Coolest car gadgets and gizmos from CES

LAS VEGAS — CES showcases a lot of wild and crazy products every year, but many will never make it to consumers.

Still, some of the coolest tech we saw at the show were features you might see in cars in the next few years. Among the wilder automotive inventions at the Las Vegas Convention Center this year were Nissan’s mind-controlled driving, Ford’s Domino’s self-driving delivery vehicle and Honda’s Pixar-like robots.

Great car features start out as quirky ideas, ones you might easily dismiss before you realize their genius. Here’s a rundown of vehicle tech from startups and suppliers that caught our attention — and our best guess on whether the products will make it into cars.

What makes it cool: Gesture control is not new. Facial recognition is not new. But this startup uses artificial intelligence to extrapolate models of your facial landscape, creating an array of expressions. It’s a “smile to unlock” feature. Eventually, it could learn your moods, likes and dislikes based on your individual profile and, for example, suggest activities or restaurants during a trip.

Gesture control is not new. Facial recognition is not new. But this startup uses artificial intelligence to extrapolate models of your facial landscape, creating an array of expressions. It’s a “smile to unlock” feature. Eventually, it could learn your moods, likes and dislikes based on your individual profile and, for example, suggest activities or restaurants during a trip.

Prospects: The product is cool, but the real value is in the patents. The startup’s digital cluster, dubbed Noah, won a spot in CES’ coveted Innovation Awards Showcase, which is sure to attract major players’ attention. But while Mindtronic AI execs say they are ready for production, companies will more likely be interested in the intellectual property and algorithms fueling the technology. Expect to see aspects of this tech percolating as the industry gets hip to AI in the cockpit.

The product is cool, but the real value is in the patents. The startup’s digital cluster, dubbed Noah, won a spot in CES’ coveted Innovation Awards Showcase, which is sure to attract major players’ attention. But while Mindtronic AI execs say they are ready for production, companies will more likely be interested in the intellectual property and algorithms fueling the technology. Expect to see aspects of this tech percolating as the industry gets hip to AI in the cockpit.

What makes it cool: This Tier 2 supplier startup has spent years mapping America’s crumbling roads, and uses cloud technology and an electronically controlled device to mitigate vibration and jolts caused by uneven road surfaces.

This Tier 2 supplier startup has spent years mapping America’s crumbling roads, and uses cloud technology and an electronically controlled device to mitigate vibration and jolts caused by uneven road surfaces.

Prospects: Solidly possible — in the 2020s. The company’s product will be attractive to Tier 1s trying to improve their comfort and handling portfolio for autonomous vehicles. But it will take time to integrate the product into the supply chain, and using the cloud technology that sets it apart will require more cars with a data connection.

Solidly possible — in the 2020s. The company’s product will be attractive to Tier 1s trying to improve their comfort and handling portfolio for autonomous vehicles. But it will take time to integrate the product into the supply chain, and using the cloud technology that sets it apart will require more cars with a data connection.

What makes it cool: Consumers can use a phone app to rent a vehicle, unlock it and drive it — without a key fob. The smartphone becomes the car key.

Consumers can use a phone app to rent a vehicle, unlock it and drive it — without a key fob. The smartphone becomes the car key.

What makes it cool: The front-seat frame rotates so that driver and passenger can face each other while the vehicle is in autonomous mode.

The front-seat frame rotates so that driver and passenger can face each other while the vehicle is in autonomous mode.

Prospects: The idea has already captued some interest. Chinese startup Byton displayed the seat in its crossover concept.

The idea has already captued some interest. Chinese startup Byton displayed the seat in its crossover concept.

What makes it cool: ZF’s safety system check moves away from making the driver scroll through lots of screens on the dashboard. Instead, every feature is summarized in a simple graphic that looks like a three-ring binder. It lets drivers see how safe they are cruising in traffic.

ZF’s safety system check moves away from making the driver scroll through lots of screens on the dashboard. Instead, every feature is summarized in a simple graphic that looks like a three-ring binder. It lets drivers see how safe they are cruising in traffic.

