Sunday, November 27, 2022
Published 3 Years Ago on Thursday, Jan 09 2020 By Hannah Beth Cooper
The annual tech conference is the ideal environment for big
names and startups to showcase their new creations and services for the year
ahead. This year’s CES conference saw a surge in streaming services and
Uber have said that initially, the 4-passenger ‘Uber Air
Taxi’ will be piloted, but in due course, it is expected to become autonomous.
Uber plans to carry-out flight demonstrations in 2020 and
have the transport commercially available by 2023.
Ideally, this is intended to help riders zoom over traffic
in shared air taxis between suburbs and cities, with the hope of progressing
into cities. The first pilot schemes are expected to be launched in Dallas, Los
Angeles, and Melbourne, Australia. The taxi resembles a cross between an
airplane and a helicopter and will be all-electric.
The air taxis are designed to take off vertically and cruise
at speeds up to 180 miles per hour (290 kilometers per hour). They’re designed
to fly up to 60 miles (97 kilometers) at a time.
It is common knowledge, that Uber has been working on this
project for quite some time, but the collaboration with Hyundai endeavors to
incorporate the global manufacturing experience.
Hyundai will produce and deploy the vehicles while Uber will
provide the airspace support and connections to transportation on the ground.
Hyundai will retain ownership of the taxis, however the vehicles will be
permitted to operate as part of Uber’s transport network.
Have you ever had the all-too-familiar feeling of being
caught on the toilet with no access to toilet paper? Well Charmin has created
the ultimate solution!
Their new 2-wheeled creation can locate and fetch fresh
toilet roll. Around 6 inches in height and a face like a bear, the robot
resembles the ones in the Charmin commercials and has a roll of toilet paper
sitting on top.
Sadly, this is not expected to roll into bathrooms anytime
soon. Charmin owners Procter & Gamble have announced that the robot will
not be for sale and that it was just an example of what is possible.
New sensors have been created, which prevent water leaks
before they attack your home.
Alarm.com and Flo Technologies have developed monitors which
connect to water lines in homes and track their flow consistency. If the
systems sense more or less water flowing through the pipes than usual, they
will send an alert through their apps. They are also smart sensors and are able
to detect a long shower, but if something really seems off balance, they can
automatically shut the water supply off.
There are now ways to track elderly relatives or friends
without impinging on their privacy. Startups are developing sensors which can
tell if a loved one has moved around or eaten — for instance by using sensors
to detect when the fridge is opened.
The efforts come as the U.S. government expects adults over
the age of 65 to outnumber the population of children for the first time ever
“We want to enable loved ones to live on their own,” said
Ryan Herd, founder of Caregiver Smart Solutions.
The sensors track the elderly by detecting their movement.
The product is also able to tell if someone has showered by measuring humidity.
Other companies have developed wearable devices that can tell if an elderly
person has fallen, and can alert care providers or relatives. It is also able
to track movement and the rooms that the person is spending most of their time
Neither company uses cameras, so you’ll need to find another
alternative if you want to monitor your grandparents’ homes.
According to projections by the organizers of the CES gadget
show in Las Vegas, USA, around 67 million wireless earbuds are predicted to be
sold this year, That a rise of 35% from last year and makes it one of the
fastest growing products in consumer tech.
Most of the growth will come from Apple’s Airpods and
Samsung’s Galaxy Buds, both of which are able to play music and take wireless
calls. However, there are other big brands such as Amazon, which have started
to sell its own unique set of ear buds.
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