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CES 2016 Sneak Peek: 9 Cool Gadgets

The 2016 Consumer Electronics Show will be a hotspot for new technologies in robotics, wearables, and the Internet of Things. Here's a snapshot of what to expect at the coming show.
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Klaxoon
Klaxoon aims to provide a new means of communications for groups of people, specifically those in the workplace. The cross-platform tool works on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone devices.
The startup aims to use mobile devices to make group communications more interactive. Based on content, users can propose activities to boost engagement, including surveys, challenges, brainstorming sessions, quizzes, or live messaging. If someone is giving an educational presentation, for example, he or she can launch a survey to determine how many people understood the content.
The Klaxoon Box (pictured) stores the presentations and activities for you and up to 40 participants. This way you can access group content remotely without the need for an Internet connection. With Klaxoon Cloud, up to 1,000 participants can connect to a single session.

Klaxoon

Klaxoon aims to provide a new means of communications for groups of people, specifically those in the workplace. The cross-platform tool works on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone devices.

The startup aims to use mobile devices to make group communications more interactive. Based on content, users can propose activities to boost engagement, including surveys, challenges, brainstorming sessions, quizzes, or live messaging. If someone is giving an educational presentation, for example, he or she can launch a survey to determine how many people understood the content.

The Klaxoon Box (pictured) stores the presentations and activities for you and up to 40 participants. This way you can access group content remotely without the need for an Internet connection. With Klaxoon Cloud, up to 1,000 participants can connect to a single session.

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PedroGonzales
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11/23/2015 | 12:28:26 PM
Re: more gagets in a our homes
I agree. What is the point of having all these nice devices when their battery life is low?  They should have a seminar talking on just about battery.  I see it happening in major cities and libraries. At my local library they have a added a power station for mobile devices.  I wouldn't mind doing less with my smartphone as long as I don't have to worry about charging it every 4 hours.
Brian.Dean
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11/14/2015 | 7:12:37 PM
Re: more gagets in a our homes
Agreed, robots are an interesting area. Another technology that robots, smartphones, devices and vehicles, etc., require is battery technology.

From CES 2016, I am hearing a lot of good things about ECO USBCELL and from last year, the memories of StoreDot are still fresh. However, there has not been a lot of news after their initial demo concerning the battery that charges in 30 seconds. 
PedroGonzales
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11/13/2015 | 2:34:19 PM
more gagets in a our homes
from the CES I would like to see more gadgets about robots.  I was expecting that robots will be able to manage our life better.  The last cleaning room Rumba, needs more improvement. From the list of 10 I really enjoyed two gadgets, the light buld camera.  I wouldn't mind getting one of those for my house. It provides lighting and a way to monitor the outside of the house, without others noticing that I have a camera.  In terms of house protection this is a great idea.
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