Cool Tech at CES 2016

CES 2016

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CES 2016 is off to a strong start, with lots cool tech and new gadgets on display. Here is a look at some of the highlights of the show.

We’ll be updating this slideshow throughout CES (with the newest slides at the beginning) to continue to bring you the most interesting tech that CES has to offer, so check back regularly.

Omnity offers a new type of online research

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Omnity is a research tool for enterprises that allows for searches based on phrases and context rather than relying on simple keywords. The results — in both visual and textual formats — allow academics and corporate users to supercharge their searches and more easily glean information from disparate sources. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Omnity uses algorithms that find connections between the rarely shared words in a sentence or paragraph and then research those connections.

While it is still in development, the service is free. It will remain free to individuals and academics, while eventually companies that wish advanced services — such as searches through professional documents and other less common resources — will be offered various subscription tiers.

— Barbara Krasnoff

An all-electric concept car that has been likened to the Batmobile

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Faraday Future’s FFZero1 all-electric concept car was one of the most awaited “unveils” of CES. The car manages 0-60 mph in less than 3 seconds thanks to over 1,000 total horsepower and a top speed of more than 200 mph. There’s also the distinctive styling that had many likening the car to the Batmobile. It’s promised in two years. You probably can’t afford it.

— Martyn Williams, James Niccolai, IDG News Service



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