CES 2014 must-read news: the best of day two

All the wonderful and wacky goings-on from the second day of tech’s biggest show

Yesterday was another cracking day at CES, with the Las Vegas Convention Center packed to the gills with (mainly) stonking and (sometimes) silly new tech products. Here are the highlights.

PlayStation Now comes streaming in

The Last of Us

For gamers, Sony’s biggest announcement was undoubtedly PlayStation Now, a forthcoming game-streaming service that’ll allow you to instantly access PS3 titles on a PS4, PS3, PS Vita and even selected smart TVs. Oh, and we went hands-on with it and it’s blooming brilliant.

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Oculus Rift v2 is a VR feast for the eyes

Oculus Rift v2 hands-on

Staying on a gaming tip, we also got some hands-on (eyes-on?) time with the second edition of Oculus Rift, undoubtedly the most exciting VR gaming headset around. What did Will Findlater think of it? You’ll have to click the link below but here’s a teensy spoiler: it lives up to the hype.

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We benchmarked the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro

Psst. Wanna know if Samsung’s big new tablet, the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, is as fast as a Galaxy Note 3? Well, we’ve put it through its paces and we have the answer.

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Naim launches its priciest hi-fi amp ever

Naim

Think your hi-fi was pricy? We’re willing to bet it was a smidgeon cheaper than the new gear from Naim Audio. The British company just pulled the wrappers off the NAC S1 and NAP S1, a preamp and power amp combo that looks like a supercomputer and costs about as much: a cool US$200,000, if you please. Click through to find out why.

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Razer Nabu: part smartwatch, part fitness tracker

Razer Nabu

“Wearables” are one of CES 2014’s big trends, with even gaming mouse-maker extraordinaire Razer getting in on the action. Its Nabu wristband is a fitness tracker that also feeds you smartphone notifications – perhaps that'll give it the edge over the likes of Fitbit and Nike?

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