By: Nick Gambino

With the most important and most fun tech present of the 12 months upon us, we right here at NewsWatch are packing our luggage and checking our flight itineraries as we prep ourselves for a wild week at CES 2018 in Las Vegas.

As in years previous, we’ll see some superb new tech in addition to advances for tried and true units and devices. And naturally we’ll be on the bottom overlaying the most well liked unveilings. To ensure you’re prepared we’re going to provide you a heads up on the tendencies we’re anticipating to see.

Augmented Actuality however Not A lot From VR

Whereas VR has performed a big position at CES previously few years, this 12 months it takes a again seat to AR (Augmented Actuality). Actually, we’re not anticipating to see a couple of or two VR headsets on show whereas there are a selection of firms setting as much as show their AR units in South Halls 1 and a pair of.

Although they promote their tech as MR (Combined Actuality), there doesn’t appear to be any indication that Florida-based firm Magic Leap can be there. That’s a bummer seeing as if they simply introduced their first official product and have one of the hyped techs on the market.

Wi-fi Charging…By means of the Air

We’re simply getting used to Qi tech the place we will cost our telephones wirelessly by merely setting them down on a small pad. Now it appears a number of firms try to show the whole lot the wrong way up but once more with wi-fi charging by the air. We’ll see firms like Powercast unveil their options to energy up varied units from a distance.

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TVs, Of Course

What would CES be with out the most recent and coolest within the TV realm? Whereas OLED has been the four letters on everybody’s lips, there’s a brand new tech on the horizon that may simply smoke it. Rumor has it that Samsung can be unveiling a Micro LED TV that makes use of miniscule LEDs to ship an unbelievably crisp image. Every LED produces its very personal gentle whereas it’s additionally stated to make use of much less energy than OLED shows.

In fact that received’t be all. We’ll nonetheless see loads of superior OLED TVs and naturally the spectacular, if presently impractical, 8K TV.


We’re not finished with IoT (Web of Issues), not by a protracted shot. We’re not finished till the whole lot is related. (Suppose Black Mirror “White Christmas” episode.) We should always see loads of new methods to hyperlink your private home and each possession in it. We don’t anticipate to see the sensible residence pattern die down anytime quickly with over 200 exhibitors presently slated to point out off their IoT wares.

Hopefully Helpful Robots

The films have been promising us helpful robots for near 100 years. So the place the hell are the built-in robots fiction concocted by Hollywood has promised me? Properly, there are many tech firms, large and small, invested in realizing this dream together with Sony and LG. So apparently it’s not simply me.

Whereas CES is all the time extra enjoyable with robots, they hardly ever pan out in the actual world. This 12 months we should always once more see loads of these little guys however we hope there can be at the least one revolutionary or, on the very least, sensible robotic on show.

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Keep tuned for rather more on CES 2018 from NewsWatch!