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The final curtain at Demo ’06–the so-called Demo Gods, chosen from the 68 presenters, are announced. This year, enterprise dominated.
Vivid Sky’s SkyBox is tailored to sports fans who can’t bear to miss a single moment of the game. The product, via either its own proprietary handheld PDA or certain PocketPC or Palm devices, lets fans order food from their seats and have it delivered.
Burak Gokturk’s company, Riya, is trying to revolutionize digital photography. The service can find people the way humans do–by recognizing faces.
Caleb Chung, inventor of the Furby, poses with his latest creation, the Pleo, a product of his new company, Ugobe.
The Pleo moves in a lifelike way, and responds to touch, sound and light. The product should be available for the 2006 holiday season, for about $200.
Bruce Ginsberg comes from a family of ice cream makers. His generation’s contribution: the MooBella ice cream vending machine.
The MooBella vending machine renders fresh ice cream scoops with the help of software.
Riya CEO and co-founder Munjal Shah. The photo search site uses face and text recognition to search for images and create tags automatically.
Bones in Motion turns your GPS-equipped cell phone into a fitness accessory. And a quite stylish one, too.
MP3Car.com CEO Robert Wray shows off StreetDeck. Essentially, it’s a one-stop shop for integrating all your devices while you drive, regardless of the kind of connection they require: USB, Bluetooth or others.
DigiSlide’s upcoming DigiSmart micro-projector will let you project up to about 11×17 inches from a projector that’s currently 1.5 inches long by 1 inch square. The company is seeking funding to develop a key part of the product, the tiny transmissive LCD that makes it all possible.
Patrick Cummings, president of iGuitar, plays some licks on this Mac-enhanced guitar.
Kaboodle CEO and founder Manish Chandra pitches his community site, which assists its users in making decisions on a variety of topics, especially shopping.
Michael Dunn, PolyVision’s chief executive officer. The PolyVision system can replace a wall of flip charts and make them saveable, searchable and shareable in real time. The system is about $100,000.