• Become Your Own 3-D Producer

    CES is a technology behemoth, blanketing Las Vegas for one week a year with the newest televisions, tablets, headphones, indestructible smartphone cases and Bluetooth beer koozies.

    But at “This Could Be Big,” we’re looking for innovation that goes beyond upgrades and modifications, that changes the way we interact with technology.

    We found that this year in a young company from Hungary called Leonar3Do. Their 3-D graphic design program blew us away with its ease of use and ability to change education and the way we create art.

    The $500 Leonar3Do package comes with the software, special 3-D glasses and a four-sensor stylus, which they call “the bird.” When you first put on the glasses and pick up the bird, you need a second to get used to manipulating a 3-D digital image in space, but within a few moments it feels like you’re manipulating a piece of clay or drawing with a pencil.

    As consumers, we’ve been offered a steady diet of 3-D for years, with 3-D TVs available at every

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  • No Driver Needed: A Self-Parking Car

    If you're on the Las Vegas Strip this week and see a car drive past you at the entrance of the Mandarin Oriental without anyone in the driver's seat, it's not because the spirit of Hunter S. Thompson slipped something in your drink.

    German car manufacturer Audi is demonstrating their brand new driverless car at the Consumer Electronics Show, which parks itself and picks you up with the assistance of a smart phone or tablet app.

    It's hardly ready to go into production just yet, a point that was proven when the system miscalculated and drove the rigged A7 onto the curb during the first demonstration without anyone in the car.

    But unlike Lexus, who is also showing a driverless car at CES, Audi gave us a full demonstration, letting us ride in the back seat while the car backed into a parking space between two cars with the assistance of sensors placed throughout the parking lot.

    Even though this technology is in its infant stages it's exciting and impressive to see the development.

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  • A Lantern Powered by Gravity

    A design team in London has created a lamp powered by gravity called the GravityLight that could free poor, off the grid communities, from using costly and dangerous kerosene fueled lamps.

    Attached to the lamp, which is expected to retail for around $10 when it comes to market, is a bag that can hold about 20 pounds of sand or rocks and gravel which acts as the fuel when combined with gravity.

    The bag is build to descend under the weight of the materials which then triggers a set of gears that translate the force into power and light. It also works as a generator and can be used to charge radios and batteries.

    Since the GravityLight runs on available resources, once it's purchased there are no further costs to operate the lamp.

    According to a study published by the Guardian, in India alone 2.5 million people suffer severe burns from kerosene lamps every year and the cost can account for 20% of a household's income.

    GravityLight is currently raising money on Indiegogo through the

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