While driveless cars is a major theme in the international CES 2014, Cars that use hydrogen gas are making big moves in the near future:
Toyota said Monday that it expects to sell more hydrogen-powered electric cars in the U.S. than previously planned.
The car, which Toyota calls FCV for now, uses hydrogen as fuel for a battery and emits only water vapor as exhaust. Toyota said the car will go on sale in the U.S. in 2015. Rival automakers Hyundai and Honda have also said they’d start selling cars with that technology in the U.S. that year.
At the International CES, the technology industry’s annual gadget show in Las Vegas, the Japanese automaker said it will focus on selling cars in California at first.
Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations for Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc., said the U.S. branch of Toyota had recently increased its request for vehicles to sell in the U.S. market. He said that a 95 percent cut in production costs from the initial prototype would help Toyota make fuel cell cars that are “a reasonable price for a lot of people.”
Toyota Motor Corp. has promised to sell its fuel cell cars for $50,000 to $100,000, aiming for the lower end of the range.
Toyota said the car will have a range of 300 miles, can accelerate from standstill to 60 miles per hour in 10 seconds, and can refuel its hydrogen tank in three to five minutes.
Working with researchers at the University of California, Irvine, Toyota said the first 10,000 vehicles can be supported with only 68 refueling stations from San Francisco to San Diego. It noted that California has approved $200 million to build about 20 fueling stations by 2015, 40 by 2016 and 100 by 2024.
If you were one of the 150,000 lucky participants at the CES 2014 then you must of seen the most weirdest gadgets ever. For those that weren’t at CES 2014 here is what you have missed:
1.) Dualo- one of the most weirdest instrument gadget that you will ever see
The Dualo, an electronic musical instrument that you wear around your neck and whose music can be controlled both by tapping on the little circles or leaning and back and forth, via motion sensor.
Can you imagine a composer instructed a musician to play the Dualo in a orchestra? The facility is meant to stay quiet, but I would stop laughing.
2.) Man covered in Tablets
Can it get any weirder than this. Honesty I feel bad for the man for one its probably hot in that suit, and two how an see?
3.) I refuse to buy one of these would you?
A team of engineers likely spent a lot of time and money on the design of my smartphone. The last thing I want to do is cover it in a case that looks like it’s been vomited on by Paris Hilton.
4.) Great way to stay healthy?
Most distressing idea for soda addicts: This Aullor soda fountain, which is affixed to a tablet and displays how many calories you’re dispensing as you dispense them, and also tells you how long you would have to run to burn all of that soda off. Maybe I’ll stick with water?
5.) An app can tell the weather and give us directions at the same time?
WeatherSphere, an app that combines GPS navigation with live weather maps, featured the following endorsement on a placard in its booth at Eureka Park: “I would be dead if it wasn’t for this app” – iTunes user Gamer Tag weedy bird. Because if weedy bird likes it, you know it must be awesome.
According to yahoo news the New MAC Pro is a very powerful PC that worth over $10,000 dollars. The question is, is it worth it?:
It’s hard to say if the Mac Pro is pricey, per se, given that there’s nothing else quite like it. There are plenty of Windows-based workstations, certainly, but none are quite this small or quite this portable (many aren’t quite this quiet, either). And if you’re a creative professionalalready hooked into Mac-only apps like Final Cut Pro, this is really your only choice: The new Mac Pro is a serious improvement over the old model in every way, and is likely worth the upgrade. So, while $2,999 (let alone $10,000) is indeed a big investment, it’s well worth it for people who live and die by their workstation, and for whom (rendering) time is money.
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How does the brain differentiate from reality to virtual reality? Well take the 3D virtual reality system for example which was introduced in the international CES 2014. This new piece of kit is capable of filling players field of vision to make it believe that your in a new virtual world which is known as an illustration. So what does it do exactly to our brains? Well when we wear it our brain starts to make assumptions of what is happening based on priority experience and censor information. As a result it seems to trick our brains believing that we are really in a whole new dimension crazy right?
Psychologist Richard Wisman makes numerous videos on how easy it is to hoax your brain with false information:
The hardware is designed to make Dive is that they use two lenses place in front of a single display. The result, is the user seeing two slightly different images shifty horizontally which is also used to make 3D. However, this is only one part of the DIVE virtual game.
There is also a 1,000 heart orientation sensor, including gyroscope, and magnetic sensors all which provides slick head tracking with almost undetectable latency.
The future is upon us and we can feel it grasp to our finger tips.
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Can you imagine a printer that is capable of replicating anything similar to what we see on Sci-fi? Well a company called Z corporation was the first to manufacture this machine making them the worlds leading manufactures of three dimensional printers that designs objects that you can hold on your hand amazing right?
The objects are made by special engineered materials that start out as powder that they add into a binary material that bonds the powder together making a beautiful flower post for valentines day. Now for the fun part, lets say you decided to make a prototype model of your spatula, well in order to make sure your prototype will come to life, you will need a scanner that will impute the image to a computer that will be sent to the printer to make your master piece.
Wait you can make print food too No Way!!!
Indeed, The Chief Jet 3D which is similar to Z corporation’s 3D printing machine, prints out delicious food which are really edible.
Here’s how it works: A rolling pin-like mechanism first spreads a fine, even layer of powder on the printing surface. An inkjet print head then sprays a narrow stream of water, drawing on the layer of sugar in whatever pattern the owner has pre-programmed. When the water hits the powder, it recrystallizes, so that whatever the water touches hardens
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The International CES show host one of the greatest soon to come out technology giving customers glimpse of what to come in the future. Here’s a look at the top five favorite trends from CES 2014.
2.) Ultra HD
4.) Driveless Car tech
5.) The Connected Home
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Since Samsung’s new galaxy gear smart phone reached the market it received horrible reviews. Will Apple’s new iwatch flop in the market too? Maybe, but unless they fix their battery life issue I believe it will be better.
Battery life issues were brought to light in early 2013. Supposedly, early versions of the iWatch were only seeing a battery life of two to three days. This made Apple look into other screen technologies to help extend the battery life between charges. OLED is known for its better power consumption compared to tradition LCD screens, but some are suggesting that Apple is exploring options other than OLED.
As it stands, an Apple device (especially a wearable one) with a short battery life would flop in the market. In 2011, with the launch of the iPhone 4s and iOS 5, Apple was under fire for a slew of battery-related issues. However, a quick update to the software fixed the problem. Apple is apparently trying to get ahead of the same kind of issues with the iWatch. The company’s fans are notorious for their love it or hate it attitude. The iWatch is rumored to use a 100mAh battery similar to the sixth-gen iPod nano.