The Dumbest Stuff We Found At CES 2017

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  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    Another CES has come and gone, and sites are compiling their list of what was great, and what wasn’t so great. Most of this “bad tech” is merely unnecessary; others are genuinely stupid.

    The Moore USB Drive claims to be able to offer unlimited data storage anytime, anywhere — even when there's no internet connection available. …it automatically knows what data you need on the device at all times and makes sure it's available locally. Let me kick you a scenario: The flash drive is 32GB and you've uploaded 3,200GB of data. You get on an airplane and you're looking for a movie you edited from a couple years ago — the ingenious AI will have the movie ready for you! You don't need internet access and you don't need to sync. BWAHA! Nope. I'm thinking this company thinks we're dumb.
     
  2. B00nie

    B00nie [H]ardness Supreme

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    It employs the Chinese 50Mb USB storage loop system for infinite storage. You never run out, it just starts over.
     
  3. tec1500

    tec1500 n00bie

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    I'd better buy two! Then I'll have 2x infinite storage!!!
     
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    Monkey34 [H]ardness Supreme

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    I don't know......the Essential Vibrating Jeans might have a market if they vibrate in the right places.
     
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    raz-0 2[H]4U

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    whoo boy, I don't see their caching algorithm living up to their claims.
     
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    Spidey329 [H]ardness Supreme

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    AI has become the defacto buzzword for 2016/2017 for anything and everything automated.

    I'm guessing they probably deploy a watcher app that flags how often certain files are accessed and then "caches" them accordingly.
     
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    Tweak42 Limp Gawd

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    The shower control panel looked semi useful if you were building a smart home, except for the wifi connection and $1200 price tag.
     
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    Draax [H]ardness Supreme

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    "French hacker house" How fancy, its like they don't even need my money.
     
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    Kalabalana [H]ard|Gawd

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    So basically "You'll have access to unlimited data so long as you limit your data! :D"
    Very clever.
     
  10. Shotglass01

    Shotglass01 [H]ard|Gawd

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    I'm in for the Chin Poon buzzing pants. Where can I buy a pair?
     
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    CaptNumbNutz Bulls[H]it Master

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    The Tinder VR headset was a confirmed troll attempt by Tinder. Pretty damn funny though.
     
  12. TheBuzzer

    TheBuzzer [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I thought something like this was done before?
     
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    illram [H]ard|Gawd

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    Some dumbass tried to sell me pay by the hour game streaming, can you believe it?
     
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    MOS8580 n00bie

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    Woo, look at that l33t hacker code of... HTML?
     
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    Insula Gilliganis [H]ard|Gawd

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    Yep, every year