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Here are some of the highlight of CES 2019 so far 

Teslasuit at CES 2019




Many companies have pushed the envelope of technology and innovation this year at CES  including a 219-inch television by Samsung.

We have also taken a look at the best VR tech at CES 2019 but Tesla has changed the game with its virtual reality suit.

It's a VR suit which uses electro-tactile haptic feedback to mimic sensations like bumping into a wall, touching an object, or the impact of a punch in AR/VR settings.

The suit can also do motion capture which reveals how a person moves and responds to their environment, climate control which adjusts the temperature inside the suit. The Teslasuit can also monitor biometric data which reveals things like their current heart rate, stress levels, and overall mental and emotional state. 
Simply put, whoever wears the suit feels like they are actually in whatever environment they see and hear. Its like the suit used in Steven Spielberg's movie Ready Player One

Virtual reality at CES 2019

The hype of Virtual reality (VR) at CES 2019 is real as we get to see some impressive VR gadgets here at CES 2019. these are the devices that seem to have something good going.

3DRUDDER FOR PLAYSTATION VR


The 3DRudder for PlayStation VR aims to fix the incompleteness of VR by adding feet movement support. It allows players to tilt, spin, or apply pressure with their feet to move around in their favorite PlayStation VR games.
It can be used to move a character around and even control the camera, freeing up the DualShock 4 or PlayStation Move controllers to perform other actions. Its function varies by game, and 20 games are compatible with it at the moment.

VIVE PRO EYE


The Vive Pro VR headset at CES 2018 sees the integration of Tobii eye-tracking technology. The Vive Pro Eye offers users the ability to navigate menus and perform many functions using only their gaze to offer an even more immersive virtual reality experience. It’s already been used in applications like Home Run Derby VR by Major League Baseball.


OCULUS QUEST



The Oculus which was acquired by Facebook is a pioneer in the VR game. The Rift's drawback for years has been having it tethered to a pc for it to work. That’s no longer the case with Oculus Quest, an all-in-one gaming headset that is completely wireless, allowing players to enjoy their favorite VR games while on the go. Once you’ve set it up using the Oculus mobile app, the Oculus Quest can track your movements without any external cameras, using only cameras on the front of the headset itself, meaning that you can effectively play anywhere that has room for the headset and two controllers.

As of now, It supports games likeMoss and The Climb. 


NORDICTRACK VR BIKE


The NordicTrack VR Bike takes home exercise to a whole new level.  It uses VR to display routes as you ride. The bike will release this summer for $2,000 and will be bundled with the HTC Vive Focus VR headset and a one-year membership to iFit. Using the headset, you’ll be able to play the games Aeronauts, Bike Messenger, and The Last Rider, all of which were designed specifically for the VR Bike, and the difficulty in games will increase based on how much you exert yourself.
The NordicTrack VR Bike also offers 10 percent inclines and declines to simulate the changing elevation in the games you’re playing, as well as 24 different levels of resistance and 16 different pedal positions. The pedals themselves will also be position-seeking to sync with the gameplay you see in the headset.

CYBERSHOES


Similar in concept to the 3DRudder for PlayStation VR, but with an even greater focus on one-to-one movement, the Cybershoes act as a supplement for your existing VR setup — and your existing shoes. Slipped over a pair of standard shoes, you sit down on the Cybershoes’ seat and armrest, which can be fully rotated. You walk much like you would in real life, and your movements are transferred into the games you’re playing. Users with limited movement in the real world have the opportunity to move more freely within the games.

The Cybershoes are compatible with the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Microsoft Mixed Reality headsets via Steam. Supported games at the moment include Fallout VR, Doom VFR, Arizona Sunshine, and VRChat, to name a few. The headset will be available on its own, or with a chair and special carpet, but a final release date hasn’t been set just yet. 

PICO G2 4K


An all-in-one virtual reality headset aimed at businesses rather than the average consumer, the Pico G2 4K features — as the name would suggest — a 4K resolution on its internal screens, giving users visual quality that we haven’t seen yet from stand-alone headsets. With a “look and choose” control option, you don’t even necessarily need to use a traditional controller to operate it. And with a light design and counter-weighted battery placement, you don’t need to worry about it straining your neck.

