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The Best of CES

posted Jan 22, 2015, 4:49 AM by Unknown user

Morgan Drake

It’s 2015 and we still can’t live in space or drive flying cars. It may seem like we’re far behind in the technology field, but the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas proves otherwise. Here are some of the items released during the show!

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Taking home 2015 CES Best of Innovation is the iCamPro, the world’s first intelligent home security robot. What sets the iCamPro apart from other home security systems is that it has the ability to see, hear, sense, and track moving objects, all while communicating with you. It can even detect movement in the dark and alert you when something out of the ordinary happens. With multiple motion  sensors, no matter where the intruders appear in your home, iCamPRO can immediately rotate itself to capture the intruders in seconds. Real-time object tracking is an expensive technology that was available only in military or professional surveillance systems. Now the iCamPro is set to release sometime this spring at $300 per camera.

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A wearable mood changer may seem like science fiction, but Thync has accomplished just that. By placing pads on one’s head and selecting a mood, Thync uses neuro-signaling to either calm you or energize you.

"Neurosignaling uses electronic or ultrasonic waveforms to signal neural pathways in the brain. When specific pathways are stimulated, they trigger a shift in your state of mind or energy level,” the Thync company explains. With Thync there’s no need for coffee in the morning, just zap your brain into an energized mood and you’re set!

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Mercedes F 105

Do you ever wish you had your own personal chauffeur to drive you around? Why bother when you can have a car that can drive itself? The Mercedes F 105 was introduced as a concept car that showed Mercedes' vision of a fully autonomous rolling lounge. The car has four chairs facing each other, allowing passengers to communicate without a care of crashing. The car also features a "digital arena"  that keeps occupants connected by way of six high-resolution displays integrated into the instrument and side panels. The displays can be operated via touch, gesture control and eye tracking.

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Cooki robotic chef

With Cooki the robotic chef, a world full of fast food and frozen dinners is no more. Cooki, from Sereneti Kitchen, allows even the most culinary challenged to prepare a meal made out of fresh ingredients. Cooki is a self-contained unit that comprises a small robotic arm positioned above a cooking pot that sits atop an induction cooktop. After selecting a recipe from the companion app, all you have to do is add the correct ingredients in their respective trays, and then Cooki knows when to put the ingredients in and at what temperature. When the meal is complete, Cooki will send you a text message letting you know it’s time to eat.

These are just a few of the cars, robots, cameras, and devices that went above and beyond technology standards at this year’s CES. If you’re interested in learning more about these inventions, or want to see others from the show, go to