The latest gadgets and technology are unveiled at CES, the year’s biggest consumer electronics show in Las Vegas. 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.
While Dyson’s other inventions have radically improved the performance over their competition, this fan doesn’t seem to offer a significant improvement over the tried and true versions which have been used since Dr. Schulyer Wheeler, an American engineer who at the age of 22 invented the two bladed electric fan in 1886.
But actually their meanings are very intelligent and quite clear for those who can understand it. Geothermal technology for heating and cooling is a much needed requirement in today’s world that is becoming more and more geared towards a very clean environment and savings on the cost of energy.
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.
Examples of high-end gadgets include tablet PCs with rugged design for field work in harsh environments, electronic medical equipment, complex car systems with GPS, Bluetooth calls, voice commands and visual/audible traffic rerouting, as well as mobile entertainment devices like those Chinese sun glasses with built-in video playback functionality, which allows you to watch recorded shows or video clips while flying in a plane.