Prospects: It’s a concept, part of a larger Concept 2020 display that includes a nifty 3-D landscape visualization. But one concern for autonomous vehicles is how to translate what the vehicle is doing without a human at the controls. ZF’s approach to summarize how safe you are with a basic graphic is simple, and its video-game-like visuals make it even more palatable to passengers who want to know what’s happening at a moment’s notice.

It’s a concept, part of a larger Concept 2020 display that includes a nifty 3-D landscape visualization. But one concern for autonomous vehicles is how to translate what the vehicle is doing without a human at the controls. ZF’s approach to summarize how safe you are with a basic graphic is simple, and its video-game-like visuals make it even more palatable to passengers who want to know what’s happening at a moment’s notice.

What makes it cool: This software lets motorists use Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant for voice-activated cockpit controls even when the vehicle loses its cloud connectivity.

This software lets motorists use Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant for voice-activated cockpit controls even when the vehicle loses its cloud connectivity.

LAS VEGAS — CES showcases a lot of wild and crazy products every year, but many will never make it to consumers.

Still, some of the coolest tech we saw at the show were features you might see in cars in the next few years. Among the wilder automotive inventions at the Las Vegas Convention Center this year were Nissan’s mind-controlled driving, Ford’s Domino’s self-driving delivery vehicle and Honda’s Pixar-like robots.

Great car features start out as quirky ideas, ones you might easily dismiss before you realize their genius. Here’s a rundown of vehicle tech from startups and suppliers that caught our attention — and our best guess on whether the products will make it into cars.

What makes it cool: Gesture control is not new. Facial recognition is not new. But this startup uses artificial intelligence to extrapolate models of your facial landscape, creating an array of expressions. It’s a “smile to unlock” feature. Eventually, it could learn your moods, likes and dislikes based on your individual profile and, for example, suggest activities or restaurants during a trip.

Gesture control is not new. Facial recognition is not new. But this startup uses artificial intelligence to extrapolate models of your facial landscape, creating an array of expressions. It’s a “smile to unlock” feature. Eventually, it could learn your moods, likes and dislikes based on your individual profile and, for example, suggest activities or restaurants during a trip.

Prospects: The product is cool, but the real value is in the patents. The startup’s digital cluster, dubbed Noah, won a spot in CES’ coveted Innovation Awards Showcase, which is sure to attract major players’ attention. But while Mindtronic AI execs say they are ready for production, companies will more likely be interested in the intellectual property and algorithms fueling the technology. Expect to see aspects of this tech percolating as the industry gets hip to AI in the cockpit.

The product is cool, but the real value is in the patents. The startup’s digital cluster, dubbed Noah, won a spot in CES’ coveted Innovation Awards Showcase, which is sure to attract major players’ attention. But while Mindtronic AI execs say they are ready for production, companies will more likely be interested in the intellectual property and algorithms fueling the technology. Expect to see aspects of this tech percolating as the industry gets hip to AI in the cockpit.

What makes it cool: This Tier 2 supplier startup has spent years mapping America’s crumbling roads, and uses cloud technology and an electronically controlled device to mitigate vibration and jolts caused by uneven road surfaces.

This Tier 2 supplier startup has spent years mapping America’s crumbling roads, and uses cloud technology and an electronically controlled device to mitigate vibration and jolts caused by uneven road surfaces.

Prospects: Solidly possible — in the 2020s. The company’s product will be attractive to Tier 1s trying to improve their comfort and handling portfolio for autonomous vehicles. But it will take time to integrate the product into the supply chain, and using the cloud technology that sets it apart will require more cars with a data connection.

Solidly possible — in the 2020s. The company’s product will be attractive to Tier 1s trying to improve their comfort and handling portfolio for autonomous vehicles. But it will take time to integrate the product into the supply chain, and using the cloud technology that sets it apart will require more cars with a data connection.

What makes it cool: Consumers can use a phone app to rent a vehicle, unlock it and drive it — without a key fob. The smartphone becomes the car key.

Consumers can use a phone app to rent a vehicle, unlock it and drive it — without a key fob. The smartphone becomes the car key.

