Expect Steam Machines, wearable computing, and more
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is undoubtedly the biggest tech convention in the world. Tons of gadgets and gizmos are revealed at the show every year and with CES 2014 taking place next week, you should expect nothing less.
I’m extremely impressed, and maybe a little nervous, about the automotive industry’s fascination with “intelligently networked cars.”
The principle is simple: Our actual vehicles become the nodes for a massive, moving Wi-Fi network, one that would bounce data around between points, i.e. that trusty four-door or other car, all while alerting onboard computers of any problems up ahead. But this isn’t your run-of-the-mill Wi-Fi, like you’ve got at Starbucks or at home. It’s more like a souped-up, high-powered, encrypted ad-hoc network.