The CES (Consumer Electronic Show) in Las Vegas was once again a circus with hordes of attendees as far as the eyes could see. Beyond the cache of the exhibition and the glamour of new gadgets and technology, CES is a marketplace. It’s a scene dominated by techno rivalry, confidence and good-natured competition that, while seemingly ridiculous at times (the biggest, the most powerful, the thinnest, the most connected and the most waterproof), sets the bar for what consumers can expect from the year ahead.
Here are a few technological advancements that deserve mention:
As is often the case at trade shows, some conferences are extremely educational, while others are more…hypnotic. This year, in all areas, there was much conversationbetween operators with rights and new players. It became clear that no one was going to “win” and, as one speaker put it, “Most of the innovative business models are the result of shared revenues deals.”
And finally, we can only smile at the common thread of slogans and buzzwords on the market. “Smart” and “life” have been cooked up in every which way. The diction isn’t without merit; after all, digital continues to work its way into all aspects of our lives: health and fitness (numerous mobile monitoring solutions for fitness as well as for senior citizens), vehicles, appliances and even school, often due to the easy integration of tablets.
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Source: Know Your Mobile
There’s nothing worse than seeing the water damage indicator on your favourite device turn pink after an unfortunate encounter with a sink, washing machine, puddle or even a spilled drink. Thankfully, Fujitsu has answered our prayers and created a waterproof tablet and smartphone – both of which were unveiled at the Consumer Electronic Show. Gadget manufacturers everywhere – PLEASE take note!