Happy Tuesday after Christmas, Austin. Many folks took Monday off as part of the holiday celebration, so a lot of us are getting back to work today. As you ease into the work week, here’s a look at some technology stories that are making news around the Internet this morning:
Why yes, that IS a levitating speaker
Admit it; we all have been hoping for a speaker that floats in midair. And tech giant LG has created one. The device -- which LG is expected to show off at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show -- uses electromagnets to achieve the hovering-in-air trick. Both Tech Crunch and The Verge have pieces this morning discussing the technology, which we have to say seems pretty darn cool.
Speaking of weird gadgets...
LG isn’t the only tech giant trotting out new and unusual devices; Samsung is also joining the fun with some new products spawned in its internal incubator, the Samsung C-Lab. CNet takes a look at these gadgets, which include a smart button for kids and a device that stabs tiny needles into your face.
Ditching traditional TV for Youtube?
Also over at The Verge, there’s an interesting piece from James Vincent about chucking traditional television in favor of the original -- and unusual -- new programming that’s blossoming on Youtube. Going all-Youtube for all your entertainment options probably isn’t going to work for many of us, but Vincent does shine a light on the successes of one of the more interesting non-traditional media sources.
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