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junko.yoshida
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Re: obsessed with sleep pattern!
junko.yoshida   1/14/2014 1:49:26 AM
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@betajet, yeah, that's a good question. I should have stopped and asked those bed companies -- but I was in a hurry to go from one appointment and another! (but the sight of all those beds on the show floor just shocked me!)

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Re: toys!
Caleb Kraft   1/13/2014 9:24:34 AM
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I'm curious how rugged those little guys are. My AR Drone 2.0 has survived much more than I would have expected. I've crashed that thing so many times and haven't even had to replace my blades yet.

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Re: obsessed with sleep pattern!
betajet   1/11/2014 1:50:24 PM
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What kind of embedded processors are embedded in all these beds?  :-)

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obsessed with sleep pattern!
junko.yoshida   1/11/2014 10:21:18 AM
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Another thing that amazed me at this year's CES was the display of rows and rows of beds, mattresses on the show floor!

People are obviously obsessed with sleep -- the lack of sleep or their sleep pattern, or whatever.

Paris-based Withings' "smart sleep system" is just one example to mine that obsession.  (see slide 6)

For me, personally, I am not sure if I want to monitor my "sleep experience" so much...

 

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Re: DropCam security
junko.yoshida   1/11/2014 10:13:41 AM
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@LarryM99, you wrote:

I do tend to think about what technology around me might know about me and who can access that information.


That sure is a great habit to keep. I read in a recent report by Accenture that young people have already gotten over the privacy issues. That may be so. But I suspect that such an attitude come sfrom the lack of knowledge or the lack of education -- rather than these kids having thought about this long and hard and decided that these are minor details.

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Re: toys!
junko.yoshida   1/11/2014 10:08:38 AM
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@caleb, i hear you. These Parrot's guys are amazing. This year, they had a big booth inside the convention center (last year, they did it outdoors). At the booth there was this huge netted cage, in which several mini drones were flying around in lock step, in a choreagraphed manner, against the background of booming music. It sure was a crowd pleaser.

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My personal favorite -- smoke detector that won't beep
junko.yoshida   1/9/2014 9:42:09 AM
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My personal favorite -- in terms of a little chat I enjoyed very much at CES Unveiled -- was Arrayent enables "device virtualization" for IoT on page 5. 

The CEO was enthusiastic, and his pitch about "Let the device bet a device" made a lot of sense to me. Just because you can put a real time clock inside a smoke detector doesn't mean that you have to. 

Instead of sounding off a strange beeping noise, a smoke detector -- connected to the cloud -- should send me a text message that its battery is getting low. No?  

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Re: Classy speaker design
Caleb Kraft   1/8/2014 11:13:45 AM
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I'm really curious to hear these as well. I think they look pretty good, but I have a hard time imagining a full sound coming from them.

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Re: DropCam security
Caleb Kraft   1/8/2014 11:12:54 AM
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I don't think it is too much of a concern since they only have a range of about 100 feet from the controller. If someone took control of your drone, they aren't going to get far.

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Re: DropCam security
zewde yeraswork   1/8/2014 10:46:56 AM
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That's true. Just because these items are labeled a certain way does not mean we should take them lightly or ignore their significance as far as regulation is concerned.

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