The Pico G2 4K also features 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage space and will be compatible with Pico’s store and Viveport M. A final release date hasn’t been announced yet, but it will be available in the first half of the year.


Cosmo Communicator at CES 2019


Planet Computers is showing off a PDA-style android device at CES 2019. It’s called the Cosmo Communicator. It’s a PDA style the flagship device. It’s actually a second generation of the device the company is showing off at CES 2019. The new Cosmo retains the PDA design of the Gemini (the former device), but adds in features most modern smartphone users consider essential.

The Cosmo is updated with a second screen accessible and interactive even when the device is closed. This particularly essential improvement adds a second screen on the outside of the device, so you can interact with the phone without opening it up. The external screen measures approximately 2 inches, joining the 6-inch screen inside. You can answer calls, add quick replies to messages, and scroll through notifications on the external screen, without needing to open the clamshell.
It’s longer than an iPhone XS Max, and twice as thick. It weighs 300 grams (0.66 pounds), which is heavy.





The Cosmo Communicator has also been updated with a new keyboard with a back lighting feature which is more refined over the Gemini’s.

The Cosmo’s 24-megapixel camera sits above the external screen, and there is also a 5-megapixel selfie camera inside the device.
The Cosmo communicator comes equipped with the new Helio P70 MediaTek processor which has AI capabilities. It’s paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage space.

There’s a USB Type-C charging port and another USB Type-C connector, has a MicroSD card slot, and supports both GSM and CDMA networks. There’s a 4,220mAh battery inside, Android 9 is the operating system, and you can even load Linux on it for some serious geek points.


Google Assistant at CES 2019


Google announced new features to Google assistant at CES 2019. Google added a flight check-in via Google Assistant on Android and iOS, starting with United Airlines’ domestic flights. Assistant will retrieve and save the boarding pass from Gmail and then remind the traveler when it’s time to check in. By saying, “Hey Google, check in to my flight,” the process will be handled, without the need to input the confirmation number.
After checking in, travelers can view their boarding pass in Google Pay or say, “Hey Google, show me my boarding pass.”

Google assistant can also now book hotel rooms for you. At the moment it can only book rooms from Choice Hotels, Accor Hotels, InterContinental Hotels Group, Priceline, Expedia, Mirai and TravelClick, but Google says more partners will be added.

Requests can be specific or general, such as, “Hey Google, I’d like to book the Cambria Hotel in New York on January 12th,” or, “Find hotels nearby for tonight.” In either case, Assistant will display availability and pricing options from both online travel agency partners and the brand itself, if it is integrated.

Users can then reserve the room using existing Google Pay credentials.

Google assistant is also now in your Google Maps app and Google has issued a new UI for it. Its a smaller little bar at the bottom of the maps display. The point is to reduce distractions to a minimum when navigating. Its also audio only without any visual rendering of results. It can still do everything the Google assistant can normally do. 

This feature on only now available for Pixel phones and will be rolling out to other phones subsequently.

Corsair at CES 2019








Corsair came to CES 2019 to show off three new gaming mice they developed, including a wireless model and a late 2018 update to its longstanding M65 Elite. All three mice are lit up with RBG lighting that can be controlled with Corsair's iCUE control software.The Mice are very affordable and make a compelling case for a gaming mouse of choice. The brand new mice are the Harpoon RGB Wireless and costs $50 and the Ironclaw RGB costing a mean $60

The Matebook 13 at CES 2019


The Matebook 13 is 13-inch premium windows laptop Huawei is showing off at CES 2019. it has a Whiskey Lake Core i7-8565U and Core i5-8265U, Over the original Matebook X, each paired with 8GB of LPDDR3-2133. The Core i7 version comes with 512GB of PCIe storage, and an NVIDIA MX150 (25W) integrated graphics, while the Core i5 has 256GB of PCIe storage and runs on the integrated graphics.

