Gizmos… items that are both appealing and useful, that awe us with their functionality, and win our heart with their charm. The ability to use eye tracking to control a computer has obvious advantages for disabled people, but fans of the technology believe it could become a widely used input technology for the able-bodied, too. Initially, there were some barriers when this type of voice/speech recognition technology was introduced many years ago, with products such as IBM’s ViaVoice and Nuance’s Dragon Naturally Speaking. Google’s new technology allows students to have more accessibility for use at home, or while on campus, making it more convenient to train in meaningful blocks of words, forming sentences, and practicing pronunciation. Pilots dislike the technology because it exposes their mistakes, says John Farr of Polhemus.
Consumers now expect things like USB ports where they can plug in their phones, iPods and other electrical gadgets. Entertainment technology has come far in the past decades, from early radio and television to cutting-edge plasma screens, video games with astonishing graphics, and more. It comes from a Kickstarter that achieved funding of more than 200 percent in October, and the first batch is scheduled to go to backers in early 2016. The HairMax Laserband, a hands-free device promoted to treat hair loss, is demonstrated at the opening event at the CES 2016 consumer electronics show in Las Vegas Jan.
DeMille Global is an industry leading automation technology integration firm headquartered in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Samsung’s Gear S2 smartwatches are displayed at the Samsung booth at CES 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 6, 2016. You won’t be able to buy it until the weather warms this summer (but happily, midwinter for Australians). As this cool technology advances, so do these gadgets that we are fond of. We are constantly amazed by the new concepts created by young and ambitious designers. A freezer is a device that is used to chill or freeze items and keep them cool. Prince Henry, the navigator, was the man that destined some people and some technology to become an important part of history. Having a warm bed underneath you is a cool thing, especially if you’re in a place where winters are incredibly cold.
The Faraday Future FFZERO1 Concept car is displayed on the first day of the CES 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. As test shoppers wander between the shelves, their eye movements are recorded to see which products catch the eye. The technology is also being used to alert drowsy drivers, diagnose brain trauma, train machine operators and provide surgeons with a third hand” to control robotic equipment. When they’re not in front of a computer, they might be tinkering with their gadgets or buying more gadgets. My last TV-related pick, this cool set of linked displays isn’t intended for your living room, but it’s a great proof of concept and something you’re liable to see more of in public spaces. The Mystica Desk is a beautiful office workspace that is a must have if you love futuristic technology and furniture.
Out of all the whizzy reveals at its press conference – telepresence robots, looks-like-you gaming avatars, smart construction helmets and more – I think the one that will generate the most fist-pumping is its RealSense-based technology for capturing a live sporting event in three dimensions.