More Toys for the Boys
If you wondering what every techno savvy guy across the globe has been talking about recently, it's CES 2015. The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the renowned annual electronics and technology trade show held in in January each year at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Year after year, packs of techheads flock to the show to have a glimpse at the future of technology.
Many notable innovations have been debuted at CES over the decades like:
• Videocassette recorder (VCR), 1970
• Camcorder, 1981
• Compact Disc Player, 1981
• Digital Versatile Disk (DVD), 1996
• High Definition Television (HDTV), 1998
• Microsoft XBOX, 2001
• Tablets, Netbooks and Android Devices, 2010
Wonder what items at this year's event will become common everyday item in our lives?
CES 2015 had a record 3, 600 exhibitors all of whom converged on Vegas between January 6-9, 2015 to show us their new and exciting innovations.
Here are the Top 6 Trends emerging from the 2015 CES show:
1. Self Driving Cars.
Mercedes showed off its concept self-driving car that looks like an aluminium bubble or something more fit for spacetravel. BMW unveiled a car that will never crash. Wouldn't it be nice to have no o more dents on your hard-earned, prized possession
The concept of self-driving cars is fantastic. Imagine all the stuff you can do with your girl, if both your hands are free! Even James Bond will envy you.
The goal is to make our roads safer and this technology is getting closer to becoming a reality. No more drunk driving. No more fatalities from fatigue. Thumbs up from us.
2. Smart watch.
We love smart watches. Big companies like Sony and LG have now jumped on the bandwagon and have developed their smart watches. Old timers like Garmin sported its new fitness watch that can monitor your speed and location via GPS, swimming efficiency, pace and heart rate with inbuilt vibration alerts. Samsung tied up with BMW to power its self-driving car. The self driving car starts, stops and drives back to its owner via the Samsung smart watch. James Bond's gadgets are now a reality.
3. TV. TV. TV.
TVs just keep getting larger. Bigger screens, better visuals (4k goes mainstream), better energy efficiency, etc. Gotta love the big screen!
4. 3D Printers.
3D printers are a clear winner in technology of the future. CES 2015 showcased printers that churned out hot 3D printed dresses, 3-D printed candy emojis, 3D printed chocolates and even a 3D pizza.
Like the 3D printers, drones were a major trend in CES 2015. Some manufacturers claim that their drones are able to follow a person anywhere. Some drones were designed for the toy enthusiasts. One drone was designed to carry your mobile phone to help you take a selfie (Ugghh! Now that we could do with out!). Drones are becoming a common technology and used more and more in everyday situations – better keep an eye on the skies.
6. Smaller computers and more powerful laptops.
Desktop computers are getting smaller and smaller. Intel showed us how small a PC can get by showing off a device smaller and thinner than a regular bar of soap! HP revealed a Mac-Mini-like PC called the HP Pavillion Mini and Stream Mini. Lighter but more powerful laptops are out like the new Dell XPS 13. Dell claims it's the smallest 13-inch laptop thanks to its super thin screen border. It's only 2.6 pounds despite its seemingly solid construction. Lenovo on the other hand showcased a larger but lighter 13-inch laptop. The Lenovo LaVie is just 1.7 pounds! Of course, all these new PCs and laptops will have the latest generation of Intel processors. These new processors will provide better performance with less power consumption.
Gotta love the gadgets!
What was your favourite at the show?
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