La French Tech is back at CES in Las Vegas this year, with more than 300 start-ups and Ubergizmo as an official media partner . Ubergizmo will cover the best French start-ups’ news and product launches during the tradeshow – Read our French Tech coverage here).La French Tech is the brand name used to describe the French start-up community: entrepreneurs, investors, engineers, designers, public organizations, etc. committed to the growth […]
Ultrasonic fingerprint readers have made their mass-market debut, but there are other uses for ultrasonic technology in today’s gadgets. For example, TDK subsidiary Chirp Microsystems is powering a number of Virtual Reality (VR) systems, including the HTC Vive Focus and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile VR.
Bonsai trees are beautiful and live longer than humans, but everyone knows that they require maintenance and dedication. Bons-AI is an interactive demo from TDK which pushes the whole Bonsai concept into the future.
Lenovo is out with a new monitor aimed at professionals who require an ultra-wide display for superior productivity. The Picture-by-Picture mode allows them to manage two video inputs while the Picture-in-Picture made allows for improved multitasking.
Alps Alpine has been working on an indoor navigation system that would enable a very precise location acquisition, good enough to let autonomous drones fly accurately and safely for monitoring missions, among other things.
As cars become more packed with sensors, computers, and connectivity, the possibilities to enhance the driver’s experience expand exponentially. Alps Alpine looks at how future components and technologies can change the driver experience from end to end.
Apple’s interest in augmented reality technology is no secret. Quite a bit of it has been built into iOS, and Apple has also worked with various companies and developers to create augmented reality-based apps. There have also been rumors suggesting that Apple could actually be in the process of building their own AR headset.
During CES 2019, we had the opportunity to spend a couple of hours with some Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 reference handsets (often called MDP) to run benchmarks. The MDPs are built for development purposes but are quite representative of what a complete smartphone experience and environment would be, including thermals/cooling.
Self-driving cars employ a whole host of sensors and technology that helps them navigate by themselves, detect obstacles, and so on. One of those technologies used is LiDAR, which is a laser system used to help measure distances. These lasers are rated to be safe to the human eye, but unfortunately it might not be safe for cameras.
For those who are unfamiliar, Xiaomi actually makes a lot more things than just phones, which the company is probably best known for. In fact Xiaomi actually makes a fair number of smart home products such as smart lighting systems and even security cameras, the latter of which was announced at CES 2019 in the form of the Yi Home Camera 3.
When you think of smart TVs with a 4K resolution, you might be concerned that it could be expensive. To a certain extent that is true of certain brands and models, but if you have a relatively small budget, then you might be interested to learn that Philips has actually launched a pretty affordable smart TV.
Ubergizmo's Best of CES 2019Editor's Pick
Goodbye CES 2019, this was Ubergizmo’s 14th CES! It was difficult to navigate the avalanche of new products and technologies announced there. Including the pre-show work, it took out a huge chunk of December and all of the Holidays, but the chips have fallen, and here are the best products and technologies we’ve seen at CES 2019, in no particular order!
The Apple Watch is already pretty good at reading certain aspects about our health, like our heart rate, calories burned, steps walked, distance run, and so on. However if you’re looking for more comprehensive readings, then you might be interested in the Aura Smart Strap which will be able to enhance your Apple Watch experience.
For years we have been waiting to see “true” wireless charging. These days wireless charging means putting our devices on a charging pad, which in a way still leaves us tethered because when our devices leave the pad, it stops charging. However that future of true wireless charging could be getting close, and Spigen and Ossia could help usher that era in.
It’s no secret that OLED is doing extremely well in the high-end TV market at the moment and that LG has been enjoying this ride for the past few years.
AMD has launched a new high-end graphics card for consumers at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. It’s refreshing to see a new high-end option from AMD as it has been lagging behind NVIDIA in this segment. AMD says that its 7nm process technology-based Radeon VII card is on par with NVIDIA’s RTX 2080. Yes, it’s the first 7nm graphics chip from AMD.
#CES2019 – If you are buying a new car, you might be given the option to choose an infotainment system that will support Android Auto or CarPlay. If you aren’t buying a new car but want those features, there are some aftermarket options to check out. However if you think that those are still a bit too pricey, maybe Pioneer could have something for you.
5G will represent the next generation in mobile internet connectivity. However it seems that some of the advantages offered up by 5G could mean much more than simply faster internet speeds on our phones. In fact some are already starting to use 5G in place of WiFi, with some companies also creating routers with 5G support.
#CES2019 – Yale and August aren’t new faces when it comes to smart locks for the home, and at CES 2019, both companies have teamed up to create a couple of new smart locks that are also HomeKit enabled, meaning that you’ll be able to use your iOS device to control them remotely or with your voice.
#CES2019 – The thing about external storage is that usually they act as backup devices as most users would typically prefer to edit their photos, videos, and audio directly from their computers. However SanDisk has recently taken the wraps off their latest SSD in the form of the SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD which boasts read speeds of up to 1GB/s.