Day 3 – CES 2016

Wow, Amazing day, got a full 4 hours on the show floor, and was able to see a ton of really cool tech. Unfortunately I will miss Day 4, due to flights, but what did I get from CES this year.
1) The IOT is main stream. Many companies are still showing their own platforms. Tons of devices are sending data to the cloud.
2) Health and wearables are where the growth is. While automotive and connect home, are still showing new and cool things, the real buzz is around wearables, health and fitness.
3) I did not see many connected appliances, but I didn’t get to every hall.
4) Vinyl records are back! I saw multiple companies selling new turn tables. I took a picture off this one for my dad.

This one is based on the designs of old muscle cars.

This one is based on the designs of old muscle cars.


Is this a reaction to the DRM of digital music? We’ll find out soon.

5) One thing that I did not see, again I didn’t walk every hall, was anything on block chain. I guess this is not yet down to the level of consumers yet.

The follow gallery is all the cool pics I took today. Drop me a question via comments for any thing you see.

Day 3 – Meetings and a few cool ideas

Wow, as long as this week is at CES it also seems to run by very fast.  Today I went back to a few of the interesting booths I was at before, and added a few new ones.  The repeats were at some of the auto companies – Mercedes-Benz had removed their really cool self driving car, but did have a cool scale model:

It's a model

It’s a model

I looked a QNX to see what they were doing with Connected Car – and while I don’t like that term, I prefer Connected Vehicle – they are showing a stack like many other companies, the big difference – it’s called Blackberry…

QNX Connected Car Platform

QNX Connected Car Platform

Audi’s self driving car was still in their booth, and it was a pretty sexy vehicle:

Audi's Self Driving Car

Audi’s Self Driving Car

I then went to two booths that I had not spent much time at before – iHealth and Lowes Home Improvement.  Both of these companies were showcasing connected solutions.  iHealth has many of the same solutions as Withings, Connected blood pressure cuffs, connected scales, connected fitness trackers, but they also go into blood glucose monitors.  They also leverage Apple’s HealthKit – like Withings.  I think many of their devices looked pedestrian, while in my opinion Withings devices look cool.

Lowes was showcasing how to do a connected home with their platform (IRIS).  I saw this as a very closed platform, but I am not sure about that… will have to learn more here.