The Four Biggest Tech Trends From CES 2020 That Every Entrepreneur Should Keep An Eye On
CES 2020 started the new decade on a high with innovative technological advancements for the future on full display. The Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, was abuzz with the tech advancements and tech enthusiasts from across the globe. An overflowing melting pot of technology and imagination, CES 2020 saw a line-up of a dazzling array of futuristic products and prototypes. These innovations gave us more than a casual glimpse into the future. Here are the four most significant takeaways from the first CES of this decade.
South Korean electronics giant Samsung took a momentous leap with the bezel-less 8K QLED TV. It boasts of an Infinity Screen. Radical TV designs sporting ultra-thin, bezel-less, and rollable frames. Samsung’s new technology might soon take over our living rooms.
LG and Panasonic were also part of the creative bandwagon. The brands came up with the launch of Gallery Series OLED and HZ2000 OLED, respectively. Both TVs are the first to use Dolby Vision IQ. They use dynamic metadata encoded in Dolby Vision alongside the embedded light sensor on the TV. This makes the HDR TVs smarter to use and better to view. Smarter TVs will be able to adjust the picture and audio settings in line with the content on the screen and the surroundings.
A Major Makeover for Personal Computers
Foldable smartphones were trending not too long ago. Now foldable laptops have created the same buzz at CES 2020. Visionary prototypes were on display from brands the likes of Intel, Lenovo, HP, and Dell. You can fold Intel’s “Horseshoe Bend” design, a 17-inch laptop. The 12.5-inch touchscreen tablet is the prime driving force behind the personal computer’s journey to newer and uncharted territories.
Lenovo displayed its foldable laptop in the form of ThinkPad X1 Fold as well as the world’s first 5G laptop, Lenovo Yoga 5. Dell, on the other hand, unveiled not one but two foldable laptops, the Concept Ori and the Concept Duet. HP Elite Dragonfly G2 was also on display as the world’s first laptop that comes with a built-in Tile tracker. It lets users attach a Bluetooth tracker to valuables such as wallets, cameras, keys, and phones. To recover or track them in case they are lost or stolen. Personal computers will become more personal.
Concept Cars, Concept Cars…Concept Cities
From the ubiquitous concept cars to concept robots and even a concept city, concept prototypes stole the limelight at CES 2020. The most ambitious of them all by a fair margin was Toyota’s Woven City, a far-sighted futuristic community to be built on a 175-acre plot near Mount Fuji, Japan. The Woven City will be home to driverless vehicles, robots, hydrogen fuel cells, smart homes, and more. Automakers from around the globe highlighted the recent advancements of concept cars and reminded us how close we are to experiencing driver-less transport.
Sony Vision S, designed in collaboration with Magna Steyr, came out of the blue to take CES 2020 by surprise. It has cameras, ultrasonic sensors, and solid-state LIDAR. Working in conjunction with not only sense external hazards and avoid them but also detect if a driver is dozing off. It can take corrective actions or go completely autonomous if necessary.
The 100% recyclable Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR ensures mobility without fossil fuels by employing batteries based on graphene-based cell chemistry to eliminate rare and toxic earth metals. Its four motors can drive wheels individually, and the car looks like something out of a science fiction movie. Toyota, Audi, Nissan, Hyundai, and others also unveiled driverless and electric cars of their own.
Superior Sensors To Boost Health Technology
CES 2020 was filled with sophisticated sensors and advanced software. This was a boon to smart wearables and health technology. Consumer health gadgets are now capable of scanning and measuring glucose levels, calorie intake, body temperature, even keeping track of bowel movements, and much more. Smart mattresses that can record user’s sleep pattern and help get better sleep.
The Withings Scan Watch can detect sleep apnoea and comes with an electrocardiogram and a SpO2 for blood oxygen levels. From Valencell’s earbuds to fight hypertension to smart glasses that can aid dyslexic people, CES 2020 showed us the importance of technology in the health sector.
CES 2020 has been quite an eye-opener with its visionary concepts of futuristic cities and plant-based nutrition set to replace meat from our diet. CES 2020 has indeed set the tone for tech trends in the years to come.
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