Netease technology news on January 9, according to foreign media reports, the 2020 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) opened in Las Vegas on Tuesday local time. What are the most interesting and strange products at the exhibition? In short, its fake meat, dummies and fake privacy.
The annual International Consumer Electronics Show has a huge scale, covering an area of 270000 square meters, but it is no longer the most influential place to release technology products. Technology giants such as apple, Google and Amazon left the real good things to their spring and autumn launches. Nevertheless, every media will walk around the international consumer electronics exhibition every year, looking for novel ideas, practical equipment, lovely robots and incredible technology products.
This year, even politicians flocked to the international consumer electronics show. Ivanka trump, a White House adviser, delivered a keynote speech on Tuesday.
Some of the trends at the show excited us. Thanks to the new foldable technology, notebook computers have become interesting again, OLED screens can be bent and folded; TV can adjust the picture settings by itself; artificial meat is developing in a new direction; even the man-made people we can interact with become like real people.
The international consumer electronics show can also be used to track some of the technological advances that are still in the bud, including autopilot, artificial intelligence and augmented reality glasses. As the largest exhibiting industry in this exhibition, TV is promoting a new reason for users to upgrade: 8K TV, with four times the pixel of Ultra HD 4K TV.
There are also companies promoting suspicious safety and health equipment, or integrating monitoring into their daily lives. When technology companies aggressively promote the privacy features of their products, they are devouring user data like Hungry Hippos.
The following are the best, most interesting and most strange products found by the media at the International Consumer Electronics Show:
More real robot: Samsung man-made neon
Starlabs, an independent research unit of Samsung, released the man-made man named neon at the exhibition, which is one of the unprecedented marketing activities at the international consumer electronics exhibition. Neon seems to be a computer-generated animation that looks like a character in a video game and has a dialogue skill similar to that of Alexa. Samsung describes Neon Technology as a virtual human created by computing, whose appearance and behavior are similar to real human beings, and with the ability to express emotion and wisdom. According to Samsung, neon can help accomplish goal oriented tasks, and also personalize settings to help tasks requiring manual operation. The neon avatar can act as a teacher, financial advisor, healthcare provider, concierge, actor, speaker, or TV anchor.
The price of the product is unknown and is expected to be available in the near future.
Self balancing electric seat: Segway s-pod
Segway has released the s-pod, an electric seat that automatically keeps balance. The function is similar to the chair people sit on in the spaceship in the movie robot story. But the company said it was inspired by the gyro car in Jurassic world. The new mobile device is a mixture of comfortable reclining chairs, small electric vehicles and giant eggs, allowing people to move freely in non road places such as shopping malls, airports and theme parks. Segway s-pod has a top speed of 39km / h, which can be controlled by a small knob or panel on the armrest. When the participants put on helmets and tested the s-pod prototype at the show, the speed limit was limited to 11 kilometers per hour and there was no seat belt. It feels fast and dangerous, more like a go kart than a futuristic electric seat. At the international consumer electronics show, companies announced a number of travel products, such as remote-controlled motorcycles, electric SUVs and real cars that are slowly approaching full autonomous driving.
Translator: Google Translate
At last years international consumer electronics show, Google Translate launched the real-time translation mode, and integrated this function on the intelligent display screen, placed in a hotel near the show. This year, this function has matured, and Google began to demonstrate the translation function through its nesthub device. Google has sold it as a service to businesses such as hotels and banks. At present, the consulting desk of John F. Kennedy International Airport International terminal, the gymnasium in Qatar and large chain hotels have set up relevant services. Google Translate is not the only translation technology provider at the show. Companies such as pocketalk and Waverly labs also showed their own translation technology at the show. Part of the reason for this boom is the progress of artificial intelligence, especially natural language processing.
Now users can use this function in the nearby hotel lobby.
Smart glasses nreal
In the past decade, we have heard that the future is computing oriented. This hasnt happened yet, but the technology to apply augmented reality to glasses is improving. Nreal looks almost the same as ordinary Sunglasses except for a small bump and a long data line connected to smart phones. However, the Beijing based start-up has managed to cram a large number of devices into lightweight products weighing just 32.5g, including a front-end camera that can locate virtual objects in the room and an operating system that supports almost all Android applications. Its stealth camera even supports capture. The field of vision of the relevant augmented reality screen is limited to about 52 degrees. When users watch the test video and run the augmented reality game, the virtual image is clear and distinguishable.
