Most analysts have seemed to agree that Apple’s new Apple TV set, dubbed the iTV,” is going to launch in 2013, with Sharp providing the display panels. Just like with certain technologies that you know you could really live with, like for health reasons or lifestyle betterment, but you know you can never afford to buy. Blame it on the workings of people’s minds, our scientists, technologists, doctors and researchers… all of them are working in their own respective fields to create even more mind blowing gadgets and technologies. No matter what you like to do for entertainment, technology takes fun to a whole new level. And drivers have a wider choice of new technology gadgets in cars than ever before, too.
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.
Whether you’re a persnickity chef, want to make sure you’ve got a food source when the zombie apocalypse hits – after technology fails you’re on your own, though – or somewhere on the spectrum between, the Opcom Far Cube looks like it will help the blackest of thumbs grow vegetables.
Less of a technology and more of a product, the Prima Cinema is a package that allows you to watch new films the same day that they come out in theaters. In early 2013 a Canadian firm called Six Safety Systems will begin installing similar drowsiness-detection technology in vehicles operated by three big mining and drilling companies. Google voice typing will grow and mature along the way and help students mold class and technology into one.
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.