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Recent articles by Scott:

Kentucky Route Zero is immersive theater for your Nintendo Switch

An epic episodic art piece comes to a conclusion, and is now available for consoles: KRZ's creators talk about what comes next. → Read More

iPhone 11's new multicam app lets you shoot video with two cameras at once

Filmic's DoubleTake is free, and feels like the start of something new. Here's a first test. → Read More

Kentucky Route Zero is the best indie game you've never played, and it's now on Nintendo Switch

A decade-long episodic art piece comes to a conclusion: KRZ's creators talk about what comes next. → Read More

AI-generated Björk hotel lobby soundscape made me hear the weather

Microsoft's musical partnership with Björk produces calming choral music based on weather patterns and birds. I want it at home. → Read More

Apple Watch Connected gym partnership aims to turn activity into rewards

Orangetheory, Crunch, YMCA and Basecamp are first to join the program. → Read More

Agency from William Gibson splits the seams between AI and humans

The new novel, a sequel to The Peripheral, plays with timelines, identity and politics -- and what it means to be in control. → Read More

The smart glasses that could be ready for my eyes

I got a peek at North Focals 2.0, and they could be closer to regular glasses than anything I've seen before. → Read More

I had a lovely time in an AI-generated Björk hotel lobby soundscape

Microsoft's musical partnership with Björk generates choral music based on weather patterns and birds. It's very calming, and I want it at home. → Read More

A single contact lens could give your entire life a head-up display

Mojo Vision's smart contacts put text in my eye and let me see in the dark. They're aiming for even more than that. → Read More

Las Vegas' immersive future will get a kick-start with AREA15

A field trip and a peek at the space that's opening later this year. → Read More

The Amazfit Bip is back at CES... along with earbuds and a treadmill

Huami wants to be the next health tech powerhouse, starting with a lot of watches, earbuds and gym equipment. → Read More

Blood pressure-sensing earbuds are coming in 2020

Could the future of fitness AirPod competitors be stress management? Valencell's tech is ready for heart-rate sensing earbuds coming this year. → Read More

The Juno speedy thermoelectric wine chiller wants to be a microwave for cold things

The Juno Chiller is a tabletop beverage chiller, and it looks sort of like a weird smart speaker. Scott Stein/CNET This story is part of CES 2020, our complete coverage of the showroom floor for the hottest new tech gadgets around. I take a sip of a cold-brew coffee that's just been spinning in a tall hole-peppered machine for a few minutes. It's ice cold. It has no ice. This is the work of the… → Read More

The best thing about Apple's new iPhone battery case is I don't need it

At the end of 2019, I've come to appreciate that the iPhone is finally fine with battery...but there's more if you want it. → Read More

VR in the 2010s: My decade with things on my face

From the Nintendo Wii to Oculus to the HoloLens and Pokemon Go, the last 10 years of both VR and AR brought some good, some bad and plenty of weird. → Read More

Deepak Chopra made a digital clone of himself, and other celebs could soon follow

I spoke with Digital Deepak and then talked to the real one: Here's a preview of how celebrities could AI themselves. → Read More

My embarrassing Nintendo Ring Fit injury made me realize the limits of my body

How this incautious, out-of-shape dad did himself an injury over Thanksgiving weekend. → Read More

Apple Cyber Monday 2019 iPad deals: Biggest savings on the 10.2-inch iPad, Mini, Air and Pro

From iPad Pro to iPad Mini to iPad Air -- the Apple range of tablets is getting more vast and complex. Cyber Monday brings savings across the board, so let us help you choose the right one for your holiday shopping list. → Read More

Facebook is making AR glasses, and is mapping the world for them to work

Live Maps is Facebook's initiative to code the real world so that future AR devices can navigate it. → Read More

Facebook's Zuckerberg isn't giving up on Oculus or virtual reality

Exclusive: The head of the world's largest social network says Facebook’s chance at shaping the future starts with VR. → Read More