Matt’s Favorites: CES’ Wacker Gadgets, And A Call To Mars

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Technology that will be utilized in NASA's mission to Mars. (File photo)

Technology that will be utilized in NASA’s mission to Mars. (File photo)

So what else is new and cool? Oh, lots and lots, leading with the peak of CES…

* Once again, here’s the International CES roundup from the tech news experts at CNet’s, now a CBS property, by the way.

* Samsung offers a wow keynote at CES with a flexible (!) display and a talk with former President Bill Clinton.

* This is always one of my favorite parts of CES — finding the stuff that’s a little off the beaten trail.

* Including this wacky gadget, the smart potty.

* Here’s a talk with Ro Marley, son of the late reggae star Bob Marley, whose family House of Marley audio gear line is managed out of Homedics in Commerce Township.

* And here’s a look at the future of 3D TV.

* And how about a paper thin tablet computer?

* And maybe all this super-def TV is a little bit TOO detailed? Especially when it comes to the human form.

* Cisco’s CEO wins the Financial Times’ annual anti-prize for best corporate purveyor of BS.

* Yikes. Another incident for Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner.

* And the FCC is also pushing for faster Wi-Fi at airports, convention centers and other major hubs where connectivity can often slow to a maddening crawl.

* A private delegation including Google’s Eric Schmidt is urging North Korea to allow more Internet access. Yeah, good luck with that.

* In space, another call for Mars colonists. Like most trips to the New World in the 1600s, it’ll be a one-way trip.

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