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E3 2017 will look a lot like CES this year! The Electronic Entertainment Expo opens doors to the public

E3 2017 will look a lot like CES this year! The Electronic Entertainment Expo opens doors to the public

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

CES 2017: Toyota Unveils the Concept-i a Fully Autonomous Car with Artificial Intelligence

CES 2017: Toyota Unveils the Concept-i a Fully Autonomous Car with Artificial Intelligence

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.

“Our vision for the future is that driving is still fun.

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Wireless Power is Real Thanks to Cota

Wireless Power is Real Thanks to Cota

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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.

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Meet 2016 CES Innovations Honoree Samsung Portable SSD T3

Meet 2016 CES Innovations Honoree Samsung Portable SSD T3

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CES is here and with it brings pretty cool products. The Samsung Portable SSD T3 is one of those products. It is built strong and light and is equipped with a built-in security feature. This little SSD has data transfer speeds of 450 MB/s. The Samsung SSD T3 has compatibility with pretty much every operating system. With more and more laptops coming with few hard drive space. Size is and portability is the key to keeping everything with you. Samsung Portable SSD T3 is built strong and light and is equipped with a built-in security feature. The Samsung SSD T3 is also a 2016 CES Innovations Honoree.

  • A strong, shock-resistant metal case and internal support frame handles the daily wear of professional life, yet weighs just 51 grams* (2TB) and is roughly the size of a business card.
  • Up to 2TB capacity* means you’ve got everything you need in the palm of your hand.
  • The T3 is outfitted with optional AES 256-bit hardware encryption that doesn’t affect performance and an Android mobile app to conveniently manage and access content.
  • Reduce downtime with blazing-fast, 450 MB/s read/write speeds

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Samsung Smart Home

Samsung Smart Home

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Samsung is never one to put all it’s eggs in one basket. True to form today at CES they announced new tablets, SmartCams and more plus the much talked about Michael Bay implosion. Something that might not get as much coverage as their new tabs is the the Samsung Smart Home. It was announced at this year’s CES. The Samsung Smart Home is a service that lets users to control their home devices through a single application.

Wonpyo Hong, President, Media Solutions Center, Samsung Electronic:

“With Samsung Smart Home, we are bringing our capabilities as the world’s number-one manufacturer of smart devices to make the connected home a reality for consumers today. In the coming days, we will continue to roll out better home services to our consumers to enable them to keep enjoying a brand-new experience of ‘Smart Living and Beyond’.”

The three parts of the of the Smart Home are Device Control, Home View and Smart Customer Service. Device Control let’s users control their homes from a smartphone or Smart TV. Home View gives users a live feed cameras within their homes, and Smart Customer Service will let users know when something needs repairing or replacing. Look for the Smart Home in the first half of 2o14. The full press release follows below.

CES 2012: Rubens Saintel Interview with Line2 CEO, Peter Sisson

CES 2012: Rubens Saintel Interview with Line2 CEO, Peter Sisson

I was able to catch up with the CEO of Line2 Peter Sisson. We had a in-depth conversation about the future of the VOIP app on all platforms. What is next for the company and how it compares to other companies our there with similar services.

Peter Sisson is a telecom geek disrupting mobile communications by using social, calendar, and location information to make calls more productive and lifestyle-friendly. Line2 is Peter’s 4th company. His last company, Teleo, was acquired by Microsoft in 2005.

Peter Sisson, CEO of Line2 (also known as Toktumi), is an entrepreneur and VoIP pioneer. He has been on the forefront of the Internet industry for 15 years, starting four companies and nurturing many others through advisory roles.  He was named one of the top 10 “people to watch” by CNET, and won the Arthur Anderson Best Practices Award for Strategic Leadership with Wineshopper.com… Read the rest