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Digital Health Summit features the best of health tech @ CES 2020

April 22, 2020

One of the most interesting aspects of CES is the fact that it is not just a single conference, but really a collection of conferences all within Las Vegas at once. Our floor interviews come from some other events, such as ShowStoppers. One of the larger

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Disney Codeillusion is a magical way to learn to code @ CES 2020

April 22, 2020

There is a growing movement to teach kids and young adults to code. The problem with this movement is that coding in itself is neither worthwhile nor interesting. Without a goal or a purpose that is intriguing to the student, the task is often abandoned w

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Lumen tracks your metabolism to improve your performance @ CES 2020

April 21, 2020

Lumen is a breath analyzer, but with a different purpose from what you may be thinking. Rather than being used to analyze whether or not you are drunk, Lumen is used to determine information about your metabolism. The company claims that with a single bre

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Delta Sound Labs Stream makes big textures from small sounds @ CES 2020

April 21, 2020

Richard Graham, Chief Executive Officer of Delta Sound Labs, was at CES 2020 with the company's latest offering, Stream, a granular sampler audio effects plug-in that helps musicians and audio techs create big textures from very small sound samples.Delta

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Chois Technology Image Pointer frees presenters to move @ CES 2020

April 19, 2020

Joycelin Roh joined us at CES 2020 to share the Image Pointer, the latest image-based wireless presentation device from Chois Technology. Chois Technology is a South Korean company that's focused on developing Radio Frequency (RF) interface devices such a

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zLight prevents you from waking up to check the time @ CES 2020

April 19, 2020

We have all experienced waking up in the middle of the night and not knowing what time it is. While it's not essential to know the time, we all want to. If we only have 15 minutes until we need to be up, it's not necessarily worth the effort to try and fa

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Motwani Jadeja Foundation is creating an Indian presence @ CES 2020

April 19, 2020

One of the most impressive parts of the show floor at CES over the past few years has been Eureka Park. Startups from around the world come together to show off the amazing projects that they are working on. As you walk around the exhibit area, you can se

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Plott Cubit takes the guesswork out of physical design @ CES 2020

April 18, 2020

Augmented reality has a lot of uses in the real world. From videogames like Pokemon GO to a HoloLens-powered piano tutor, adding virtual data to the real world is a great way to enhance an experience or task. One of the more unique implementations of augm

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Jim Harris gives his favorite finds from the show floor @ CES 2020

April 18, 2020

From our perch atop the Sands Expo, we have a great view of the show floor for the show, but we don't get the fidelity of exploring the exhibits. Even being on the floor doesn't give a full, detailed view of everything on display. It is always a pleasure

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Feedme allows you to take control over the news you see @ CES 2020

April 18, 2020

It's no secret that there is a ton of information available, with more added every minute. The problem is that it is very difficult to control what you see. Publications cover a wide range of topics, so subscribing to a single publication can inundate you

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Wi-Charge wants to make wireless power mainstream @ CES 2020

April 16, 2020

Wireless electricity has been a dream since the days of Nikola Tesla, but it's never really come to pass. There's the Qi and Ki standards for wireless power, but that's not quite the same thing. There have been some developments in the past few years, but

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GJS Robot's Ganker is a fighting robot that doesn't die @ CES 2020

April 16, 2020

Robotics competitions are a lot of fun. So much so, that we've dedicated an entire show to them. But, building a competition-ready robot from scratch is not possible for everyone. That's why pre-built machines and kits are available. One of the most impre

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Aquark Technologies is miniaturizing the quantum realm @ CES 2020

April 16, 2020

The next big arena in computing is quantum computing. Some of the most publicized innovations and even some of the best recent science fiction projects have centered around quantum computing. That's because the technology promises a seismic shift in the w

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Canatu is bringing the heat with carbon nanotube technology @ CES 2020

April 15, 2020

When it comes to materials design, carbon nanotubes are a big area of experimentation and design. Think of them as very small pasta and, under the right conditions, can be pulled and molded into nearly any shape. Then can be woven together like thread to

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BeBop Sensors brings natural motion into virtual reality @ CES 2020

April 15, 2020

In the world of virtual reality and augmented reality, one of the most difficult aspects of the technologies has been controls. Most platforms have leaned into the concept of a more traditional videogame controller, or something in the arena of a Wii Remo

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360Rize's Penguin is making VR action video a reality @ CES 2020

April 15, 2020

Over the past few years, we've seen a large increase in virtual reality adoption. But, like any media type, it can only be a success if there is content to support it. Videogames have been the go-to content type for virtual reality, but developing VR game

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Lumicharge is charging up the bedroom & bringing the beats @ CES 2020

