For tech geeks new year doesn’t start on first of January, its CES which starts the year for the tech world. The most extensive consumer electronics show happened in Las Vegas and provided us with a glimpse of the future.
There were 4,000 companies with 1000s of products at CES this year including gadgets, laptops, smartphones robots, TVs and dozens of other items.
[tie_index]Best Tech of CES 2018[/tie_index]
Best Tech of CES 2018
Well, these things are ordinary, and they were shown in full force. There were also plenty of new concepts (concepts of future) that are a sign of significant change in tech.
Following are The Tech’s top/best picks of CES 2018.
Sony revealed a new version of the robotic dog Aibo at the CES ( Consumer Electronic Show) 2018 in Las Vegas.
The newly updated robot canine features artificial intelligence and internet connectivity.
Fisker’s new luxury EMotion electric sedan is coming in 2020, and it looks drop-dead stunning inside and out. With a carbon fibre chassis, Level 4 autonomous driving technology, a fast-charging battery that’s expected to get a 400-mile range, and a top speed of 160 miles per hour, the EMotion might be the Tesla killer everyone’s been waiting for. Bonus points: Those hot, futuristic butterfly doors that open upwards at an angle.
Bell Helicopter Air Taxi Concept
If Bell Helicopter has its way, we’ll all be flying around in autonomous air taxis instead of riding in the backseat of self-driving cars. The helicopter company revealed its vision for a four-person air taxi concept that’s capable of taking off and landing vertically. It’s an elegant concept and Uber’s partnering up with Bell to help develop the project for launch sometime in the 2020s, but it still has a long way to go before it becomes a reality. Fingers crossed it happens, though.
Speak Music’s Muse is a dead-easy way to bring Alexa voice commands to your car. Plug the Oreo-sized accessory into your car’s USB port or lighter socket and connect it to your phone via Bluetooth and you’ll be able to order Alexa to play and control your music, get the weather, add items to your to-do list, control your smart home devices, and more.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon and Yoga
Lenovo’s long-running ThinkPad lineup is getting some worthwhile new additions at this year’s CES. Both new ThinkPad computers include a dazzling HDR display, a built-in physical webcam cover, and far-field microphones for speaking to Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana. The two laptops also run on Intel’s newest eighth-generation processors.
Vuzix Blade Augmented Reality Glasses
Considering Alexa has made its way into just about every Internet-connected product, it was only a matter of time before the digital butler arrived in smart glasses. The Vuzix Blade augmented reality glasses will support Alexa so that wearers can ask for things like the weather and directions. The Vuzix Blade’s display also sits more prominently in the wearer’s field of view than Google Glass and looks much more crisp and colourful. If developers create compelling apps that blend Alexa’s capabilities and augmented reality, the Blade AR glasses could have some promising potential.