Thursday, February 25, 2010

New Technology from CES 2010

Although it seems like a long time ago, this is the first chance I've had to sit down and write a little about what we saw at CES 2010 (the annual consumer electronics show). I posted some of my photos on the TechnoRV Facebook Fan page, but here's a couple of highlights for you.

AR.Drone
This is by far and away the coolest 'toy' I've ever seen. If anyone has the impulse to get me an early Christmas present, this is it. It looks and behaves a lot like the 'hunter-killer' drones in Terminator 3. It's a quadracopter (helicopter with 4 blades) that uses your iPhone as a control platform, providing a visual view of what the AR 'sees' through a WiFi link and your iPhones screen.... Watch the video, it's awesome.






Samsung Ultra-thin TV
Just got yourself the latest in plamsa TV's? Well, I'm afraid you're already out of date. Samsung's new 50" plasma screen is less than 0.4" thick. Check out the video.