Yesterday’s day in the halls was exhausting. We hit Central Hall and saw exceptionally large TVs, Ultra high def TVs, 3D TVs that don’t need glasses, bendable TVs and more multiway tablets and PCs than I can count. Central Hall is flashy, noisy and completely insane. The LG and Samsung exhibits were great, Panasonic seemed lackluster.
Qualcomm had a big exhibit for the first time in Central Hall. We toured their smart home – nice. The AllJoyn tech is a great idea. Devices can talk to each other triggered by events. It’s a good idea.
Cisco had a very interesting display of their dashboard for monitoring and managing the retail floor. The analytics are impressive – drawing from all manner of connected devices and sensors. It’s currently being tested in North America and Europe with a well-known big box retailer. Cutting edge.
I took lots of pics but don’t have enough time to upload them. Have to get over to Eureka Park so I can see all the rough new start up tech. For slick pics, head over to my Flipboard magazine I created for the show. http://flip.it/tEi98
At the Intel keynote, I LOVED the smart charging Bowl – throw all your devices in the bowl and it charges them. No plugs! Totally cool. Plus, the Smart Earbuds are a great idea. CEO Brian Krzanich did a great job showcasing Intel’s play in the Internet of Things. The smart onesie that quantifies baby’s vitals – powered by "Edison" a pentium computer the size of a thumb! – is perfect for helicopter parents.
Show opens tomorrow. Stay tuned!
The new June smart bracelet is definitely cool and swank – who wants to get skin cancer? – but also who has an arm long enough (or a wallet big enough) for all these different single-purpose devices?
This Smart Bracelet That Measures Sun Exposure Is Gorgeous