CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is an annual trade show organized by the Consumer Technology Association. Held January at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, the event typically hosts presentations of new products and technologies in the consumer electronics industry.
CES which started in 1967 in New York City hold the glory as the world’s most popular consumer electronics show. This year CES is held from 5th to 8th Jan. Let’s take a look at some of the products at show;
Steve Mollenkopf, CEO of Qualcomm Incorporated, shows us how Qualcomm is leading the way in 5G connectivity. Dubbed as the “Qualcomm says 5G is the biggest thing since electricity”, 5G will pave the way to live-streaming VR, autonomous cars that respond to real-time conditions, and connected cities where everything from the houses to the street lamps talk to each other.
Next-gen 5G is so fast that you’ll be able to download a 4K feature film in 18 seconds. But there’s something else about 5G: crazy low latency; latency as low as 1 millisecond, real-time VR and autonomous cars can become part of everyday life.
Qualcomm unveiled its Snapdragon Flight development platform, a chip that weighs less than an AAA battery and gives drones the power to sense and map their surroundings without the need for external computing power. And in the real world? The next emergency responder you see might be flying in the air.
The company emerged from nowhere and rode a wave of mystery, and Chinese money, to a CES debut that fell well short of expectations. It’s FF, after all, that claimed it would be a better Tesla. After a series of high-level talent acquisitions (from Apple, BMW, Ferrari, and Tesla) and plans to build a $1 billion factory in Nevada, it was easy to believe the hype.
The car, if it is indeed a Tesla competitor, is a worthy one. The technology alone, if accurate, puts Tesla’s to shame. Multiple modems keep you connected while two aerodynamic antennae function as an internet broadcast system that (reportedly) reaches fiber speeds. Add to that 10 front-facing cameras, 13 long and short range radar units, 12 high-performance sensors, and a high-definition 3D Lidar system.
FF had set a goal of creating a battery that produces enough power to drive circles around a Tesla Model S P100D while providing industry-leading range. Success. The goal, according to reports and rumors, was a 110 kilowatt battery, slightly besting Tesla’s top offering. The company hit 130 kilowatts instead. It’s not only capable of an insane 0-60 mph time of 2.39 seconds, but also an industry-leading 378 miles of EPA adjusted range — or 482 miles if you’re capable of cruising at 55 mph without variation. An in-person demo showed the car clearly beating the Tesla Model S — and the Model X — as well as a Ferrari, and Bentley Bentayga.
This is one of the most talked about topic this year at CES. The emerging market has brought a lot of companies into the market which can be clearly displayed by the fact that CES had a separate event for this.
Airblock, a Kickstarter-funded project, offers a LEGO like-system, where the drone is constructed by snapping magnetic parts together. It can be configured into different shapes and programmed through their app. Its modular design allows for endless variations and the drag and drop programming is simple enough for kids to use.