Food and technology continue their partnership with spectacular results. Impossible Pork debuted at CES 2020 to excellent reviews. Impossible sausage arrives in a few months, and they’re hard at work on breathtaking bacon.
Self-driving cars are almost here. What’s next? A Woven City, built around autonomous vehicles, robots, and smart home technology. A long way into the future? No, on-site work scheduled to begin next year, at the base of Mt. Fuji in this partnership between BIG and Toyota.
Your watch monitors your health. Withings ScanWatch not only gives you the time, but tracks your heart rate, oxygen saturation, and altitude. Soon to be released, it joins watches that tell you the number of steps you’ve taken, your blood pressure, and your sleep habits.
Do you wish for a laptop with the advantages of a tablet? Your wishes will come true soon. Foldable laptops are just around the corner.
The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 is closest to reality and expected to ship later this year. Intel and Dell foldable laptops are concepts only. Intel’s Horseshoe Bend is a much larger version of the Lenovo.
Glass no longer required. Ultrasense Systems introduces Touchpoint, a user interface that works with any material or material thickness. Mui Labs makes a wooden touch panel display to control your smart home.
As big an issue as privacy is, progress is moderate. Google Assistant allows you to delete specific audio recordings on-demand. Ring’s new dashboard allows the user to restrict device access. Winston is a VPN alternative that almost shuts down any tracking or surveillance of your network.
Author: Kris Keppeler, a writer who finds technology fascinating and loves humor. She writes for Crossing Genres on Medium.com and Does This Happen to You? on Channillo. Award-winning podcast producer who enjoys telling stories. Follow her @KrisKKAria on Twitter or on LinkedIn.