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Summer 2015

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Around the Cooler by Jordan Christiansen CES Show-Stoppers Aside from highlighting innovation, the international Consumer Electronics Show (ces) does one thing really well: draw crowds. Last January 170,000 visitors, including fifty-six students from byu’s MBA Tech Society, convened in Las Vegas to see the latest in intelligent goods. Eight MBAs share their top picks from tech’s greatest spectacle. Read more about the MBA Tech Society’s trip at marriottmag.wordpress.com. 1. Petrol Antagonist Hybrid and electric cars are well known, but fuel-cell automobiles are a newer environmentally friendly alternative to gasoline counterparts. Toyota’s Mirai (Japanese for future) will be the first hydrogen-powered vehicle available commercially when it goes on sale later this year. “We’ve heard about them in theory, but fuel-cell cars are now a reality,” says Chetan Zawar. toyota.com/fuelcell 2. doodle digitizer The Slate by iSketchNote allows users to immediately digitize their handwritten sketches and notes. “As a designer, I am always looking for ways to make digital design and art-making more tactile,” says Julia Tian. The Slate’s slim size and long battery life also make for easy portability. isketchnote.com 3. curves ahead TV has come a long way since its black-and-white days, says Brian Rigby. His top product, an LG 4K OLED television, was “a stellar display that left everyone in awe.” The model features a curved screen with a color display and image refresh rate that quadruples current HD quality. lg.com/us/experience-tvs/oled-tv

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