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Technology Today - Winter 2017 And the Winners Are...

By Robert Sanborn

Computers are in my blood and with the internet of Things, we are beginning to see them in absolutely everything and how long will it be before tiny computers are coursing through our blood stream to find, and hopefully cure, whatever that ails us. I am looking forward to that time, or more practically, my body is looking forward to that time. CES is just around the corner coming up a little bit later in January 2018 but they have already given us the innovation award winners and the fun part about that, is that they will showcase them in one spot to see when I head to Las Vegas. Of the 20 items listed as best of it category, only five are intended for the computer. The link near each item will take you directly to the website.

Trident 3 Arctic

MSI Computer
TW, Venetian Lvl 2, Veronese #2404

The Trident 3 Arctic is the perfect gaming solution for those with space constraints or design requirements. It is equipped with the latest Intel 8th gen CPU and Nvidia GTX 1080 for the ultimate performance for a wide variety of applications. about $899

MSI Trident 3 Arctic

MSI Arctic
Intel Neural

Intel® Movidius™ Neural Compute Stick

Intel® Corporation
TE, LVCC, Central Hall, Booth #10048

The Intel® Movidius™ Neural Compute Stick, the world’s first USB-based deep learning inference kit and self-contained artificial intelligence accelerator that delivers dedicated deep neural network processing capabilities to a wide range of host devices at the edge. about $79

Intel® Movidius™ Neural Compute Stick

Kensington VeriMark Fingerprint Key


Provides simple, best-in-class biometric authentication to protect against cyber-thieves. Prevents unauthorized access on compromised devices & is the world’s first fingerprint security key to support both Windows Hello & FIDO universal second factor authentication (U2F). about $50

Kensington VeriMark Fingerprint Key

Kensington VeriMark
HP Camera 3D

Camera 3D

HP, Inc

Camera 3D is a groundbreaking 3D scanning software for HP’s Sprout Pro G2 and other soon to be released hardware devices. A user simply rotates the object in their hands to capture stunning visual 3D models for use in Web VR, AR/VR, Office Powerpoint 3D, and Adobe Project Felix. 

HP Sprout Pro G2

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD)
TW, Ven Lvl 2, Titian 2303/2304/2305

As a do-it-all powerhouse built to serve the needs of content creators and enthusiasts, AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 1950X supports 16 cores and 32 threads, delivering world-class performance built around AMD’s powerful “Zen” architecture. 

About $969

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X

AMD Ryzen

At first glance, I would have thought there were more to see for the computer and in fact there is much more. Everything needs a computer to get connected and while that computer might be your smartphone, we are in the connected world. Here are some other items that caught my eye.

Light L16

Light L16 Camera


The Light L16 is the first multi-aperture computational camera that packs DSLR quality and capabilities into a device small enough to fit in your pocket. about $1950

Light L16 Camera


TW, Sands, Level 1, Booth #50000

The secret to perfect sound is you! The nuraphone is the world’s first headphone to automatically learn and adapt to your unique hearing bringing your music back into sharp focus. An innovative in and over ear architecture delivers deep bass you can feel while preserving the crystal clear tones. about $399


Etheral Halo

Ethereal Halo - The Dawn of Hybrid Manufacturing

Ethereal Machines Pvt. Ltd.
TE, LVCC, North Hall, Booth #9503

The Halo is designed to bring about metamorphosis to the world of manufacturing and kick-off the concept of hybrid manufacturing. Ethereal Halo is the world’s first consumer oriented 5-axis FDM 3-D printer & 5-axis CNC Router.

Ethereal Halo

You can see them all here at the Official CES website and I have to confess, all the text in the boxes above was snagged directly from the site as was the images: Innovation Awards

Now to start packing.

Robert Sanborn

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