Tagged: CES 2014

Could MyBiody Balance be the complete body checkup device you’ve been looking for?

MyBiody Balance wearable wellness body measurement device

MyBiody Balance wearable wellness body measurement device

At this year’s CES in Las Vegas, we are going to see a flood of wearable gadgets and fitness trackers that ensure a better health. And it is no surprise that French Tech and UbiFrance have selected MyBiody Balance, a wearable wellness body measurement device under development for 3 years now to be a part of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. This niche body analyzing device with a very off-beat take on health and fitness body trackers took me by surprise too.
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Maiden 4K electronics that set the tone for future

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4K display is the new buzz word in the digital television and digital cinematography market and there is no doubting it makes full HD technology look primitive. Having horizontal resolution of 4,000 pixels, the 4K display technology lends new age displays unbelievable crystal clear viewing experience with almost 4 times the resolution of ultra HD TV. To be precise it is four times 1080 that is 4,000 pixels wide and 2000 pixels high. 4K technology is not unseen on the big screen as high quality 3D movies like Avatar were in-fact shown in 4K resolution in theatres. So it would be safe to say that 4K technology will rule the roost in coming years for high definition displays in TVs, laptops, smartphones, projectors and camcorders. So let’s have a look at some of the latest electronics loaded with 4K technology making the viewing experience enriching and incomparable.
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Toshiba reveal world’s first 4K display laptops

Toshiba 4K laptops CES 2014

At this year’s CES in Las Vegas we saw a whole lot of wearable technology related gizmo and hardcore gadgets like laptops were in scarcity. But Toshiba had other plans as they showed to the world the first ever Ultra HD 4K display that is common only in big panel TV displays. The 4K technology in itself is a new innovation that promises a very life like viewing experience with four times the resolution of Full HD for mind-boggling details. Toshiba is the first company to bring the 4K technology to the laptop screen. Revealing two laptops with the Ultra HD 4K display for different set of users; namely the Toshiba Tecra W50 mobile workstation for engineers or 3D designers and Satellite P50t for professional photographers, graphics designers and movie buffs. The 15.6 inch laptops with 3840 x 2160 resolution at 282 PPI are expected to be available for purchase in mid-2014.
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CES 2014: The portable Finsix laptop charger comes with pint-sized credentials

Finsix 65W Laptop Adapter at CES 2014

To be frank, a majority of us have been victims of the weighty laptop power brick and its wretched paraphernalia of thick cords. Well, this year’s CES had quite a few portable power-oriented devices up its sleeve, and the above pictured Finsix’s device is arguably the best among them. Designed as a laptop charger, the tiny 2.4 cu inch power adapter (with 65 watt capacity) weighs just 0.1 lbs,which is incredibly one -fourth the size and one-sixth the weight of comparable devices. This efficient form-factor was achieved with the utilization of high frequency switching technology that significantly reduced the overall size requirement.

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CES 2014: Huawei Tron Android-based gaming console

Huawei Tron Android gaming console

Late last week at CES 2014 Huawei revealed its own Android-based (4.2.3 OS) mini gaming console dubbed Tron which is expected to carry a low price tag of $120. The gaming console is going to have compatibility with PlayStation 3, PC and NDS games which is great news for gamers who always craved for an all-in-one gaming console for all their favorites games across various gaming platforms. Although Huawei Tron is going to face some stiff competition from the Ouya gaming console which also runs on Android OS, but still cross platform compatibility is going to lend Tron some advantage. It is going to be powered by an Nvidia Tegra 4 processor, have 2GB system memory and internal storage of either 16GB or 32GB.
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CES 2014: Best automotive technologies on show

Automotive technology

Your wheels determine your style statement and the kind of personality you have but as soon as you close the door of your vehicle it’s just about how comfortable you are with it. Surely automotive details like your engine performance, gear ratios and balance of the vehicle do determine how pleasurable the ride is but there is no doubting how technology is changing the complexion of our present as well as the upcoming automotive technology. CES 2014 saw a long list of car manufacturer’s and third party automotive part manufacturer’s come up with their version of ideas to make you driving experience even more exhilarating. We have here a list of the best automotive technologies demonstrated at Consumer Electronics Show 2014, so read on to learn how technology is fusing with your everyday ride to make things better than before.
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CES 2014: Rockchip intros their Android powered smart glasses with 720p display

Rockchip smart glasses

The fever of CES 2014 is still not over, as we have come across the possibility of a cheaper version of the exalted Google Glass. Chinese chip-maker Rockchip Electronics had unveiled their indigenous model of smart glasses which for now are still in their prototype stage. And, the good news is – these smart glass solutions will pretty much have the same specs as the Google Glass, albeit with a lower price point of $500 and availability starting from middle of this year. Admittedly, the contraption showcased at CES is a bit on the crude side, thus having similar drawbacks to our earlier covered GlassUp’s AR glasses. However, the company has already made plans to sell them as OEM, which means the devices will be powered by Rockchip’s processors.

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CES 2014: Omni gaming harness uses capacitive sensors for mapping your motion

Omni from Virtuix

We have had the fortune of coming across quite a few gaming oriented contrivances in CES 2014, be it Alienware’s Steam Machine or Razer’s modular gaming PC. However this time around, the so-called Omni from Virtuix takes things to a whole new level with its exclusive status as a virtual reality interface. In the other words, the innovative conception comprises of an entire system that allows your real-time leg movements to be synced up with virtual (in-game) environments. The entire contraption is camera-free, while it also exhibits unique capacitive panels that are used for tracking our motions and their directions.

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CES 2014: Movea’s G-series wristband to have multi-role tracking capability

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One thing is for certain – this year’s CES had an implosion of wearable bands and fitness trackers. So, how to stand apart from the throng of digital health mechanisms? Of course, by declaring one’s design to be the -‘world’s most accurate and energy efficient multi-sport wristband’. At least that is what tech company Movea have done with their CES demonstration of the G-series of high-performance wristbands. Designed in collaboration with Xm-Squared and Texas Instruments, the advanced contraption will have multi-role capability. The scope includes – tracking of motions from advanced sports, sleep monitoring, posture correction, along with measuring distance, running speed and motional rhythm.

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CES 2014: Kodak’s PixPro smart lenses for improved smartphone photography

Kodak's PixPro smart lenses

There is no denying the large technological gap between smartphone cameras and dedicated camera systems; a gap that is turning away many an amateur photography enthusiast. Well, Kodak has followed the footsteps of Sony to bridge this commercial void with their PixPro series of smart lenses, showcased at CES 2014. Similar to the working nature of Sony QX , these lenses attach to the smartphone, thus allowing the long cherished dream of a good, proper snap from your mobile device. The long zoom accessories are compatible with both Android and iOS devices, and can controlled via a freely downloaded app.

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