This year’s largest consumer electronics show is employment. CES 2023 It’s where the biggest tech companies show off their biggest products of 2023 – there’s a lot of hype and hype and a lot of dazzling new technology. they were Live at the CES show floor Try it all, sifting through the noise to bring you the coolest, most innovative new technology we’re discovering.
So far, we’ve got a glimpse of what companies like SamsungAnd the LGAnd the IntelAnd the nvidia And the Dale In store for 2023: Nice TVsAnd the Brutal gaming platformsAnd the 8K projector and even A futuristic concept device or two. And we’re just getting started. Wednesday was CES media day — press conferences galore — but the show continues through Sunday. there is a lot of Weird and wonderful Technology that will be discovered so far.
Consider this your TL; dr for CES 2023 – If you only read one CES feed (but why stop there?), make it this one.
The first Sony car is coming in 2026
Electric cars are big business, and Sony wants to get in on it. The electronics giant is collaborating with Honda on a new brand of electric cars called Afeela. Unlike the car Sony showed off at CES 2020 all those years ago, this one is already hitting the market. There’s no word yet on pricing, but Sony has said its Afeela will hit North American roads in 2026. Japan and Europe will follow.
This slides retractable too
Samsung gave us a look at a tantalizing concept for mobile devices, Flexible Hybrid. As the model above shows, the left side of the Flex Hybrid can be folded, like Galaxy Foldwhile the right side can slide out to expand itself.
The concept comes from Samsung Display, not the mobile arm of the South Korean giant responsible for manufacturing and selling phones. But the press release The concept show promised will bring to CES “innovative OLED products of all sizes, small, medium and large, to provide a glimpse into the future of displays.” Samsung isn’t the only company changing the future of phones – see TCL’s 2020 display — so watch this space for more flipping, folding, and scrolling devices.
Read more: Why we’re excited about foldable phones again
3D laptop (without glasses)
Images appear on the screen of this ASUS laptop Not literally, but close. Its OLED screen produces a 3D experience without glasses, much like Acer’s similar IPS version. The OLED screen is important because the technology promises a clearer 3D display. Aimed at creatives, the Asus 3D Pad uses eye tracking to produce a 3D experience.
TV without wires… and no remote
At CES there are TVs — lots of them. But while the likes of Samsung, LG and TCL battle it out for the darkest blacks, sharpest picture or best value TVs, a startup named Displace TV does something different. It makes TVs go wireless. No more searching for creative ways to hide TV strings, the company’s 55-inch OLED display is designed to attach to walls or windows using suction cups.
Displace TV uses batteries instead of a wired connection for power, and you’ll use motion controls to change channels and adjust volume instead of a remote. Read more about it here.
Smartwatches want to know if you’re OK
Smartwatches abound for tracking heart rate, sleep quality, and blood oxygen levels, but Citizen takes it a step further by CZ smart watch, which also measures levels of fatigue and alertness. He’ll even tell you your timeline – that is, whether you are a night owl or an early bird. It’s another sign that smartwatch makers are focusing more and more on measuring the impact of sleep and stress on general well-being.
The world’s thinnest gaming laptop
Alienware surprised us Four new laptops ahead of CES, including the Alienware x14, which the company said is the world’s thinnest 14-inch gaming laptop. It features a 2560 x 1600-pixel display with a 165Hz refresh rate, and will retail for $1,799 when shipping this winter. The larger version, the Alienware x16, starts at $3,099. These laptops are for people who are willing to sacrifice some power for slimmer designs.
Invisible laptop touchpads
LG offered New Gram laptop, which has a hidden touchpad that only appears when you touch the palm rest. The subtle touchpad lights up under your fingers when you touch them, showing you where to tap and drag to navigate the screen. It’s a subtle detail we didn’t know we wanted.
A huge leap for PC gamers who also use consoles
Dale Concept Nyx gaming controller At first glance it looks like just another third-party Xbox console, albeit with some fancy lights. Unfortunately, it is more than that. The Nyx console is tricked out with a set of hidden inputs, which double the functionality of the console.
The idea seems to be to bridge the gap between the gamepad and the keyboard. PC gamers can use hotkey settings to get dozens of inputs, far more than a typical gamepad, which is often limited to the options offered by a d-pad. This means that they can use a wider range of attacks in an MMO, for example, or cycle through six or seven guns in a first-person shooter instead of the two or three that console gamers are usually limited to.
Roku entered the chat
Roku has announced that it is expanding into televisionsIt mainly competes with its own partnerships with the most popular TV makers such as TCL, Hisense and Sharp. The move has been long rumored and makes a lot of sense for the streaming device maker. Roku TVs will come with the branding Voice remoteswhich include the common (and always useful) Find my remote feature. Looks like LG and Samsung have some new competition.
Television that shames others
It is the largest OLED TV in the world: LG 97-inch model It was actually revealed last year, but in 2023 it goes wireless. This means that the world’s largest screen with the best picture technology allows is now free of that unsightly jumble of wires. We’ve been covering TVs at CES for years, and even we were surprised—CNET’s TV expert David Katzmaier was impressed, saying that LG puts all other TVs to shame with this one.
Upgrades come to the brains of your laptop
Sleek displays and dazzling displays are great, but often the tech you don’t see is the most important. Intel has unveiled a boatload of New thirteenth generation processorswhich will power a wide range of products and improve performance on a wide range of laptops.
Less abstract from a chip’s performance are the upgrades it can produce. The new generation of Intel CPUs brings with it Unison, which lets iPhone and Android devices send and receive texts from your computer, as well as Thunderbolt 4, which among other improvements will mark the ability to run two external 4K displays as standard. Expect to see these features in product announcements over the next few days.
Then there was AMD’s press conference. Much of what the company touted was its professional technology, such as the AMD chips that were used to build the visual effects for Avatar 2. In terms of products you can actually buy, AMD has partnered with HP for the Dragonfly Pro, a laptop designed for the self-employed, and Lenovo for the new Legion Pro gaming laptops. For PC gamers, AMD’s top-end Ryzen 7 7800X3D and 7950X3D processors are coming this year.
Cloud gaming, now in your car
One of Nvidia’s biggest announcements is improvements to GeForce Now, its cloud gaming service, which lets you stream games to laptops, phones, and more. In short, Nvidia’s GeForce 4080 GPU power comes to the cloud. If you subscribe to the premium tier of GeForce Now — known from now on as GeForce Now Ultimate — you can now stream games at 240Hz, use ray tracing (which dramatically improves how light is displayed in-game) and DLSS 3 (which uses an algorithm to boost the rate of frames while preserving image quality).
Plus, GeForce Now is coming to… cars. If your car has a screen on the dashboard, you can play while the car is parked in a parking lot. If there are screens behind the driver’s or passenger’s seats, those sitting in the back can play on the go. For starters, Nvidia has partnered with Hyundai, BYB, and Polestar.