Let’s admit it - we have all had to stop some stranger to ask them to take a photo of us and our friends because we weren’t in the mood to set up a tripod with self-timer. When the camera was returned smelling of hot dogs and cheap perfume, we were livid. Am I right? Understanding that, Wayne Fromm came up with the Quik Pod. Looks good in theory, but that sales pitch felt like it was straight out of a Simpsons episode. Still, we can’t argue with the practicality of the thing. Check it out in this episode.
Television has long been a very social activity - friends gathering to watch the game or a movie. Now this experience is possible with friends who may not be in the area. Social TV is a technology that delivers world-wide channels via the internet, and adds the ability to sync your viewing with friends (or strangers) and interact with each other via chat.
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At CES, SlingMedia talked to us about the launch of their latest mobile client, that being for the Palm OS. We interview Dave Mathews in this segment, where he gives us the demo. All you Treo carrying Slingbox whores can now stop the constant emails about when this would arrive.
Oticon was in full force at CES showing off their stylish new hearing aids. The new hearing aids feature high tech noise filtration technology packed into a very tiny package. You have to watch the video to understand how small these things really are.
So, CES is all about the glitz and glamour. I think that is pretty much universally understood. Gennum was at the show showing off a huge LED wall in partnership with Daktronics. We talk to them a bit about this technology in this episode.