Happy New Year, everyone!
Mashable kicked off the year by doing what we always do: Flying to Las Vegas and scouring CES, the year’s largest tech show, for the latest gadgets and tech trends.
On this week’s MashTalk, Mashable Tech Editor Pete Pachal, Chief Correspondent Lance Ulanoff and yours truly recapped the best moments and tech products from CES.
As expected, AI, dominated the show, with tons of new products adding Amazon Alexa support. The weirdest one might have been LG’s Smart InstaView refrigerator. Do you really need Alexa in your fridge?
We also saw a boatload of self-driving smart cars and futuristic car technology. Noteworthy appearances came from Faraday Future, which finally showed off its high-tech FF 91 and Toyota’s Concept-i UX car with built-in Yui digital assistant.
The coolest piece of car technology was, perhaps, BMW’s HoloActive Concept. Lance was lucky enough to check it out and he was blown away by the midair hologram buttons that vibrated on his fingertips when he poked them.
PCs also came out in full force — and bigger than ever before.
PCs also came out in full force — and bigger than ever before. My personal favorite was Razer’s Project Valerie with the three 4K displays (12K in total!). It’s just unreal to have that many pixels in a “laptop”. Alas, it’s just a concept and some jerk(s) stole it — both prototypes, even! — at the end of the show.
Acer’s Predator 21 X and its colossal 21-inch curved screen, dual NVIDIA GTX 1080 graphics cards and gazillion ports was also an impressive display. Too bad it’ll cost you $9,000.
And of, course, there were lots of super thin TVs, like LG’s insanely skinny “Wallpaper TV,” that simply stunned.
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