Picks from CES 2018
Gadget geeks, pay attention! What we thought was impossible even five years ago is now old hat. Looking at what was on show this year at Las Vegas’s CES, the top hub for the industry; the future is here, right now.
BEAT THOSE TRAFFIC BLUES
TECH THAT GOES TO YOUR HEAD
ON THE HOME FRONT
Nanoleaf has unveiled a new square-shaped variation of its light panels. Now you can turn the panels on and off, dim them up and down, or change their color just by tapping on them. Yes, of course, there’s also a music sync microphone and motion sensor capable of lighting the panels up whenever you walk by.
Ubtech’s biped robot is your security guard with a difference. The Walker can handle your security needs, patrolling your home’s perimeter, detecting motion and recording incidents with its integrated camera. For entertainment value, it can dance and play games as well. Not as lovable as a pooch, though.
DON’T MISS A MOV (I)E
Why are people so impressed by the Razer Phone screen’s deep blacks? It was secretly designed to play Netflix in HDR. The phone will be the first phone to do so, and with Dolby 5.1 surround sound. Razer Phone is a Dolby-certified device with really powerful speakers. The Razer Phone will begin supporting Netflix in HDR after an over-the-air software update in the near future.
GIVE YOURSELF A MOOD BOOST
An EEG headset from Belgian research center Imec can assess your emotional state based on signals from the front of your brain. There are therapeutic applications, sure, but it also has the potential to improve your memory when you’re learning, match music to your mood or even adjust your emotions by changing your music.