Happening as we speak, the 2012 International CES Exhibit and Conference in Las Vegas brings together the world’s most innovative gadgets and gizmos and the self-professed tech geeks who love them.
And for a consumer electronics industry that does nearly $200 billion worth of business here in the United States, it’s safe to say that the tech geeks really, really love their gadgets and gizmos.
From mega-sized high-definition televisions that sport glasses-less 3D technology to paper-thin tablets that wirelessly control a home’s lighting and door locks, the annual CES show has become the world’s premier showcase for the technology of tomorrow making its debut today.
So what’s making waves at this year’s show? Internet connectivity – on everything.
You're probably familiar with HDTVs of all sizes now being WiFi capable and ready to stream content at a moment’s notice. But how about your next refrigerator? Yup, even the old icebox is getting the internet treatment, complete with built-in touchscreen interface to note-take, music-listen and tweet your way towards that next late-night snack. Have a look, courtesy of tech blog, Mashable:
Of course, all this new and improved connectivity is yet another indication of the move towards true cloud-based computing and networking.
Just as reminders written earlier in the day on your mobile device will sync and display later that evening on your fridge door, the literal link between our gadgets and gizmos still relies on the physical infrastructure of a data center or computer room to bridge the gap.
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Across it all, it’s good to know that no matter how much technology continues to influence our daily lives, we’ll always have the ability to manage the framework that keeps it all humming along!