CES (Tradeshow)

CES is the acronym for the (International) Consumer Electronics Show, one of the largest consumer-electronics shows in the world. Although it is held in Las Vegas today, the first CES happened in June 1967 in New York City and Bob Gavin, the CEO of Motorola was the opening keynote speaker for that first edition. Subsequently, CES was held twice a year: the summer edition was in New York, and the winter edition was in Las Vegas, that is, until 1998 when CES became a once-a-year show. CES has been the introduction place for key products and technologies, including: Pong (1975), Nintendo NES (1985), Tetris (1988), Compact Disc (1991), HDTV (1998), Xbox (2001), Blu-Ray (2003), OLED TV (2008).

Pioneer Wants To Turn Your Smartphone Into An In-Dash Car Display
#CES2019 – If you are buying a new car, you might be given the option to choose an infotainment system that will support Android Auto or CarPlay. If you aren’t buying a new car but want those features, there are some aftermarket options to check out. However if you think that those are still a bit too pricey, maybe Pioneer could have something for you.

Disney And Verizon To Explore How 5G Can Be Used For Entertainment
5G will represent the next generation in mobile internet connectivity. However it seems that some of the advantages offered up by 5G could mean much more than simply faster internet speeds on our phones. In fact some are already starting to use 5G in place of WiFi, with some companies also creating routers with 5G support.

Yale And August Unveil New HomeKit Enabled Smart Locks
#CES2019 – Yale and August aren’t new faces when it comes to smart locks for the home, and at CES 2019, both companies have teamed up to create a couple of new smart locks that are also HomeKit enabled, meaning that you’ll be able to use your iOS device to control them remotely or with your voice.

SanDisk’s Extreme Pro SSD Boasts 1GB/s Read Speeds
#CES2019 – The thing about external storage is that usually they act as backup devices as most users would typically prefer to edit their photos, videos, and audio directly from their computers. However SanDisk has recently taken the wraps off their latest SSD in the form of the SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD which boasts read speeds of up to 1GB/s.

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Samsung’s Foldable Phone Might Not Be Able To Fold Completely Without Breaking
According to a report from Korean publication The Investor, it seems that Samsung brought their foldable smartphone to CES 2019 where it was shown off to select partners behind closed doors. We’ll never know if that is true, but the report does claim to have obtained some interesting tidbits about the device.

Hyundai Shows A 'Walking Car' Concept At CES 2019
You’ve heard all about the different flying car concepts but what about a car that can bust out four legs when you’re just not feeling the traffic? Hyundai Elevate is the company’s “walking car” concept that’s not actually meant to take you over a traffic jam. It would deploy robotic legs to basically walk over rough terrain. The company says that this concept has been designed with first responders in […]

New Nissan Leaf Manages Over 200 Miles On A Single Charge
Nissan’s famous Leaf electric car will now be able to offer you more range. The company updated it back in 2017 and today it has introduced a new version of the Leaf. It’s called the Leaf e+ and can travel 226 miles on a single charge. Nissan says that this represents a 40 percent improvement in range. In the simplest of terms, the car has a bigger battery.

Philips Hue Unveils New Proximity Sensor For Its Hue Lights
#CES2019 – The Philips Hue collection of smart bulbs have typically been limited to indoor use, but it wasn’t too long ago that the company expanded its Hue lighting system to cover outdoor lighting as well. Now if you’re someone who’s worried about security around their home, then Philips Hue might have something for you.

Nanoleaf Unveils New Hexagonal, Touch-Enabled Smart Light Panels
#CES2019 – If you’re looking to add smart lighting to your room or home, some of you might be familiar with Nanoleaf. The company is probably best known for their triangular LED panels that can be controlled via smartphones, and in 2018 the company also debuted touch-enabled square panels.

Razer Unveils A Trio Of Brand New PC Cases
#CES2019 – If you’re someone who prefers to build their own PC, then one of the things you need to look at is the case that you’ll be using. This is actually important and is more than just about the aesthetics. This is because the size of your case also determines the size of your motherboard, how big and how many GPUs you can use, storage options, cooling, and so […]

Audio-Technica Announces New QuietPoint Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones
#CES2019 – Audio-Technica is a company known for their headphones, and if you’re in the market for new wireless, noise-cancelling headphones, the company doesn’t disappoint because at CES 2019, Audio-Technica has unveiled a handful of new headphones that are part of its QuietPoint lineup.

Sony’s Noise-Cancelling Headphones Will Soon Support Alexa
#CES2019 – If you own one of Sony’s noise-cancelling headphones, then you might be interested to learn that in an upcoming update to the headphones, Sony will be introducing support for Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant. This includes the Sony WH-1000XM2, WH-1000XM3, and the WI-1000X.

Panasonic’s GZ2000 Is The ‘World’s Most Cinematic TV’
#CES2019 – At CES 2019 we’ve seen quite a number of interesting TVs from your usual suspects, such as LG who announced that their rollable TV will be launching this year, and Samsung who took the wraps off a monstrous 98-inch 8K QLED TV. Now it looks like Panasonic has some TV announcements of its own in the form of the GZ2000.

YubiKey With Lightning Launched For iOS Devices
#CES2019 – When it comes to protecting our computers and accounts, the most common way would be a password. However since passwords can be guessed, other methods have since been created such as 2FA, biometric security, and more recently it seems that hardware keys are increasing in popularity.