It has an IPS 2160x1440 3:2 display, with 100% sRGB, a contrast ratio of 1000:1 and a typical brightness of 300 nits. This is paired with 4.4mm bezels, which gives the display an 88% screen-to-body ratio. Huawei was keen to compare it to the latest MacBook Air, which only has an 82% ratio.

The Matebook 13 comes with a 42 Wh battery which Huawei says is good for 10 hours of video playback on the Core i5 model. Charges on 18W power brick over Type-C. The matebook 13 is cooled with a dual fan design system that takes in air from the sides and exhausts it out of the back – Huawei calls it their Shark Fin 2.0 technology, which goes up to 8000 RPM and has 25% increased flow rate compared to previous models.

Pricing will start at $999 for the Mystic Silver Core i5-8265U variant using integrated graphics with 8GB DRAM and 256GB PCIe storage, and the Space Grey Core i7-8565U using NVIDIA MX150 with 8 GB DRAM and 512 GB PCIe storage will retail for $1299.

The Huawei Matebook 13, both versions, should be available from January 29th.

Aircharge at CES 2019


Aircharge is a company that makes Qi-certified wireless chargers. Aircharge has a "made or iPhone" certification across a wide range of wireless charging accessories for iPhone.

Aircharge showed off three new products at CES 2019: a Fast Wireless Charger 10W, Fast Dual Charger 10W, and a PS4 DualShock 4 Wireless Adapter. Both chargers will deliver 10W fast wireless charging, including both Apple and Samsung fast wireless charging.

Intel. at CES 2019

Ice Lake


Intel launched their new 9th generation ICE LAKE processors ranging from the Core i3 to the core i9. these processors will also be available for their mobile H-series line in Q2 of 2019. the new ice lake is reportedly 1.5x faster than the core i7 8 gen coffee lake processor. also, the ice lake processors are now 10 nm chip as opposed to the 14nm 8 gen processors. they also showed off Ice lake for servers. they ran ZIVA dynamics AI software for realistic character animation.

Lakefield


Intel showed off Lakefield.an SoC with a new approach of integrating different CPU architectures into a single product.  This CPU has 5 cores: a 10 nm high-performance sunny cove architecture core and 4 atom based cores. it also packs graphics capability, IO and memory all in one SoC. it also adds Thunderbolt 3, Wi-Fi 6, and something called DL Boost, or deep learning boost

the full CPU is about 12 mm square. this is due to the fact they that they can now stack elements of the CPU on top of each other in a 3d approach as supposed to the 2d stacking before. they call this approach of packing Foveros which means smaller chips, smaller boards longer battery life And more


Cascade Lake


they also showed Cascade Lake. a next-gen Zeon processor which began shipping late 2018. intel partnered with Alibaba which they both partnered with the Olympics. They will deliver the first-ever AI-powered athlete performance tracking during the 2020 Olympic games. this tech will provide fans with more insights into the athlete's performance.
They take data from regular cameras and apply AI to it to get an accurate digital model of the athlete's performance. sort of like performance capture but without the suits and markers and stuff

Intel compared speeds of the AI doing this called WRNCHAI using GPU vs Cascade Lake optimised with DL boost. the GPU was able to process about 90 frames per second while Cascade Lake was able to process at about 450 frames per second. a 5x speed increased


Snowridge


They also shared new network SoC called Snowridge with 5G capability. it basically shares data from a host machine but with a twist. Snowridge is able differentiate between different applications and find that which is most latency sensitive and prioritise it to reduce latency, like live news or long distance communication.

Qualcomm.


Qualcomm showcased the Snapdragon 855 SoC which it's main selling feature is 5G connectivity which will bring 5G closer to smartphones as the year progresses. also, Ford will full adopt 5G ready C-V2X (cellular vehicle-to-everything) communications technology . from Qualcomm


Nvidia



Nvidia on Sunday, January 6 held their press conference with the star of the show the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 GPU. the RTX 2060 will be priced at $350. Nvidia claimed the RTX 2060 can beat the Geforce

words from Nvidia: “The RTX 2060 is 60 % faster on current titles than the prior-generation GTX 1060, NVIDIA’s most popular GPU, and beats the gameplay of the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti,” the statement says. “With Turing’s RT Cores and Tensor Cores, it can run Battlefield V with ray tracing at 60 frames per second.”

