Coolest Tech Out of CES 2020
The Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas brings us the cutting edge in tech each year. 10 years ago, we were fascinated by emerging technology like 4G and high-definition TV’s. But now, the level of innovation we are seeing is unparalleled when compared to years prior. Check out the top five notable techs out of CES 2020.
Mercedes-Benz VISION AVTR
Next-gen cars are always a show-stealer at CES, and Mercedes-Benz came out to play this year. Teaming up with James Cameron and the brilliant design team from Avatar, they came up with this mind-bending concept. Designed to be as environmentally-friendly as possible, the VISION AVTR features impressive tech like autonomous driving, efficient electric battery, and a groundbreaking new system that allows for sideways movement on its rotating wheels. While just a concept car, for now, it gives us a neat glimpse into a reimagined future.
In-line with the environmental focus in this year’s CES, the Hydra Loop promises to revolutionize the practice of water conservation. This device works by recycling and cleaning about 85 percent of water use at home, while an app gives you unprecedented access to your total water usage. While pre-orders for the Hydra Loop are steep, starting at $4,000, it promises to significantly reduce your overall bill in the long-run, while being a powerful tool for anyone trying to live as sustainably as possible.
While we’re usually wary of yet another streaming service launch, Quibi is unique amongst the rest. Quibids is a streaming subscription service that will focus on mobile viewing only, allowing for uniquely-produced content. For example, content could consist of segmented 10-minute clips that could be easily viewed on-the-go. One neat feature includes content that is shot in a way that when you flip the orientation of your phone, you will be given a brand new perspective, adding a dynamic dimension to your viewing experience. Big names like Idris Elba, Steph Curry, and Chrissy Teigen have already signed up alongside the service to produce new content.
LG Signature OLED TV R
TVs are always one of the main attractions at CES, but this year, LG finally announced it will be shipping its specialized OLED TV model. This radically-designed TV features a metal block that houses a bendable-OLED screen, that rolls upwards at the press of a button. LG says it was designed with a mindset of “less screen time,” though it won’t come cheap. Rumors are placing at an eye-watering $60,000.
Samsung’s STAR Labs unveiled Neon, an AI-powered virtual being that looks and behaves like real humans. Unlike traditional AI-assistants like Alexa and Siri, Neon beings are designed to look and behave like real humans, providing never-before-seen realism for virtual assistants. STAR Labs CEO Pranav Mistry says “Neons will integrate with our world and serve as new links to a better future, a world where ‘humans are humans’ and ‘machines are humane.”