Super high-tech TV screens, ‘smart’ pillows and a robotic masseuse are just a handful of the technological innovations on display at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this year.
For fans of fancy gadgetry, there’s possibly nothing more thrilling than the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The annual expo boasts a bevy of new inventions and innovations in technology, from high-tech TV screens to a multitude of ‘smart’ devices. While some exhibitions are just fun to look at, others provide a glimpse of the future of electronics.
FRANCE 24 scoured the 170,000 square metres of showroom at this year’s CES to bring you some of the most interesting and amusing innovations on display.
Behind the scenes at the at the CES in Las Vegas
One exhibit featured a yummy looking spread of apples, grapes among other things, as well as a rather remarkable fork that vibrates when it senses its user is eating too fast.
The Pleo dinosaur is like a real-life Tamogotchi. It recoginises its name, needs to be fed and can even sing. Why did its creators decide to make their ‘pet’ a dinosaur? Because cats and dogs are too familiar. With a dinosaur, one can let their imagination run wild.
In electronics giant Samsung’s eyes, a television can never be too large. The company’s new OLED screen dwarfs the man standing beside it, and its slightly curved form gives content increased depth, allowing for a more real-life viewing experience.
Who hasn’t dreamed of having their own personal masseuse? Now, thanks to this oddly-shaped robot, you can. Apparently it helps relax knotted muscles at the end of a long day, though if looks are anything to go by, it’s not wholly convincing.
Smart people, smart phones… Everything is ‘smart’ these days, including pillows. The so-called intelliPillow automatically adjusts to the position of its user as he or she sleeps. Finally, a technological innovation that allows people to relax, rather than plug in.
With all the advances in television screens, watching TV has never been more realistic. But, for Sharp, the last generation of electronics just isn’t up to snuff. Their most recent model, 8K TV, has the equivalent of 16 times the pixel resolution of HDTV.
Date created : 2013-01-10