Anurag Rathod is an Editor of, who is passionate for app-based startup solutions and on-demand business ideas.He is an avid reader and loves thinking out of the box to promote new technologies.CES or you can Consumer Electronic Show 2019 has already been over and many technology-based companies participated to showcase their phenomenal gadgets.Well, no need to feel that you missed anything at CES 2019; here we have some of the best upcoming Samsung’s tech gadgets that will upgrade your living lifestyle.Their first eye-catching display was the 219-inches 6K TV that was empowered with the micro-LED display.How can Samsung forget the gamers’ communities all around the world?
But sometimes, as cool as all those gadgets are, some of the most interesting things at CES are all the inane stunts, absurd observations, and oddly touching moments that happen away from the bright lights of the stage.Most irritatingly inescapable presence: GoogleGoogle has been showing up to CES for a little while now, but for CES 2019, Google said its investment was triple the size of what it did 2018, and it showed.Unless you left Las Vegas entirely, there was no getting away from Google.Lamest way to participate at CES without attending: AppleLike a kid too cool to slum it with the rest of the tech industry in Vegas, Apple never shows up to CES.
Sometimes, a simple tech demo shows so much promise it’s hard to know where to begin.At CES 2019 in Las Vegas, the French firm Valeo held a demo with an operator in one room, seated in front of three monitors and a driving wheel.Equipped with what a rep called partial autonomous controls, the proof of concept was mostly about how a hotel valet might drive your car to a parking spot or perhaps someone would learn how to drive a car without any real danger, at least to themselves (but possibly to the car).Yet, I couldn't help but envision a future when this type of remote control driving was not only an occasional diversion for fun – say, driving a Chevy Corvette on a race track at high speeds – but helped a car traffic control center assist self-driving cars, jumping in if the weather causes too many problems for the on board sensors.They mentioned something about liabilities and insurance issues.I first started talking about a car control center about 10 years ago.
IBM Watson isn't known as a consumer-grade bot that works like Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.It’s really meant to showcase the massive supercomputing prowess of the famous tech icon (and play Jeopardy).Yet, at a recent demo at the CES 2019 convention in Las Vegas, the powerful 'super assistant' proved helpful in an autonomous shuttle that did not have a steering wheel, brakes, or a gas pedal.The demo took place in a parking lot and involved a company called Via, together with Comet and Aurrigo – showing not just how a shuttle might work but how you could request one as well.They might be unfamiliar with how any of it works.In my test, the small enclosed space (about 100 feet in a parking lot) was meant to show how a shuttle might respond to voice commands about a destination, like New York or London.
Agencies and advertisers landed in Las Vegas with strong clarity around which partners will comprise their supply chain moving forward.Because of this, meetings were longer and more strategic, and conversations shifted from sales pitches to discussions around driving ROI for advertisers.The words “supply agnostic” has fallen out of favor, and agencies, now clear that they are only as good as their supply chain, are no longer comfortable leaving it up to chance.Now that buyers know which team they will be fielding moving forward, round two can be all about making the programmatic supply chain deliver better results for advertisers as compared to any other advertising channel.Conversations at CES aligned around three drivers:As mobile apps become more prevalent in media plans, maintaining quality will require significant coordination across the entire supply chain.
An SSD controller company has demonstrated faster SSD access with a gen 4 PCIe controller that was twice as fast as gen 3 PCIe.Taiwanese flash controller firm Phison - which demo'ed the tech at trade show CES in Las Vegas last week - said desktops and notebooks could boot, load apps and access files almost instantly with the latest PCIe version - gen 4.Enterprise servers will support faster NVMe SSD access speeds as well as easier FPGA and GPU deployment.The PCIe gen 4.0 standard is produced by the PCI-SIG consortium and specifies a 16Gbit/s data link speed with up to 16 links or lanes, delivering 64GB/sec, double PCIe gen 3’s 32GB/sec maximum.Currently shipping E12 PCIe gen 3 controllers, Phison’s PS5016-E16 is a 4-lane NVMe PCIe gen 4 implementation.Hooked up to a demo 2TB SSD, built with Toshiba TLC (3 bits/cell) 64-layer 3D NAND (BiCS3), it pumped out 4.1GB/sec sequential read bandwidth and 4.2GB/sec write bandwidth, and 600,000 - 700,000 random read IOPS.
