From the world’s smartest fridge to an alarm clock that’ll make you smile, these gadgets are the talk of CES in Las Vegas this week.
As immortalized by Jim Carrey in “The Cable Guy,” none of us really wants to deal with our local cable provider. But for fast Internet at home, we’re often left with no other choice. Well, that’s about to change. Imagine being able to use your phone for download speeds of nearly 750 megabits per second. By comparison, that’s a whopping 50 times faster than the cable Internet that you have coming into your home right now. It’s called G.Fast, and Israeli chipmaker Sckipio is showing off the technology at this year’s CES. The company, founded in 2012 by a team of communication experts near Tel Aviv, says the G.Fast technology will debut in the U.S. later this year.
X-ray vision for everyday superheroes
Move over, Superman. Israeli startup Vayyar Imaging has invented a 3D sensor that sees through objects. Yes, you read that right. It can see through a foot of concrete, a glass of milk and even scan the human body for cancer. Its sensors see through skin and tissue to detect breast cancer or other masses, look through walls to detect structural foundations, and can track a person’s location and vital signs as they move through a smart home. “We soon realized that our sensors can be used in multiple markets – more or less in every scenario where non-destructive testing and the ability to detect different anomalies in an object is needed,” Vayyar’s co-founder Raviv Melamed, who will be showing off the tech at CES this week, told From The Grapevine.