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LG to Supply Gesture-Reading System for Mercedes-Benz, Sources Say

A camera installed in the car ceiling will read the driver’s hand gestures, letting them control tasks such as turning on cruise control and adjusting music volume. BMW has already deployed a similar system in its 7 Series sedans, using technology from Softkinetic Systems, which was later bought by Sony Corp. LG already has a deal with Mercedes for a camera system that can tell if the driver is drowsy. A Jan. 8 news release by Mercedes-Benz from CES in Las Vegas showcased a new feature called ...
Tags: Science, Las Vegas, Bmw, Lg, Mercedes, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes Benz CLA Coupe, Mercedes Benz Sources Say, Softkinetic Systems, Sony Corp LG


Amazon launches re:MARS event focusing on AI, as second stage to invite-only MARS

Amazon’s annual invitation-only event on machine learning, automation, robotics and space — known as Mars — has become a high-tech highlight for insiders, featuring billionaire founder and CEO Jeff Bezos riding a giant robot or walking a robot dog. Now a wider circle of tech leaders can get in on a spin-off experience called re:MARS, which is due to make its debut June 4-7 at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The event will shine a spotlight on the leading lights and cutting-edge advancem...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Las Vegas, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Aria Resort


Amazon sets conference on robotics, artificial intelligence

Amazon announced plans Thursday to hold a conference open to the public on robotics, space and artificial intelligence, as well as to discuss future applications of emerging technologies. The re:MARS conference in Las Vegas will include "visionary talks, interactive workshops, technical deep dives, roundtables, hands-on demos, and more," an Amazon statement said. The conference called Machine learning, Automation, Robotics and Space on June 4-7 grew out of a private, invite-only event hosted b...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Las Vegas, Jeff Bezos, Automation Robotics


Skin Care Tech Is Already Having a Big Year

Las Vegas might not be the first place you think of when it comes to the future of skin care—it’s in the desert after all. But at this year’s CES, skin care tech was at the show in full force.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ces, Las Vegas, Skin Care, Loreal, Olay, CES 2019, Opte


The 13 Coolest Things We Saw at CES This Year

Several people on the ground at CES in Las Vegas told me that it was down year. I’d argue that it was just plain boring. But that doesn’t mean that there weren’t some neat gadgets in the mix. In fact, a baker’s dozen of them were just plain amazing.Read more...
Tags: Science, Asus, Ces, Vr, Las Vegas, Lg, Ose, Vizio, Sex Toys, Soundbars, Vive, Tcl, Skin, Ossia, The North Face, Spigen


Tech to the rescue: New products aim to improve disaster relief

After catastrophic wildfires in southern California late last year, the Israeli startup Watergen sent in its devices which pull clean water out of the atmosphere for firefighters and relief workers. The machines, which have been deployed in other global disaster areas, were among the technologies on display at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show to highlight innovations which can be used in various kinds of relief efforts. "We clean the air because it's much easier to clean air than it is to cl...
Tags: Science, California, Las Vegas, Consumer Electronics Show, Watergen, Yehuda Kaploun, Watergen USA


CES Report 2019

The annual CES event was held in Las Vegas this week. Ever since 1967, the first week in January has seen the enormous Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.  This year was no exception, with over 180,000 attendees from over 150 countries and over 4,500 exhibiting companies meeting in an enormous 2.5 million square foot exhibition, sprawling over the Las Vegas Convention Center and spilling into other nearby hotels and locations too. We’ve been occasionally attending CES since the mid/late 198...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Google, Amazon, Science, Miscellaneous, Samsung, Tech, Current Affairs, Las Vegas, Costco, Vegas, Harley Davidson, Alexa, Consumer Electronics Show, Cellphones & Wireless


What Made TVs Fascinating at CES This Year

It’s hard to imagine CES without TVs, and this year that almost happened. This is not to say there weren’t any TVs in Las Vegas. There were a lot! There were 8K TVs, OLED TVs, QLED TVs, big TVs, small TVs. But it’s hard to explain how they’re meaningfully different than the fancy TVs we were excited about at CES last…Read more...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Sony, Las Vegas, Lg, Tvs, Tcl, 8K, CES 2019, Teevee


