CES 2018: Here's what you can expect from it
CES'18 is all set to kick off next Thursday and tech enthusiasts from all over the world have started coming to Las Vegas. The BBC reports that, about 4,000 companies, most of which are start-ups, are going to take part in the event. Last year, it was Amazon, which stole the show with their flagship product Alexa. Here's what you can expect this year.
What are the finer details about the event?
CES 2018 might mark some substantial progress in the world of PCs and laptops, automobiles, smartphones and smart homes. Also, we might see some innovation in the healthcare sector. From thinner and lighter gaming notebooks to >8k display televisions, innovators will compete to showcase products that take our breath away. Last year, an automatic wireless breast pump became the talk of the show.
What's in store for gadget lovers?
Vuzix will be launching the first Alexa enabled AR glasses. Users will be able to ask Alexa questions, the way they usually do, and the glasses will show the results on the display. In addition, Indiegogo is all set to bring in a pair of smart handlebars called WinkBar for bikes. Once connected to a user's smartphone, it'll use GPS to give directions.
Planning to buy your dream car this year?
Uber has competition now - Lyft and Aptiv will be bringing a ride-hailing service to Las Vegas, offering a point-to-point service in a driverless car. Guests will be able to book a ride to more than 20 destinations around the city. Plus, the buzz is that Faraday will launch its fully electric SUV, a so-called "Tesla killer", at this year's CES.
Phones that will be irresistible
Samsung will be showing its new selfie-centric mid-range phones, the 5.6-inch Galaxy A8 and 6-inch Galaxy A8 Plus. Sadly, it'll not unveil its foldable phone yet, at this year's event. Although, Sony had to run to the gauntlet for its smartphone design, it seems like they are back in the game with an awesome phone - XA2; the details of which aren't known yet.
The dawn of smart homes
Crownstone will showcase a system in which a home's lights automatically react to a resident's presence. In addition, Miliboo will present a smart sofa that would not only wirelessly charge your handset, but also keeps track of how long you've watched TV. Cherry Labs will reveal a system to keep track of which family members and pets are in which room at what time.
What can kids look out for?
Kids can look out for lots and lots of robots, at this year's CES. Sony has brought a new Aibo robotic dog, and so robotic pets which can walk, roll and talk, are sure to catch the attention this year.