Every year, hundreds of new products and technologies make their debut at the annual Consumer Electronics Show.
Some people will have 15 minutes of fame;
Others will have a longer time
Because they represent a product or trend that is likely to reshape the business world.
Here's my choice of the top 10 technical trends at 2013 CES: as companies find new ways to adapt to these trends, tablets are becoming the preferred tool for many commercial applications.
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Other accessories manufacturers have demonstrated the stand to convert ipad and other tablets to new tools
Everything from customer service kiosks to quality control monitors.
The startup iHealth Labs has a range of medical devices, such as a blood pressure monitor with an iPad base, that can be used as a control and monitoring.
This may be just the beginning as tablets are cheap and easy to program, making them a superior alternative to many devices.
Smartphones have replaced remote controls, home appliances and TV makers like LG and Sony are starting to offer apps that allow smartphones to replace TV remote controls, or remotely control ovens, dishwashers, and other appliances.
Several automakers, such as Tata Motors, India, are considering building a smartphone booth (PDF)
Their car so they can replace the built in-in GPS systems.
Game companies like Orbotix have replaced game control with smartphone apps.
In the future, smartphones will be used to remotely control office and factory equipment without investing in advanced remote controls.
HD cameras become so small and cheap and make streaming of content so easy that they are used for many new uses, including real-time
Meetings and daily business activities.
Several companies are offering
Police or bank tellers can carefully wear cameras to record everything that happens during the day.
For example, DropCam has manufactured a series of $200 small cameras that automatically connect to Wi-
Fi and stream video to a cloud site that can be viewed anytime, anywhere on a smartphone or tablet.
In the era of drones, some companies have installed miniature wireless cameras on cheap remote controls.
Drones can be used as unmanned surveillance devices.
AR is manufactured by Parrott. Drone 2.
A $300 toy helicopter with HD cameras.
Drones can be programmed via the iPhone to fly precise routes over buildings, highways or construction sites to monitor activity.
Cheap drones will make it possible for companies to better monitor all their operations, even in remote areas.
Retailers can reduce costs and improve customer service through virtual salespeople
Store sales staff
The beam of the right technology is a mobile video booth that allows remote salespeople to talk to internal people
Shopping via computer and wireless connection.
Shoppers can see the clerk's face on the video screen and talk to her in real time.
A shop assistant can cover multiple stores at the same time to reduce downtime.
Smart home after years of hype and unfulfilled promises due to Wi-
Fi and cloud computing.
LG, Samsung and other large home appliance manufacturers have
Monitor reporting performance and allow users to use refrigerators, ovens and washing machines remotely controlled by the iPhone.
Skylink Group has a system that allows homeowners to remotely control lights, doors, locks, thermostats and almost any electronic device at home through the iPhone app.
Another advantage of smart devices is to allow companies to create a database of usage behaviors to better understand the use and needs of consumers.
Human body monitoring can also be monitored, so that we can all perform better and have a longer life.
Heart math makes heart monitors worn daily and reports results directly online to doctors.
Nike has a new sports monitor, the Nike Plus fuel band, a wristband with an accelerometer that tracks all the calories consumed during the day.
Hapi lab invented Hapi Fork, which tracks the eating patterns and alerts users if they eat too fast.
The brain is controlled by monitoring brain waves and converting them into energy, and humans can move physical objects by focusing only.
Startup Interaxon will launch a $200 brain-
The sensor headband known as the muse.
Initially, it was used as a video game controller, but for those who want to move objects effortlessly, there are a lot of possible commercial applications. Ultra-
HD video and photography are becoming clearer and clearer.
All major TV manufacturers such as Panasonic, Sony and Samsung Electronics are now offering premiumhigh-
HD video with four times the definition of regular HD.
Nikon and other camera companies also have ultra HD versions.
Just as HD has now become the standard for all video and graphics business presentations, it is also possible that UHD will replace it to make communications more clear and realistic.
With these new technologies, we all need more electricity.
MagicCharger from Mobee and PowerNow from DateXX are portable chargers that are the equivalent of lighters and can charge smartphones and tablets anywhere.