Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 has just been concluded last week. This year we have seen many such technologies that are not yet mainstream but soon will be seen in everyday life. We saw technologies like Virtual Humans, invisible keyboard, chef robot, foldable bike, and even electric cars. Companies like Samsung, LG and Sony showcased many groundbreaking technologies at the show.
Let’s check out some amazing tech from CES 2020 here.
Smacircle Foldable eBike
Smacircle has launched the world’s most compact and lightweight e-bike at CES. Dubbed as Smacircle S1, the e-bike weighing only 7 Kg and can fit into a small backpack. It can be folded in five simple steps and you can carry it anywhere. There are also iOS and Android apps of Smacircle S1 that come with the ability to lock it using a smartphone.
NEON Artificial Human
Among the most talked-about gadgets and tech at CES, the NEON virtual human was one of them. This is the first project of Samsung’s Star Labs. NEONs are being called the world’s first artificial humans as they look and behave like us. One day, they could also develop memories and emotions.
LG Transparent Refrigerator
LG showcased a new transparent refrigerator in its InstaView line. Dubbed as InstaView ThinQ, the fridge has a transparent front panel, allowing you to see what’s inside in the main section without opening the fridge door. This 22-inch panel can also be used as a connected display for internet access and other multimedia. The fridge can track what food is added or removed to it and maintains a real-time inventory of your food and ask you to buy things when you’re running low. It has Alexa built-in and Bluetooth speakers and can also suggest potential meals based on the ingredients you have.
Sony Vision-S Electric Car
Sony introduced its first electric car at the CES. Called Vision-S, it is an electric concept sedan developed by Sony and designed in collaboration with various components manufacturers. The car is equipped with 33 sensors, including CMOS, radar and time-of-flight cameras. It also has a panoramic touchscreen with Sony’s 360 Reality Audio, built into the dashboard. The car with two 200 kW electric motors can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in just 4.8 seconds. The top speed of the car is rated at 240 km/h.
Mercedes Benz Vision Avtr
German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz showcased its futuristic concept car Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR at CES. The concept car is inspired by the 2009 hit sci-fi movie ‘Avatar’. The car doesn’t have any doors or any conventional steering wheel and comes with a host of unique features like sideways movement, biometric, and immersive experience.
It has movable, multidirectional ‘bionic flaps’ that can communicate with the driver and the outside world in gestures. The car can also go sideways by approximately 30 degrees. The premium auto company has used revolutionary battery technology with compostable and recyclable materials.
Samsung Chef Robot
Samsung, at CES 2020 also showcased a Bot Chef. It is actually a pair of robotic arms that can cook a salad or coffee on command. The Bot Chef operates with simple voice commands like “Hey, Bot Chef, let’s make a salad.” These are two robotic arms that have six degrees of freedom, four main arm joints, and three fingers to pinch and hold various kitchen items.
Samsung showcased a new ‘invisible’ keyboard at CES 2020. The keyboard named Selfie Type isn’t physical and it isn’t on your screen. It uses the phone’s selfie camera and AI to track your hands and thus allowing you to type on an invisible full-size keyboard on any surface. You will just have to put your phone or tablet in a vertical position and start typing with your fingers, pretending you are typing on the actual keyboard.
Samsung T7 SSD
Samsung launched its “next-generation” SSD called the T7 Touch in CES 2020. The new portable SSD is fast and comes with a built-in fingerprint scanner for security. The solid-state drive comes in 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB configurations and features USB 3.2 for max transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps. The 500GB version is priced at $130 (Rs. 9,200 approx.).
Samsung Sero TV
Samsung showcased a new TV that features a display that can rotate vertically or horizontally. Dubbed as Sero TV, the 43-inch model looks just like regular television, but when you press a button, the orientation changes from horizontal to vertical in seconds. The TV automatically rotates to match the orientation when paired to a Samsung phone.
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