Olay Convinced Me to Moisturize By Showing Me What I'll Look Like in 20 Years

Las Vegas is a very bad place for skin. The casinos are full of smoke, the air is dry, and there are damaging UV rays everywhere because well, it’s the desert. And while I packed some drug store moisturizer and sunscreen for my trip to CES 2019, I have admittedly been very remiss about maintaining a good skin care…Read more...
Tags: Science, Ces, Las Vegas, Olay, CES 2019, Skin Tech, I Still Have Time To Fix This


Samsung Let Me Wear an Exoskeleton, and I Liked It

When a lot of people picture an exoskeleton, they might imagine Matt Damon wearing a robotic jumpsuit of sorts in the entertaining but critically panned move Elysium. Samsung has a different idea for how this technology might work. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the company showed off a line of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Matt Damon, Samsung, Las Vegas, Cyborgs, Consumer Electronics Show CES, Exoskeletons, CES 2019, Elysium Samsung


Google Pushes Deeper Into Homes With Digital Assistant Updates

Google’s voice-activated assistant will be integrated with new devices including DISH Network Corp.’s Hopper receivers, Sonos Inc. speakers, KitchenAid appliances and Samsung Electronics Co. televisions, the company said Tuesday at CES in Las Vegas. Google, Apple Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. are battling to distribute their digital assistants as widely as possible in a bid to dominate an emerging new way to interact with computers. Alphabet Inc.’s Google is trying to position its assistant as the ...
Tags: Google, Science, Ces, Las Vegas, Kitchenaid, Alphabet Inc, Amazon com Inc, Samsung Electronics Co, DISH Network Corp, Sonos Inc, Google Apple Inc


The New Impossible Burger Is Stupid Delicious

To many meat-eaters, the Impossible Burger is a rude idea. This plant-based beef substitute is designed to look like meat, grill like meat, and taste like meat. As someone who recently tasted an Impossible Burger for the first time, I can safely say that these claims aren’t true. Then, at a buzzy event in Las Vegas, I…Read more...
Tags: Food, Science, Beef, Las Vegas, Impossible Burger, CES 2019


Robot pets to help the elderly avoid loneliness a hit at CES in Las Vegas

A pet robot which coos when its owner strokes it and is designed as a loyal companion for lonely elderly people is among the hit products at CES, the world's biggest technology fair in Las Vegas. Japanese manufacturer Groove X says its robot Lovot, which comes complete with cartoon eyes and fuzzy teddy bear arms, has been built to “nurture people’s capacity to love” by demanding the affection of its owner. Packed with sensors to respond to human touch, when Lovot wants to be cuddled, it wave...
Tags: Japan, UK, Science, US, Samsung, Las Vegas, Centrica, Ada, Hyundai, Daily Telegraph, Gary Lee, Intuition Robotics, John Suh, Lovot, Hyundai Elevate, CES the world


Robot pets to help ageing baby boomers stave off loneliness prove a hit at CES in Las Vegas

A pet robot which coos when its owner strokes it and is designed as a loyal companion for lonely elderly people is among the hit products at CES, the world's biggest technology fair in Las Vegas. Japanese manufacturer Groove X says its robot Lovot, which comes complete with cartoon eyes and fuzzy teddy bear arms, has been built to “nurture people’s capacity to love” by demanding the affection of its owner. Packed with sensors to respond to human touch, when Lovot wants to be cuddled, it wave...
Tags: Japan, UK, Science, US, Samsung, Ces, Las Vegas, Centrica, Ada, Hyundai, Daily Telegraph, Gary Lee, Intuition Robotics, John Suh, Lovot, Hyundai Elevate


Tech companies target ageing baby boomers with robot pets and gadgets aimed at the elderly

