Top technologies of CES 2017 | 2017-01-09 |


Top technologies of CES 2017

Scitech Desk     9 January, 2017 12:00 AM printer

Top technologies of CES 2017

Concept-i UX

Helia Smart Light Bulbs

Called Helia, the new line of bulbs from Soraa are LED lights that aim to recreate the feel of natural sunlight. The bulbs, which rely on sensors rather than Wi-Fi, emit bright blue light in the morning when you’re waking up and then slowly reduce the amount of blue light until the sun sets and all blue light is eliminated.

It’s kind of light iOS’s Night Shift mode and the result is light that’s easier on your tired eyes (and brain) and less disruptive to your sleep.


AIRE Digestive Tracker

The AIRE by FoodMarble is a portable app-connected gadget that is able to analyze the amount of gas in your bloodstream the way a breathalyzer would monitor your blood alcohol level. According to FoodMarble, certain foods that don’t gel with your system cause a buildup of gas in your gut. Using a series of breath tests and food tracking, the AIRE can help you find out which foods don’t agree with your body so that you can live a more comfortable life.


Toyota Concept-i UX

Toyota’s new Concept-i UX car integrates everything from artificial intelligence to haptic feedback to create a new kind of relationship with the driver. This will be a car that not only protects you, but knows your needs and, perhaps, even your emotions. Not only does the interior look like a cross between a race car and something out of Star Trek, but it’s got a built-in personal digital assistant called Yui that lives in the 3D dashboard and can greet you with a cheerful “Hello” or communicate with the driver through light, sound and haptic touch.


Corning Gorilla Glass for Automotive

Go ahead, throw a rock at your windshield because it might survive — if that windshield is made with Gorilla Glass for Automotive. The special glass is related to the material used in smartphones, but with added ingredients to protect it against the extreme cold, heat and sun exposure experienced by most cars. And because the glass is thinner and lighter than a standard car windshield, cars that use Gorilla Glass could be more energy efficient.


Razer Project Valerie

Razer’s Project Valerie is big, heavy, has three screens, and we’re completely in love with it. Based off Razer’s shipping Blade Pro gaming laptop, Project Valerie crams three 17-inch 4K-resolution displays into a 12-pound body for the ultimate on-the-go gaming and productivity experience. It’s just a concept for now, but that’s not stopping us from wanting one badly.


Razer Project Ariana

Projectors have never been this cool before. Ever. Another wild concept from Razer, Project Ariana is a projector that extends your computer display or TV onto your walls for a more immersive experience. Using two depth sensors, Ariana scans your room and then tells its 155-degree fisheye lens to project an expanded field of view around your main display. The result is an impressive interactive light and projection show that augments whatever is happening on the screen.


Samsung Chromebook Plus/Pro

Samsung’s Chromebook Plus and Pro aren’t your typical 2-in-1 Chromebooks. Both laptop-tablet hybrids come with a stylus for writing notes and drawing on the 12.3-inch (2,400 x 1,600) touchscreen. The Plus and Pro will also be two of the first Chromebooks to ship with the Google Play store, enabling access to Android apps. With two 32GB of storage (expandable via microSD card) and two USB-C ports (take that MacBook!), a solid chiclet-style keyboard and a smooth, responsive trackpad, Samsung’s new Chromebooks are more than competitive with other devices in its class.



Helia Smart Light Bulbs



LG 55-inch transparent TV

If there’s a piece of tech at CES 2017 that looks more like the future than this 55-inch transparent TV from LG Display, we must have missed it. This see-through TV leverages the natural transmittance of OLED displays to create a ghostly screen. Its usefulness is probably more geared toward commercial applications like heads-up displays, though we wouldn’t mind having one of these in our house. LG doesn’t have plans to sell the crystal-clear set anytime soon, but we still can’t take our eyes off it.


LG “wallpaper” OLED TV W

Just when you think a TV can’t get any thinner, it does. LG’s Signature OLED TV W is only 2.57mm thick. It’s thinner than an iPhone! The “wallpaper” TV will come in two sizes: 65- and 77-inches when they launch this year. They’re also insanely light; the 65-inch weighs only 17 pounds and the 77-inch weighs 27 pounds. How do you mount such a thin TV? Easy, just stick to the wall with magnets. What about speakers? Where’s that? Well, because the panel’s so damn thin, LG had to cram the rest of the TV’s circuitry and speakers into a separate sound bar.


Panasonic GH5

The successor to one of the best 4K mirrorless cameras is here and it’s called the Panasonic GH5. The mirrorless camera’s still based on the tried-and-true Micro Four Thirds lens system, but this time around it’s got a higher 20.3-megapixel image sensor, faster image processor to handle its 4K capture at higher framerates, and autofocusing that’s 6x faster than the GH4 it’s replacing. Another standout feature is the 5-axis in-body image stabilization that should help combat extreme shakiness. And the camera‘s built like a tank: The magnesium alloy body is splash-, dust-, and freeze-proof body (down to -10 degrees Celsius).


Polaroid Pop

While Polaroid has introduced new instant print cameras mixed with digital such as the Polaroid Snap, its newest project called the Polaroid Pop mashes digital and analog in a way that actually makes sense. The new digital camera features a 3.97-inch touchscreen LCD, 20-megapixel CMOS sensor, 1080p video recording, an accompanying editing app and the return of the 3x4” film. The camera can also print photos from a mobile device, making it extremely versatile and a great addition to anyone’s lineup.