Whilst 3D TVs made the big headlines here in Las Vegas, I have my 3 most interesting items from the show:
1) The QUE from Plastic Logic. This amazing e-Reader is only 3/10th Inch thick – I thought it was a cardboard demo until someone clicked something. What’s really interesting is built on new technology – there is no silicon in it, its all plastic – this is the future of electronic devices. Wired Magazine said the Kindle should fear this one.
2) The FemtoCell devices were here from Ubiquisys and the chip makers PicoChip were here too. MagicJack announced an disruptive versoion which will retail for $40 with a WLAN subscription in a few months. The disruption is that they bypass the operator and use VOIP over the internet. If this device is found to be legal it will bring femtocells to millions. On the UKTI stand the BBC R&D group were demo-ing streaming to 3 cell phones at once with no intrupption using a Ubiqusys femotcell.
3) PassivEnergy announced a home heating control system which pays for itself within 2 years and saves the environment too. CEO Colin Calder pointed out that the world has concentrated on improving cars and forgotten about the home – he is correcting that change.
See UK Technology Live site for more details about these companies.