At a show like CES, much of the important news happens even before the Las Vegas Convention center opens its doors. With exhibitors putting finishing touches on their booths and CNET editors racing across town to press conferences, here’s everything that caught our eye.
No one can say LG didn’t come to Las Vegas to impress. Just consider its that rolls into a compact tube. The company showed a design that disappears into a low-slung stand supporting a sleek silver box and a Dolby Atmos sound system. Very cool.
New TVs also spilled fromand , the latter having upgraded its 8K Z9G Master Series LCD series to 85-inch and 98-inch sizes.
LG Display had a very cool OLED “sculpture” LGD calls “.”
Sony hasincluding the GTK-PG10 outdoor party speaker with a table and cup holders over a water-resistant top.
Samsung updated its with interface tweaks and more emphasis on its virtual assistant, Bixby. The voice assistant also into cars and apps like Gmail and Google Maps.
Apartment dwellers, rejoice. The $199replaces your front door peephole with a doorbell and a tiny camera.
Cars and motorcycles
Toyota said itAT&T-powered 4G Wi-Fi to its cars this autumn. Drivers will get unlimited data plans and the ability to remotely start their vehicles.
Hyundai showed a concept for that can drive at highway speeds and allegedly climb a 5-foot wall and step over a 5-foot gap.
PCs and monitors
If you think bezels are so 2014, Asus says its has the slimmest bezels of any laptop on Earth.
Other stuff that was cool
Thenot only blocks air pollution, but it also lights up to let you know when air is bad.
Samsung announced. Bot Air will use sensors to monitor air quality and detect pollution sources, Bot Retail will let robotic assistants field customer questions and requests and the GEMS platform promises to help athletes train and give support to people with mobility issues. Bot Care is an actual robot that can check your blood pressure and heart rate.
HTC , a new consumer-friendly VR, and the Vive Pro Eye headset, which incorporates eye-tracking capability. If you need content for those headsets, HTC’s new VivePort Infinity is an upgraded subscription service with more than 500 titles.
Impossible Foods, that maker ofand actually bleeds, launched with lowered cholesterol, fat and calories.
Harley-Davidson announced that the Livewire, its $30,000 all-electric motorcycle,with this fall.
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