I’ll admit that I have not been paying close attention to the increasing popularity of vinyl over the past year. Past multiple years, actually. Even now, I wonder how the heck those keywords of ‘LP’ and ‘vinyl’ escaped active thought, even though they were clearly registered through my eyes as I browsed music on Amazon.
Without a doubt, this is going to be a year of the drones. CES 2015 had an area dedicated to drones, and the enthusiasm was neither lacking nor diluted.
Notably absent from the International CES 2015 were major advancements in robotics. I plucked my way along the aisles of the convention in search of the neatest innovation in robotic technology and was left sad and empty-handed with naught but an autonomous grill cleaner and a therapeutic baby seal. Neither ignited my imagination. Most robot more »
Although CES 2014 was my first, I felt I learned a lot from that experience. And since I’ve been told I’m a pretty smart guy, I devised a plan to make CES 2015 even more efficient. Maybe this time I wouldn’t end up with a blistered limp by the end of the week (I didn’t!). But this meant passing up on any scheduled booth meeting, minimizing backtracking across the show floors, and using buses as breaks to rest my soles. With this in mind, I had high expectations to squeeze out more for myself, like a glorified tech glutton.
One of my favorite things about attending CES is finding those gadgets that stand out the most (to me). It never really happens in the moment as much as a day or so after. So when I originally passed by the BluBed booth at CES 2015, my curiosity paused me long enough for the big boss man to engage me in conversation.
Selfie sticks, those long metal sticks holding up cameras that have been ubiquitous here at International CES, have quickly moved on to the backlash stage- one which now includes a ban from two major soccer clubs in England. Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal are bitter rivals in North London and in the English Premier League, but more »
This year’s International CES is, as usual, rife with large and beautiful “booths”, if you can even call them that. LG’s booth, which happens to be bigger than most office buildings with the ambience of being in Disney World, displayed everything from TVs and phones to dishwashers and watches. The most exciting to debut from more »
When it comes to products that are mega, there are some pretty badass options out there. First, you’ve got yourself Mega Man. Then there’s also the Nerf N-Strike Mega Centurion. Heck, even the kiddies have Mega Bloks. So when you’re Ultimate Ears and want to juice up one of your best-ever inventions, you go mega.
There are the giants of industry and then there are the true pioneers. Jack Wayman was both of them.
CES 2014 showcased quite the number of booths dedicated to personal audio, such as headphones and speakers. Most booths were content to simply let me wander in and out. But not Wicked. Not until you put a pair on and stopped for a listen.
One of the many unique products I saw while at CES 2014 was the Ozobot. I lucked out at the booth and got a chance to speak to the team without having swarms of others around me. The Ozobot booth, and the robotics area as a whole, typically teemed with the curious.
CES is an absolute beast to chew through, especially if you’re dedicated to get up close and see as much as you can before the week is over. It’s not just that there are a bunch (i.e. thousands) of booths, but the small ones tend to be especially easy to miss.