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Contrary to my expectations, CES 2022 is still taking place. However, the organizers have announced that the technical show will be shortened by a day as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise. It’s also started a bit early, with some big announcements from Samsung already, including putting NFTs in its TVs and an improved eco TV remote that sipping your Wi-Fi waves for energy.

Expect a week of hardware announcements, even if the chances to play around and review these new devices are a bit limited without being in person.

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But will it appeal to anyone beyond PC gaming fanatics?

Alienware’s latest concept can be reduced to a gaming server running on your home network. It’s conceivable that you can play two games at once on your television, as Engadget saw during a recent demo in NYC. Since all rendering and network processing takes place in your home, Nyx is also said to offer a lower latency experience than traditional cloud gaming.

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A hand warmer setting can help you get better.


To soothe their tired mitts, the Japanese company Bauhutte has created a hand massager for gamers. The device works on both hands and has a 15-layer airbag for each finger and a shiatsu plate for the palm. There are two main options: a full-hand Shiatsu mode and one that focuses on extending the fingers.

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You may also find your case easier.

How will Apple’s more expensive wireless earbuds stand out now that the third-generation AirPods offer the same features as the AirPods Pro? Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims Apple will launch its second-generation Pro earbuds in the fall with support for Apple Lossless (ALAC) audio. Kuo expects the updated headphones to offer a “new form factor design” and that the new earbuds will supposedly include a charging case that can make sounds, much like AirTags, to help find it behind the cushions of your couch.

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The 2022 Eco Remote has a white option to match Samsung’s lifestyle TVs.


Samsung has revamped the solar remote it debuted at CES last year. In addition to using light to charge the battery, Samsung says the latest Eco Remote can convert routers’ radio waves into energy to keep them fully charged. On the back of the remote control is another solar panel, which is also made from recycled materials.

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For repeatedly spreading misinformation about COVID-19.

Twitter has banned the personal account of Georgia representative Marjorie Taylor Greene after a fifth “strike” for spreading misinformation about COVID-19. A fifth strike means it’s a permanent ban.

Last year, she claimed in July that COVID-19 was not dangerous unless you were over 65 or obese, and in August she said vaccines against the Delta variant of the new coronavirus “failed.” Both statements were not true. The posts led to suspensions of 12 hours and a week, respectively. Her official account is still active at the time of writing as it does not violate Twitter’s rules. Furthermore, she may have to wait for TRUTH Social to finally launch.

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