CES 2011 might have been all about the tablets and 3D's strong push into consumer electronics, but what really made our jaws drop were the amount of gadgets that were just razor-thin. These days, measuring in at an inch or two is considered wispy. That won't be true sometime very soon. Everything will be mere millimeters thick. We saw the future of electronics and now you can too.
CES is full of things that are incredible and things that are useless and way too much that's just normal and boring. But there are also things that don't really fit into any of these categories, and here are seven things we saw that are undeniably cool, but also undeniably a little weird.
It's been nearly eight months since Apple first launched the iPad and fierce competition is just now hitting the scene. This year is all about the tablet and nearly every major electronics company had one or more on display. With...
This virtual reality headset is just a technology demo from Sony, but it's easy to imagine that one day in the not so distant future, this will be how we all experience portable 3D entertainment.
Sharp decided that it would be kinda cool to cover a room at their CES booth with 64 huge LED TVs, including three walls, the ceiling, and the floor. They're all synced up to display one wraparound image, effectively making five-sixths of a holodeck.
Your cell phone may be the next platform to take advantage of glasses-free 3D displays, and a technology called Movidius is even able to take normal 2D images and video and transform them into 3D.
GM's EN-V concepts might look like giant mutant robotic jellybeans, but they've got some brains under their nonexistent hoods, and they're smart enough to avoid running into pedestrians, most of the time.
Cyberdyne brought their powered lower-body robotic exoskeleton 'HAL' to CES this year, and for the first time, they let an American put it on. That American happened to be me, and for about ten minutes, I was Ironman.
If you're carrying more than one credit card in your wallet, you're now officially carrying too many. A company called Dynamics has come up with a single credit card that can reprogram itself to be any card you want it to be.
Ever seen a window cleaner trying to clean windows up on the 50th floor of some metropolitan skyscraper? My legs would snap off if I was the one wiping glass that high. Have no fear, the Roomba of windows is here: the Windoro.