Posts tagged CES 2012

Innovega to demonstrate contact lens display today at CES.
I covered the Innovega contact lens here after they revealed details of the product at CES last year. Now the company has announced that a working version of the HUD contact lens will be shown at CES from today.


From January 8th to 11th, Innovega will demonstrate eyewear that offers a clear and simultaneous view of a wearer’s rich media and of their immediate surroundings”.
The Innovega iOptik™ video eyewear is transparent and its ‘virtual canvas’ on which digital content is placed, is the largest anticipated in the industry. Compared to a conventional 42 inch flat-panel television that consumers buy for their living rooms, Innovega’s mobile eyewear accessory will deliver the equivalent of a 240 inch, HD, 3D experience.

Innovega to demonstrate contact lens display today at CES.

I covered the Innovega contact lens here after they revealed details of the product at CES last year. Now the company has announced that a working version of the HUD contact lens will be shown at CES from today.

From January 8th to 11th, Innovega will demonstrate eyewear that offers a clear and simultaneous view of a wearer’s rich media and of their immediate surroundings”.

The Innovega iOptik™ video eyewear is transparent and its ‘virtual canvas’ on which digital content is placed, is the largest anticipated in the industry. Compared to a conventional 42 inch flat-panel television that consumers buy for their living rooms, Innovega’s mobile eyewear accessory will deliver the equivalent of a 240 inch, HD, 3D experience.

Will Apple TV use Samsung’s new concept?
Samsung unveiled a new TV line at CES this week - one with upgradeable modules. Their Smart Evolution line will feature an upgrade slot which users can easily slot in new modules to give improved video or processing power.
Now a report from Cult of Mac suggests that could be the sort of feature the rumoured Apple TV will use, which certainly makes sense.

So imagine this. You spend $2,000 on an Apple iTV with a top-of-the-line A6 processor, but when Apple announces the iTV 2, it’s not an upgrade to the display: it’s an affordable upgrade to the iTV A6 module that gives any iTV out there the same core processing and video power as the latest model.

This system would allow Apple to create the hype for a new TV product every year in the same way as their phones and tablets. Releasing an entire new TV every year would be unlikely to have the same effect, as most consumers would not have the cash to buy a new TV yearly - especially at the higher end of the price range which Apple would likely occupy.
There was much speculation that Apple’s big point of difference in TV would be voice recognition (SIRI) capability, but with most major manufacturers already unveiling similar voice recognition TVs at CES this week, the modular idea would help Apple differentiate itself. Of course with Samsung now having beat Apple to the idea, yet another round of copyright lawsuits may be inevitable.

Will Apple TV use Samsung’s new concept?

Samsung unveiled a new TV line at CES this week - one with upgradeable modules. Their Smart Evolution line will feature an upgrade slot which users can easily slot in new modules to give improved video or processing power.

Now a report from Cult of Mac suggests that could be the sort of feature the rumoured Apple TV will use, which certainly makes sense.

So imagine this. You spend $2,000 on an Apple iTV with a top-of-the-line A6 processor, but when Apple announces the iTV 2, it’s not an upgrade to the display: it’s an affordable upgrade to the iTV A6 module that gives any iTV out there the same core processing and video power as the latest model.

This system would allow Apple to create the hype for a new TV product every year in the same way as their phones and tablets. Releasing an entire new TV every year would be unlikely to have the same effect, as most consumers would not have the cash to buy a new TV yearly - especially at the higher end of the price range which Apple would likely occupy.

There was much speculation that Apple’s big point of difference in TV would be voice recognition (SIRI) capability, but with most major manufacturers already unveiling similar voice recognition TVs at CES this week, the modular idea would help Apple differentiate itself. Of course with Samsung now having beat Apple to the idea, yet another round of copyright lawsuits may be inevitable.

CES 2012 about to begin.
The Consumer Electronics Show 2012 is about to begin in Las Vegas, running January 10 - 13. Last years show attracted over 128,000 people, and introduced such gadgets as the Motorola Xoom tables, Android 3.0, Intel Sandy Bridge and AMD Fusion CPUs, along with many new 3D TVs and 3D gadgets such as the LG Optimus 3D.
This year an initial highlight looks like being a new Lenovo TV featuring Android 4.0, or Ice Cream sandwich. The next generation Intel chip will also feature prominently in many new ultrabooks, which are likely to be released in the second half of this year. This will also be the last year that Microsoft attends the event.

CES 2012 about to begin.

The Consumer Electronics Show 2012 is about to begin in Las Vegas, running January 10 - 13. Last years show attracted over 128,000 people, and introduced such gadgets as the Motorola Xoom tables, Android 3.0, Intel Sandy Bridge and AMD Fusion CPUs, along with many new 3D TVs and 3D gadgets such as the LG Optimus 3D.

This year an initial highlight looks like being a new Lenovo TV featuring Android 4.0, or Ice Cream sandwich. The next generation Intel chip will also feature prominently in many new ultrabooks, which are likely to be released in the second half of this year. This will also be the last year that Microsoft attends the event.