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CES 2017- What's new!

CES is the biggest showcasing of the craziest tech on Earth. This year on its 50th anniversary, it hosted more than 200K spectators to give them a glimpse of the tech of tomorrow. The Bytes team scoured the internet to bring you the best tech from this year’s CES. Here, we compiled a list of tech that we thought would wow you folks!

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ULTRA THIN AND QUANTUM DOT TVS

If you thought the TV hype was over because of all the ultrahigh- def phone screens, then think again. With the promise of ‘Perfect Colour’, Samsung has brought a new lineup of ultra-thin TVs that use Quantum Dot material to create up to 2,000 nits. LG has also impressed the world with one of the slimmest TVs we have ever seen. Paper thin TVs aren’t far away it seems.

GAMING GOES 4K with NVIDIA

Nvidia isn’t restricting itself to the gaming industry anymore- that’s old news. But does that mean they don’t plan to be the reigning king? WRONG! Now you can stream through 4K in ‘Shield’. But what impressed us most was: artificial intelligence and driverless cars. Nvidia has vowed to bring 4th Gen driverless to the mainstream with their DRIVE PX2 AI hardware.

CHINESE UPRISING

This time at CES we saw Chinese brands parading cutting edge technologies that are almost as good as the ones in the west. More than 1300 chinese brands registered this year for CES. The ones that caught our eyes were: LeEco, a popular internet venture, tying up with Faraday Future in its electric vehicle segment, DJI being the top reseller of drones in USA, Hisense bringing ULED technology in the market for TVs etc. 

Other prominent Chinese smartphone manufacturers like ZTE, Huawei, Xiaomi also had a strong presence at CES. 

LAPTOPS THAT WON’T FIT ON YOUR LAP

One of the devices that shook us to our very core was Razer’s ‘Project Valerie’. So what is ‘Project Valerie’? 

Project Valerie is a laptop(!) with a built-in mechanical keyboard and three(!!), 17.3-inch 4K monitors. 

The laptop comes wrapped in a unibody aluminum chassis and weighs less than 12 pounds. 

This massive monster is powered by an NVIDIA GTX 1080 GPU. 

Immersive gaming experience guaranteed.

MORE COMPETITION FOR APPLE

Samsung in cooperation of Google has brought out another new device that can easily substitute the low market performing iPads. These chromebooks come with a touch display, a stylus and great build. Microsoft, too, has announced cloud connected cars that Apple has been working on. Not a good CES for Apple it seems!

SMARTHOMES ARE HERE

Smart-homes are just a few blocks away- that’s what we felt with all the cool gadgets for home that we saw at CES. Amazon has Alexa, a smart assistant, which comes pre-loaded with the cylindrical tube. Though it arrived on stores prior to CES, it still stole away most of the thunder from Siri and Google Now. Samsung also brought an updated version of their Family Hub 2.0 fridge. We were also surprised to know GE signed up with Nest of Google. 

MORE ELECTRIC CARS

Faraday Future with their new electric car, the FF91, were left sort of embarrassed when the car’s self-parking feature malfunctioned during the launch presentation at CES. They showcased their car being able to go from 0 to 60 mph in 2.39 seconds, while Tesla’s P100D takes a measly 2.5 seconds. There isn’t any shred of doubt that electric autonomous vehicles are the future, and they’re getting more exciting every year.

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