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The geekiest stuff we saw at CES 2013

Nick Mediati, Albert Filice | Jan. 14, 2013
For techies like ourselves, CES is the Greatest Show on Earth (P.T. Barnum, eat your heart out). So trust us when we tell you these are the things from CES that you don't want to miss. You'll thank us later.

New Lego Mindstorms will bring better robotics to kids and grown-ups alike

Do you feel like Lego sets are cooler now than they were when you were a kid? If so, you're probably onto something. The new Mindstroms EV3 platform from Lego comes with all sorts of advanced capabilities, such as an infrared sensor, Linux-based firmware, USB connectivity, an SD card slot, and more. And thanks to a new app for Android and iOS, you'll be able to remotely control your creations from your smartphone.

The only downside? it won't be available until the second half of 2013, but if you have a Mindstorms NXT or NXT 2.0 set, the EV3 line will work with your existing Mindstorms kit. Sets will cost $349.


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