Streaming music service Pandora is arming to do battle with Alexa and Google Assistant in the one area it already knows well: music recommendations.Pandora on Tuesday introduced "voice mode," a function that lets people verbally ask to Pandora's mobile app to play something for them, even with"People are getting more conversational [with their voice commands], and in getting more conversational, they're getting more vague," Chris Phillips, Pandora's head of product, said in an interview last week at CES in Las Vegas.It tweaked the voice assistant by letting Alexa ask follow-up questions when you're hunting for songs and by playing samples before diving in.The goal was to get you to music you like in 25 to 30 seconds.Pandora is skipping the followup-question step.
“Conferences have shifted focus to having to police people’s beliefs, politics and feelings.”A popular US cybersecurity conference that last year sold 2,400 tickets online in 13 seconds says it is shutting down – citing the increasing difficulty of managing attendee behaviour.Kentucky-based DerbyCon was founded in 2011 and has been described as a “baby DEFCON” (one of the world’s largest hacker conferences, held annually in Las Vegas).Yet in a blog post late Monday, DerbyCon co-founder David Kennedy said 2019’s “DerbyCon 9.0” would be the organisers’ last, blaming the increased difficulty of attendee behaviour.“We had to handle issues that honestly, as an adult, we would never expect to have to handle from other adults,” he wrote.DerbyCon Founder: More Difficult to Police Each Year
Several people on the ground at CES in Las Vegas told me that it was a down year.It sounds crazy, sure, but Royole is already building bendy phones.At CES, we got to test one called the FlexPai.For the past 50 years, Gore-Tex has been the industry standard for waterproof fabric.We tested the Impossible Burger 2.0 against a (slightly cold) real beef burger, and the fake burger beat the real one by a mile.That means you just need electricity and a SIM card to get broadband-speed internet anywhere there’s 5G service.
With the help of Holoride launches Audi a completely new type of entertainment for the rear seat.the Game in the vr-glasses to be adapted in real time according to how the car is on the move.Through the subsidiary Audi Electronics Venture, the automaker bought in as a minority shareholder in Holoride.Uppstartsföretaget has worked for several years to bring vr in cars, but with the reversing of the Audi took the technology a huge leap.Holorides unique säljfördel is that their games adapts the events for how the car moves in reality, which give virtual reality a boost.the Concept was shown at the CES in Las Vegas.
What happened: Horizon Robotics, a Chinese AI chip company, is about to close its $600 million Series B.The company founder and CEO Yu Kai on Monday said the fundraising would be “closing soon.” Yu made the comment at the launch event for its Silicon Valley-based research institute during the consumer electronics gala CES in Las Vegas.According to the company, major investors include “leading players in the automotive and semiconductor industries.” A spokesperson refused to comment when contacted by TechNode.Why it’s important: Founded in 2015 by Yu Kai, former head of Baidu’s Institute of Deep Learning, the company has been focusing on developing AI chips for self-driving vehicles, surveillance cameras, and other internet-connected smart devices.It launched a prototype of an Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) with Intel during CES 2017.This was followed by two embedded vision chips designed for autonomous vehicles.
I'll never forget riding a flying horse in VR while pedaling a bicycle and nearly wanting to throw up.That happened years ago when I tried VirZoom, a low-cost stationary bike that worked with fitness games and both mobile and console VR headsets.VR and fitness biking can be a rough mix.NordicTrack aims to do Virzoom one better with a far fancier machine, the NordicTrack VR Bike, coming this summer.I got to play with it in Las Vegas during CES 2019.The bike works with HTC's Vive Focus mobile VR headset, playing several VR games that will sync with the bike's various motion-control features.
Welcome to the Avengers Treasure Island in Las Vegas.Yes, it's CES week, but the truth is even quirky gadgets get boring.So CNET's Eric Franklin and I headed over to become members of Marvel's Avengers.The exhibit is set up so that you traverse through various rooms learning about each of the heroes, villains and weapons of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The tech team have been busy at CES this past week, and they’re ready to share the big trends coming out of the Las Vegas Convention Center.On this week’s episode of the Adweek podcast, Yeah, That’s Probably an Ad, we’re joined by creative editor David Griner, tech reporter Kelsey Sutton and editorial director Jim Cooper.The latter two attended the famed tech conference and share their thoughts on the future of tech.Hint: it involves autonomous cars, personalization, voice activation and 5G.Plus, an ad about a cute little duckling idolizing Donald Duck made everyone tear up, and the team debate the merits of waking up in a different part of the world every morning, as this poor man does in this spot for travel booking site Thomas Cook.Lastly, we’ve got Super Bowl updates for you: Returning brands include PepsiCo and Audi, oh and look for eight, yes, eight spots from Anheuser-Busch during the Big Game.
LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–January 15, 2019–Keep, the popular fitness tracking app, for the first time exhibited at CES on January 8-11, 2019 in Las Vegas, highlighting its strong capability in big data, workout efficiency and connection to attract more global users.While showcasing the Keep app, Keep also unveiled three new KeepKit smart fitness terminals, and demonstrated to the world the KeepLink concept that aims at building a future fitness ecology.View the full release here:, Keep’s tech-based fitness devices brand, focuses on the new experience of family/individual fitness, giving users the most effective way to workout.Smaller and quieter, Keep C1 bundles with a variety of cycling course guides.
A British company is set to launch an e-reader for blind people with the aim of making digital Braille books a practical alternative to their bulky print counterparts.Bristol Braille Technology spent six years developing the Canute 360, which it hopes will make Braille e-books “affordable, practical and enjoyable”.The new e-reader can display up to nine lines of raised Braille dots simultaneously, the company said, a major step forward on existing devices that display only a single line.The firm showcased the device, which is expected to go on sale later this year, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last week.The technology has been welcomed by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), a leading sight loss charity."All too often we hear that Braille is on the decline, and people are being discouraged from learning it," said Claire Maxwell, senior product developer for Braille at RNIB.
Telefonica’s report covers Spain, and it’s the earliest reference in Google to that fateful year.The implications of “the year of mobile” foreshadow the coverage of the 2019 CES, which many have said has ushered in a new era of voice-powered virtual assistants.“Although mobile telephony has a long way to go, it is already a commodity in daily use, like the radio or pocket calculator,” its authors write.As mobile devices gained widespread acceptance over the next 15 years, the advertising market remained nascent, another common tie with the voice ad market today.One of Adweek’s first references to the phrase was an article entitled “2009 Really Isn’t the Year of Mobile.” “Of course, the year of mobile has been predicted virtually annually for the past decade,” it reads.Some years mattered more than others, such as 2007 when Apple launched the iPhone and Facebook created the first mobile-optimized version of its website.
A generation ago, AT began marketing 3G technologies as 4G in order to make up for its initial lack of 4G coverage.Fast forward to 2019 and AT is doing the same thing.The company is marketing LTE 4G as “5G E” on select Android devices in order to fool customers into thinking they’ve received some sort of upgrade.And yet somehow, you’re not.It relies on 256QAM, 4×4 MIMO, and three-way carrier aggregation to improve throughput and speeds on compatible devices.This month AT took things to a new low: The company pushed a minor software update to nearly 20 different Android models.
Floating orbs, interactive lotus flowers.This is a marijuana dispensary like no other.Sitting in the shadow of the Las Vegas strip at CES 2019, where everything is bigger and brighter, Planet 13 is on a mission to overhaul the recreational marijuana experience.The company has a 15,000 square-foot showroom that offers more than 70 strains of cannabis from over 50 retail vendors.Planet 13 says that's just the beginning.Its building has another 100,000 square feet waiting for the next phase.
But for many of the participants will probably ”Hey Google” command it uses to ”awaken” the voice-activated digital assistant, Google Assistant in the smart the speaker or your mobile phone – that still hang on the retina for a while.[caption id="attachment_91658" align="alignnone" width="850"] ”Hey Google” appeared everywhere in Las Vegas during CES in 2019.The little monorail-train that runs guests from some of the city's many hotels to exhibition grounds had also been turned into a large, variable, ”Hey, Google”reklamskylt, and at the fair you had to barely be in peace for all the many white-clad ”Google Assistants”, with the ”Hey Google”the text strategically positioned on the hats and the jackets showed visitors how Google Assistant works together with other products.Take the fight with Amazon AlexaIn the u.s. market has a voice-activated, digital assistants more wind in the sails than in Sweden, where devices with such features first in the recent past, has agreed to buy Swedish.For example, the speakers the Google Home and Google Home Mini with Google Assistant – and we are still waiting patiently for an English version of Amazon, Alexa.