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The top tech at CES

Technology is constantly changing, meaning that it can be hard for us to keep up with everything that is going on in the world.

Every year, however, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) highlights the latest developments in technology around the globe.

This year’s show had some impressive tech, so in case you missed it or have never seen CES I’ve made a list of my favourite tech that was on show.

The Wall by Samsung

The Wall Samsung

Credit: Samsung

Samsung has officially taken TV to another level this year with the introduction of the wall. They unveiled new technology known as MicroLED which has allowed them to create truly gigantic screens.

The MicroLED is inspired by Samsung’s very own cinema screen technology that they designed for movie theatres.

The Wall is this scaled down to enable it to fit in a house. The Wall is 146 inches diagonal which means that it is over 10 feet wide and almost 6 foot tall. This isn’t all though as it could become even larger.

This is due to the technology being modular. Samsung stated that “Users can add or remove modules to make their TV bigger or smaller, in any configuration, removing previous limitations on screen size, with zero impact on performance of the display.”

The size of the TV was chosen to comply with the standard ceiling height. Samsung have yet to announce a price on this monster TV yet however it is estimated to cost in the region of £10,000.

 Family Hub Refrigerator by Samsung

Family Hub Samsung

Credit: Samsung

The fridge is arguably one of the most important pieces of technology in any household which fills us with delight.

Now I know what you’re thinking a fridge although it is cool is not the most remarkable piece of tech. Samsung have decided to change that though and give you a fridge that can do a lot more than just keep your food and drinks cold.

What’s cooler than being cool? The new Family Hub of course. The Family Hub comes with a built in digital assistant and a 21.5 inch LED touchscreen.

You can literally tell your fridge to buy more food. There’s more it can play music, create a shopping list and read out your schedule.

Did I mention the fact you can see inside the fridge without opening the door?

These are just some of the features that come with the smartest fridge on the planet.

Does the world really need it? Absolutely not but do we care not in the slightest.

 

e-Palette Concept by Toyota

Toyota e-Palette

Credit: Bloomberg

Toyota unveiled its latest concept vehicle at CES, the e-Palette.

This is a four-wheel platform, that drives itself and is fully electric. The vehicle is designed to move both people and objects.

Whilst it’s certainly not the most attractive vehicle looking like a glass box on wheels its potential is incredible. The company has not only created this prototype but it has also formed an alliance and has several big names such as Amazon, Uber and Pizza Hut already on board.

The e-Palettes truly are a thing of the future with them having several uses. They could be used as ride-sharing vehicles, delivery vehicles or mobile retail stores.

Although this is only a concept for now it shows a huge step forward in the motor industry.

CX-1 by ForwardX

CX-1 Suitcase

Credit: Yahoo

Tired of lugging heavy suitcases around an airport, well what about one that follows you instead?

Although the name doesn’t give it away the CX-1 is exactly that, a self-driving suitcase. Made with self-driving technology, facial recognition and a wristband ForwardX have created the first driving carry on piece of luggage.

The device can follow you around the airport with a maximum speed of 7 miles per hour. The suitcase can avoid obstacles and comes equipped with a smart wristband that keeps it in range of you and protects it from theft.

The suitcase also comes with some other nice features such as a built-in phone charger allowing you to charge your phone on the go. Sure, this may seem like something that is slightly unnecessary but its 2018. Who wouldn’t want a robotic suitcase that drives itself?

MyEye 2.0 by OrCam

OrCam 2.0

Credit: The Low Vision Store

The OrCam MyEye 2.0 is a remarkable device that can really improve lives for blind people or those with limited eyesight.

Essentially it is a smart camera about the size of your finger that can read aloud writing or print from any source.

The MyEye is equipped with a camera and speaker in a self-contained unit that can be used anywhere. The device works by taking a picture of the text you point at and reading back the lines to you.

It comes with several different reading modes that make it easy to read back small pieces of text or even full pages. The device also features facial recognition that can identify people with a single scan.

This truly is a remarkable product that is going to better the lives of many people.

 

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