Withings

Withing a smartwatch maker unveiled their Withings Move ECG watch. this smartwatch is capable of taking an ECG.though it not the first. those bragging rights belong to Apple. this will be a competitor to the most famous ECG capable watch the Apple Watch Series 4.





 Samsung shows off a mind-boggling 219 inch MicrOLED TV at CES 2019




Samsung's has shown off a Micro LED which is Samsungs take on an OLED-killer at CES 2019. The company unleashed 75-inch 4K and 219-inch 4K Micro LED TV models, claiming perfect black levels and unmatched brightness with no burn-in worries.

Micro LED is an emissive display, kind of like OLED, with individual red, green, and blue pixels. Unlike OLED, they’re not organic, so they don’t suffer from longevity problems or the potential for burn-in.

These are modular panels that Samsung puts together to make the 219 inch TV. The TV is made of multiple individual panels so you can build a display in a number of different shapes and sizes. There is also a 75-inch version of this display which is a more reasonable option for homes.

Samsung TVs in 2019 will support Apple iTunes. which will be the first time that we iTunes outside the walled garden.



This TV is mostly aimed at businesses, for people who have elaborate installations. Samsung has theatres opening in the US that uses these Displays instead of a projectors

LG TVs at CES 2019

LG showed off a lot of really cool products here at CES 2019, a few of which are their TVs. LG showed off two 8K TVs, one of them is an 88 inch OLED TV. It's very bright, with very high contrast, the blacks are really deep and the bright are really bright and it reproduces colours accurately. It looks amazing

It's also extremely thin and sleek.


The other 8K TV is 75 inches and uses LG's Nano cell technology which is based on LCD technology. So it doesn't look as bright as the OLED  and the viewing angles are not as good but overall it still looks pretty good. Its also not as slim as the OLED.


The best show off of LGs TV line at CES 2019 is their new rollable TV. its a 4K OLED TV that roles and rises out of a soundbar. so when you are not watching TV it roles back in and you are left with a clean looking soundbar with the TV out of the way. The TV roling looks unreal and its very cool. 


There is a mode on the TV that LG calls Horizon live view where just a quatar of the TV rolls out and it shows you some basic stuff like your music, clock, weather etc. There are also different moods you can setup like rain, snow, ocean waves etc.


All these TVs come with Dolby Atmos support and they have AI built-in. They all have built in Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. They will be available for purchase later this year. LG has not announced the prices of the TVS but we know they won't be cheap

CES 2019 organizers revoke an Honoree award to female pleasure device company


The organizers of CES have revoked an Honoree award given to a female pleasure device startup and also the company’s ability to exhibit at the CES 2019 how. The award was revoked on the grounds of the device being “immoral, obscene, indecent, profane or not in keeping with CTA’s image will be disqualified.”
The sex toy company Lora DiCarlo's first product, the Osé Robotic Massager, won the “honoree” designation in the robotics and drones category of the CES Innovation Awards, according to the company’s founder, Lora Haddock. The awards are supposed to be determined by an independent panel that ranks a series of products, with any product that gets a high enough score becoming an honoree.
But after ranking high enough and winning the designation, Lora DiCarlo was apparently told that its product didn’t comply with the rules. The show’s awards organizer, the Consumer Technology Association, allegedly cited rules saying products that are “immoral, obscene, indecent, profane or not in keeping with CTA’s image will be disqualified.” It then backtracked and said the product simply didn’t fit in the robotics and drones category.

Hyundai shows off 'walking car' at CES 2019


CES is great for getting glimpses of future tech, and at CES 2019, Hyundai showed off a new concept vehicle that could make it easier to reach victims of natural disasters: a 'walking car', which uses articulated legs to navigate off-road following floods, fires and earthquakes.


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