CES 2018: last words.
Television on the wall. Connect everything. Smart mirror. Autonomous electric vehicles. The thinnest laptop in the world. That’s all for CES 2018.
When people look back five or ten years at CES 2018, it will be rainstorms, flash floods and power outages, not display technology.
Although 1.33 inches (3.38 centimeters) of rain sounds not many, but this is a record of the Las Vegas desert cities: within 116 days of precipitation for the first time, a quarter of the average annual rainfall of more than a year of city. That led to about 180,000 visitors to the water pit on the opening day of the show, with a bigger surprise: a massive blackout of nearly two hours at the Las Vegas convention center. The demo stops in their tracks, lights show darkness, and the screen stops glowing. It is a reminder that even the most innovative technologies in the world need infrastructure to work.
The tempestuous sky outside the conference center also reflects the online turmoil, as the program’s male keynote speakers send out the hashtag #CESsoMale on Twitter.
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The rise of smart home: there are more assistants and “AI” everywhere
All of CES 2017 is about the rise of Alexa, so amazon digital assistants are everywhere again. But this year, Google has been ready to fight back: its Google assistant will built-in or compatible with 2018 various products (including LG TV, Schlage smart locks, hunter ceiling fans), and introduced a Google smart show – basically is the echo of the Google intelligent household ecosystem.
At the same time, samsung electronics will strengthen their smart home products, and promises before 2020, all of the equipment from television to the washing machine will become “smart”, full of Bixby assistant, and through the SmartThings cloud together. In fact, the 2018 CES seems to mark the beginning of “dumb” household appliances, from light switches to taps, mirrors and (yes, real) toilets, all of which have been upgraded with some kind of AI.
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Television still dominates.
For decades, television and home theater was the bread and butter of CES. In 2018, the DNA is still alive, and the huge display once again dominates the landscape of the convention center.
As usual, LG and samsung went mano – mano – duel with impressive technology, last year shows the prototype of the improved: LG OLED can be rolled up – literally like a poster up TV – is now a complete 65 – inch 4 k TV. At The same time, samsung has installed a device called “The Wall” on The stand, which USES a modular MicroLED technology that will be shipped by The end of The year. No, you can’t afford it. The two companies also showed off a huge 8K TV set. Not soon, of course, your local best buy to buy these products, but for every company’s consumer OLED and QLED, these impressive updates The TV line will appear in the new model this year, respectively.
The big screen didn’t stop there. Nvidia’s BFGD – “big game display” – is a PC monitor designed by gamers with a refresh rate of up to 65 inches. And CES introduced a series of ultrashort projectors that projected directly onto adjacent walls, rather than in rooms, with higher resolution and lower prices. We are pleased to see that more and more manufacturers are using full array local dimming technology, which is the best image quality of LCD TV. That means the new model, like TCL’s 6 series, will be a strong contender for the “best bang” TV deal in 2018.
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The rise of robots
You don’t have to be afraid of a robot rebellion, at least not yet. While we’ve seen a lot of interesting robots at CES in 2018, they’re more likely to be cute than intimidating or useful. We are loved by Aeolus (the closest thing to the real-life Rosie robot) and the likes of Buddy and Keecker, who are designed to be your next generation of butlers or butlers. Sophia deviates from the quirky valley for our taste, while Honda has three robots designed for construction. LG’s Cloi shows that robots will not participate unless they are ready.
But SONY’s next generation Aibo has stolen the show: the robot child has been sold in Japan, showing how far the field has been since it went public in 2006.
Read more: CES 2018 robot: cute first.
Health technology goes beyond wearables.
Past CES introduced the early step counters and smartwatches, which inspired the mainstream tech world’s Fitbits and Apple watches. But in 2018 CES revealed health, fitness, health and medical technology, not just exercise.
From assisted techniques such as the NeoMano gloves that helped paralyze the hands, to the sensor L ‘oreal UV Sense, which measures the size of the nail in the sun, we saw the technology to help people with disabilities and prevent skin cancer. We also like Aflac’s robotic duck mate, which can comfort children with cancer, and we are sure that anyone with a peanut allergy would like to have a hand-held sensor to scan for unwanted nuts. We also saw the first FDA approved watch to test blood pressure and a range of products designed to upgrade aging care.
Read more: CES 2018 takes health, health and medical technology seriously.
And beauty techniques are very critical.
Although the purpose of health technology is to make you feel better, there is also a technical demonstration to make you look better. Such as HiMirror Mini and Neutrogena Skin360 SkinScanner products and YouCam Makeup application provides half professional skin care products such as analysis and recommendations, but they lack a dermatologist way of comfort to the head of a bed, or visit hairdresser desired friendly help, even Makeup counters. So far, the technology is promising, but it requires a more human touch.
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Chip upgrades make laptops better than ever.
The elephants in the room at CES 2018 are two heavy blows to Spectre and Meltdown, and recently discovered that almost all PCS and mobile devices are defective on the planet. However, in this debate, more and more innovative personal computers are increasingly using their Cousins in the telephone field. The typical example is the lenovo Miix 630, which looks at the same marathon battery life as the HP and asustek models announced in December, all of which have been found with qualcomm Snapdragon processors.
Not to be outdone, Intel and rival AMD signed a contract for a long time, will be the Core of the former I CPU and the latter Radeon graphics chip integration on a motherboard, such suppliers can easily choose dell than buick friendly notebook computers smaller players. (of course, as more and more game makers offer cloud-based streaming services, future laptops may not need high-end graphics at all.)
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More electric and automatic vehicles laid the groundwork for Detroit.
Deals and collaborations with back-end technology providers such as Nvidia, Bosch and Qualcomm, as well as assistance platforms for amazon’s Alexa and GuGe assistant platforms, received the most news in the north hall of CES. Carmakers are rolling out their own products, all of which are shifting to an industry that is moving towards electric and self-driving cars on the horizon.
In fact, the future is often at CES in 2018, when Aptiv and Lyft are shuttling the town to self-driving cars, and Toyota has introduced its own concept of the autonomous electronic transfer shuttle.
Still, many of the dizzying concept cars, especially the electric ones, are getting a lot of attention. We particularly liked the impressive returns of Byton’s cool EV, kia Niro, Faraday’s future CES fave FF91 and hydrogen Hyundai Nexo (we can test drive at our show). All of these Las Vegas wheels laid the groundwork for the 2018 north American international auto show and are now starting in Detroit.
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Magic Leap unveiled its long-awaited augmented reality hardware in late December, which overrides computer-generated images and peaks in 2017. This year, apple and Google gradually built their own AR platforms, even though Oculus and Vive virtual-reality hardware were frequently discounted during the holidays.
But, thanks to two new high-end products: Vive Pro and lenovo mirage, VR has rebounded this year. The former is an upgraded version of HTC’s PC VR headset, fully wireless, and the latter is the first GuGe Daydream mobile VR device that does not require a phone. But AR USES our favorite show toy: the Merge Blaster, which is basically an updated version of the AR laser tag.
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