Robots are being used to ally children’s fears at the doctor’s office, to accomplish surgical procedures, and to package barcoded medicines for delivery.
Note to Readers: CES 2015 Coverage
Coverage of CES 2015 will be on Bright Side of News* sister site, VR World.
Wearables are on Parade at CES 2015
Wearables no longer refer only to fashion on the runways of Paris. Wearables will be on parade at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January, 2015. Devices that snuggle into fabrics, wrap around your wrist or stick to your tummy make people into walking displays of cutting edge technology. When you talk about wearables, you’ll hear about MEMS (micro-electro mechanical systems). One definition says: MEMS is the integration of mechanical elements, sensors, actuators, and electronics on a common silicon substrate through microfabrication technology. You can learn more at a CES Conference Track running from 9am – 4:30pm on January 6, 2015. Early this year,
CES to Stage Extreme Tech Challenge
Three winners from the Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) will be chosen at CES 2015. All ten finalists will appear on stage at the Venetian in Las Vegas to vie for the opportunity to present their product later to Sir Richard Branson. Finalists have been helped towards their goal with a boost from such companies as Amazon who provides web service. Rackspace offers no-fee hosting. Back-up and recovery services come from Axcient. Helpful tools were additional perks, such as app development from Progress and from Spotfire data analytics from TIBCO. Entrants came from more than 100 countries and were whittled down to the final ten. Only
Skully Motorcycle Helmet: Extreme Tech Challenge Finalist
More than 1,900 applied, only 10 were chosen. The Extreme Tech Challenge finalists vying to pitch their company to Sir Richard Branson on Necker, his private island, includes Skully, a smart motorcycle helmet. Skully combines the latest in technology in one extreme helmet. To begin with let’s cover the basics. The streamlined helmet is water and dust proof with a comfortable NASA originated Outlast lining that is removable and washable. It comes in black or white and gives you a Darth Vadar appearance. Now, on to the technology. Essentially, the Skully AR-1 eliminates blind spots. The helmet sports a 180 degree rear view camera with
CES Tries to Turn Gamers into Book Worms
CES, the consumer electronics show, commonly thought of as a showcase for hardware, games, TV’s, and techie gadgets hopes to appeal to the intellectual’s mind this January. One of the big events at CES 2015 is Gary’s Book Club. Gary Shapiro, the President and CEO of CEA (Consumer Electronics Association) is featuring two of his own New York Times best sellers and one book by CEA’s Chief Economist, Shawn DuBravac, Ph.D. Several other authors will appear discussing their works which will be for sale through Barnes and Noble and autograph-ready on site. All the books are hefty reading material. The titles of the three featured
Andrew Keen: The Internet is Not the Answer
The title of the latest book by Andrew Keen, “The Internet is Not the Answer” raises some serious questions. Keen is one of the authors who will be at CES 2015 as part of Gary’s Book Club exhibit. Several authors will discuss their works, answer questions, and autograph books purchased on site during the Las Vegas Convention. Andrew Keen is himself a disruptive influence in the tech industry with his sharp opinions. Among other positions, he is Executive Director of Futurecast which since 1996 has held up a crystal ball looking to the future with an historical perspective across industries, including consumer electronics, the Internet, education,
3D Printing Goes Big at the International CES 2015
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is constantly planning venues to showcase new technology. They are already setting the stage for 2015 International CES (Consumer Electronics Show), a show typically held in Las Vegas, Nevada in January each year. 3D printing will be a big part of the convention. CES plans to double the footprint of the 3D printing category. More than 30 companies will be showcasing their latest advancements – many of which probably are still on the drawing board. 3D printing technology has caught fire. With only six months to go before show time, those companies are in hustle mode to announce new products or