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The Best and Worst From CES 2013 152

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CowboyRobot writes "InformationWeek has collected what it considers to be the five dumbest ideas presented at this year's CES. The list includes: 'The HapiFork is an electronic fork that tracks how many mouthfuls of food you consume during a given meal, how many seconds pass between bites, and how long the meal took to complete.' Also on the list is the iPotty, which is about what you would guess from the name. And for balance, the list of the seven standout technologies includes 3M's 84-inch touchscreen display and Parrot's $300 'AR Drone 2.0, a gravity-defying spectacle that puts yesteryear's remote-control helicopters to shame with its ability to dive, spin and whirl through the air.'"
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The Best and Worst From CES 2013

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  • According to whom? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Barryke (772876) on Monday January 14, 2013 @10:43AM (#42581463) Homepage

    Some things, like the 20" tablet are ideal for some situations. Just about anywhere a wacom monitor is used on the road, for example.

    Back in the days i have seen artists lug around with bulky CRT's because they where the only thing that had both high resolution and proper pen support.

    I just hope the MS Surface Pro has touch sensitive pen, and it'll be done. If only it where 18" and had a resolution of 2560x1400! All todays modern devices are made for mice and Chinese fingers.. I'm 2 meters tall for crying out loud i don't mind carrying anything not wider than me. With a fullsize keyboard if possible.

    Its all relative. What sucks for the author, may be the ideal product for others.

  • The Worst? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 14, 2013 @10:45AM (#42581477)

    Clearly it was the Keynote [theverge.com]

  • Re:The 4K tablet. (Score:5, Insightful)

    by squiggleslash (241428) on Monday January 14, 2013 @10:52AM (#42581551) Homepage Journal

    I'm a little confused by the list to be honest. Apparently a novel food tracking device to help dieting is a terrible idea, but an 84" tablet is way cool and a huge advance for everyone.

  • by DeathToBill (601486) on Monday January 14, 2013 @11:07AM (#42581689) Journal

    So, a 20" tablet is one of the five dumbest ideas at CES, but a tablet measuring seven feet is one of the standouts? Hmmm.

    Another "standout" technology is MyLink, which... well, its a wireless hands-free kit for your phone. You know, like Bluetooth, only, um, well, about the same, actually... No wait! With a button on the steering wheel! That's right! A button to activate the voice-activated features on your phone!

    Stuff all that free-culture-open-hardware-3d-printing-for-the-masses crap, you can print YOUR OWN FACE ON YOUR iPHONE CASE! And DRONES! Alright, the same drones as last year, but WITH A BIGGER BATTERY!

    That's not all, there are VPNs! VPNs for smartphones! Yes! The innovation - can you feel it yet? And did we mention bigger batteries? Bloody expensive ones, too.

    If this is the best innovation in electronics has to offer, I think I'll go find a cave and some rocks to bang together.

Practical people would be more practical if they would take a little more time for dreaming. -- J. P. McEvoy

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