What makes it cool: The front-seat frame rotates so that driver and passenger can face each other while the vehicle is in autonomous mode.

The front-seat frame rotates so that driver and passenger can face each other while the vehicle is in autonomous mode.

Prospects: The idea has already captued some interest. Chinese startup Byton displayed the seat in its crossover concept.

The idea has already captued some interest. Chinese startup Byton displayed the seat in its crossover concept.

What makes it cool: ZF’s safety system check moves away from making the driver scroll through lots of screens on the dashboard. Instead, every feature is summarized in a simple graphic that looks like a three-ring binder. It lets drivers see how safe they are cruising in traffic.

ZF’s safety system check moves away from making the driver scroll through lots of screens on the dashboard. Instead, every feature is summarized in a simple graphic that looks like a three-ring binder. It lets drivers see how safe they are cruising in traffic.

Prospects: It’s a concept, part of a larger Concept 2020 display that includes a nifty 3-D landscape visualization. But one concern for autonomous vehicles is how to translate what the vehicle is doing without a human at the controls. ZF’s approach to summarize how safe you are with a basic graphic is simple, and its video-game-like visuals make it even more palatable to passengers who want to know what’s happening at a moment’s notice.

It’s a concept, part of a larger Concept 2020 display that includes a nifty 3-D landscape visualization. But one concern for autonomous vehicles is how to translate what the vehicle is doing without a human at the controls. ZF’s approach to summarize how safe you are with a basic graphic is simple, and its video-game-like visuals make it even more palatable to passengers who want to know what’s happening at a moment’s notice.

What makes it cool: This software lets motorists use Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant for voice-activated cockpit controls even when the vehicle loses its cloud connectivity.

This software lets motorists use Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant for voice-activated cockpit controls even when the vehicle loses its cloud connectivity.

The sole goal of any blogger or web developer is to create a successful and trendy blog or website. But before you can create or create a successful website that will boom to your liking, there are some tips you need to know, understand and apply. In this tutorial article, I will explain some of these blogging tips and things that you need to keep in mind before creating a successful blog or website. I will also show you how to increase the traffic of your website for free. Here are some of the things that will determine how successful your blog or website will be. Therefore, you must consider them before you start creating a blog or website. Consideration of the niche / category of the blog or website Selection of the design platform / scripting language [19659002] Selection of a good domain name Selection of a good blog template Compose captivating and detailed blog posts and articles writing guest posts / sponsored posts promoting your blog or website

The sole goal of any blogger or web developer is to create a successful and trendy blog or website. But before you can create or create a successful website that will boom to your liking, there are some tips you need to know, understand and apply. In this tutorial article, I will explain some of these blogging tips and things that you need to keep in mind before creating a successful blog or website. I will also show you how to increase the traffic of your website for free.

Here are some of the things that will determine how successful your blog or website will be. Therefore, you must consider them before you start creating a blog or website.

Considering the Niche / Category of the Blog or Website This is the first and most important thing to consider because it will also help you make the right choice for the tips listed above. You must first close to build a blog or website for a specific niche. Niche is the category of information you want to provide on your blog / website. To create a successful blog, you must first choose a trend niche and be passionate about this niche.

This is the first and most important thing to consider because it will also help you make the right choice for the tips listed above. You must first close to build a blog or website for a specific niche. Niche is the category of information you want to provide on your blog / website. To create a successful blog, you must first choose a trend niche and be passionate about this niche.

Some of the trending unsaturated niches / categories are: fashion, health and fitness, online food recipes, sports and gaming, etc. Most people fail to blog because they have chosen the wrong niche or because they are not passionate for the niche they have chosen. Do not choose a niche just because you have a passion for the niche. Do not open a blog and do not start writing the story of your life unless you just want to blog for fun!

It could be very difficult to be successful when the niche is already saturated. Also, a niche could be a trend, but is already saturated, because many people blog on the niche. A new blog might have a hard time gaining prominence, growth, or awareness in such a niche. Imagine a new blog in the same niche as the Microsoft website. Imagine how long it could take to gain fame and how far the glory will go! Some of the trend saturated niches are: entertainment and celebrity news, tutorials, etc.

