Hey, everyone, welcome to CNET's Next Big Thing. Today, you'll be finding out everything about...well, the next big things! We should be getting started in about 15 minutes.
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CNET's Brian Cooley and Tim Stevens will be hosting the session. Our panelists will be Julie Larson-Green, Executive VP of Devices and Studios at Microsoft; Jim Buczkowski, Director of Electrical and Electronics Systems at Ford's Research and Innovation Center; Mike Bell, VP and GM of the New Devices Group at Intel; and Sonny Vu, CEO of Misfit Wearables
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Though we've already seen a lot of news from CES -- yesterday was nothing but press conferences -- this is the first day that the show floor is open.
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As Cooley says, this is the 10th year of The Next Big Thing.
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So, what is the next big thing?
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Things like Leap Motion, Siri, and Google Glass are augmenting and moving our world forward.
Smart home controls help us with saving energy, and entertainment is responding to gesture and voice. And a soccer ball reads your foot.
Nothing says privacy intrusion more than devices that read your life without any input from you.
Designers must respond with devices we covet to wear, not just accept.
First up, Sonny Vu, CEO of Misfit Wearables
Mike Bell, VP and GM of new devices group at Intel.
Jim Buczkowski, director of electrical and electronics systems at Ford's Research and Innovation Center
Julie Larson, of Microsoft's devices and studios (director)
Buczkowski says Ford is coming up with systems for providing feedback while driving.
Larson: inflections of hardware and software services coming together. Microsoft's first interactions of voice and gesture...it was an idea way before its time. Didn't have proper processors or connectivity, but it was fun to think through how it was evolving over time.
Stevens: Says Kinect was a huge success for Xbox. And Larson says you can trace Kinect back through Microsoft's first attempts in voice and gesture and vision.
Stevens: how long before we see Kinect in laptops, etc, and Larson responds that it's already available for Windows
Mike Bell says if you're touching or swiping, it defines the hardware.
Cooley: We're looking at a radical new hardware design, no?