CES 2015: Gadgets Of Throne
From button-sized chip to printable food, Consumer Electronics Show 2015 in Las Vegas has once again proved that there is no limit of innovation
Internet of Things has become a hot burning topic of the year and Intel has again come up with a button-sized chip which will change the world of wearable technologies. Named as Curie, the chip is based on the Quark SE core and it is designed to be an ultra-low power product SoC (A system on a chip or system on chip is an integrated circuit that integrates all components into a single chip). The OS is listed only as an “open source real-time operating system” and connectivity is provided through low-energy Bluetooth.
XYZ 3D FOOD PRINTER
Want to print your food? Surprisingly, this is now possible with the XYZ 3D Food Printer. Through this printer bakers can load ingredients, such as flour-based cake dough, into a tube that fit into the machine. Other ingredients could include chocolate or jam. A digital design would then need to be uploaded to the machine and, following those instructions, the printer would create the design.
TOBII EYE-TRACKING TECHNOLOGY
This year CES showed Tobii’s second-generation wearable eye tracker in action. Already shipping for research customers, Tobii is now working with industry-leading partners in both augmented and virtual reality to integrate the world’s smallest eye-tracking technology into their wearables for gaming augmentation, training and professional applications.
One of the innovative or bizarre tech showcased in CES was Belty. A smart-belt which wirelessly syncs to track steps, loosen and tighten as you move, and even can shame you for increasing weight. Belty automatically adjusts itself to be the perfect fit. When sitting down, the belt expands to give the wearer more breathing space, and it automatically tightens when the wearer stands up again.
MERCEDES’ F105 CONCEPT
For the first time, Mercedes has shown off its luxury in motion concept in the CES 2015. And it is the coolest thing you can see so far. The F105 makes extensive use of carbon-reinforced plastic, aluminium and steel in its construction, resulting in a weight that Mercedes claims is as much as 40 per cent lighter than current production cars of a similar size. The Luxury in Motion is powered by hydrogen fuel cells, which does away with the need for a large bonnet area housing an internal combustion engine.
By Rohan Pal