But we're not going to be able to buy these anytime soon. The gadgets and software come from its C-Lab that lets employees experiment.
From the Cheapskate: This seriously high-end laptop originally sold for $1,299. It features an ultra-high-resolution touchscreen and 1TB of cloud storage, among other things.
Barnes & Noble's Nook Color is a capable color touch-screen e-book reader that offers much of the functionality of an Android tablet for half the price of an iPad.
Bavaria's littlest electric city car ups its capabilities to better compete in an increasingly thick segment.
This colorful 5.5-inch T-Mobile exclusive promises a budget buy for Microsoft's mobile software.
The latest Windows update brings back a feature Windows 10 users had lost: choosing colors for your title bars.
Four months after its launch, the latest version of Google's mobile software is only on 1.2 percent of Android devices. That's actually a big jump from last month.
Philips Hue's LEDs are still the color-changing bulbs to beat, but they're still awfully expensive -- and the competition is catching up quickly. Apple HomeKit integration is a big step forward for the software, but it's disappointing that the hardware didn't get more of an upgrade, as well.
Commentary: Microsoft and Barnes & Noble have both brought key software to alternative devices that have a solid footing. But just one has a clear-cut edge.
Barnes & Noble's Nook division has a rough fiscal third quarter. However, the bookseller hopes to reverse the decline with the launch of a new Nook color device later this year.