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This week, big tax funds with three web geeks. Bouncing my goggle eyed
guinea pigs. And they crash proves a salad
spinner. Scrub that, it's just a salad
spinner. And it's a happy New Year from
everyone here at click. 2016 can now properly get started now I've
finally got my new smart umbrella. Yes, it's the umbrella, a brolly
with a chip in it which measures the weather where you are and tells
everyone else by uploading and information to a website. It also
pays your smartphone if you walk off without it. Silly! Yes, this is
where text goes large. It's the annual consumer Electronics show. In
Las Vegas. It's here, it's over here and it's all the way over there.
They do, isn't it? This is a serious affair. Where else could you be
woken up not by a sound but by a smell? With this olfactory alarm
clock. The sense of weight claims to rouse
you within two minutes by blowing air through a cartridge full of
balls. Choose from a variety of smells including... Toast.
Chocolate. Cough is. Mints. Grass. Holidays. It's kind of smells like
suncream. What about the smell of money? Dispensed by an ATM using my
locks, iris recognition technology. This is a company advancing
biometrics into new areas, including unlocking your car.
This seems like a decent concept, maybe even adapting the driving
variants depending on who is being identified as being in the driving
seat. Cars are big screen this year. Bring
on the concepts which the car-makers hope will show they're not just
using tactics with all those emissions tests.
Who even needs emissions when you got the future, an Internet
connected electric concept car with a smartphone dock and the top speed
of 200 miles an hour and arrow tunnels through the body to reduce
drag and cool those batteries? The chassis is modular and you
easily add more batteries or change the outer shell for a different
look, to turn it into a pick-up truck, for example.
No, I think I'll keep my like this. Going to cover auto technology in
film next week but I did manage to catch up with Ford's CEO, Mark
Fields, who invited developers to work on ideas for cars and drones
and how they might interact. And more realistically how your car
might connect to your home, your phone and the rest of the world.
We are bunch of geeks on this programme. We love to talk dirty.
Would you mind talking dirty for a few minutes?
Sure. In ten or 15 years, I can control my car, control my home.
Check the status of my car without leaving my house. What sorts of
things will we be able to do in the future?
When you look at your car, your car will be able to control a lot of
elements of your life. For example, as you are driving you will be able
to control elements in your home, whether you are approaching
homeowners want to shut off your security system or turn lights on or
unlock doors, you can use your vehicle to make your life easier in
terms of where you are travelling to, your next appointment, and the
vehicle will be able to sense the traffic conditions, re-route the
vehicle. Why not just let the smartphone be
the brains? Let that be the brains of the operation? Why bother trying
to make cars independently smart? For a couple of reasons. When you
are in a car, what's important is destruction. We don't want... Our
approach is to keep people's eyes on the road and hands on the wheel. If
you need to do things while you are in your car, that's really hard if
you're going to be looking at your phone and it's pretty dangerous. Our
approach is how to integrate the smartphone into the car to allow you
to do it safely, productively and also, at the same time, responsibly.
Let's talk about driving. Do you think we are close in any way to
having a world where also list driving as part of everyday life?
I think we have to put autonomous driving into perspective. The term
is being thrown around a lot in the industry. There are five levels of
autonomous driving as defined by the Society of automotive engineers. The
first three levels require the driver to always be able to take
control. For example, level one is cruise control. Level two is traffic
jams. Level three are things like Tesla's autopilot. We are choosing
to level four. Level four is autonomy in a defined area where the
driver does not have to be ready to take control. That's what we're
aiming for. Defined area meaning a physical
space? Yes. Level five is the ultimate,
where the vehicle can be fully at tournaments with no driver
interaction in any location or any weather situation. By the end of the
decade, we think there will be a vehicle on the marketplace with red
literary environment updates. It may not be asked because our approach is
when we come out with an autonomous vehicle, we want to make sure it's
safe, it works and is intuitive. Most importantly, it's accessible to
everyone not just people who can afford luxury cars.
