Our scoop on all things tech from CES 2017
In case you weren’t able to get out to Las Vegas for the largest consumer tech show on Earth, we’re going to break down how awesome CES 2017 was.
There’s a lot of ground to cover, so we’ll divvy it up into tech increments: automotive innovations, television tech, audio news, AR/VR upates, computers and PC gear, food, mobile, devices, robotics, wearables, appliances, and the obligatory, over-the-top stuff we thought you needn’t miss.
— CES (@CES) January 6, 2017
— CNET (@CNET) January 7, 2017
— Qualcomm (@Qualcomm) January 6, 2017
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor is the first chip to cross the 10 nanometer barrier— its transistor is 2700 times smaller than the size of your hair. And according to their CEO, 5G contributions to GDP will be equal to a country the size of India—the seventh largest economy in the world—creating up to 22 million jobs and expected to produce $12 trillion worth of 5G-related goods and services in 2035, which is just as much as consumers spent in 2016, alone.
TVs and Television Tech
— IGN (@IGN) January 9, 2017
So what exactly is Samsung’s QLED? While Samsung says that QLED TV represents its best image quality and viewing experience to date, QLED televisions reach a peak brightness between 1,500 and 2,000 nits —last year the the peak was closer to 1,000.
— Digital Trends (@DigitalTrends) January 4, 2017
Cord cutters rejoice! Mohu‘s Airwave is a wireless HD television antenna that picks up broadcast TV.
— Jim Harris (@JimHarris) January 9, 2017
LG’s 2.57mm Signature Series W7 Wallpaper: Ultra Thin 4k OLED TV… so light, it can be mounted with magnets.
— Jack Phan (@JackPhan) January 5, 2017
Sony’s new Bravia OLED TV makes the screen the speaker and as TechCrunch’s
Fitz Tepper puts it, “Sony’s newest Bravia TV is the first interesting TV I’ve seen at CES”
— LG Electronics (@LGUS) January 6, 2017
LG’s 55-inch transparent TV
— The Verge (@verge) January 5, 2017
The chic, 360-degree Beoplay M5 has Chromecast built in.
— RT (@RT_com) January 6, 2017
Tinder pulled a pretty hilarious VR prank.
— Huawei Mobile (@HuaweiMobile) January 5, 2017
China’s Huawei Adds Amazon Alexa to Flagship Phone
— Phys.org (@physorg_com) January 6, 2017
Baidu Family Robot is a twist on Amazon Echo
— HTC VIVE (@htcvive) January 6, 2017
HTC Vive accessories
Computers & PC Tech
— RΛZΞR (@Razer) January 7, 2017
Razer Project Ariana
— RΛZΞR (@Razer) January 5, 2017
Razer Project Valerie
Food & Drink Okay, mostly drink
— Pernod Ricard (@Pernod_Ricard) January 5, 2017
Pernod’s revolutionary smart cocktail library
Fast Company writer Meg Miller described the enchanting flock of robotics at CES 2017 as “The Rise Of Anthropomorphic Gadgets”. She definitely wasn’t wrong.
— TechCrunch (@TechCrunch) January 6, 2017
Mayfield Robotics’ Kuri coordinates with LG smart home elements
— CNET (@CNET) January 4, 2017
LG’s Hub Robots
— Engadget (@engadget) January 5, 2017
Toyota’s Concept-i: “Less of a machine. More of a pal.”
— UBTECH Robotics (@UBTECHRobotics) January 5, 2017
UBTech’s “Lynx is Alexa, personified.” -CNET
…There was also Airbot, Lego Boost, Leka, Ziro, Neato’s robot vac, Ewaybot MoRo, Emotech’s Olly, Aristotle by Nabi, Laundroid… just to name a few of the key members of CNET class of 2017.)
Panasonic’s Desktop Companion Robot
— Engadget (@engadget) January 4, 2017
Helia Smart Light Bulbs are part of the new line of bulbs from Soraa: LED lights seeking to recreate the feel of natural sunlight and emit bright blue light in the morning and slowly reduce the amount of blue light until sunsets As Mashable’s Tech Team explained, “It’s kind of light iOS’s Night Shift mode and the result is light that’s easier on your tired eyes (and brain) and less disruptive to your sleep.”
This ‘digestive tracker’ will help you figure out which foods give you gas pic.twitter.com/l8z2lFKM1N
— Mashable (@mashable) January 5, 2017
The AIRE Digestive Tracker by FoodMarble is a portable app-connected gadget which analyze the gas levels in users’ bloodstreams (similar to how a breathalyzer functions), which can help you eat smarter.
— Andy Boxall (@AndyBoxall) January 4, 2017
LG’s webOS-powered fridge
— Engadget (@engadget) January 6, 2017
— Whirlpool USA (@whirlpoolusa) January 5, 2017
— Faraday Future (@FaradayFuture) January 8, 2017
Faraday Future‘s FF 91 Autonomous Car
— CES (@CES) January 7, 2017
Ford + Alexa
— CES (@CES) January 4, 2017
Toyota explores automotive AI with all-new Concept-i UX Toyota Concept-i UX, which integrates everything from artificial intelligence to haptic feedback. “This will be a car that not only protects you, but knows your needs and, perhaps, even your emotions. Not only does the interior look like a cross between a race car and something out of Star Trek, but it’s got a built-in personal digital assistant called Yui that lives in the 3D dashboard and can greet you with a cheerful “Hello” or communicate with the driver through light, sound and haptic touch.”
— Dezeen (@Dezeen) January 7, 2017
BMW concept may also be the living room of the future…?
— Lance Ulanoff (@LanceUlanoff) January 5, 2017
Gorilla Glass for Automotive
— Peggy Johnson (@PeggyJ) January 6, 2017
“Hey Cortana…announce Microsoft’s Connected Vehicle Platform w/ our partners”
— TechCrunch (@TechCrunch) January 8, 2017
— Gadgets 360 (@Gadgets360) January 9, 2017
Meet Misfit’s first touchscreen smartwatch, Vapor.
— Consumer Tech Assocn (@CTATech) January 5, 2017
What were your favorites from #CES2017, BOSSES?