A wristband that will help you say “no” to junk food. A computer that will mix drinks for you. These were among the devices displayed this week at the CES Technology Conference in Las Vegas. The four-day exhibition, which opened on Tuesday, is a place for businesses to unveil their products and services for the coming year, while Apple, Google and other tech giants also host their own announcement events.
Here are the show’s highlights:
A startup in London believes it can help you make healthier food choices at the grocery store— using your own DNA.
DnaNudge collects your DNA via a cheek swab and sends nutrition-related data to a wristband.
Are you genetically predisposed to high blood pressure? You might be told by the wristband to stay away from salty snacks. You scan a product’s barcode, and the wristband turns red or green to indicate if it’s good for you.
Many programs have begun to map DNA in the hopes of helping people make better diet choices, although some scientists say genetic makeup is just one of many factors in a healthy lifestyle.
No need to stir or shake. This machines are going to make for you drinks.
They are like coffee machines from Keurig, but they are for booze. Drop into a pod filled with ingredients, slide into a glass, and less than a minute later you’ll get a Moscow mule or a martini.
In reality, Keurig is making one of the gizmos. Keurig’s drinkworks sell for $299 and are able to make cosmopolitans and fizzy drinks like vodka sodas. Each pod makes a drink and costs approximately $4.
The robotic bartender sells pods for $2.50 each, the $350 Bartesian, but they don’t have alcohol. Instead, with your own whiskey, vodka, gin and tequila, you fill canisters.
The pods are mixed with juices, herbs and other flavours. A Bartesian touch screen helps you to choose the consistency of your cocktail. There’s even an option for alcohol-free “mocktails.” These machines are sitting at home on a counter or table. Companies are trying to attract those who like hosting parties but don’t want to store a bar, don’t know how to make cocktails, or would rather push a button and then spend time making a mojito.
PRIVACY BY VOICE
Google is adding a privacy “no” option to its voice assistant technology. Only tell Assistant to ignore something if you think the app was listening when it wasn’t meant to. By saying “Hey Google, that wasn’t for you,” Assistant can erase anything you’ve just said. Because Assistant is expected to send voice commands only when it hears “Hello” or “OK, Google is supposed to send voice commands for processing.