New kinetic cooler is a heatsink that’s also a CPU fan

New kinetic cooler is a heatsink that’s also a CPU fan

Heatsinks and CPU fans can be very large, limiting the hardware configurations in any computer, but what if you could condense and combine them into one component? At CES 2015, startup CoolChip Technologies has done just that, making the physical constraints of a case easier to work with. If you’re building a rig with specific […]

TrackingPoint rifle lets you hit what you can’t see

TrackingPoint rifle lets you hit what you can’t see

When we first covered TrackingPoint’s computer-assisted weapons at CES, it was the rifles’ object-tagging that got everyone’s attention. Its Precision-Guided Firearm system allows a shooter to tag the target prior to pulling the trigger. Once tagged, the shooter can squeeze the trigger, but the rifle will not fire until the target is correctly sighted. The […]

Wireless power system charges devices up to 20 feet away

Wireless power system charges devices up to 20 feet away

A plethora of firms are racing to develop a feasible method for delivering power wirelessly, but thus far the best we’ve managed are short-range standards like Qi and PMA. A company called Energous is on hand at CES with a demo of its new wireless power system known amusingly as WattUp. It uses a mix […]

New aluminum air battery could blow past lithium-ion, runs on water

New aluminum air battery could blow past lithium-ion, runs on water

As battery technologies go, the world has a love-hate relationship with lithium-ion. On the one hand, breakthroughs in Li-ion designs and construction are responsible for the Tesla Model S, new installations, green energy research, and the modern smartphone. On the other hand, lithium-ion limitations are the reason why most EVs have a range of 40-60 […]