CES Trends 2013: What Will They Think of Next?

CES 2013 Trends:  What Will They Think of Next?

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CES 2013 Trends: What Will They Think of Next?

THIS YEAR’S CONTENDERS:

Best Car Tech

Ford Adds Support For Glympse, Lets Friends Know When You’ll Arrive

  • Real-time location-sharing app Glympse plans to bring its app into Ford vehicles.
  • First location-sharing app for Ford’s SYNC in-car connectivity system
  • Ford drivers will be able use voice commands to let others know exactly where they are while driving.
  • To use Glympse
  • drivers will download the app
  • Bluetooth-pair or USB-connect that phone to a Ford SYNC AppLink-enabled vehicle
  • A driver can press the SYNC voice button on the steering wheel and say “Send Glympse”
  • Their location will be shared
  • Voice commands guide drivers through the location-sharing process
  • sends the car’s exact location to a contact in their phones
  • Location details can also be posted on Facebook and Twitter

Best TV

Toshiba Shows Off Its New 84-inch Ultra HD 4K TV

  • Toshiba upcoming line of Ultra HD 4K TVs. The L9300 series is headlined by an 84-inch model (pictured above), but also includes a 58 and 65-inch set.
  • 4K format gives you four times the pixel resolution of a standard 1080p Full-HD television
  • Offers a picture at a 3,840 x 2,160 pixels
  • Toshiba’s 4K series uses its own CEVO 4K Quad + Dual Core Processor
  • It what converts standard 1080p content to the 4K resolution
  • Doesn’t create any artifacts in the process.
  • Makes it possible to view traditional content (such as a Blu-ray disk) at near 4K resolution, though not originally created at that resolution
  • Televisions in the series also use Toshiba’s new Cloud TV platform
  • Cloud TV platform gives users access to
  • Skype calling
  • personal messaging
  • a family event calendar
  • streaming news
  • The L9300 series of Ultra HD 4K televisions is expected to ship this summer
  • Price TBA

The 85-inch, 4K TV is carried by a large metal frame that tilts up and down and incorporates a 120-watt 2.2 speaker system.
This is currently the largest Ultra High-Definition TV in the world, and features Samsung’s Smart Hub software.
Powered by a 1.35Ghz quad-core A15 processor.
There are no details on the cost yet, but you can be sure it will probably be around the price of a small family car.

People’s Voice Award

Nvidia Unveils Project Shield, a Powerful Android Game Controller

  • A powerful Android game controller that packs the company’s latest and greatest mobile chip, the Tegra 4.
  • Full game console unto itself
  • 5-inch retina display that folds up from the controls
  • Connects to the Android ecosystem and Google Play store via Wi-Fi
  • Players can mirror what’s onscreen to a TV either wirelessly or via HDMI
  • Has access to Android’s app catalog (including many Tegra-optimized games)
  • Can access PC games from a computer on the network
  • Relay the gameplay to a TV
  • All the while, the user plays the game with the Shield
  • Controller is packed with batteries for extended gameplay
  • bass-reflex speaker for big sound
  • ports for HDMI and USB

Best Smart Phone

Sony’s Waterproof Xperia Z Smartphone

  • Xperia Z runs a mildly altered version of Android
  • Huge, super-high-resolution 5-inch screen at 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • very thin, at 7.9 mm
  • Light wait, though made of glass
  • Xperia Z is waterproof!
  • 16GB of storage (expandable with microSD slot)
  • 2GB of memory

Best Camera

Fuji X100S

  • 70 Improvements over the X100
  • 6 x 6 RGGB filter array pattern
  • random arrangement of colour filters within each block of 36 photo receptors
  • less prone to suffer from moiré patterning
  • maximum continuous shooting rate of 6fps for up to 29 images at full resolution
  • shutter lag of just 0.01sec

LAST YEAR’S WINNERS

Best Car Tech

QNX Car 2 mobile apps platform

  • includes a wide array of QNX technologies
  • the QNX®Neutrino® RTOS
  • powerful multimedia framework
  • superior hands-free solution with HD stereo
  • HTML5-based HMI technology
  • direct development path from mobile to automotive

Best in Show and Best TV

LG’s 55EM960V OLED TV

  • 55″ wide
  • ultra slim depth (only 4mm)
  • thinner than any smartphone
  • 3D OLED TV
  • Cinema 3D Smart TV
  • Price: $11,240

People’s Voice Award

Razer’s Project Fiona

  • Gaming tablet with integrated dual game controllers
  • 10.1″ diagonally
  • Windows 7 OS
  • 1280×800 pixel resolution
  • Razor Touchscreen UI
  • Price: $1,000

Best Smart Phone

Nokia Lumia 900

  • 8 megapixels camera sensor
  • 4.3″ display size
  • weighs 160g
  • 7h talk time
  • 300h standby time
  • 6h music playback time
  • 6.5h video playback time
  • Price: $379

Best Camera

Fujifilm X Pro 1

  • 16.3 million pixels
  • 23.6 mm x 15.6 mm (APS-C) X-Trans CMOS with primary color filter

 

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