A glimpse at the future

By: Dalton Martin

Every January in Las Vegas, the who’s who of the technological world convene in the Las Vegas Convention Center for the Consumer Electronics Show to get a glimpse into what to expect in the very near future and possibly even play around with some more hands-on demonstrations. For those who missed out here are some of the highlights:

 

camME camME

Ever wanted to take a full selfie but always had the problem of lacking the ability to snap the camera button on your phone with your mind? Fret no more for the company Pointgrab has a solution in the form of camME, the first ever application that allows you to control any camera you own with hand gestures. This should mark the end of all awkward bathroom mirror selfies that plague Twitter and Facebook feeds.

Polaroid Socialmatic

socialmaticA hipster photographers dream item has been fully realized by Polaroid. This handy little camera that resembles much like the iconic the Instagram camera utilizes an Android powered operating system allowing for instant uploading to all your social networks. But that’s not even the icing on the cake, for not only does it instantly stream to your Instagram account, but it also prints out 2×3 colored prints at the press of a button. The best part is it is expected retail release is Fall 2014.

Oculus Rift

oculusOn the verge of making a science fiction fantasy a reality, the Oculus Rift is the first Virtual Reality simulator made for consumers in mind that is reasonably priced. The peripheral, that is a glossy black headpiece that wraps around your eyes much like oversized goggles, allows individuals to experience games or movies literally through a first person perspective making camera movements that follow your head. Since it is already being sold directly to the public, countless developers have already made countless experiences of all genres, adding to an expanding library

RoboThespian

RoboThespian-4Created by the company Engineered Arts, this life-like robot is expected to invade science museums around the world acting as a tour guide. But this is not just some animatronics found at a Disney ride; RoboThespian is being designed to actually walk around while talking to museum patrons. To add on the effect of it being life-like, RoboThespian has LED screens for eyes that will move around while interacting with individuals.

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