While nobody knows precisely what new technology can make jaws drop this season how a iPhone did this past year, one place to obtain a wise decision what food was in the customer Electronics Show (CES) in Vegas.
Backed through the Electronic Devices Association, the 41st annual CES occured in the Vegas Convention Center and also the Sands Expo and Convention Center. The show is becoming a bit of a juggernaut within the electronics industry – it is the largest tech trade event within the U . s . States, with more than 2,700 exhibitors and attendance close to 140,000 people. A lot of companies (small and big) make use of the CES to preview new items, make bulletins and make buzz. Previously 4 decades, the show has witnessed the debut from the VCR (1970), CD player (1981), High definition tv (1998), Xbox (2001) and Blu-Ray (2003).
Together with more electronic inventions, gizmos and gadgets than you can squeeze into best ten Buys (exhibit space is 1.8 million internet square ft), the 2008 Electronic Devices Show also offered appearances by celebrities like Michael Douglas, David Ortiz and XENA: Warrior Princess. Technology guru Bill Gates began the electronic extravaganza, delivering his final keynote address as chairman of Microsoft and poking fun at his pending retirement inside a video featuring guest spots by Al Gore, Jay-Z and Bono. In the speech, he colored an image from the dawning “second digital decade” as a period when high-definition displays will surround us, touch screens and speech recognition will replace traditional keyboard/mouse interfaces and each device we own is going to be attached to the Internet.
Knowing by new products and technologies displayed in the CES, Gates’ predictions appear pretty accurate. Certainly the HDTV’s were more widespread than in the past. Panasonic awed onlookers using its 150-inch Lifescreen Plasma Television, the biggest on the planet, while LG introduced super-slim TVs only one.7 inches thick. Meanwhile, Logitech labored to bridge the press gap using its diNovo MiniTM, a cordless, palm-sized keypad that connects TV with PC, and Eye-Fi won Yahoo’s “Last Gadget Standing” contest because of its storage device that wirelessly transmits pictures from the camera to some computer. Beyond Gates’ digital prediction, other trends in the 2008 CES indicate the next full of gps (Gps navigation) technology and, obviously, more automated products for everyday existence.
Well suited for hunters and hikers, the Place Satellite Messenger takes Gps navigation one stage further by enabling individuals to demand the aid of all over the world (even places where mobile phones will not work – i.e., deserts, mountain tops, the Arctic Circle). Tracking progress with Google Maps and delivering fundamental messages can also be found in the push of the mouse. For that wandering pet, there is the Zoombak Advanced Gps navigation Dog Locator. The lightweight device attaches to some pet’s collar and pinpoints the position of the animal on the full-sized Web map. Zoombak also offers a voice-based service that gives directions towards the Gps navigation receiver’s location. Additionally to those gadgets, Nav N Go has invented new 3D Navigation Software, that can bring Gps navigation maps to 3-dimensional existence.