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Consumer Electronics Show 2015: An Abundance of Imagination

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Jan 15, 2015 12:10:10 PM

I spent last week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)—an almost overwhelming ocean of innovation—during which 170,000 people converged on Vegas to see the most advanced and ingenious products, technologies, and prototypes that the human mind can comprehend.   This year’s show was as vibrant and interesting as ever, flaunting lofty visions from inventors and entrepreneurs across the globe.

Everywhere I turned, I was blown away by the extent of human imagination. The show offered a glimpse into the far reaching depths of the digital age, which is currently only in its infancy. There were autonomous vehicles, unmanned flying objects (drones), robots, cloud computing technologies, virtual reality devices, streaming TV systems, wearables, 3-D printing, smartphones, and apps galore.

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Trick My Ride

Posted by Ron Jones

Mar 11, 2014 11:59:00 AM

Let’s get one thing out there right in the beginning: I’m a truck guy, always have been. It’s not that my head can’t be turned by a great car—I still feel my heart flutter every time they roll out the latest Corvette. But so far, I have not let the mid-life crisis get the best of me, and it doesn’t take too long to refocus on my true ride of choice: a pickup, especially a vintage model.

Having made that clear, I am still reliving recent experiences from the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, which showcased a dazzling display of new auto technologies. In addition to driverless car demos and a concept crossover that features solar panels built into the roof so it can provide some onboard energy production to assist the hybrid power train, we were invited to take a real-life test drive through the streets of Las Vegas in a snazzy electric vehicle.

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