Perhaps you heard: the annual futurefest that is the Consumer Electronics Show took place in Vegas last
week. Giant televisions were watched. Supercomputers were unveiled. But a few things stood out above the
rest... including one very awkward movie director.
What This Is: Basically a webcam that scans your iris and uses it as an encrypted code to
replace all your digital usernames and passwords. How You’ll Use It: To sign into your email. To add Pentagon-level security to your
BEST SUPPORTING... THING
Stir Kinetic Desk
What This Is: A self-aware “smart desk” from a former Apple engineer that automatically
rises whenever it senses that you’ve been sitting for too long. How You’ll Use It: To stimulate blood flow. And weird looks from your coworkers.
BEST PERFORMANCE ENHANCER
What This Is: A sensor-laden tennis racquet that wirelessly measures and tracks everything
from swing speed to wrist endurance to ball impact. Nadal’s a fan. How You’ll Use It: To cheat. At tennis.
BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
What This Is: An iPhone case that doubles as a thermal imaging camera. Yes, your iPhone has
night vision now. How You’ll Use It: To find your keys in the dark. Or Arnold Schwarzenegger and Carl
Weathers in the jungle.
Oh, Michael Bay...
What This Is: A short video of Michael Bay having a rather difficult time speaking about
curved televisions. How You’ll Use It: To amuse yourself on a Monday.