Technology
Sunday, October 24, 2021

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The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the technology industry's annual mega-convention, bringing together more than 140,000 attendees to Las Vegas to see the latest and greatest products, services, and applications for your smart-phones. Some of the most innovative products found at CES 2012 include:

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LG OLED TV

For years, the future of TV display technology was said to be OLED (organic light-emitting display) technology, which offers excellent performance (absolute black levels, ultra-fast panel and excellent viewing angles) without the need for back-lighting. The technology is already used in many cellphone displays, but--after years of teasing 24- and 30-inch models--both LG and Samsung came to CES 2012 with full-size 55-inch OLED TVs that they're pledging to release before the end of the year.

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Following is a chronology of the development of the Internet: 

 

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Thousands of metres up the vertiginous slopes of Shifou Mountain in Hunan Province, China, a team of workers, operating with hardly any safety measures, are building a footpath.

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The workers are building a plank road on the side of the mountain that, once it is finished, it will stretch for 3km 9,843 ft (3Km) and be China's longest sightseeing footpath.

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The Beast: Car Coordinates Color with Driver's Mood

If it's just an electric car with a motor, chassis and wheels, one would rather stick to the existing gas-guzzling four-wheeler. And this is where the EVE concept steps in. Apparently, the panels (almost enveloping the car) change their color, based on your mood. When the wheels roll, the friction generated triggers a reaction with the polymer material of the panel, thus leading to a change of color.   electric_car_1

The EVE Concept is a passanger car that runs on both electric and solar power. The windshield carries a coating for solar energy, while the electric serves as the primary power option.

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At the beginning of the computer era, people died with passwords in their heads and no one could access their files. When access to these files was critical, companies could grind to a halt. That's when programmers invented death switches.

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With a death switch, the computer prompts you for your password once a week to make sure you are still alive. When you don't enter your password for some period of time, the computer deduces you are dead, and your passwords are automatically e-mailed to the second-in-command.