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The 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) kicked off earlier this week. If you weren’t able to fly out to Vegas for the event, don’t worry! We sent some of our Moxie experts to cover all the hottest products, services and innovations from the week.
Here are our top 4 takeaways from CES.
- The mind as the interface. Brain interface products, like those from Emotiv, have been in the market for awhile, but Intel’s announcement of the RealSense platform demonstrates that we are rapidly heading to more naturally human interfaces, including those where we simply think to interact.
- The body as the controller. The MYO arm band by Thalmic lets the wearer use the electrical activity in his or her muscles to wirelessly control computers, phones or other favorite digital technologies by simply moving his or her arm and hand.
- Wearable visual interfaces. At this point we’ve all seen or experienced Google Glass with both its promise and limits. The Lumus DK40 is in many ways more exciting. First, it delivers military-grade HUD optics, and second — and more interestingly — the company doesn’t want to sell us smart glasses. Instead it is offering the optics to other developers and manufacturers who will hopefully create a wide range of wearables with various functions and form factors.
- Google Helpouts: Not only does this use Google Hangout technology that can help small businesses monetize their downtime, it also gives people and brands the ability to be face-to-face with customers and prospects. By allowing them to talk, teach and walk people through challenges, it puts technology in the middle of a true human experience.
- Google Fiber: The fastest Internet connections possible. With bandwidth moving to speeds surpassing anything currently available, an ecosystem of instantaneous connection will be created. This fiber can truly change how humans interact with each other, as well as how brands interact with consumers. If it's instant, it's real. It's face-to-face, it's moving, flowing and constantly on.
- The Humanization of Data: With sensors in everything (from our heartbeats to our locations, to what we’re prone to purchase after a long weekend when the temperature reaches 85°), we have an over abundance of data points. This allows us to see people not as faceless names in a homogenous crowd of people but as individuals or members of a microtribe. It means that we can use big data to make small decisions that allow us to send information at the right time, the right place, in the right format.
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