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The Consumer Electronics Show has once again, brought the latest wearable’s, robots, state-of-the-art tech platforms, and all things Internet of Things. And as these devices displayed their memorable potential all through the event, they also come as a sign of parallel hard work to come from hackers. Meaning, as technology innovate, so do hackers this concern was able to form a panel of the Cyber security experts discussing about evolving threats in a connected world.

Beyond this discussion on forming a better safety posture in the face of latest threats, let’s analyze what eventually drives that development. The devices and innovations discussed here are few rising from CES.


Wearable’s carry on steady development

Wearables have sustained to blow up over the past few years, and this year’s CES proved that there’s no sign of slowing down. From nausea-relief wristbands, to fitness-tracking rings, to eye-tracking glasses, to electronic running shoe insoles, CES combined user’s technology that was thoughtful, environmentally conscious and personalized. Not to express a lot of it.

Machine education takes center stage

Internet of Things is planning to turn into more human, as smart device developers know that machine learning has turn into a huge competitive differentiator. While Amazon’s Echo is still the most admired product out there, many companies put their bet in the ground and entered the machine learning-infused user product race at this year’s CES. For instance, a robot designed to be a home helper, named Kuri, appeared that responds to instructions and handles tasks with image and voice identification.

At a superior level, CES also highlighted how important machine education is becoming via their keynotes. One instance: the speech from Carnival Cruise’s CEO Russell Arnold, where he dove into how technology, particularly that powered by machine education, is becoming a fundamental aspect in just about every business. Machine education, he noted, gives businesses the skill to provide a tailored and smooth user experience that is unmatched by anything else.

Encryption methods get further explored

The good thing about CES is they focused on the gadget security a lot. Stuck among linked egg cookers and smart headphones was software that encrypts smart home instructions. This kind of software is compatible with existing or new smart home systems, and scramble up any personal data hackers might use to influence connected devices. This solution makes Internet of Things security both feasible and easily planned and, not to mention, is becoming increasingly significant in the face of constant ransomware encrypting data on its own terms. Keep in mind it’s not often that ransomware plays nice.

Cyber security is attempting Internet of Things security at the router level

Just as pioneering encryption solutions are increasing, so are alternative security software that aims to defend connected devices and homes from growing threats. A new ARRIS router, which has the Trend Micro Secure Home Platform built into it. The ARRIS Surfboard provides safety nearly the same to the Trend Micro security software you might have installed on your PC or laptop; apart from it extends safety to every device linked to your home network. In other words, if smart light bulbs or connected toaster gets an attempted hack, the router will notice the threat and suspend an at-risk device’s internet access, so hackers can’t influence it to gain access to your whole home’s connected kingdom.

All in all, Consumer Electronics Show proved that innovation isn’t decreasing down, and that also goes for related devices and the technology that saves them. Both the Internet of Things and cyber security landscape are adjusting to the needs of persons like you and me, to make sure everyone is safely connected in the New Year and beyond.

Popular Devices at Consumer Electronics Show

  • Plume is a wearable gadget that checks pollution around you. It is a kind of Fitbit for air quality if you think. It checks particulate matter, ozone, nitrogen dioxide, volatile organic compounds, humidity and temperature. It can be attached to a bag with a clip and is designed for those who live in big polluted cities.
  • Checking your alcohol content in blood with a breathalyzer is a latest gadget. You are out with some friends for a party but if you really want to know that whether or not you should have one more drink, the device helps you here. Milo Sensors is a company built wearable sensors that checks various chemicals in your body based on sweating from your skin with this wristband.
  • Kuri is a sweet little robot designed for the home purpose. The robot is the first fully fledged product from Mayfield Robotics, a new fully owned and funded by Bosch. Kuri replies to voice input and in this way is similar to many gadgets like Google Home or Amazon Echo. But she replies with robot noises, blinking motions and lights. She was built to be a friend and a helper. There’s a processor on board to complete tasks like voice and image identification processing, and it’s programmable via tools like IFTTT to develop its feature set.
  • Motiv’s fitness ring has converted a whole fitness band’s worth of functionality into a finger ring. The titanium-encased gadget tracks fitness and sleep, as well as steps, distance and calories. It also manages to pack in an optical heart rate sensor, displaying a battery life of around three to five days on single charge.
  • Osterhout Design Group (ODG) displayed its first user AR/VR glasses, the first to be developed on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chipset. The R-8 and R-9 are the two models of augmented/virtual reality smart glasses aimed at a wider series of users and light business users.
  • Polaroid had a hit on its hands with the Snap. But now the corporation has declared a photo-printing camera that returns to Polaroid’s iconic 3″ x 4″ size. On the rear of the device is a 3.97-inch touch screen LCD, letting you to see your shot before it develops. The prints look pretty great.
  • Birds can be a nightmare for airports, and airports need to maintain the area clear of them. Clear Flight Solutions‘latest drone is a Robird that moves its wings and scares the birds to keep aviation safe. Robird is developed to imitate a bird. It flies by flapping its wings and steers by using two tail fins. It can even glide throughout the air for periods of time, just like an annoyance bird of prey would do.