CES - 2014 - What's new in the world of gadgets.
Every year at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), there is an array of inventors and designers that come together to display their creations and the whole world watches in awe. The CES is an internationally renowned electronics and technology trade show. Held each year in Las Vegas, Nevada, US, the CES is hosts previews of products and new product announcements.
Like every year, 2014 was a giant success as well and it left the gadgets and gizmos enthusiasts spell-bound with the new in technology arena. Bringing together a list of most anticipated, from the world of gadgets, here are the once to look out for in the coming year
Panono Camera – Wrapped in a ball with protective casing and a set of 36 cameras point in all different directions, the Panono is a new take on creating the 360-degree panoramic image. Toss it in the air and each camera snaps a photo when the ball reaches the highest point in its trajectory. The individual images are sent off to the company’s servers, which stitches them into a panoramic image that you can view on your smartphone.
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Oculus VR’s Rift – Oculus VR has been around for a couple of years now. In the CES 2014, the company put out the “Crystal Cove” demo of its virtual reality goggles and it was quite the success. The demo featured positional tracking, so you could now move your head about in any direction, and low persistence that eliminate motion blur when you turn quickly. The virtual reality experience is getting better one step at a time and Oculus is doing a fine job at it.
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Finsix’s Power Charger technology – With technology going small to the nano-level, it is almost inevitable that our chargers miniaturizes as well. The Finsix has created a 65-watt laptop charger that’s about a third of the size of today’s devices. It has the potential to transform the way laptop power adapters and other power chargers are built.
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The Basis Carbon Steel Edition - The Basis Carbon Steel Edition stands out from the crowd because it looks sleek and it offers pretty amazing analytics that no other band can do. It houses a multi-sensor that can detect heartbeat, sweat, and movement. It can also determine if you are sleeping, biking, walking, or running. It analyze the data on its cloud-based web platform and offers goals for you to pursue.
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Apart from the best mentioned above, other interesting ones include, the Pebble Steel second generation smartwatch, Polaroid Socialmatic camera, Goji Smart Lock, June bracelet, LaCie Sphere hard drive. All in all, a good year to look forward to.