Latest From Science & Engineering, Medicine & Innovation [01.05.14]

Physical Digital Computing

#PhysicalDigital

“ the International Consumer Electronics Show is big. More than 3,500 companies come to show their wares. … attracts more than 150,000 visitors.

This year, the International CES may be energized by a wave of new exhibitors chasing a top trend in consumer electronics: the Internet of Things. The term refers to the concept of a world full of connected devices controlled through a consumer-friendly hub, like a smartphone app.

#SmartHome

#Wearables

Wi-Fi-connected ceiling fan controlled by a Nest Learning Thermostat, and automated door locks, light switches and LED bulbs. Under Armour, the sports apparel company that has experimented with smart sports clothing, will exhibit at CES, as will the Girl Scouts of America, which is introducing a new digital app

Apple …  HomeKit development platform

Nexia Home Intelligence connects your smartphone, tablet, or computer with compatible items in your home, such as door locks or a thermostat.

Nexia Home Intelligence connects your smartphone, tablet, or computer with compatible items in your home, such as door locks or a thermostat.

two separate wristbands on display — the Reemo and the Myo — will let their wearers control video games, phones and connected devices in the home using arm waves and gestures.

Tagg’s GPS-enabled pet trackers

Connected workout clothing from Hexoskin

Aesthetics and fashion become a core component. It’s either hanging in my house or I’m wearing it every day.”

home products such as security systems, monitoring cameras, smart TVs and even connected baby monitors.

The antivirus and security company Bitdefender, for example, will show off its just announced Bitdefender box, which plugs into a home network and can protect connected devices from malicious software.

#SmartCar

Cars, too, will be increasingly connected at this year’s CES.

At this year’s show, Ford’s new chief executive, Mark Fields, and Dieter Zetsche, the head of Mercedes-Benz, will give keynote addresses that focus on innovation in the auto industry, including advances in making cars smarter and eventually able to drive themselves.

Volkswagen

4K TVs, or ultra-high-definition sets, with built-in Internet connections

#DigitalManufacturing

#VirtualReality

#AugmentedReality

other major themes at the show would include 3-D printing, games and virtual reality; the headset maker Oculus VR. And he said he expected health and biotech to be big trends, as well.”

 

#SmartHome

“Nest Labs, Wink and Other Household Gadget Makers Vie for Space on Store Shelves”

Smart-home products is one of the hottest topics at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Smart-home products is one of the hottest topics at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

 

Smart Retail

#SmartRetail

“Fashion boutiques are leading the charge to merge connected technology with real-world retail outlets

..retailers are focusing on High Tech over common sense improvements”

 

Youtube Playlist (Compiled by me): Smart Retail [What does the future of Retail look like?]

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmtzIXlrl_WFtdY1Pyi2WsXcBIlJ6dPWq

 

Digital Finance

#DigitalFinance

“Tech companies, banks and retailers try to make cash a thing of the past. Apple Pay, a new iPhone 6 feature that allows users to buy goods in physical stores with a wave of the device …

Mobile Commerce in US is expected to rise 35% in 2015”

 

BioEngineering & Translational Medicine