CES 2019, the world's largest consumer trade fair, concluded its four-day Las Vegas race on Friday with attendees talking about 5G wireless TV, 8K television, artificial intelligence and other hot-tech areas for the following year and beyond.
Chipmaker Intel (INTC) and Qualcomm (QCOM) have dueled on 5G chips, while wireless operators Verizon (VZ) and AT & T (T) publicized their plans for fifth generation cellular networks. 5G networks are scheduled for publication in some metropolitan areas this year. They offer fast download speeds and low-latency data links for smartphones and other devices.
TV producers like LG Electronics and Samsung have enthused the participants with giant 8K televisions. The new TVs offer twice the resolution of the current 4K set for supercrisp images. But the content will be scarce for some time.
LG also sported a rollable screen television. The LG Signature OLED R TV has a 65-inch screen that retracts into a compact cabinet.
Meanwhile, Alphabet (GOOGL), Google Assistant and Amazon (AMZN), the cabinet also doubles as a high-end stereo speaker. Alexa held the show, with voice assistants who provided their computer intelligence to everything from bathroom mirrors to kitchen appliances.
Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant both have large exhibition spaces at CES and have been featured on third-party stands that promote their use of technology. Google has set up a fun house in the square in front of the Las Vegas Convention Center to show all the gadgets that use its AI assistant. The building also featured a Disney-style musical tour called the Google Assistant Ride.
Amazon Alexa caused a stir during Qualcomm's briefing when he interrupted a speaker by saying "No, it's not true". A Qualcomm representative was giving a live demonstration of how Alexa works with cars when Alexa released her unsolicited comment.
"Google was ubiquitous for the second year with the Google Assistant, while Alexa was present at various booths," Jefferies analyst Brent Thill said in a report Thursday. "The adoption of digital voice assistance is still early and Amazon and Google's leadership create habits around their respective platforms, strengthening their leadership in e-commerce and research, respectively."
Amazon boasted over 150 products with Alexa integrated into them, from headsets and PCs, to cars and smart home devices. At the fair, announced the latest devices with vocal technology Alexa, including Vuzix (VUZI) smartglasses and Sony (SNE) wireless noise canceling headphones.
Apple Trolls Rivals With Billboard
As usual, Apple (AAPL) did not exhibit, lacking the opportunity to promote the Siri voice assistant and home technologies -home Smart HomeKit. Instead, his rivals trolled through massive advertising that enveloped a building across the street from the convention center. With a nod to Vegas ads, the billboard promoted Apple's commitment to privacy. He had a picture of an iPhone with the text: "What happens on your iPhone, stay on your iPhone."
Other technology areas that rotate at CES 2019 included self-driving vehicles, augmented reality glasses, robots and smart home devices. Electric scooters and motorcycles proliferated on the show floor.
Personal computer maker Dell Technologies (DELL) and graphics chip makers AMD (AMD) and Nvidia (NVDA) showed its latest high equipment -end for PC players.
Streaming video platform Roku (ROKU) announced on the eve of CES that its active accounts exceeded 27 million in the fourth quarter. But Amazon took the wind off its sails by showing Wednesday that its Fire TV platform has "well over" 30 million active users.
Impossible Burger 2.0 named Best New Product at Tech Show
The show of this year has attracted some unusual exhibitors in -time: giant of agricultural equipment Deere (DE), company of consumer products Procter & Gamble (PG) and plant-based meat innovator Impossible Foods.
Website of Engadget technical gadgets named Impossible Burger 2.0 by Impossible Foods as its "Best of the Best" at its best of the CES 2019 Awards.
"It's amazing to see a burger winning the best of the show at a technology conference, but the new Impossible Burger is not ordinary piece of meat," wrote Engadget senior editor Nicole Lee. "The second-generation version of the plant-based meal brings it closer to reality: the new formula makes it a viable substitute for any minced meat dish, and Impossible Foods plans to take it to restaurants and grocery stores around the world. the world.this year
Impossible Foods should serve at least 12,000 free samples of Impossible Burger 2.0 during CES 2019. He distributed the product from a food truck parked outside the convention center.
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