CES 2020: Flying Cars, Smart Pillows, and Virtual Dog Fences

Originally published at: https://tidbits.com/2020/01/16/ces-2020-flying-cars-smart-pillows-and-virtual-dog-fences/

Jeff Porten had overlapping conference responsibilities this year, but he checks in from Europe with his usual coverage of what was new, notable, and laughable at this year’s CES.

Just an f.y.i:

From the Processing.org web sit: “Processing is a flexible software sketchbook and a language for learning how to code within the context of the visual arts.”

The Spot-on virtual fence is interesting, if not outrageously expensive. I half-jokingly suggested electronic tracking of toddlers to help prevent accidents when researching driveway run-over accidents a long time ago ( before GPS! http://users.tpg.com.au/users/mpaine/driveways.html )
The rumoured Apple Tile is also a possibility.

The GPS-fence is certainly lower than the costs of installing and maintaining underground cables. Those hardwired dumb systems have a horrible shortcoming: if a dog happens to ignore the electrical zaps and crosses the line, he will find himself with an equal punishment to return to inside the perimeter. The GPS-fence should not have this problem.

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