A pet robot which coos when its owner strokes it and is designed as a loyal companion for lonely elderly people is among the hit products at CES, the world's biggest technology fair in Las Vegas. Japanese manufacturer Groove X says its robot Lovot, which comes complete with cartoon eyes and fuzzy teddy bear arms, has been built to “nurture people’s capacity to love” by demanding the affection of its owner. Packed with sensors to respond to human touch, when Lovot wants to be cuddled, it wave...
Tags: Japan, UK, Science, US, Samsung, Las Vegas, Centrica, Ada, Hyundai, Daily Telegraph, Gary Lee, Intuition Robotics, John Suh, Lovot, Hyundai Elevate, CES the world


Fossil's Kate Spade Smartwatch Finally Isn't Just Dumb Wrist Candy

At CES, you can always count on Fossil to show up to Las Vegas with an army of smartwatches. The same is true this year, but now the star of the lineup is the new version of Fossil’s Kate Spade scalloped touchscreen smartwatch.Read more...
Tags: Wearables, Science, Ces, Kate Spade, Las Vegas, Fossil, Wear OS, CES 2019, Kate Spade Smartwatch


IBM unveils world's first commercial quantum computer

IBM has unveiled the world's first commercial quantum computer in a breakthrough that could someday lead to PCs that are millions of times faster than a regular machines.  Named the IBM Q System One, the supercomputer was unveiled this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in an airtight 9-foot cube made from half-inch thick glass.  The IBM Q uses theories of physics to create computing techniques that are far more powerful than current devices. While real-world applications of quantum...
Tags: Google, Science, Ap, Ibm, Las Vegas, Consumer Electronics Show, IBM Research, Consumer Electronics Show CES, Mountain View California, Arvind Krishna, Ploughskeepsie New York


AMD and Nvidia Lead Biggest Two-Day Chip Stock Rally Since 2015

The Philadelphia semiconductor index gained 2.7 percent as the technology industry gears up for the CES conference in Las Vegas. Nvidia Corp. jumped as much as 6.4 percent after a presentation by Chief Executive Officer Jensen Huang in Las Vegas Sunday that focused on improvements to the company’s graphics processors for personal computers and teased automotive-related announcements later in the week.
Tags: Science, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Amd, Nvidia Corp, Jensen Huang


Daimler Is Selling a Truck That Can Brake, Accelerate and Steer on Its Own

The updated Freightliner Cascadia, also with lane-keeping assistance, will fuse information from radar and cameras to enable partially autonomous technology, Daimler said Monday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. To maintain its lead over the likes of Volvo AB and Paccar Inc., the manufacturer said it plans to offer highly-automated vehicles, which don’t need drivers on some routes, within a decade. Highly-automated trucks will improve safety and boost the performance of logistics,...
Tags: Science, Las Vegas, Daimler, Consumer Electronics Show, PACCAR Inc, Volvo AB, Freightliner Cascadia, Martin Daum


What to Watch at This Year's CES Tech Conference in Las Vegas

(Bloomberg) -- Las Vegas will be at the center of the consumer technology industry this week as executives, investors and analysts convene for the annual CES conference.
Tags: Science, Las Vegas, Bloomberg Las Vegas


Breadmaking robot startup eyes fresh connections

The robot breadmaker came to Las Vegas this week, aiming to bring some freshness to a sector that may be ready for disruption. Wilkinson Baking Company unveiled its BreadBot at the Consumer Electronics Show, a machine that mixes and bakes up to 235 loaves a day. Chief executive Randall Wilkinson said the device can lower costs and produce fresher breads than are available in most American supermarkets.
Tags: Science, Las Vegas, Wilkinson Baking Company, Randall Wilkinson


Jabra's Beautiful New Headphones Cancel Noise With AI

Jabra is jumping in the big boy noise-canceling headphone game, and it’s ready to brawl. The company just announced the Elite 85h headphones at CES in Las Vegas. While the over-ear-design looks like a fatter version of the very well reviewed Jabra Move headphones, the new active noise-canceling feature sounds…Read more...
Tags: Science, Audio, Ces, Headphones, Las Vegas, Jabra, CES 2019


