Video demonstrations of Basis health monitoring wristwatch, Lytro camera (which captures the entire light field) and HP's high-end Ultrabook, the Envy Spectre 14. These were some of the hottest gadgets we saw at CES 2012.
For each episode of Valley View, our monthly live web TV show, we like to start out with a little bit of a news update . . . complete with sarcasm and cheap shots, because there's nothing worse than an industry that takes itself too seriously.
SAP has bold plans. One of the world's biggest software companies has been moving into mobile, the cloud, and big data through acquisition and organic product development, and company executives have committed to becoming the leader in each market.
Valley View features SAP President Sanjay Poonan on the company's steller financial results, National Field demo'ing its social enterprise software, and a gadget roundup -- Lytro's amazing camera, HP Ultrabook, Basis health watch and much more.
The much-hyped Lytro camera captures the entire light field, allowing photographers take picutres that can be refocused after the fact. We get a demonstration of the camera and its compelling capabilities at CES.
Ford shows off some of the newest applications that take advantage of its SYNC AppLink, including NPR and SYNC Destinations. With these, drivers can use voice commands to play NPR stations, find destinations, and report incidents.
VoxLinc was at CES 2012 showing off its Aftershokz headphones that rely on bone conductiond for users to hear the audio being passed through them. One advantage is less ear drum damage. The other is hearing more of what's going on around you.
Fun is always a major theme at CES 2012. For owners of iOS-based devices who want to declare war on their co-workers, Dream Cheeky's iOS-based, remote (Bluetooth) controlled missile launcher could be a good weapon of choice.
Research In Motion was demonstrating the next release of its BlackBerry PlayBook operating system at CES. It includes native e-mail and calendar apps, an Android player and user interface improvements.
Samsung unveiled two new devices at CES 2012 this week: a 5.3-inch phone, called Galaxy Note; and a super-thin Galaxy Tab 7.7 tablet. The Galaxy Note will run on AT&T's 4G network; the Tab 7.7 on Verizon's.
Belkin is at CES 2012 showing off a prototype for a Thunderbolt docking station. On the input side, the docking station has connections for USB, HDMI, Ethernet, audio, Thunderbolt, and USB. On the output side? Just one Thunderbolt port for a Macbook.
David Berlind catches up with invoxia marketing manager Adeline Constant to talk about her company's NVX 610; a SIP-compliant teleconferencing solution with audio that's supposedly so good, it will sound like call participants are sitting next to you
Optoma Technologies --- known for its small projectors --- was at CES 2012 showing off three of its hightly portable offerings. One is a battery-operated 100 lumens pico projector that small enough to fit in your pocket.
A new cookop technology from Germany-based BSH Home Appliances Corp uses a matrix of induction burner/sensors instead of fixed burner locations. This makes for more efficient cooking and better utilization of the cooktop.
At CES 2012, InformationWeek's David Berlind catches up with Boost Case Creative Director James Requa who was there to show off the company's latest two-piece, modularly designed case for protecting iPhones and for doubling their daily battery life.
So many of our devices use USB for power and there are never enough powered USB ports to charge them. To the rescue come travel power strips from PowerTech Industrial of Taiwan that pug into a wall and provide conventional 3-prong and USB plugs.
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