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9 trends you need to watch at CES 2017, from ‘AI’ assistants to ‘AR’ devices

Great things happen rarely: Santa drops by only once a year, we eat stuffing on just a single day in November … heck, we only have the opportunity to make America great again once every four years. And likewise, the gadget paradise CES comes to Las Vegas every January for just four short days. Fortunately, the stuff unveiled there continues to dazzle and delight us for the rest of the year.
 
It may not officially be the biggest, but it’s easily the most important tech show of the year. And biggest or not, it’s certainly enormous: CES 2016 saw 177,393 attendees and spanned 2.47 million net square feet of exhibit space. What will 2017’s show hold? Here’s my list of the 9 biggest trends to watch for –what you’ll see in the year ahead — as well as a few tips about which companies you should keep an eye on.

Biggest things to take away:

  • Artificial intelligence ain't going away any time soon
  • 5G is imminent, even though so many of us have yet to fully enjoy 4G
  • If 2016 was the year of virtual reality, then 2017 will be the year of augmented reality

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5G and artificial intelligence to dominate at CES 2017

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) kicks off in Las Vegas this week, with technology companies from around the globe descending on "Sin City" to showcase their latest gadgets and offer a glimpse into our digital future.
From the camcorder and the CD player to the Xbox and the plasma TV, some of the best-known technologies of all time have debuted at CES, and some of the most famous industry figures have given keynotes, including Bill Gates, Michael Dell and Elon Musk.
This year marks the show's 50th annivarsary. The first CES kicked off in 1967, with 250 exhibitors and 17,500 attendees gathered in New York City. Since then, CES has grown by more than 10-fold, and now encompasses both traditional and non-traditional tech industries.
In 2016, CES attracted 3,886 exhibitors and 177,393 attendees, and covered more than 2.48 million square feet of exhibition space - with highlights ranging from HTC's Vive virtual reality headset to Volkswagen's gesture-controlled dashboard.


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CES 2017: Tech preview of Las Vegas's biggest launches

Pretty much all of the tech giants attend the vast Vegas expo - either to unveil new products or to clinch deals behind the scene.
But in recent years it's been start-ups that have had many of the most eye-arresting and sensational reveals.
There are more at this year's show than ever before, thanks in part to crowdfunding. They now have to convince retailers - hunting through the halls for the next bestsellers - that the promise of their concept videos has been delivered upon. 
Dozens of start-ups are also there thanks to help from governments and other national bodies - France, Israel, Ukraine and the Netherlands all have stands where they'll fly the flag for local talent.
But China may make the biggest splash with more than 1,300 registered exhibitors.
"Every year at CES I meet the people who work on the technology that affects our lives and you can see literally every part of the tech industry represented," innovation evangelist Robert Scoble told the BBC.
Of course, there's a lot of crud too - the challenge is to distinguish the potential hits from the glitch-ridden flops.
Below, we have picked what could be some of the week's highlights...


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"Ramping up for CES 2017 in Las Vegas, Lenovo has revealed their newest entry into the world of VR, a yet unnamed headset sporting an impressive dual 1440 × 1440 OLED displays, a PlayStation VR-style halo strap system, and dual cameras that allow for room-scale positional tracking."
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LG released an ultra-thin OLED TV that sticks on to your wall like a poster at CES

The dream of hanging your TV on the wall like a poster is now a reality: LG officially introduced its W-Series OLED on Wednesday morning at CES 2017, and it’s every bit as cool as you might imagine.
 
As the flagship of LG’s 2017 OLED TV lineup, the W-Series — previously referred to as “Wallpaper OLED” — exemplifies an OLED TV panel’s inherently thin and light form factor. At just 1/10 of an inch thick, the W-series’ panel is barely thicker than a piece of cardboard, and its bezel is nearly nonexistent, creating the effect of a picture that simply emanates from the wall.

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Surprised this thread hasn't got more attention. It's the biggest tech event of the year!



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would have been spamming links in this thread since the third if I wasn't so sick during that time.


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Surprised this thread hasn't got more attention. It's the biggest tech event of the year!

 

I watched quite a bit of it, and to be honest, I didn't think there was a whole lot of new or innovative stuff. The highlights for me were the new Lenovo VR headset, that is lighter and cheaper, the wallpaper TV from LG, and a $5000 8k monitor from Dell. The only other things I can think of is the emergence of 5G and robots. Other than that, a lot of stuff shown is kind of gimmicky, which often never sees the light of day. 



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Surprised this thread hasn't got more attention. It's the biggest tech event of the year!

 

I watched quite a bit of it, and to be honest, I didn't think there was a whole lot of new or innovative stuff. The highlights for me were the new Lenovo VR headset, that is lighter and cheaper, the wallpaper TV from LG, and a $5000 8k monitor from Dell. The only other things I can think of is the emergence of 5G and robots. Other than that, a lot of stuff shown is kind of gimmicky, which often never sees the light of day. 

 

 

To be honest, I agree with you. I've just been reading about a "smart toaster" with Bluetooth connection... I mean, really, who needs something like that?!

 

Some of the technology on display appears to be kind of redundant and O.T.T.

 

I might do a blog summary if I have time.



