Mainstreaming the Internet of Things
As connected tech becomes more and more prevalent, we’re starting to see a more cogent awareness of the Internet of Things and what IoT products mean in the everyday lives of people. Where previously these products may have had a nebulous mainstream definition and equally vague marketing, more and more consumers outside of the electronics industry are becoming familiar with what IoT devices are and what they have to offer as retailers get a handle on how to market these products. We’ve seen evidence of this at CES throughout the week, and – as the show winds to a conclusion in Las Vegas – this seems a marker of an intriguing recent trend toward mainstreaming a complex technology.
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CES 2016: China’s EHang Unveils Personal Transportation Drone
Your next ride could be a drone! Chinese start-up EHang launched the 184, its single passenger drone, Wednesday at CES. Well, “launched” – figuratively speaking, that is. Actually, the 440-pound drone will stay grounded during CES due to legal restrictions, so attendees won’t be able to take it for a spin.
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