Do not try to combine so many niches in one website. You can combine about 3 similar niches. But if possible, maintain a niche. It helps your site to become more famous.

Design Platform / Script Language Selection Once you’ve decided on the category of your blog and decided, your blog’s next design platform is the next thing or website. By design platform I mean where you will host your website and the scripting language. For a blog, the two most popular platforms are Blogger and WordPress.

Once you’ve decided on the category of your blog and decided, your blog’s next design platform is the next thing or website. By design platform I mean where you will host your website and the scripting language. For a blog, the two most popular platforms are Blogger and WordPress.

Blogger.com is a free platform from Google that helps those who are passionate about owning a blog but do not have the money or the knowledge to rewrite a website from scratch. One of the advantages of this platform is that you do not need to buy hosting. Google hosts your blog for free. To use or create a blog on Blogger, you need an active Gmail account. You can always create a free website at gmail.com.

Blogger offers a free domain extension “.blospot.com”. But you can always buy and use a custom domain name that does not contain the “.blogspot”.

The second popular platform for a blog is WordPress. WordPress is a free Content Management System (CMS). It also offers a free “.wordpress.com” free domain name extension that you can use until you decide to buy a custom domain name for your blog. It can also be used to create a complete complex website, unlike Blogger. Another advantage of the WordPress site over Blogger sites is that there are many WordPress plugins to help you set up or manage your blog or website.

One of the disadvantages of WordPress CMS to bloggers is that you need to buy a hosting plan. Use a custom domain name. The domain registrar I recommend for you is godaddy.com. You have many packages that fit your plan. Before you decide to host your page with a hosting company, first check the features that are available in the hosting plan for which you are choosing the bandwidth. Choose a high bandwidth plan if you are planning to build a huge website with many media such as film, audio, and more.

There are other platforms and language scripts for designing websites and blogs, especially if you want to design Scratch like PHP / MySQL, HTML / CSS, Java, Javascript, etc.

Choosing a good domain name Think about choosing a good domain name. A domain name is a unique URL that directs people to your website or blog when they are typed in a web browser. For example, the domain name for this site is www.microsofttut.com. Domain names are renewed annually. There are other available domain endings besides “.com” such as “.net”, “.edu”, “.org”, “.info”, etc.

Choosing a good domain name Think about choosing a good domain name. A domain name is a unique URL that directs people to your website or blog when they are typed in a web browser. For example, the domain name for this site is

Domain names are renewed annually. There are other available domain endings besides “.com” such as “.net”, “.edu”, “.org”, “.info”, etc.

A good domain name will help your blog or website gain fame easily. Here are a few things you should consider when choosing a blog / website domain name: Avoid domain names too long Avoid names that contain many spelling options / alternatives Avoid names that begin with numbers Choose a name that is easier to remember.

A good domain name will help your blog or website gain fame easily. Here are a few things you should consider when choosing a blog / website domain name:

Choosing a Good Blog Template Next, select a blog template that suits your website design This is also optimized to make your site a good place on search engines. Here are some things to keep in mind when choosing a template for your website or blog: How SEO Friendly Is It The loading time or loading speed of the original How user-friendly it is, especially in his mobile view, because up to 80% of traffic today comes from mobile phone users. The color combinations used in the template.

Next, select a blog template that suits your website design This is also optimized to make your site a good place on search engines. Here are some things to keep in mind when choosing a template for your website or blog:

How user-friendly it is, especially in his mobile view, because up to 80% of traffic today comes from mobile phone users.

There are many available and free template (premium) versions offered by many websites. The website I recommend is saratemplates.com. They have user friendly and SEO friendly blog templates. You can also redesign your website or template if you are good at web development.

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DETROIT – After an eight-year hiatus, Ford Motor Co. returns to the mid-size pickup segment with the Ford Ranger 2019 Features and benefits that could be achieved in an F-150, but with fewer customization options, smaller footprint, and more lower price tag.

