With thousands of new products being rolled out and announced every year at International CES you always have to wonder, “which product will succeed?” which is the basis for Last Gadget Standing. It’s a competition, now in its 14th year, that sees one winner selected from a live audience at CES and the other from an on-line audience with entries having been previewed starting in late September of the previous year. For 2015, the top honours go to MeccaNoid from Meccano in the “live” category and SCiO from Consumer Physics Inc., takes home the online honours. Read more…
It looks like it’s official. September 9th is the day for Apple’s much-anticipated fall event. According to the Street Insider’s invitation, Apple has sent out their round of invites to a select few. And as Apple has always done in the past they’ve included a foreshadowing short message, tagline or teaser of some sort that often give some indication as to what will be happening at the event. This time, it’s a little more cryptic as all the invite states is, “Wish we could say more.”
If you’ve ever been to an International CES you’d be amazed by the shear size of the exhibition space and the number of exhibitors. In fact this year, according to the organizers, the show has reached some new milestones with more than 3,200 exhibitors spreading themselves across more than two million net square feet where over a four-day period thousands of new products and services are being introduced. Some products will be outright wonders, others a refresh of existing products and some perhaps in a concept state that we may see this year, next year or not at all. So here are just a few new products from this year’s International CES.
An Apple event is always an event and you never really know for sure what’s in store and the opening keynote for WWDC 2012, Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference 2012 was no exception. With Apple’s online store temporarily unavailable we knew something new was afoot.
The crowd was welcomed by Siri, Apple’s virtual assistant with her utter charm, wit and an attempted sense of humour.
“I’m waiting for the new Samsung,” she said. “No, not the phone, the refrigerator. Hubba hubba.”