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CES 2012 Preview: 16 Hot Gadgets

Here's a sneak peek at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show's array of gadgets, from dream cameras to clever iPhone cases--and even a cycling computer that promises you a beach-ready body.
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Normally, we don't think of IBM as a consumer electronics company--at least since it sold its PC business to Lenovo. So, you can imagine how surprised we were when IBM invited us to CES to check out a personal fitness offering from BodyMedia.

According to BodyMedia, the latest BodyMedia FIT BodyBand is one of those personal fitness gizmos that goes far beyond the basic wellness tracking features found in many similar offerings. Using the FIT BodyBand, anyone who wants to lose weight can have access to his own personal digital trainer and nutritionist. Powered by IBM WebSphere Decision Management software--the same business intelligence software that apparently powers big enterprises like the Port of Singapore--the latest FIT armband helps you make sense of all the fitness data you could possibly track (physical activity, calories, sleep patterns, etc.), and provides personalized coaching on how to succeed at your weight loss and fitness goals. Aha! So that's the reason IBM invited us. Our muscles get better and stronger through "the muscle" behind the FIT BodyBand; IBM's WebSphere.

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1/8/2012 | 4:11:36 PM
re: CES 2012 Preview: 16 Hot Gadgets
video demonstration on VoxLinc home page is not playing properly,from this you can imagine how this product would be.
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1/8/2012 | 7:06:04 AM
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Agreed on both counts...the NEX line is definitely not SLR, that's how the body can be made so small, no mirror/pentaprism
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1/8/2012 | 1:33:22 AM
re: CES 2012 Preview: 16 Hot Gadgets
I don't think DSLR is the correct term for this type of camera. It's a Compact System Camera, or a Mirrorless camera, or a compact interchangeable lens camera, but not a DSLR. I could be wrong but I think DSLR's are designed around the mirror which makes it a single lens reflex.
And I believe the hold up is the floods in Thailand, not the Tsunami in Japan. Seems like the reporting is not quite up to snuff here.
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