April 14, 2020

There are some products that are perfect for evolution through connected technology, and then there are some we usually skip over. One of those products we usually skip over is the humble desk lamp, but fortunately, the team at Lumicharge don't feel the s

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Awarables brings the sleep clinic to your bedroom @ CES 2020

April 14, 2020

Insomnia is common for many people, and most people never seek help. They look to sound machines and light therapy, but they never do anything to learn what their problem is and what the best course of action is to correct it. Part of the reason for this

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Phonak Virto pairs clear audio with stylish convenience @ CES 2020

April 14, 2020

New audio technologies are paving the way for improved hearing aids, and Rachel Bishop, an audiologist with the Phonak company, was at CES 2020 to share the Phonak Virto Black.Shaped like an earbud, Phonak hearing aids aim to bust the stigma of hearing lo

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RooSense integrated fabric sensor helps athletes improve @ CES 2020

April 12, 2020

Chelsea Monty-Bromer, is the Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder of RooSense, LLC. She joined us at CES 2020 to tell us about their health tech solution to help athletes "sweat smarter." RooSense, LLC - so named because it's a start-up company based o

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Everyone makes Progress brings your health data together @ CES 2020

April 12, 2020

Over the past few years, fitness data that each person generates has increased significantly. With smartwatches, fitness bands, and the sensors in our phones, we have a ton of information. Add to that blood pressure cuffs, blood glucose meters, body mass

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MIRRI reflects the future of autonomous concierge services @ CES 2020

April 12, 2020

At CES 2020, we spoke with Olya Osokina, co-founder of MIRRI, an artificial intelligence product that brings together business and social impact, providing customized solutions for business to enhance CAC, LTV and RR. MIRRI, explained Osokina, is like a g

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Inovelli is making LED strips that bend to your designs @ CES 2020

April 11, 2020

When it comes to LED light strips, there are a lot of choices. Most of them are very similar in capabilities and even in look. Many of you may be watching this video because of our feature on another model of LED strips. However, some companies look to fi

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The CTA is working to improve the technology industries @ CES 2020

April 11, 2020

While CES has become a household name over the past few years, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) is less known. The CTA is the organization that owns and puts on CES every year, but they are a lot more than that. They work on consumer advocacy pro

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HeartHero can help you save the life of family and friends @ CES 2020

April 11, 2020

During a cardiac event, the first few minutes are the most critical. The difference between intervention in the first three minutes versus after that line is significant, with only a 7 percent survivability rate if nothing is done until paramedics arrive,

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SmartGuide provides guided tours through your phone @ CES 2020

April 10, 2020

When we travel, one of the things we always struggle with is figuring out what to do. We don't know the area at all, and we don't know people from the area to ask. So, we always end up on one of those "25 things to do in Las Velas for under $25" lists on

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Toucan Smart Home makes security cameras easy and exciting @ CES 2020

April 10, 2020

When competing in a crowded market, you must do something to set yourself apart. Right now, one of the more crowded markets in the consumer electronics industry is connected cameras. A new entrant in the market is Toucan Smart Home, who has found a unique

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Zero Mass Water is a solar-powered home water farm @ CES 2020

April 10, 2020

For many people around the world, drinking water is a concern. For some, there is no infrastructure to provide water clean enough to drink. For others, the infrastructure isn't maintained or has purposely been let to degrade. No matter the scenario, an im

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These Young Innovators are some of the ones to watch @ CES 2020

April 09, 2020

At PLUGHITZ Live, we have a lot of opportunities to work with the best and brightest students from around the world. While we might not have hosted FIRST Looks, CES managed to provide yet another opportunity to show off some of the amazing students who we

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Bzigo is eliminating mosquitoes from your life one by one @ CES 2020

April 09, 2020

In some parts of the world, such as Florida, mosquitoes are an annoyance that we all have to deal with. In other parts of the world, mosquitoes carry harmful and dangerous diseases. Whether you're hiding from a nuisance or preventing the spread of disease

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The Atmos from Ao Air is a breathing mask for unclean air @ CES 2020

April 09, 2020

It's no secret that even before the COVID-19 problems began, breathing devices were a big part of everyday life in parts of the world. Most people remember the images of citizens in Beijing before and after the Olympics wearing masks every day because of

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Speech Morphing makes custom virtual voices sound real @ CES 2020

April 08, 2020

If there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that computerized voices are horrible. Some systems do a decent job of blending real voice with digital, such as Cortana, but Jen can't live in the studio recording every possible outcome. What we usually get

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Become a data JEDAI through your business's mobile app @ CES 2020

April 08, 2020

One of the most important insights for a business is the ability to look into the needs and wants of its potential customers. To be able to see the likes and dislikes, as well as track moments in their individual experience is almost worth more than gold.

