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CES 2020 – 5 technologies to get excited about
The world famous Consumer Technology Show returned to Las Vegas last week (7-10 January 2020), with over 100,000 people attending from all over the world for another fantastic showcase of the latest tech offerings from around the globe. From the world’s first 5G laptop, to a rotating TV, there was plenty to get excited about!
In this month’s blog, SinoScan takes a look at some of the highlights from the show:
1. The Lenovo Yoga 5G
Lenovo had a lot to shout about with the world’s first consumer 5G laptop at this year’s show. The Lenovo Yoga 5G is the first laptop to run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx platform; allowing the Yoga 5G to connect via a service provider and access super-fast mobile internet. As well as this, Lenovo claim that the laptop will be able to last on a single charge for up to 24 hours. The Yoga 5G is expected to go on sale in the first quarter of this year.
2. Samsung Sero TVSamsung revealed a host of new TVs at CES, but it was their rotating Sero model which really got people talking. The TV – which can connect to your phone – will allow consumers to view videos from their phone on the big screen and rotate horizontally; just like you would on a mobile. Image quality is also a key focus of the Sero, which comes fitted with 8K content, a QLED display, and artificially intelligent technologies that allow the screen to adjust where it is and what people are watching.
3. Sony Vision SPerhaps one of the most talked about moments from this year’s show was the unveiling of Sony’s first car. The Japanese manufacturer, more commonly known for its audio-visual and gaming equipment, showed off their Vision S vehicle in front of a full audience. According to Sony, the self-driving car is able to go from 0 to 60mph in 4.8 seconds and up to a top speed of 149mph thanks to its two electric motors which power each axle. As well as this, consumers can expect an impressive 360-degree sound system, to offer a truly immersive driving experience.
4. Impossible PorkFood probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of consumer technology. However, CES has proved to be a massive success for the American food company, Impossible Foods – who’ve firmly established themselves as one of the world’s leading meat-free brands. The meat-free substitute is made from genetically modified soy, with its ‘bleeding’ characteristic coming from the soy leghaemoglobin, made from genetically engineered yeast.
5. JARVISH X-AR Smart HelmetDescribed as ‘simply the smartest motorcycle helmet ever made’, the JARVISH X-AR Smart Helmet has been designed to provide cyclists with a better and safer riding experience. Fitted with a heads-up display, voice activation and front & rear cameras, the helmet uses advanced augmented reality technology to keep motorcyclists safe and make their journeys even simpler. There’s no word yet on an official release date; however, the company is currently crowdfunding and the helmet is available to pre-order.
We hope you enjoyed our round up of CES and make sure you come back next month to discover what has caught our eye.