With Mario Armstrong, Emmy Award Winner, Technology & Digital Lifestyle Commentator
As the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show wraps up, expectations are running high about what technology will bring us this year. From in-home 3D printing and wearable technology to the ways we are entertained, the next chapter in tech focuses on keeping us even more connected in and out of the home.
Emmy Award Winner Mario Armstrong, Technology & Digital Lifestyle Commentator, just back from Las Vegas, looks at what scored at CES and tech trends he sees on the horizon.
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Windows is the first and only software with native 3D printing support. This makes it simple to create all kinds of 3D objects. And with the Microsoft 3D Builder App, available in the Windows Store, you can unleash your creativity. The app includes a library of free-to-print objects including toys, gadgets, decorations, accessories and more.
3D printing unlocks so much possibility—in professional fields but also across crafting, hobbyists and more. For example, a baker might want to create an intricate chocolate confection. With the 3D printer, you can perfect a model and then bring it to life. It’s exciting to see this industry grow as more and more people purchase 3D printers.
Microsoft Windows has brought together the hardware and software into a platform that makes 3D printing technology available to everyone around the world.
The Logitech PowerShell Controller + Battery turns your iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, and 5th generation iPod touch running iOS 7 into a pocket sized mobile gaming console that you can take with you on the go, all while roughly doubling your play time with its onboard battery. To use this first-of-its-kind mobile gaming console, simply insert your compatible iPhone or iPod touch into the controller as you would with a standard case. The analog off-screen controls of the Logitech PowerShell Controller + Battery deliver a gaming experience that’s familiar to console players everywhere, with a D-pad, shoulder triggers and face buttons that allow you to control game play.
With its slim design and portable, comfortable shape, the PowerShell fits easily into your pocket or small bag, and you can play for longer periods of time, thanks to a comfortable design. Additionally, all iPhone features are fully accessible without removing the PowerShell, including the power on/off button, volume controls, camera, speakers, headphone jack and charging area.
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