Ten Startups @ Eureka Park (Part II)

April 20, 2015
In part two of this three part series, we profile three out of 10 entrepreneurs from Eureka Park. Now in its fourth year, Eureka Park encompasses the core of CES—entrepreneurs with an innovative product or technology can show it to the world and receive coverage that they can’t get any place else. Many startups in this technology incubator drew venture capitalists and investors looking for the next big thing in technology. This year, 375 startups exhibited in Eureka Park vs. 200 companies at the 2014 CES. AMPL Labs AMPL Labs showed off its SmartBag, a connected, powered backpack equipped with seven internal USB ports and a laptop charging module. “The idea with the...

The 2015 CE Hall of Fame Class

April 15, 2015
At last night’s Digital Patriot’s Dinner, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced the 2015 class of inductees into the Consumer Electronics (CE) Hall of Fame. Created in 2000, the CE Hall of Fame honors visionaries in the consumer technology industry who have advanced innovation and developed a foundation for the consumer technologies we enjoy today and others yet to come. The 2015 CE Hall of Fame honorees include company founders and inventors, those who promote technology and the retailers that market and deliver products to consumers. Here is the 2015 CE Hall of Fame class: Robert L. Borchardt As president and CEO of Recoton, Robert L. Borchardt helped...

The Robots and Drones are Coming

April 10, 2015
Titan Aerospace is a New Mexico-based maker of solar-powered drones. If you’ve never heard of it, you’re not alone. The company had been lying under the radar until last year when Google bought it, along with Boston Dynamics, an engineering firm that creates robots for the military, and DeepMind, an artiicial intelligence company that makes computers more “human-like.” The three acquisitions may seem somewhat surprising for a company like Google whose core business is based on advertising, but as the most clicked online ...

Ten Startups @ Eureka Park (Part I)

April 08, 2015
In part one of a three part series, we profile four out of 10 entrepreneurs from Eureka Park. Now in its fourth year, Eureka Park encompasses the core of CES—entrepreneurs with an innovative product or technology can show it to the world and receive coverage that they can’t get any place else. Many startups in this technology incubator drew venture capitalists and investors looking for the next big thing in technology. This year, 375 startups exhibited in Eureka Park vs. 200 companies at the 2014 CES. Chadder A private messaging application founded by Rochester Institute of Technology students, Chadder made its first appearance at Eureka Park. The application uses...

Shape Shifting: Display Technology Morphs to 4K and Beyond

April 03, 2015
At January’s International CES it was clearly visible that the very nature of the TV business is changing. 4K Ultra High- Definition TV was the predominant screen throughout the Las Vegas extravaganza, but the exhibit halls and showcase suites were also dotted with “enhanced” 4K, 8K, Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLED), High Dynamic Range (HDR) video, shape-shifting screens, 21:9 ratio screens, no-glasses 3D, holograms and quantum dots (also known as nanoparticles). And that array doesn’t get into the innovations beyond “display” technology, making screens smarter, interactive and responsive—far beyond the traditional sales hype focused on mere...

Next-Gen Navigation

March 30, 2015
It’s a common refrain among car buyers: “Why do I need a built-in navigation system when I can use the maps app on my smartphone?” Now automakers are answering, turning factory-installed navigation systems and the maps that support them into crucial components of new advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and safety systems. No longer just a convenience item, in-dash navigation systems are evolving both technologically and strategically and someday will help drive not just autonomous vehicles, but new business models, as well. Smartphones: The New Challenger ...

CEA at SXSW

March 18, 2015
This week, CEA took a break from championing innovation on Capitol Hill and brought technology policy to the forefront of South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. On Tuesday, March 17, CEA sponsored Innovation Policy Day at the annual music, film and interactive conference to cover such topics as the Open Internet, patent reform, privacy and immigration reform.CEA’s Innovation Movement, a project focusing on public policies spurring the innovation and startup economy, kept a close eye on the panels and events happening at the conference. But all of CEA was focused on covering the important discussions taking place in Austin. Below, find some of the highlights that CEA shared with the...

Tech for a Night Out

March 13, 2015
Ready for the weekend? After working hard all week, Friday is finally here and there are only a few hours until the weekend. It’s time to try out that new restaurant everyone is talking about, catch up with some friends or just explore a part of the city you’ve always wanted to. If you’re planning on going out tonight, don’t forget the essentials to make sure you have a great time and have all your bases covered. Say at the last minute you got asked to stay at work just a little longer and your friends or family are already on the way to your house. How do you let them in? You don’t want them to wait outside for another hour or so. Good thing you have the...

Crowdfunding Kings

February 27, 2015
The new Pebble Time broke records after it was unveiled on Kickstarter this past Tuesday by raising its first million dollars in under an hour. This is coming three years after Pebble used Kickstarter to crowdfund its original smartwatch, which was the most-funded Kickstarter of all time until it was recently topped by Coolest Cooler. As of February 27, the Pebble Time has raised more than $11 million and still has 28 days to go. With success stories like this, crowdfunding becomes as much a marketing platform as it is a funding platform. Even though it has raised more than $11 million and is on track to be the most-funded of all time, Pebble is using Kickstarter to connect with its...
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