If it works for CES why can’t it work for E3? That is the question the Entertainment Software Association must have asked itself when it came with the plan to let customers come to this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. E3 is the biggest video game trade show in the world. Every single game company and related industry insiders come to the event. Customers have always been on the outside looking in but this year that will change. By allowing consumers to attend this year the company rake in the cash and expand its social media presence. I mean the more eyeballs you have streaming and posting the better. They will have passes for 15,000 consumer. If you want to go to the expo and you should if you like games; will be available for purchases on Monday, February 13th.
“The feedback we heard was clear–they wanted to play the games inside the convention center. In addition, exhibitors inside the convention center wanted to have access to the fans. So this year we’re bringing the two together,” ESA’s senior VP of communications, Rich Taylor
Now for the bad news depending how you look at it. The passes will be priced between $250 and $150. However to get that $150 price you have to get it at as early bird special. Meaning if you don’t get it on February 13th you are out of luck for that price. The tickets will give you access to the show floor, panel discussions.… Read the rest
We all love driving. To clarify that, we all love driving but hate traffic. There is a very big difference. There is nothing like going 75 on the highway with the music blasting or podcast if that is your cup of tea. However many of us have to deal with commuting in heavy traffic areas where it is not so much fun. What if there was a way to have that part of driving taken over for us. Yes, Tesla has Autopilot but it’s not fully capable of driving. Automated technology is the future of cars. Every tech company is working on it or has plans in the works to be a part of it. You can already see the seeds of the future if you live in Pittsburgh. There you can pick up a self driving uber.
Enter Toyota, the company that started the eclectic car craze with the Prius before it was cool to drive electric cars. However I think it was more that the Prius ran and looked like an appliance-like vehicle more than anything that kept them from being cool. Toyota knows it’s too late for the older generation to change its mind about the company but hopes to change the mind of future generations. They want them to be able to experience the joy of driving in a new concept car called the Concept i.
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“Our vision for the future is that driving is still fun.
Ossia’s upcoming charging device delivers electricity much like how a router transmits data. Cota wirelessly powers multiple devices via adapters or built-in receivers as you move around a room. A mobile app lets you monitor connected devices.
The Cota power base is not that big. It is about the size of a flower pot. When a device comes into the room Cota senses its location and begins to charge through the air. Now keep in mind just like ethernet is faster than wi-fi; wireless charging is slower than a traditional cable. The trick is you will have constant power with multiple base stations around your house or office. near your desk and another near the living room, you’re getting constant power.
The way the technology works is that the base is constantly sending out a signal. It is looking for the radio receiver in your phone case or a battery adapter. Only when the adapter is found does the base start sending out power. Cota has the technology so locked down that power is sent only to within a few centimeters of the receiver, adapter or AA batteries adapter. This would mean that you will never again have to hear that horrible buzzing from your smoke detector or have to replace your remote control batteries.