Google’s AlphaGo beats human Go champion in a match of Go, an ancient Chinese board game. Beating humans at board games has been a great milestone in testing various computer algorithms in order to prove their competence. This tradition has started with the game of tic-tac-toe, but more complicated games have been added. Chess has been the go to game for testing algorithms for years. In the recent years, Google has also created an algorithm that can play a number of Atari games without any additional input other than the pixels on the display.
Facebook has already become as one of the most accessed services on the internet, but the vision of its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg does not stop there. In fact, his vision is not limited to the present population of the internet users either. The catch is that Facebook ambitious plan surpasses Facebook itself and aims to improve internet connectivity, where everyone has access to it. The access can even be free if necessary, which was reflected in his ambitious Internet.org initiative.
Intel 6th Gen Core vPro Processors were announced this week with newer features and focusing more on security, though is not exactly a new technology from Intel. With every new generation of processors, it has added new layers of security. Intel has also launched Intel Authenticate, which will require this new line of processors in order to function. This process does not only aim to make the users more secured, but also to make the process easier for them. The press release then goes on and talks about the performance of the new processors. Actually, it will be similar to the current generation Skylake processors. The only addition here will be the security features.
The Mokacam claims to be the world’s smallest 4K camera. Magnificent for people who travel, go on adventures or want to take photos while being active. The size makes the Mokacam comfortable to hold, to put in small places and is designed to be picked up and used straight out of the box.
There are some interesting features to the Mokacam 4K camera. Recording video with the Mokacam means you can record for extended periods through a snap on battery pack (As well as an internal battery). The ability to mount the Mokacam to any metal surface gives you the ability to get some interesting and creative angles. Motion Activated mode detects movement to provide the best focus and footage possible. An add-on screen that rotates 270 degrees gives extra control of the images (The add-on screen also has an integrated battery for extended battery life).
The announcements from CES 2016 keep coming. Dell has what is possibly their biggest product launch ever and look to be aiming towards business customers. The Oculus Rift isn’t what some were hoping for and appears to be an expensive gaming experience unlike any other. Huawei has shown off the smartphone they’re going to be releasing in the US, and it’s a smartphone at an affordable price.
Televisions are making big waves at the CES this year, with Samsung, Sony and LG announcing premium screens that look beautiful and awe inspiring. The image quality isn’t the only addition to television sets, as companies innovate and mature what a smart TV is. CES 2016 is showing where smart home entertainment is heading with Samsung, Sony and LG leading the pack.
Technology is heading in interesting directions. With the Internet of Things connecting everyday items that weren’t digital before, new materials being used to create beautiful screens and the internal hardware of digital devices becoming inexpensive and opening up new markets of customers to digital technology. The CES 2016 consumer technology show gives developers and individuals a look at what’s to come in the future.