No announcement from Ford unexpected time. Google's car division may come
at this week's show. I'm fed up with me so that hit the
show floor. These are the augmented reality
glasses. Inside, they have these lenders which project images or
graphics in front of the vision of the wearer. When I put them on, I
can see an image which looks like it is a couple of feet in front of me
but I can still see the real world behind the graphics on screen. These
are totally self-contained. It supposed to have the confusing power
of eight tablets. I have this little ring controller which reacts to
gestures as well as having buttons as controls. The designers imagine
it will be used for playing games, designing websites. Augmented
reality has a heap of potential for people that want to view 3-D models
from every conceivable angle. One of the big trends is 3-D
printing. What's amazing is how far the personalisation of products has
come along. My entire outfit was made on a 3-D printer. It was made
on a very small printer. It used one kilogram of filament and took 70
hours to make. In 2016, a whole
... You need specialised 360 degrees camera rigs, which is exactly what
this is. It's called a gyro optic and it is a 360 degrees camera. It
captures video in surrounds using three lenders.
From this vantage point, we can see the MGM Grand hotel, Excalibur as
the New York, New York hotel and casino in one shot, as well as Nick
on the camera. Crucially, what this camera does is
stitch is together all of the images it shoots itself, so that everything
it shoots is immediately viewable in 360 degrees on sites like YouTube.
Welcome to two is starting to take new orders for its handset. With a
price tag of $599, we will see how much your it's really want virtual
reality. HTC's headset won't be far behind.
It was due to launch last month but was delayed due to a major
breakthrough. What that breakthrough is is this front facing camera that
means when you're totally lost in a world of virtual reality, real-life
objects will still be seen through this. I'm walking across the
shipwreck. Oh, suddenly, on top of the shipwreck, I'm seeing a great
which is what is the real wall, I think. I'm not going to bump into
anything. At the moment, I feel like I'm bumping into a lot of things
that aren't real. There is a well just there!
The moment of coming back to reality is even more weird than the moment
you start in the virtual world. I now feel really odd how I've been
behaving, what I been doing. Throwing my Arms around and telling
you about what's been happening. The bonus is that you can't bump into
things. Wearables are big screen here. Fitness has launched what they
refer to as a smartphone is watched. It's called the blaze and they hope
it's going to take on the likes of Apple and the android watchers out
there. The blaze provides notification
alerts, allows you to control the music on your smartphone and has
interchangeable straps. A 200 -- at $200, it is less costly than most
smart watches. Like all other devices from this brand, its main
focus is on fitness. It can track sleep and workouts and automatically
detect a range of activities, including tennis, football and even
is that. With competition getting fierce,
many of the trackers are upping their game. This is misfit Ray. As
well as sleep and activity tracking, it can take self 's and control
lights and music. It still looks like an activity
tracker. This is an automatic -- -- it can
identify activities like swimming. It looks simple but it's waterproof.
The battery will last up to eight months. Plus it can also be worn
like this if you want to conceal it under your clothes.
But I know first-hand that data collected from activity trackers can
vary massively. So maybe these under are smart
sneakers could solve that problem. They have a chip embedded inside
them that accurately measures your distance.
The shoes can store approximately five runs locally before needing to
be synced up to its app. Four years, CES was all about who
had the biggest TVs. These days, is also about who has the bendy is. LG
wins for me this year with a prototype of a roll-up displays that
one day might mean our computers greens and televisions could be
unrolled only when needed, to save cluttering up the place.
Four K and eight case greens are in full the facts. This year, there's
also a lot of talk about something called HDR, high dynamic range.
These are screens that can show many more levels of detail in the
brightness of the picture, which means Jen's sequence should look
more fabulous. Here is the boss of streaming
service Netflix announcing that he will be streaming HD content to HDR
Eddie screens later this year. He also told us that he has just
expanded Netflix to an extra 130 countries. Meaning he now serves
nearly the whole world. With one big exception, China.
What do you have to do to get into China?
We know to great role models for us or Disney and Apple. They have been
incredibly patient at developing their Chinese business and working
on the relationships first and the business second. Those are our role
models. We're not in any hurry. Getting to know the partners,
government officials, consumers. In the rest of the world, like the
Philippines, have been great for us. Korea, Singapore, India, Russia,
Poland, Turkey. Lots of people will be phased by the
choice of buying a new TV. Four Kaoru HDR? Which is more important
in the viewing experience? When people see HDR, they will be
ready and pressed. HDR will be on top of four K so you will eventually
get both. I think that's a great insight. The big wow will be HDR.
How important is it for a streaming service to have exclusive content?
Is one path to success. The part we are choosing to have great content
but only on Netflix. I'm sure other panthers accessible to.
We are starting to see people make programmes in 360 degrees. It's a
very different viewing experience. You're not just looking in one
direction. You interested in experiments in virtual reality and
360 shooting? Would you shoot one of your programmes in 360?
