The Highs and Lows of Qualcomm's CES Keynote; Audi's Self-Parking Car & More
Welcome to CaT Trax: January 10, 2013!Published: Jan 10, 2013
What happens when you get Big Bird, archbishop Desmond Tutu and a Rolls Royce together? No, not your last crazy dream/nightmare, but CES 2013's keynote by Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs. The Verge breaks down the utter madness through tweets, comments and a super-snarky supercut.
Viktor Jan's "Beatoven" combines two skills -- cooking and music -- by letting users mix sounds as if they were the components of a meal. Using an Arduino board that controls MIDI Sound and App, users can put different things into a pot on the stove, to create new sounds. You can also adjust the buttons to change the sound. Check out Creative Applications for a video.
While Hapifork, a utensil that vibrates when you eat too quickly, thus getting you to eat less, has been making the rounds around CES, The Atlantic's Alexis Madrigal is less than impressed. "Yes, this is what it has come to," he writes. "Selling utensils that are practically shock-collar sporks, aimed at barring us from eating too much delicious food."
And speaking of things to come out of CES, Audi has introduced a car that parks itself, via its Audi Connect App built on autonomous vehicle technology. It works somewhat like this: Laser scanners are positioned all around the garage and its entrance, which links to the car's Wi-Fi connection. While that means garages are going to need to play catch-up so the tech can work, Audi plans to launch within the decade. Check out Wired for more.
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