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I think most people on this forum aren't as interested in your everyday consumer electronics as much as far-flung future science and technology.



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To be honest, I agree with you. I've just been reading about a "smart toaster" with Bluetooth connection... I mean, really, who needs something like that?!

 

Some of the technology on display appears to be kind of redundant and O.T.T.

I've been meaning to do a blog post about this, crossing aspects I've covered before into a general post about why certain technologies can't take off before a certain point, no matter how much people try to push them and optimistic supporters claim they're really practical.

 

I can't count the number of times I've said that the Internet of Things isn't going to be a huge thing for a while, only to get "Nuh uh, here are several perfectly good reasons why it's truly the next big thing!" and then a year later, nothing's happened on that front at all. Same with VR. The technology just isn't quite there yet. The prices are too high. Give it a few more years to mature, but for right now, they're mere novelties.

 

Like this $1,400 smart iron, for example.

 

I don't need nor do I want a smart iron, let alone one that costs $1,400. I want a utility robot and a general smart house. But companies aren't pursuing that, because the Internet of Things is supposed to be the Next Big Thing.


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IMHO the coolest stuff was the VR headset and the FF91.  Most of the stuff that was shown off there just seems to expensive to be practical.  Other than those things the only cool stuff is mostly for entertainment, like Acer (I think) 21 inch gaming laptop or Razer's new gaming projector.


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I'm surprised no one here is raving about their wallpaper TV. That is impressive. I know it's been expected for awhile, but it's finally here and available for pre-order and I must say I'm amazed at the reasonable price considering this is new. LG really are pushing boundaries.
I'm hoping these are within their reasonably affordable price range within their next 10 years.

Drones, meh, they seem to be losing their appeal. There's some nice concept cars there but that's all they are, concept.
Apple's offerings seem quite predictable and not all that interesting.
Razor projector and three screen PC looked nice.
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I'm surprised no one here is raving about their wallpaper TV. That is impressive. I know it's been expected for awhile, but it's finally here and available for pre-order and I must say I'm amazed at the reasonable price considering this is new. LG really are pushing boundaries.
I'm hoping these are within their reasonably affordable price range within their next 10 years.

Drones, meh, they seem to be losing their appeal. There's some nice concept cars there but that's all they are, concept.
Apple's offerings seem quite predictable and not all that interesting.
Razor projector and three screen PC looked nice.

Here's a good quote to break down.

 

Wallpaper TV: Yes, it looks really sweet and futuristic, but at this point, TVs have really gotten about as thin as they can get without becoming flexible, and because this one isn't flexible, it doesn't really impress me. Or maybe that's just me being a Millennial.

Millennials don't really watch TV anymore, so our only real experience with screens are with smartphones. And smartphone developers constantly pushing for "thinner" over "more battery life" has made us borderline hostile to anything advertising itself as being "the thinnest ever!" Basically, "if you're going for 'thinner', then goddammit, it'd better be flexible too or BTFO."

 

Drones: Just like with 3D printers, huh? They have their practical uses, but they've really hit their limit. With 3D printers, it was precision and materials. With drones, it's battery life and durability. It's hard to justify dropping $1,000 on something that only lasts 10-30 minutes and breaks with minimal force. 

 

Apple and Razor: Agreed.


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I'm surprised no one here is raving about their wallpaper TV. That is impressive. I know it's been expected for awhile, but it's finally here and available for pre-order and I must say I'm amazed at the reasonable price considering this is new. LG really are pushing boundaries.
I'm hoping these are within their reasonably affordable price range within their next 10 years.

Drones, meh, they seem to be losing their appeal. There's some nice concept cars there but that's all they are, concept.
Apple's offerings seem quite predictable and not all that interesting.
Razor projector and three screen PC looked nice.

Here's a good quote to brek down.

Wallpaper TV: Yes, it looks really sweet and futuristic, but at this point, TVs have really gotten about as thin as they can get without becoming flexible, and because this one isn't flexible, it doesn't really impress me. Or maybe that's just me being a Millennial.
Millennials don't really watch TV anymore, so our only real experience with screens are with smartphones. And smartphone developers constantly pushing for "thinner" over "more battery life" has made us borderline hostile to anything advertising itself as being "the thinnest ever!" Basically, "if you're going for 'thinner', then goddammit, it'd better be flexible too or BTFO."

Drones: Just like with 3D printers, huh? They have their practical uses, but they've really hit their limit. With 3D printers, it was precision and materials. With drones, it's battery life and durability. It's hard to justify dropping $1,000 on something that only lasts 10-30 minutes and breaks with minimal force.

Apple and Razor: Agreed.
You are right, it does need to be able to be rolled up or something. When I imagined wallpaper TV's I imagined you'd be able to roll it up and transport it anywhere easily and just stuck it up with ease. I am excitEd because we're very nearly there with this technology now.
Have you seen them soundboard that comes with it with the elevating subwoofers? That is cool.

You're completely right about drones and 3d printing. The novelty has well and truly worn off. What was the point in Ehang bringing their passenger drone back for a second year just tone sit their again?
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Soundbar* bloody phone!!
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https://www.cnet.com...tolen-ces-2017/  Project Valerie was stolen 







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