Sony released a first version of this robot dog several years ago, but due to the limitations in robotics at the time it was pretty basic by today's standards. This latest iteration of the Sony Aibo features dozens of modern advancements that include artificial intelligence in addition to robotics. The look and feel of the robot is much more friendly and welcoming and actually resembles a real dog as opposed to the clunky sci-fi pet look of its predecessor. The movements are fluid and natural thanks to the ultracompact 1 and 2 axis actuators. The internal software is what makes the major difference with the Aibo, allowing it to learn and understand your preferences as well as your home and other environments that it will be spending time with. If you're not ready for the commitment of a real pet that you requires actual food and exercise, then this little guy might be just what you're looking for.
Sony Aibo Robot Dog
Acer Aspire S24
Acer has just released their Aspire S24 and its their slimmest all-in-one desktop computer to date. Features include a 23.8 inch touchscreen display, 2.1 channel speakers with a subwoofer, Qi-wireless charging station, a 1TB drive and plenty of USB 3/2/C ports. The side profile is only 2.35 inches and with barely any bezeling, the S24 maximizes their screen-to-body ratio. This elegant machine has the perfect aesthetic to go with any room in your house and the powerful specs will ensure that you can do everything you need on it. Prices start at $880.
Mophie Powerstation AC - 22,000 mAh
Packing a 22,000 mAh cell, the Powerstation AC from Mophie can charge all of your devices: from your Macbook Pro to your Android phone to non-'smart' devices requiring a traditional AC (the kind in your wall) plug. The charger can regulate the power output and provide 110V and 100W AC outlets, perfect for your laptop or camera as well as a USB A port with a capacity of 2.4A and USB C at 22,000 mAh. Built in safety features make sure the right output pairs with each device so you won't have to worry about any compatibility issues. The power brick is small and portable, weighing almost 1.7 lbs and slips conveniently into a standard backpack or laptop case.