CES2015

  • The decision to move SYNC3 to QNX was the right one

    In December last year, Ford announced the big shift from Microsoft’s Automotive platform to Blackberry’s QNX. Many reported this as a breakup between the two giants, but Ford insisted the relationship was still strong, despite the move. QNX currently holds around 60% market share of all in-car infotainment systems...
  • Zensorium Being takes fitness wearables to the next logical step

    Fitness trackers are a dime a dozen, and it’s incredibly hard to stand out, especially somewhere like CES. The company Zensorium showed off a new product, Being, which is a product and service with a difference. They take the data created from monitoring your activity and turn it into...
  • The Best and Worst products of CES 2015

    After covering the Consumer Electronics Show for years remotely did nothing to prepare me for the immense scale of the event. You hear others suggest it’s big, but the biggest trade show on the planet is on a scale you can’t comprehend. CES 2015 was the largest show in...
  • Optical not dead yet. Panasonic has a prototype UHD HDR Blu-ray player

    As technology surges forward with violent force, there’s a few casualties along the way. Over the years we’ve seen many media types disappear and be replaced by technically superior alternatives. CDs were outclassed by the storage size of DVDs, and when we hit the limits of size on DVDs,...
  • TRW brought a 1:1 scale, transparent car to CES

    TRW is a parts company that manufacturers for both auto makers and the aftermarket. This year they brought a full sized transparent car. The full plastic vehicle is complete with working doors, so you can sit inside it. Let me tell you, it’s a bizarre experience to see through...
  • Tesla ModelX on display at Panasonic’s CES booth

    Not sure you can include Tesla as one of the 10 auto manufacturers at CES, but their car is here. The unreleased Model X is a SUV with crazy gull wing doors that isn’t expected on the road until 2016. The all-wheel drive Model X will come with dual...
  • 8K TVs are amazing and absolutely necessary

    Panasonic’s booth features plenty of neat gadgets at CES 2015, including plenty of displays. One feature is a 4K touchscreen, but the real standout was a black room with a cue. After cueing up for about 10 minutes, we were let into a relatively small room. The room had...
  • Ford is now a technology company, solving global transportation issues

    This morning Mark Fields, CEO of Ford Motor Company, delivered his first keynote address at CES. He reflected on the company’s original vision to democratise transportation and the company has been successful in that objective. But what does that mean for Ford in 2015? Ford are now embarking on...
  • Life360 for Ford SYNC lets you connect your car and your family

    Ahead of their CES 2015 press conference tomorrow morning, Ford have announced the Life 360 app will come to their vehicles via SYNC AppLink. Life360 understands that modern families (and friends) want to stat connected with each other as they go about their lives out in the world. With...