We apparently weren't the only ones who mistook this e-dictionary for one of the "SideShow" laptops that have been shown off recently. Although both have external screens that appear similar at first glance, as Engadget points out, Sharp's digital dictionary is strictly for serious wordsmiths "with something like 67 volumes of assorted dictionaries and their associated language learning tools, an e-Book reader, audio-book capabilities, an FM radio, and of course a voice recorder." That little display on the lid lets you control the audio and conserve power without using the main 5-inch screen inside. At $272, it's certain to give an inferiority complex to the Oxford USB key.
Is this a real RoboCop?
The K5 robot, developed by Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Knightscope, is designed to be a surveillance robot for law enforcement, private security firms, schools and anything else looking for an extra set of eyes and ears on the ground. The 5-foot, 300-pound robot can roam autonomously, sending back real time data about an area with technology that does facial recognition, lidar mapping and 360-degree video. CNET's Kara Tsuboi got a closer look at what makes the K5 robot tick.