CES 2017: Augmented Reality, 5G Revolution and Other Tech Innovations


The world's biggest technology showcase CES (the Consumer Electronics Show) is held every year in Las Vegas over the last 50 years. New 2017 is not an exception – the event ran from January 5 to January 8. 

CES usually attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers what makes it really unique. The numbers tell the stories best: more than 3,800 exhibiting companies, including developers and suppliers of technology hardware took part in this massive event. A conference program gathered more than 300 conference sessions and 165K attendees from 150 countries. And 2018's show promises to be even bigger. This year CES featured numerous product categories, including 3D printing, drones, augmented reality, startups, wearables, virtual reality, health and biotech and many others. 

The event featured keynote speeches from prominent industry figures, among of them were CEOs of Nissan, Qualcomm, Huawei Consumer Business Group and Under Armour. What is more, such tech giants as Sony, LG, Toyota, Bosch, Samsung, ZTE, Panasonic, Huawei, Qualcomm and Hisense were expected to unveil their latest innovations. And they did it. Top product announcements include Qualcomm's newest processor running on the next-generation 10-nanometer technology, debut of Samsung’s Chromebook Plus/Pro designed in partnership with Google to work with Android apps, new LG HUB Robot that can follow verbal commands and Lawn Mowing Robot, which is able to cut grass. HP and Lenovo have introduced their brand new laptops, while Huawei has presented its Honor 6X claiming it could lure away users from the iPhone brand. Casio traditionally unveiled its newest rugged smartwatch. And finally Intel announced the Intel® 5G Modem, the world’s first global 5G modem supporting both sub-6GHz bands and mmWave spectrum that can be used for drones, IoT and autonomous vehicles. Although it still may not arrive to the public before 2020, it’s going to be the next evolution in wireless.

Don’t miss CES Asia 2017 (June 7-9, 2017) and CES 2018 (January 9-12, 2018). 

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