January 12, 2013

2013 CES, iPottys and Typography

What is CES?
 Owned and operated by the CEA (Consumer Electronics Association) the 2013 International CES is the world's largest annual innovation event, held in Las Vegas, Nevada. It concluded today with record breaking attendance.
More than 3,250 exhibitors unveiled some 20,000 new products at the 2013 CES, drawing more than 150,000 attendees, including more than 35,000 from more than 170 countries outside the United States.

Electronics? What does that have to do with me? You'd be surprised at how many gadgets and gizmo's fall under this category. Do you use a washing machine? Listen to music? Read? Play an instrument? Watch TV? This show brings more innovate ideas than you can wrap your head around! Some products make it to retail, and some don't, but we try and we try again. There is this exciting spirit in the air, what will be the next BIG thing?

Could it be the iPotty for iPad?

Designed to keep your fidgety toddler on the toilet,
 the iPotty will surely make them feel right at home!
 The iPotty is compatible with iPad2, iPad (3rd & 4th Generation) 
and includes everything you see here, without the iPad. 
Fully equipped with a splash guard and iPad protector, 
your toddler will be diaper free in no time!

The iPotty is scheduled to hit retail stores early fall from CTA Digital.

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Self Driving Cars? Now I am scared.
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Now, of course, they not only deliver news and crossword puzzles conveniently to your doorstep, you can also subscribe to the NY Times all digital access pass. 
Why is the NY Times at CES? This is exactly what I asked. 
The answer: brand recognition, to let the world know they are still here, and to create the coolest typography sketch with my "one little word"

If you are a designer, you know how long it takes to create a typography mosaic like this one. With an undisclosed iPad app, The NY Times created it in less than 30 seconds.

Developers created certain algorithms to pull the most recent top 10 New York Times articles relevant to my "one little word". 
We snapped a photo with the iPad, and this app creates a sketch of my profile out of the NY Times news articles pertaining to my word, Persnickety.
I want this app! 
Unfortunately, it's not for sale, but now I think The NY Times is just that much cooler.



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