Conventions are nothing new to Las Vegas. Those conventions are not all created equally though and one of the year’s biggest is running this week. For the last 50 years, the International Consumer Electronics Show has been the launch pad for new innovation and technology that has changed the world. CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies and where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.
This year’s CES unveiled another helping of interesting gadgets, covering a wide range of industries and applications.
The idea and then implementation of self-driving cars has been all the rage over the last few years and while Tesla and a slew of other automotive companies are continuing to develop that technology, Honda made headlines this week. Their Riding Assist motorcycle combined research from both robotics and self-balancing scooters, allowing the motorcycle to automatically balance itself while moving at slower speeds. The technology isn’t available on Honda motorcycles just yet but the concept could find its way into other products or industries as well.
The future is now and ASUS is banking on the future being virtual. The ZenFone AR was introduced to rave reviews and was built to provide both virtual and augmented reality through Google technology. It’s the first smartphone that is capable of both VR and AR and ASUS is hoping that that one-of-a-kind feature, along with tech, makes the ZenFone AR the phone of the future, whether it’s virtual or not.
While the mobile industry has been trying to make their products smaller and smaller over the last decade, the television industry has always faced a bit of a dilemma because no one wants a smaller TV. They want bigger. They want higher definition. LG also realizes that consumers want televisions that provide a ‘picture-on-wall’ look. Introducing the OLED TV W – 4K HDR Smart TV, pictured above, a 77” television that weighs 27 pounds and is the first to feature a “Wallpaper” design.
Whether or not wearable technology is something people want, Fitbit’s year to date stock price would say it isn’t, new innovations are always going to create a buzz. That’s exactly what Sony did when they introduced their new concept E Ink watch. The wearable can instantly change color and design and is thinner than a credit card. Sony already sells a similar watch in Japan but it’s unclear when this technology will make it to the states.
The best, and most practical, is always saved for last. In the fast-paced world we live in, our day to day lives are run through multiple screens and Razer is hoping it’s Project Valerie concept, pictured top, can help make juggling those screens easier. Their new design features the world’s first triple-display laptop, equipped with three 17 inch, 4K resolution monitors, something that high volume online grinders, save for ‘Jungleman’, should love.