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Las Vegas gets ready for Consumer Electronics Show

Las Vegas gets ready for Consumer Electronics Show

The CES global trade show that seeks to extol the wonders of our connected world just illustrated a big Achilles' heel: Without electricity, not much happens.

One of the word's largest gatherings for the technology industry, the Las Vegas-based convention will see more than 170,000 people attend, looking to see the latest innovations from the likes of Intel, Samsung and Sony. In turn, that can give viewers a first-person view of the finished product.

"Coming out of CES, we're going to clearly have established that voice is going to be the go-to user interface", said Steve Koenig, senior director of market research for the Consumer Technology Association.

"There is an isolated power outage at the Las Vegas Convention Center". LG also showed off its latest TV models, which are equipped with AI technology.

On Tuesday, Chengdong Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, is scheduled to talk about his company's work on "future connectivity" and its impact on artificial intelligence, the IoT, and smart devices (Jan. 9, 2pm in the Tech West Center, Venetian Hotel, Level 5, Palazzo Ballroom). We also saw Amazon's Echo range given a new lick of (technological) paint - definitely symptomatic of a big rejuvenation of the smart home industry.




We can expect to see more products and solutions to safeguard these smart devices from hacking.

Others had humorous takes, with Intel's account calling it the "the biggest thing to hit CES since 5G".

General Electric plans to unveil a new ceiling light that can be controlled by means of Google Assistant voice commands while also serving as a bridge to this app; in other words, homeowners can issue commands to the lamps hanging above their heads for the goal of looking up information, scheduling tasks, streaming music, making appointments, getting news, ordering goods and services, controlling other smart home devices, and making voice calls. Here you'll find many worldwide exhibitors as well as innovations in audio, drones, gaming, augmented and virtual reality, vehicle technology, video, wireless devices, wireless services, and digital imaging/photography.

However, with over 3,900 exhibitors, CES remains a place where you can locate the most recent tech trends.

There are many other companies which will introduce innovative gadgets at the event. Tech West is also home to Eureka Park, the startup community for new businesses and entrepreneurs at CES.


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