The revived Ranger, which is manufactured in Michigan and will be available for sale next year, has a similar architecture The pickup Ford sells in dozens of overseas markets, but its design and powertrain have been designed specifically for US buyers. Ford, which plans to formally introduce the Ranger at the Detroit auto show on Sunday, will offer only one engine option: a 2.3-liter EcoBoost paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

The latest forester has a largely steel body, robust axles from Dana Inc. and an exterior design that resembles the larger F-Series counterparts. During development, the same torture tests were performed as for the F-150.

“It’s not about bringing the global ranger here to the US and selling it to our dealers,” said Todd Eckert, Ford Trucks Marketing Manager. “This is about the development and design especially for the North American customer and the conditions under which the trucks are placed here.”

The Ranger will feature a host of new technologies, including a 4G-connected Wi-Fi hotspot, FordPass Connect and pre-collision assist technology, as well as a host of optional driver assist features.

It will come in three trim levels: XL, XLT and Lariat. Ford will sell two-door SuperCab and four-door SuperCrew configurations.

An off-road FX4 package is offered across all fairings. This gives the rider the terrain management system that is first offered on the F-150 Raptor and includes four driving modes: normal, grass / gravel / snow, mud / ruts and sand. The package also includes a new “Trail Control” that acts as off-road cruise control by accelerating or braking to maintain a fixed speed when crossing gravel or mountain trails. It is an extension of the downhill control of the automaker, which controls the braking on steep steps. The FX4 package will come standard with automatic emergency braking.

The Ranger will incorporate a host of new technologies such as a 4G-connected Wi-Fi hotspot, FordPass Connect, and pre-collision support technology. Ranger will also have a blind-spot information system with sensors pointing its line of sight to the back of a trailer can expand up to 33 feet long. The system will be standard on the XLT and Lariat trims.

The exterior will include frame-mounted steel bumpers as well as the name of the ranger, which is prominently stamped in the tailgate, and some grille designs. The interior includes an 8-inch touch screen and two LCD screens in the instrument cluster. The rear seats provide a waterproof underbody storage. Ford said it expects the forester to have the best payload capacity in its class, but did not disclose details about power, fuel economy, dimensions or weight.

During US middle-market The pick-up market reached its peak a few years ago – in 1986 it was at 1.32 million – and has made a modest rally in recent years. However, with the introduction of revived models of General Motors, he remains small. US sales in this segment have not exceeded more than one million since 2000, or 500,000 since 2007.

The Ranger has always been one of the segment’s top sellers, including number one in 2004. By the 1990s, Ranger sales routinely totaled more than 300,000 units a year before fading into the 2000s.

Ford hopes to recapture some of the mid-size pickup shoppers it abandoned at the closure of the St. Paul, Minnesota facility that built the predecessor to the Ranger generation. It also aims to conquer other brands, promote some F-150 buyers – albeit not too many, and only if they would have otherwise defected to a rival brand – and even get sales of small crossovers and limousines.

It wants the ranger to add to its strong overall sales sales; The original size F series has been the country’s best-selling pickup for 41 years.

“We see a chance,” said Eckert. “It’s one thing to get to the top, but it’s also about staying at the top.”

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The passion for the many new Lenovo products that debuted on the eve of the CES 2018 exhibition has barely subsided, as a PDF document dated December 19 leaked on the Web with details about current and not yet released ThinkPad devices and accessories. From Lenovo’s internal documentation, it became known that the company was preparing a series of A, P and T series notebooks. In addition, it received a confirmation of the cancellation of the ThinkPad T470p and its successor ThinkPad T480p. ThinkPad A285 (12 inches) and A485 (14 inches) laptops are mentioned in the document as devices compatible with the new series of CS18 docking stations, the official announcement of which is scheduled for January 19. Given that Lenovo has not yet released any laptop on Ryzen processors, the scenario in which Azen and Ryuen chips with Ryzen and / or Ryzen Pro chips will receive chips with reduced heat (2700U, 2500U, and others) is very likely.

The California developer plans to release a Max-Q version of the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti adapter – it will run at a reduced core frequency compared to the normal version, but it should be more economical than the latter. Low heat dissipation GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q will allow to design extremely thin laptops with discrete graphics