging overnight puts it in Nightstand Mode so you can always see the time. But with Elgato's amusing new W3 stand, instead of a tiny alarm clock, your Apple Watch becomes a miniature replica of the original Macintosh computer on your bedside table.

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If you didn't catch Samsung's TV event and LG's press conference you might have missed it. The curved TV, once considered the whizzbang tech that would save televisions, is dead. Not quite in the ground, but no longer the darling of its makers. The curved TV is being quietly shuffled away from the limelight to make way for newer, and better, fads in televisions.

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In front of thousands, the pitch sounded good. Bring PC gaming to the hundreds of millions who can't, or haven't experienced it before. It's a sensible, reasonable goal for a publicly listed company like NVIDIA to aim at. And the idea of putting a gaming PC in the cloud has a certain logic to it.

Problem is, we've been here before. It didn't work. And even if the streaming technology was sound, it still wouldn't work for Australians.

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There's an obsession with "immersion" in virtual reality. Everyone wants to find the next way to make VR experiences feel more real. So far, the best ways to do it have been room tracking sensors that let you walk around a designated area or wireless hand controllers that let you grab things in the virtual world. Now, a new startup is betting big on plastic shoes that give you a sensation that you're actually walking around in the virtual world.

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As part of this year's CES shenanigans, the Formula E motorsport is holding a little esports event of their own. But while the electric division of Formula 1 branching into esports and sim racing isn't all that new, the prospect of them establishing a professional esports league is.

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It can be difficult sometimes to get excited by the array of weird and wonderful technology on display at a massive convention like CES. And then you turn around and there's a speaker hovering in the air.

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Not content with making every other technology product under the sun, Samsung now has a gaming laptop in its repertoire. It actually sounds pretty good on paper, too, if you want a powerful 15- or 17-inch machine that'll run double duty for workday tasks and casual PC gaming.