CES that you might have overlooked

Sling TV brings welcome changes to menu system

Sling is completely overhauling its user interface, bringing it closer to what a user of Netflix or another top-end streaming service might expect today. Judging from what we saw in a hands-on demo, the new interface is a big improvement.

Sling TV, the live TV streaming service that provides 20 channels for $20

It’s all about the experience and interface.

http://www.cnet.com/videos/sling-tvs-interface-gets-a-makeover/

Quitbit

The first smart lighter and app to help you quit smoking.
Think of it more as a scale – measuring how much you smoke by the number of times you light up. It then tracks and measures your smoking behavior in an app that lets you see any patterns so you can set a goal to stop or cut back.

http://www.quitbitlighter.com/

Withings Thermo, is a Wi-Fi connected temporal thermometer (on the side of the head) that gives accurate, fast and non-invasive temperature readings. It’s loaded with 16 infrared sensors that find and measure your infrared signature
and heat being emitted from your temporal artery.

http://www.withings.com/eu/en/

Under Armour reveals ‘HealthBox’ 24/7 activity monitor

The HealthBox is a kit that includes a chest strap that monitors heart rate, a wristband and a circular scale.

The fitness wristband has a unique design that makes it comfortable to wear all day, even while sleeping. The touchscreen is also discreet and surprisingly responsive and accurate.

The circular scale is a sleek looking device. You have the option to sync the scale to corresponding apps so that it remembers who you are each time you step on it. The scale can also measure body fat percentage and keep track of weight loss goals.

HealthBox will retail for $400 and is available for preorder now and will be available starting January 22.

https://www.underarmour.com/en-us/

Philips strengthens collaboration with Amazon Web Services to expand digital health solutions in the cloud

AWS IoT enriches Philips HealthSuite digital platform with greater Internet of Things capabilities

HealthSuite Digital Platform on AWS allows for the ramp up from the currently seven million connected devices to the connecting of hundreds of millions of devices and sensors

http://www.newscenter.philips.com/asset.aspx?alt=&p=http://www.newscenter.philips.com/pwc_nc/main/standard/resources/corporate/press/2015/AWS/Philips_AWS-IoT-infographic.jpg

http://www.newscenter.philips.com/main/standard/news/press/2015/20151009-Philips-strengthens-collaboration-with-Amazon-Web-Services-to-expand-digital-health-solutions-in-the-cloud.wpd#.Vo1XDxUrJaS

New Balance announces Android Wear smartwatch for running smartphone-free

New Balance has announced that it will be among the first to release an Android-powered smartwatch that doesn’t require you to bring your phone along.

http://mashable.com/2016/01/05/new-balance-android-wear-watch/#tcoIXUV8iGq0

Garmin brings google glass like technology to cyclists.

The Varia Vision is similar to Google Glass. It’s a small wearable computer that clips right onto a pair of sunglasses. A small color display hangs over the right eye and shows performance data and turn-by-turn directions from a compatible Garmin Edge bike computer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mqq68x8WMBo

Lenovo’s Yoga 900S sacrifices nothing to be thinner than the MacBook Recognizably different from the competition, the Yoga 900 is unbelievably thin and elegant. From the 360° watchband hinge to the eye catching color options, this 2-in-1 will turn heads. Packed with the latest Intel processing power and customizable features of Windows 10, your Yoga 900 will be your constant companion.

http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/lenovo/yoga-laptop-series/yoga-900-13/#80MK000YUS

Qualcomm on Smart connections

Snapdragon 820, the "most advanced SOC in the world”

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 602A is coming to Audi’s latest fleet,

"Today, Audi Connect is recognized as the leading connected car technology." Truly radical words from an Audi executive.

https://www.qualcomm.com/

Also Qualcomm’s CIO – Norm Fjeldheim just left for Illumina

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