Apple Sure Is Riding a Very High Privacy Horse in Vegas

With the Consumer Electronics Show just days away, a very curious billboard has surfaced in Las Vegas that prominently touts Apple’s privacy standards. Playing to city’s own infamous tagline, it reads: “What happens on your iPhone, stays on your iPhone.”Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Privacy, Ces, Las Vegas, Vegas, Consumer Electronics Show, Privacy And Security, Billboard Trolling


Apple to Start Offering iTunes Movies and Shows on Samsung TVs

Coming ahead of the annual CES technology show in Las Vegas, Sunday’s move demonstrates Apple’s shift toward developing into a tech- and media-services company as sales of gear like the iPhone continue to wane. It’s “further evidence that Apple is willing to change its hardware-first approach and work with third parties to boost services revenue,” said Gene Munster, a longtime Apple watcher. Last week, after Apple shocked investors by saying iPhone sales missed expectations for the holiday qua...
Tags: Apple, Science, Samsung, Las Vegas, Gene Munster


Meals on wheels: Segway's driverless robot can deliver food straight to your desk

Segway has unveiled an autonomous robot that uses artificial intelligence to deliver food straight to your desk.  The “Loomo Delivery” bot, which looks like a small filing cabinet on wheels, can carry up to 50kg of food, drink and other packages to people in offices and shopping centres.   To navigate urban areas, it has a built-in camera that uses a cloud-based system, meaning it needs to connect to local Wifi and 4G networks to operate. The robot can come in three different conformations, each...
Tags: Science, Las Vegas, Consumer Electronics Show CES


CES 2019 Is Coming—Here's What to Expect

The glittery ball has dropped, New Year’s resolutions have been made, and that means it’s time for the world’s biggest tech companies, startups, journalists, and random celebrities to swarm upon Las Vegas for this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. It’s a weeklong showcase of every gadget you could ever dream of,…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Ces, Las Vegas, Consumer Tech, CES 2019


Weekly Roundup, Friday 16 November, 2018

A stunning example of the Northern Lights over Iceland. See bottom article this week. Good morning A week until Thanksgiving and, of course, those other two events that many of us are equally thankful for – Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  Alas, I’m out of the country currently, so will be missing out on both the Thursday and Friday events, but return home in time for the last of the Monday specials. My guess is that Amazon will probably be discounting some of their Alexa devices, Kindle eBook r...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Europe, Elon Musk, Science, London, Indonesia, Australia, France, Trains, Miscellaneous, US, Newsletter, David, Current Affairs, New Zealand


MGM Offers to Donate $500 to Las Vegas Shooting Survivors Who Allow Themselves to Be Sued

MGM Resorts sued more than 1,900 victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting…And now they’re offering to donate $500 to charities for each surviving victim they’re suing, on one condition.
Tags: Science, Las Vegas, MGM, MGM Resorts


Pilots fly glider to new heights in Argentina above Andes

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Pilots from a Nevada glider team have flown to new heights above the Andes Mountains in Argentina using only wind as their engine. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports an experimental sailplane built by a Perlan Project team set an unofficial world altitude record for engineless flight on Sunday, then broke that […]
Tags: Travel, Science, News, Ap, Argentina, Las Vegas, Nevada, Andes Mountains, Andes, Las Vegas Review Journal, Nation & World, Perlan Project


The Colorado River is evaporating, and climate change is largely to blame

An hour’s drive from Las Vegas stands America’s Hoover Dam, a commanding barrier of concrete holding back the trillions of gallons of Colorado River water held inside Lake Mead.  The dam is a proud place, built by thousands of hands and with 5 million barrels of concrete. Its golden elevator doors, Gotham-esque pillars, and stoic guardian angel statues line the lofty walkways atop the structure. A U.S. flag beating patriotically over the desert gets swapped out every few days, and then put out f...
Tags: Utah, Science, Colorado, America, Los Angeles, Earth, Gotham, Wyoming, Las Vegas, New Mexico, University Of Arizona, University Of Michigan, Lake Mead, Colorado State University, Colorado River, Hoover Dam



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