3-D smartphone display not a myth

According to rumor, Amazon is designing and building a smartphone that will appear to be 3-D without the use of 3-D glasses, thanks to tiny cameras that capture head or eye movement and generate a 3-D image.

Check your Aura with a doctor

A new device that’s from French electronics company Withings uses light, sound and carbon dioxide sensing to help you to sleep better, Withings claims.

Rock a baby with rockaRoo

A new infant rocker uses the mechanics of a swing to soothe babies more quietly than a mechanical swing does.

Vitamix gets personal with new blender

Personal blenders, which also are known as single-serve blenders, are countertop blenders that are known for their low-power motor, simple operation, 20-ounce jar that doubles as a beverage cup and sub-$50 price. No longer.

Smell the flavor

Chefs and food scientists know that your nose plays just as important of a role as your taste buds do in how you perceive flavor.

Wonderbag locks in heat

You should know that a new wireless alternative to your slow cooker requires you first to cook your meals somewhat.

Case enables iPhone mobile payments

Unlike Google Android phones, Apple iPhones don’t let you make payments by holding the phone up against a sensor. A smartphone case for the iPhone 5s now lets users do just that.

Wireless help for your plants

Parrot’s new Flower Power is a 4-inch Y-shape wireless monitor that you stick in your soil, where it reportedly measures the fertilizer level, moisture, temperature and sunlight.

Washable headphones

New headphones from Urbanears have pieces that can be washed with your laundry.

A keen eye for security

Iris scanning might be the next big thing when it comes to protecting your electronic devices and online accounts.

New camera is a toss up

Panoramic digital photos require you to hold the camera still and rotate in a fixed position at a consistent speed to avoid distortion. That isn’t a problem with Panono’s namesake ball-shape camera ($599), which has 36 built-in 3-megapixel lenses that are pointed in every direction.

Wearable camera snaps own shots

We saw at least 10 wearable cameras in January 2014 at the Consumer Electronics Show, but only the Autographer ($399) uses built-in sensors to decide when to capture an image instead of relying on a user who presses a button.