2014 Consumer Electronics Show updates

The Consumer Electronics Show is going on right now in Las Vegas. The annual event is where retailers and the media get their first look at new gadgets. Keep up with all the action with updates from CNET, The Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, and more.

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  • Daniel Terdiman 1/7/2014 11:05:30 PM
    Julie Larson, of Microsoft's devices and studios (director)
  • josh.miller 1/7/2014 11:05:42 PM
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/7/2014 11:06:02 PM
    Buczkowski says Ford is coming up with systems for providing feedback while driving.
  • josh.miller 1/7/2014 11:06:06 PM
  • josh.miller 1/7/2014 11:07:02 PM
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/7/2014 11:07:06 PM
    Larson: inflections of hardware and software services coming together. Microsoft's first interactions of voice and gesture...it was an idea way before its time. Didn't have proper processors or connectivity, but it was fun to think through how it was evolving over time.
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/7/2014 11:07:30 PM
    Stevens: Says Kinect was a huge success for Xbox. And Larson says you can trace Kinect back through Microsoft's first attempts in voice and gesture and vision.
  • josh.miller 1/7/2014 11:07:46 PM
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/7/2014 11:08:02 PM
    Stevens: how long before we see Kinect in laptops, etc, and Larson responds that it's already available for Windows
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/7/2014 11:08:26 PM
    Mike Bell says if you're touching or swiping, it defines the hardware.
  • josh.miller 1/7/2014 11:08:34 PM
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/7/2014 11:08:38 PM
    Cooley: We're looking at a radical new hardware design, no?
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/7/2014 11:08:54 PM
    Bell: we have to think that way. Just a square device on your wrist, that's not very interesting.
  • josh.miller 1/7/2014 11:09:26 PM
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/7/2014 11:09:34 PM
    Vu says that when Misfit was talking about its new company, there was ambient sensing, and then they looked at wearables, a way of having tech with you all the time.
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/7/2014 11:10:02 PM
    That was the lowest hanging fruit on the tree. In a world with so many sensors, we have ability to gather so much data. It's mostly because of smartphones, Vu says.
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/7/2014 11:10:11 PM
    There are so many cases of wearables beyond fitness, Vu adds.
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/7/2014 11:10:34 PM
    Cooley: Form and function need to follow each other. A lead in to another video.
  • josh.miller 1/7/2014 11:10:46 PM
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/7/2014 11:10:46 PM
    Video talks about early days of PCs and consumer electronics.
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/7/2014 11:10:58 PM
    Consumers had to figure out how to work with consumer electronics, rather than the other way around.
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/7/2014 11:11:22 PM
    Today, however, devices are commodity, so design is an important way to differentiate devices.
  • josh.miller 1/7/2014 11:11:26 PM
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/7/2014 11:11:38 PM
    From nicety to necessity: how design has advanced.
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/7/2014 11:12:18 PM
    Design continues to evolve with tech, such as LG's curved smartphone. And with new sensors and functionality making devices more powerful, how will they evolve?
  • josh.miller 1/7/2014 11:12:51 PM
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/7/2014 11:12:51 PM
    Larson talks about design: She begins with a talk about Microsoft's surface table, and how that evolved into the Surface tablet.
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/7/2014 11:13:19 PM
    Cooley asks Buczkowski about the constraints Ford has to deal with, and how they move sensors along quickly.
  • josh.miller 1/7/2014 11:13:39 PM
  • .@Lyft should be at #ces2014 with mustached dudes giving piggy back rides like they had at #SXSW or pedicabs or something #helpme
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/7/2014 11:14:03 PM
    Buczkowski says Ford is about creating great experiences. The first thing you're supposed to focus on is driving, so dealing with driver distraction is important, and then giving them the ability to focus on the road. So challenge is finding the right kind of human/machine interface.
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/7/2014 11:14:11 PM
    Not one kind of interface is right of everyone.
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/7/2014 11:14:47 PM
    Buczkowski: if you look at navigation...it will be a combination of detection, sensing. Meshing all those things together and finding the right solution for the given situation.
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/7/2014 11:15:15 PM
    Cooley: Let's not be redundant. Is there a need for a few devices to work in all places. Are we trying to distribute sensor tech into too many buckets?
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/7/2014 11:15:35 PM
    My apologies, btw. Larson is Larson-Green
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/7/2014 11:15:55 PM
    Larson-Green says as you add more and more capabilities to devices, they lose some of the magic
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/7/2014 11:16:07 PM
    It's really about finding the problems to solve, she says.
  • josh.miller 1/7/2014 11:16:23 PM
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/7/2014 11:16:35 PM
    Buczkowski says we don't need every single app in the vehicle itself. So, say, if Pandora is working on your phone, Ford just needs to add the right elements to make it work in the vehicle.
  • josh.miller 1/7/2014 11:17:15 PM
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/7/2014 11:17:27 PM
    Bell: To realize this concept of distributed sensing, we can't have islands of data....we have to have interactivity. Otherwise consumers will have devices that don't interact. So idea is to have devices that are better together. 1 + 1 = 3.
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/7/2014 11:17:51 PM
    Buczkowski: The customer has to have a good experience, regardless of which devices they use. Regardless of Android, iOS, etc.
  • josh.miller 1/7/2014 11:17:59 PM
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/7/2014 11:18:15 PM
    Sorry, that last comment was from Bell.
  • josh.miller 1/7/2014 11:18:44 PM
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