Year by year, the consumer electronic show, unearths very cool technological innovations and design concepts. This year’s show is not disappointing so far. Though some auto makers nearly turned the event into an auto show with quite a number of concept cars and future models, the show nonetheless featured lots and lots of “nonautomotive” innovations.
Among them is the PicoBrew, a small gadget for brewing beer. While traditional brewing methods take weeks and very complex industrial process to produce beer, PicoBrew takes only a jifi! The whole process is automated, after slotting in the picoPaks into the machine, all left to do is wait for a week and then collect your beer for drinking. The PicoBrew Pico is the world’s smallest and easiest-to-use craft beer brewing gadget. It is designed to brew 5 liter mini-kegs of to quality craft beer using conveniently packaged PicoPak ingredient kits from well-known breweries around the world, the Pico puts a craft brewery in your home. To put it simply — PicoBrew is brewing made easy. The company behind the machine, hinted that it already sells a bigger version of the gadget. Also, the machine can make pretty much brew any beer from lagers, to ambers, to IPAs and stouts.
Another notable attraction at the CES 2016 was the Yuneec Typhoon H drone. The typhoon sure doesn’t ferry passengers like the Ehang 184 which was co-debuted at the show, but the Yuneec Typhoon H gives a fair peek into a future of safer drones. Its super precise sensing technology is what keeps it a bit away from ‘some’ traditional drones. The Yuneec Typhoon is rigged with sensors that help it avoid obstacles in its path, greatly reducing the chances of a crash by runnimg into an object. This is achieved through Intel’s partnership with Yuneec to put RealSense technology on the new Typhoon H drone. An onstage demonstration proved that Yuneec’s claim of a drone that accurately avoids obstacles wasn’t just another bogus marketing strategy. This represents one of the
most important advances in drone technology in recent years.
As much as I wanted to avoid jumping into the CES 2016 auto party, Volkswagen’s BUUD-e was the killer. 15 minutes — that’s the time Volkswagen is promising its new electric automobile will take to charge up to 80 percent. Now by geek’s calculations — all static variables remaining constant, it should take about 18 minutes to achieve a hundred percent charge. There are lots of electric cars in the auto market, but currently, not one of them can charge at such speed. In those dire situations where you want to use your automobile but your out of gas or your cool looking electric car’s battery is dead low, you will be hopeful of a car ride nonetheless with the BUUD-e in your garage.
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Yet another notable gadget showcased at the CES 2016 is Huawei’s Mate 8 phablet. With an option of either a 3 or 4GB of RAM, an impressive Sony-made 16-megapixel camera and an enormous 4,000mAh battery, the Huawei Mate 8 is a force to recon with. After wowing fans with the Nexus P last year, Huawei announced its la the Mate 8 quite soon. Featuring a first rate and impressive hardware, the gives you a smooth ride, running untop of Google’s Android 6.0 marshmallow. It pack’s a kirin 950 chipset with an easily graspable shinny 6′ screen. And Huawei has manage to squiz all this into a slim and attractive mobile package. Huawei’s Mate 8 makes most phone in its class look so yesterday. It sure doesn’t look like the best smartphone in the world ( and it really isn’t) but it does look like lots of peeps will be spending some cash on it, even without knowing what the price will be on it’s release.