The product is priced at $500 and will be available in early 2020.
For the first time, manufacturers of impossible burger have tried to mimic the taste of pork. On Monday, the company announced the launch of two new types of artificial pork products: artificial sausage breakfast patties and artificial pork. Artificial sausage breakfast Patty will be available in some Burger King restaurants. The announcement comes at a time of turmoil in the global pork industry. For the past year and a half, the global pork industry has been struggling with the epidemic in Africa, with limited supply. Impossible foods did not give details of when and where to launch the new product, but if priced properly, it could find a lucrative market in Asia.
At present, impossiblefoods has not announced the product price. Artificial sausage will be on sale in 139 Burger King stores in the United States by the end of January. Artificial pig meat stuffing time to market has not been announced.
How to control privacy: Amazon privacy dashboard
Amazon is finally listening to users concerns about the safety and privacy of its products. The company has released a new software dashboard that allows users to manage devices and services, connect to networked doorbells ring and other home cameras, and allow users to choose not to allow police access to ring surveillance video. However, many users want ring to make more substantive changes, such as turning on two factor account verification by default, or explicitly stipulating not to share video with the police. Instead, ring continues to shift responsibility for security and privacy to users.
Later this month, users can upgrade the dashboard for free in the ring mobile app.
Companion robot: boccoemo
In terms of most conversation skills, everyone wants a clear answer to the question. But from boccoemo, most of what users get is crap. Thats the point: boccoemo is a companion robot. It listens to what the user is saying and responds emotionally with a coo, chirp, or gurgle at the right time. The robots head also moves rhythmically. Yukai engineering, a Tokyo based robot maker, believes that when we are alone, especially in an aging society, robots can play an important role in human emotional life. Boccoemo can also perform more practical tasks, such as turning on and turning off smart lights.
The product price is to be determined and will be delivered in May 2020.
Simpler wireless charging: airafreepower
At present, the wireless charging function is not as effective as we expect, it often needs to put the charging equipment in the right position. And the user can only charge one thing at a time. Apple has cancelled a multi device charging plan called airpower, which was scheduled to be launched in 2018. Now a start-up called Aira says it has found a solution. The companys freepower technology allows you to charge multiple devices at the same time without having to pay attention to their location on the wireless charging board. The company said it redesigned the coil matrix to better plan the magnetic field needed for charging. Aira, which has been successful on the shark tank TV show, is selling its technology to other companies, such as the wireless charging board of the nomadgoods brand.
There is no price or launch date for the nomadbasestationpro wireless charging device with freepower.
Foldable laptop: Lenovo thinkpadx1fold
The trend of foldable screen design that we first saw in mobile phones is spreading to the field of notebook computers. Lenovo is ready to launch a 13 inch folding screen laptop that can be folded up like a book, placed flat like a tablet, or folded 90 degrees to work like a mini laptop. Users can type through a removable wireless keyboard. When the laptop screen is folded, the keyboard is embedded in the middle. Lenovo said thinkpadx1fold would appeal to people who need all the features of windows 10 pro but dont like to carry a traditional laptop with them. The 1kg thinkpadx1fold feels a little thicker after folding, but it seems to be a development direction of notebook computers.
It is priced at $2499 and will be available in mid-2020.
Rotatable TV: Samsung sero
People are used to taking videos with their mobile phones vertically. When you watch instagram or tiktok on your phone, the vertical screen works well, but it looks bad on a horizontal TV. Now Samsungs newly released sero TV can rotate and switch freely between horizontal and vertical directions. You can sync the content of the Samsung Galaxy phone to the sero TV, and it will automatically switch directions according to what you see.
At present, Samsung has not announced the price and will be listed in the U.S. market at the beginning of 2020.