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AURA Devices helps maintain healthy hydration during sports @ CES 2020

April 08, 2020

One of the issues that face athletes is proper hydration. Each person's body is different, and that means that there are no general rules that work across the board. It also varies greatly by what you are doing. Some sports are more involved and produce m

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Hachi Infinite M1 brings a projector to the Android world @ CES 2020

April 05, 2020

There are many aspects of a smartphone or tablet that make them an attractive device. However, the small size of the screen can take some of the shine off of the excitement. For running a presentation, looking at photos, or reading the news, a larger scre

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The WaterSwitch protects your whole house from leaks @ CES 2020

April 05, 2020

For any homeowner, one of the biggest stresses is around water. Pipes can burst, joints can leak, and fixtures can drip. All of these issues can be annoying, but some of them can be devastating. And, on top of it all, they all cost money in expanded water

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Plott Carta is augmented reality for large home projects @ CES 2020

April 04, 2020

One of the main reasons people fail to complete home renovation projects is because they don't go as planned. I think most of us have had the experience of trying to hang a collection of photos or paintings and none of the items line up. Having a failure

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CarePredict helps seniors age in place with peace of mind @ CES 20202

April 04, 2020

As the senior population grows, one way that we can minimize the impact on the healthcare industry is by allowing capable people to age at home. It's better for many people to be able to stay in their own homes for various reasons: it prevents unnecessary

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MaxPro Fitness is a workout companion for home and travel @ CES 2020

April 04, 2020

One of the fields in the consumer electronics industry that is often overlooked is the health and wellness space. Sure, a lot of attention is placed on measurement, through wearables and other technology, but very little focus is placed on the actual acti

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Immoshoot is a global real estate research platform @ CES 2020

April 03, 2020

Whether you are looking to buy or rent, finding the right property can be a challenge. It seems like getting useful information can be difficult, and comparing a property to its surroundings can feel impossible. A new real estate community portal, Immosho

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Smardii is helping reduce the strain in elder care @ CES 2020

April 03, 2020

The world is experiencing a pair of population changes that, when combined, creates a big problem. First, the percentage of elderly people in the population is rising. As we age, we need extra time and care. However, the second change is the lowering numb

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PantryOn helps track your food usage in your closets @ CES 2020

April 03, 2020

Managing your groceries can be a real challenge, especially when there are multiple people in your household. We've all reached into the pantry to grab an ingredient we need and it is empty or almost empty. That's always a difficult situation, especially

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SureCall enhances your signal strength in rough situations @ CES 2020

April 01, 2020

If there is one experience that everyone in the developed world can come together on is the low quality of wireless signal strength in the house. The technology is so questionable that phone companies have worked out ways to offload some or all of the loa

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Kwikset wants to make entering your house a breeze @ CES 2020

April 01, 2020

When most people think of companies like Kwikset, they think of home security. This is likely because of the fact that they are the largest maker of consumer door locks in the world. What they might not think of is consumer electronics, but that is changi

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Lyf Board is the digital dashboard for the family @ CES 2020

April 01, 2020

Trying to maintain a household can be difficult, and the more people in it, the more difficult it becomes. What night is soccer? When are we visiting the grandparents? What date does the school year end? Trying to keep all of these dates and times in your

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TROVA protects your privacy with a beautiful lockbox @ CES 2020

March 31, 2020

These days, privacy and security are an important topic. Whether you're trying to keep your phone physically secured, or hiding away a flash drive, there are few ways to do it while maintaining an appealing visual. Safes and lockboxes tend to be functiona

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Manta5 hydrofoil bikes allow you to ride on the water @ CES 2020

March 31, 2020

In the past few years, the popularity of bicycles has grown quickly. We've seen new styles of bikes, including electric and hybrid bikes. However, there is one common thread that ties them all together - the surface on which you ride. That is not a limiti

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MicroVision has a touching new prototype projector @ CES 2020

March 31, 2020

Over the past few years, the cost of projection technology has come down significantly. That has been paired with the size of the technology getting smaller. On Black Friday 2019, we saw pico projectors being offered for less than $100. However, these dev

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Giftapart takes the stress out of group gift giving @ CES 2020

March 29, 2020

Everyone has been in a situation where you're having trouble coming up with a gift you want to get for a friend or family member. Some people have a smaller number of interests, and the things they want are more expensive. Being able to shop together with

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Dell is bringing beautiful design to the workplace @ CES 2020

March 29, 2020

When it comes to computers, there are few brands in the same realm as Dell. The company's XPS 13 laptop is one of the top choices for small form laptops by Laptop Magazine and Tom's Hardware. Avram Piltch even featured the newest model on a recent episode

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