Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of December 21, 2014

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

Cool Tech

Silent and deadly, Wraith is Evolve’s ninja monster

Wraith is the third playable monster in Turtle Rock Studios' upcoming Evolve, recently revealed as a stealthy assassin recommended only for skilled players.

Gaming

Breakthrough in RRAM technology could lead to hard drives the size of a postage stamp

Want a one terabyte drive that's as fast as an SSD and only the size of a postage stamp? Of course you do - and Crossbar, a technology startup founded in 2010, thinks it knows how to deliver just that.

Computing

Tech Gifts for the Musician

The holidays are almost here, and if you haven’t already, it’s time to start that painful search for the choosey musician on your list. But don’t fret, our latest list of the coolest high-tech gear is packed with awesome devices that can turn a…

Buying Guides

Flic is a smart, wireless button that lets you play music, make calls, order pizza

The Flic is a smart button that can be set up to do just about anything (within reason) you want to do on a day-to-day basis – from snapping photos, to making calls, to playing music, to snoozing your alarm, and beyond.

Cool Tech

Finally, drinking in the shower has gotten easier with this glass holder

SipCaddy holds your beer or wine for you in the shower. It attaches to a bunch of surfaces, so it works in other places besides the bathroom, but it truly was designed so you can drink in the shower.

Home

Hands-on with the bold and beefy Infinity One Bluetooth speaker

Take a tour of Inifinity's first try at a portable Bluetooth speaker, the big and beautiful Infinity One.

Home Theater

Nintendo is working on its next console and Mario may lead the way (but not in a film)

A new Nintendo console is in the works, according to none other than legendary video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto. In a wide-ranging over-a-cup-of-coffee interview with the Associated Press, Miyamoto also hinted at Mario kicking things off for the next…

Gaming

Somewhere between lowly step counters and smartwatches, there's FitBit's Charge

FitBit’s Charge is a reasonably attractive, and very useful fitness tracker with a nice, small screen.

  • Pros: Silent alarm , Small screen for metrics at a glance , Water…
  • Cons: No heart-rate monitor , Limited notification support…

American super sedan: Cadillac readying Corvette-powered 2016 CTS-V for Detroit debut

Cadillac will reportedly introduce the 2016 CTS-V at the 2015 Detroit Motor Show. Technical details are being kept under wraps but rumors indicate the next CTS-V will be powered by a 640-horsepower 6.2-liter V8 engine borrowed from the Corvette Z06.

Cars

North Korea calls Sony hack claims “groundless slander,” wants investigation

Spokespeople for the U.S. and North Korean governments have had a busy weekend of claim and counter-claim through the press: here's the latest comment from all the key players in the story.

Computing

Microsoft is taking on the tech support scammers

Microsoft has filed a lawsuit against a company it says offered fraudulent technical support over the phone, and is warning users to be vigilant when it comes to fake calls placed over the holidays.

Computing

What browser choice? Microsoft is free again to ignore Internet Explorer rivals in Europe

Microsoft is no longer obligated to display a web browser choice screen in Internet Explorer on the old continent, as a 2009 EU ruling has just expired. What impact will this have on browser use, if any?

Computing