CES: Wearables roundup

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LG’s Life Band Touch

When thinking of wearables you might start by realizing there’s more than a few types of wearable technology categories and applications. Fitness, computing, communication, and medical are a few that warrant further discussion. This post will focus on fitness wearables, but we’ll get into the others soon enough. Here are just a few examples of the vast array of technology you’ll be wearing as soon as next month.

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CES: MakerBot saves 3D Printing

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MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis gave his version of the Steve Jobs treatment to his announcement of 3 new 3-D printers, or as they are called, replicators: the MakerBot Replicator Mini, an updated Replicator, now in its 5th generation, and rather large and spectacular Replicator Z18. You can see some of the images below so you can understand the relative size of the machines.

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The Z18 which has a build volume of 12x12x18 inches and a cost that approaches $7000 is squarely aimed at Continue reading

CES 2014: Virtual Reality glasses gallery

On my way to Eureka Park in the Venetian, I had to stop an admire the evolution of the Virtual Reality Glasses and wearable tech. Take a look at the images below and see how far we’ve come from the block of black that covers your face to the rather elegant and stylish Wayfarer style glasses meant to replace your obsession with first-adopter-status-shouting Google Glass. Really, I think Continue reading

CES: EduLock rewards your children with screen time

Edulock app makes you kid work for screen time

Every parent is guilty. Sure there are one or two of you can manage to keep your kids off the iPad, tablet, or smartphone AND make dinner, get the kids to do their homework, clean their own room, and get them in bed by 8pm (or earlier). We, the bad parents of America call you, saints and very, very lucky. For the rest of us, a little screen time with Johnny’s favorite episode of Umi Zumi or a little Good Luck Charlie for your pre-teen keeps them occupied just long enough for you to get a head start on dinner and get the third in the bathtub. And yes, we all feel guilty, at least a little for using “evil” media time as the babysitter. Well, guilt be gone! Edulock has created the antidote for controlling screen time. Continue reading

CES 2014: Images galore!

It’s officially Day 2 of the largest consumer electronics show in the world and you still haven’t seen it all. Well, let us give you a hand. Take a look at the latest images coming in from CES via Instagram right here:

Latest images from CES 2014

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Geeks+Gadgets at CES

Done looking? Don’t just take off.

Do you have a smartphone? Do you like gadgets? Do you love geeks? Are you at CES 2014 or is someone you love at CES 2014 and can answer yes to the above questions?

Of course you can answer, “Yes!”

Well now it’s time for you to celebrate, well, you!

When you’re done gawking at all our pictures coming in from CES, add a few of your own. Either upload via the easy uploader you’ll see just above the images or tag your Instagram image with #walmartCES and we’ll upload them (barring any images your mother wouldn’t want to see).

 See you in the aisles.

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CES Press Day: LG’s Smart home, Safe home, Connected home

LG Connected Home

Whew! What a day for new(ish) technology. We all knew connected home would be an even bigger deal this year, but LG started off press day with a rather interesting take on the Connected Home, calling it the Smart Home.

Beyond just being connected to your every iPhone or Android command, the Smart Home is a living, learning, responding and reacting environment. It notices you as you walk by. It knows you by name and recommends programming, sets lighting, tells you if you need more eggs. We saw a little of this technology Continue reading

CES: Innovation does not take a backseat

ImageEgad! There’s sooooo much to see, but Eureka Park, the innovation section of CES is looking really promising. Here’s a list of some of the top innovations that will be showcased:

CES is 1 day away: What about wearables?

There’s no denying the buzz around this year’s Consumer Electronics Show but with so many topics being discussed, which are the one’s that are going to make the most impact on your 2014. Here are a few insights into what we think will touch your lives the most and will, hopefully, touch your wallet a little less.

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Wearables – From Google Glass to the Samsung Smart Gear to the more modest Fitbit Flex, you and your computer/tablet/smartphone are now closer than ever. Continue reading

CES is 2 days away. Are you ready?

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Consumer Electronics Show
runs January 6-10, 2014

Holy mackerel. I’m definitely not ready. But ready or not CES 2014 is about to launch with a flurry, nay, a blizzard of new technology, new gadgets, and new inspiration. Some may say that this electronics trade show is too close to the holidays and we should all be ashamed with ourselves for what could be seen as a continual push to sell more stuff. But we here at Geeks+Gadgets see CES as a refreshing look towards to the future and hope for narrowing the gap between where we are today with HDTVs, streaming devices, and tablet PC in a large portion of our homes (sometimes even two of each) and where I personally thought we would be. Ahem, jet pack please.

Here’s a quick run down of the top trends we’re expecting and hoping to see at CES 2014:

1. Gesture control – Leap Motion already did a great job introducing this technology to the world and our friends at Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo have done a superb job at making gesture control a part of our holiday (and beyond) home activities. Continue reading