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The Best and Worst From CES 2013 152

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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  • by NatasRevol ( 731260 ) on Monday January 14, 2013 @11:30AM (#42581859) Journal

    Yeah, a market of 80,000 in the US is a great market. []

    At that that run rate, I'm sure the tablets won't cost more than about $50k a piece.
    At which point, the market goes down to 8,000 and the price goes up to $100k.

    See how this works? Or doesn't?

  • by fuzzyfuzzyfungus ( 1223518 ) on Monday January 14, 2013 @11:32AM (#42581869) Journal

    Why are all these '4k' displays being introduced as TVs, rather than marketed as monitors(possibly in slightly smaller sizes, ~36 inches, say) that just happen to have a bunch of types of video input?

    On the TV side there is zip, zero, zilch, nada, fuck-all available at that resolution. An entire ecosystem of foot-dragging broadcasters, STBs, impractically high demands for streaming, no disk format, etc. stands in the way. As a monitor? Even relatively proasic PCs should be able to drive the thing(and a video card that costs more than a couple hundred bucks can probably even keep the frame rates up) and 'retina' is all the rage these days.

    Obviously, unless they specifically break the connectors in some way contrary to spec, these "TVs" will work as monitors; but why aren't they being sold as such?

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