The Consumer Electronics Show 2018 begins tomorrow Sunday, January 7 for the press, and on Tuesday, January 9 for the trade, and this year it will be a daunting task to navigate the more than 2.7 million square feet of exhibit space sprawling across the Las Vegas Strip as it is the largest show floor ever in CES history. Simply put, you’re going to need a guide. To plan your visit, try to focus on just one venue per day. There are three main areas: Tech East, Tech West and Tech South. To help get oriented, here is a map overview and here is the floor plan where you can map your show. Below is a preview of what you will find in each area. If you find yourself needing to head to another venue, do it in style! Head to the LVCC Gold Lot for a self-driving robo-taxi from Aptiv/Lyft. Free autonomous...
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI got to talk with Robin Raskin, a former PC Magazine editor, who wanted to bring lifestyle items to CES. Medium size companies Digital health, aging solutions, sports and more. They represent real people that have real products. For example, Canary is a sensor that will tell you temperature, noise detection, and also allow you to do things like unlock doors for people, see whats going on at the house and more. Another product is called Kurio – a phone for kids that want a smartphone but shouldn’t have a $800 device in which they can text and play games at all hours in the day. Kurio has parental controls so you can say how much they text or play Candy Crush. Interview by Jeffrey Powers of Geekazine
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBattery recharging units are a necessity for some. I remember when there were one or two companies – now there are several trying to help charge your smartphone or tablet. Take MyCharge for example: They unveiled a whole new line of portable charging solutions. Different colors and designs to fit your lifestyle. MyCharge has the cords built-in. They also have the ability to charge 3 items at once. Of course Apple changed to the Lightning connector. MyCharge is working to bring that 9-pin version to you, expected around spingtime. Depending on the charger you decide on, the price can range from $39 to $129. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network [cessponsor]
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMicrophones for your lifestyle. That is what MXL has to offer. I interviewed Perry Goldstein of MXL at the TPN CES Live coverage. Today, they are showing off the new Tempo Microphones. These are iPad enabled microphones. Since the iPad puts out lower power, the microphone has to adjust. You would purchase the camera adapter kit, then connect the MXL up to the kit. If you have a Windows machine, you can also connect via USB. MXL also has some free software you can download. MXL also talks about the Trio, another product in the great line of MXL mics. Tempo is available now for $79.99 [cessponsor]
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAllure Energy’s patented Proximity Energy Management system is the advanced solution to energy management with today’s active and somewhat unpredictable lifestyle. Older internet enabled thermostat systems allowed changing settings from smartphone apps – but the user still had to remember to manually intervene. Allure Energy’s system does the resets automatically, based on the reported position of the smartphone from GPS information to the system. Thus, the home is always at the proper temperature when occupants are away,but when they leave or return throughout the day, the energy is automatically adjusted for maximum energy efficiency. Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDRNews for the TechPodcast Network. [cessponsor]
We walk through the newest Ford Assembly line plant, where they can make all 3 types of cars in the same plant. Hybrid, Electric and E-nergi
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIn part four, Ford’s Manager of Vehicle Electrification and Infrastructure, Mike Tinskey talks about how to charge your Hybrid and Electric vehicles. Mike talks about the home charging, and how Ford is partnering with multiple companies to place charging stations. The Focus and C-Max, along with a 6KW charging station, can get your car charged faster. Along with charging, they had to deliver a charging station. Working with Levitan, they developed a plug-and-play box that runs off 110v. This box is also portable – take the box with you. Ford is working with Best Buy for installation of this device. For $1499, you can get the box and standard installation. The 30% incentive will bring the price down, and the 10 year warranty will make sure your charge station will be in top shape. Mike also talked about the 19 markets that...
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