A smart watch that can detect sleep apnea: withingscanwatch
Health problems that smart watches can detect add to sleep apnea. Wearable devices maker Withings has added a SpO2 sensor to its new scanwatch to measure oxygen saturation levels and identify low states to determine whether users have sleep apnea. In addition, scanwatch can track sleep time, depth, and quality, and provide a nighttime sleep score. It can also track user movement, monitor heart rate and detect arrhythmia. Better yet, the watch battery can keep the device running for 30 days.
The product is priced at $250 and will be available in spring 2020.
Tattoo free printer: prinker
In recent years, the technology of non marking tattoo has not changed much. You can buy them, order custom tattoos online, or print your own at home. The new device, prinker, makes it easy for users to leave temporary, non marking tattoos. This kind of hand-held tattoo printer can apply harmless ink on the skin, and pictures can be selected from matching applications or added by yourself. The beauty is that prinker can only print an inch wide pattern, so it takes time to print a long string of patterns on the arm, but the only limit to the length of the tattoo is the length of your body. Although the final tattoo will not stain or fade, it can be easily washed off with soap and water.
The cost is $269 and will be available in mid-2020.
Hi Tech sex toys: OS u00e9 developed by loradicarlo
This years international consumer electronics show allows high-tech fun products. OS u00e9 is a unique and interesting product, which can automatically control the vibration frequency and mode, bringing unprecedented experience to users. In addition, loradicarlo has released two other similar products. According to statistics, there are about a dozen similar high-tech interesting products at the exhibition.
The product costs $290 and is now on the market.
Here comes the 8K TV: lgsignatureoled8ktv and curly TV
Image: LGs curly TV
What do TV manufacturers sell to customers who already have the latest 4K HD TVs? The answer will be 8K TV. LG will release a series of 8K TVs later this year, and says its target audience is consumers who put bigger screens in smaller spaces. At present, 8K video content is not much, but like Samsung, LG will use deep learning algorithm to improve the picture quality of 4K movies and TV programs. LG is also working on another big TV Technology Innovation: Curly TV. LG said that this years curly TVs will be finally priced and launched. This is a 65 inch 4koled TV. The screen can be rolled up and put into the cabinet. When the user watches TV, just press the button on the remote control, the OLED TV will slowly rise.
There is no pricing for curly TVs and they will be available later this year.
TV supported filmmaker model
Image: Makoto morise, manager of Panasonic group, speaks at the Ultra HD alliance film producer mode conference.
Now many TVs have automatic color adding and motion smoothing settings, which make movies and programs look very unreal. Filmmakers, including Paul Thomas Anderson, Ryan Coogler, Patty Jenkins, Martin Scorsese and Christopher Nolan, thought they had enough of it, so they formed an industry alliance called UHD alliance to support a The new filmmaker model. Using filmmaker mode on TV disables post-processing systems such as motion smoothing, noise reduction, and sharpening, while retaining frame rate, color, and aspect ratio. So far, Vizio, Panasonic, Samsung, LG and other large TV manufacturers have signed up.
Some models of TVs that will be available in 2020 will support this feature.
Sleep aid device: hatcherestore
This bedside lamp combines a white noise generator to help users fall asleep and wake up more easily. Restore will change the color and brightness according to the users sleep habits: yellow represents the gradually relaxing reading time, and white represents waking up. And the device will be equipped with a quiet voice in each different time period, even recording the users meditation habits. Users can find and set up their own correct night sleep program through supporting applications. The developers say restores voice and color are based on cognitive behavioral science, and that the program will make you sleep better.
The products are priced in the morning and will be launched at the beginning of 2020.
Family privacy assistant: Winston
Winston can help users protect their privacy. This device is installed between the WiFi router and the modem. The evasion strategy can reduce the data occupation of all devices in the home. Winston is not only a virtual privacy network, but also can scan the traffic in and out of the home, block advertisements, filter and track cookies, crack down on website fingerprint identification and hide Internet addresses. In addition, Winston claims to be able to speed up network connections by blocking ad loading and online tracking. Users are required to pay $8.25 per month for services, free for the first year.
The product costs $249 and is now on the market. (Chen Chen)
Source: Wang Fengzhi, editor in charge of Netease Technology Report