Today’s Wall Street Journal tells the story of Eubiq, a start-up company that has developed a system that places an electrical outlet where you want it, whenever you want it there. In a sense, Eubiq is like a track lighting system for your walls. It uses a specially-designed electrical socket that fits in a channel (called a Powertrack) that runs along walls, atop desks, or within the confines of furniture. See how it works at the Eubiq site.
At the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, 3,600 exhibitors demoed new products, most of which used sensors. Accelerometers, magnetometers, gyroscopes, cameras, touch screens, infrared and radar sensors endowed products with the ability to see, hear, and feel.
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