Than you can only be seen on a VR platform. We are really focused on
these big smart TVs and HDR. We are focused on incredible movies and
incredible TV shows, not so much on BR.
Do you think innovation in stringing services is done now? Have you got
it nails or is there more to be done?
There is so much work at hand. Think about now when you click and get a
little buffer. That is awful. That has to go away.
Ready you stand on net neutrality? Do you believe all streaming
services should be treated equally? You are competing and in a
commercial environments. Do you think you should be able to talk to
ISPs and pay for extra speed, paper quality of service?
We want to invest so that everybody gets a great experience. And as long
and the BCI player, everybody should get a great experience. No one
should try to block anybody else. It has to be said that the UK
in January It is one of the reasons
we like coming to Las Vegas for CES, Do we really have to film outside
in the rain at night? Yes, we said we would do a piece
on solar-powered tech. That is why I brought
these things out. These are made for
the developing world. The idea is you just light them up
and use them as lanterns. Press your buttons, ladies
and gentlemen, and you will see either a change in colour
or a change in luminosity. Now that you mention it,
I am wearing a patch The sun emerged for a couple
of hours so I raced out and put It is a UV patch designed
to monitor your intake It uses a dye that changes colour
from blue to white depending on how much sun you have taken
in It is perhaps the most thin and flexible way of monitoring UV
exposure that we have seen. It is waterproof and can
be worn for five days. Loreal says it will use
an app in the future. But you have to take a photograph
everyday to get a more accurate The company says it will give away
this patch later this year for free. Well, I found an alternative power
supply for one of these. A situation that battery
hungry smartphone owner One solution for smartphones
with dead batteries is this, a hand crank built into
the smartphone case. Simply pull it out,
turn it around... Five minutes of cranking should give
you about 20 minutes of talk time or an hour's worth
of smartphone usage. Now, there's lots of handcranks
around, but this is the first that's At the moment it only works
with the iPhone. That means you will not have
to worry about your phone running out of power,
but you still might have the problem Because, I have been
cooking our dinner all day on this, I loaded it with a banana
in for an example earlier These reflectors absorb
the heat and keep it in. It is the same thing you get
in solar-powered water heaters On a sunny day it can get up to 300
Celsius. And it keeps the heat
for a really, really long time. With the weather from today,
anything in there will be Well, actually, even today,
with maximum cloud cover, The company is working on a version
that will work at night because it I forgot to put
the proper food in. I have come to the world's largest
pinball museum to play a few games. This is The Fly, a uniquely
spherical personal flying robot. The same weight and
shape as a football. It's Kickstarter campaign says
it is is the world's safest drone. And it might be the
world's cutest, too. So, what makes it different to other
drones that we have seen is the single propeller,
which encased in foam. That makes it safe to interact
with it for humans. But luckily, this prototype has
easily replaceable Nothing a bit of tape
and glue won't fix. It did have the benefit
of demonstrating the safe design I wasn't afraid it was going
to hurt me. The finished robot will have
more robust plastic. And its many sensors,
including sonar, and gyroscope, will allow it to fly autonomously
through an app on iOS and Android. Just push a button and pick
what you want it to do. The E-Hang 184 is a
whopper of a concept. The idea in this mockup is it
will carry a person from A to B while being piloted
autonomously by an app. All the real drone demos
this year were inside. That is because of new rules from
the Federal Aviation Administration In a nutshell, you now have
to register your drone before flying You tell the FAA who you are,
they give you a registration number, and you have to display
it on your craft. Then, if you crash it or cause
mischief, witnesses can report your drone
and you will be fined. Yeah, so, one of the main concerns
with drones is they might crash. So, next is Mark, with
some drones, crashing. So, you have learnt to fly
with your drone, you have taken What else can you with your
quadcopter? In the case of the Combat Drone,
it can engage in aerial combat. It is fitted with sensors
on the front and rear. You try to take out your
opponent by shooting them. It is kind of like laser tag
with drones, I suppose. So, when the LEDs flash like that,
I've let off a shot. A volly of infrared,
flying low-level, under I am really glad I have tried this
out inside a massive net. When you score a hit,
the LEDs flash. Then the engines go out
on your opponent if you hit them. My robot has been
challenged by James. We have more in next weeks's
programme, as well as more In the meantime, if you want to know
how we make a show like this about a show like this,
you'll find the answer on Twitter. Thank you for watching
and we will see you next week.
Click is at the world's largest electronics show, CES in Las Vegas. The latest gadgets from the show include VR headsets, drones and fitness trackers.