Wall-sized TVs. Connected everything. Smart mirrors. Autonomous electric vehicles. The world’s thinnest laptop. This is everything that mattered at CES 2018.
When VR first made its major CES reemergence via Oculus Rift years ago, it was jaw-dropping. Those moments, since, are harder to come by. But there were discoveries, and trends, and things to talk about in AR and VR AT ces 2018. You just had to pay attention.
Both companies usually shun conventions like CES, preferring to debut gadgets at their own press events. But these tech giants have built an imposing presence here this year as they work to weave their voice-operated digital assistants more deeply into our personal lives.
Hulu CEO Randy Freer signaled that the company could be interested in expanding internationally as it awaits the outcome of the Disney-Fox merger.
Meyhem erupted at CES Wednesday as a power outage in the Central Hall shut down the giant tech conference, taking place in Las Vegas this week. Staff were told to close all entrances to the event, according to show management. Not even exhibitors were allowed into the event.
They’re smart-home hubs, virtual-assistant access points, gaming consoles and powerful computers. And as TVs mimic the features of other gadgets, phones and computers return the favor. Gadgets are all just screens now, TVs of all shapes and sizes.
The five-year ATSC standards-development process with hundreds of volunteers culminates in the world’s first internet protocol-based broadcast TV system. Yesterday at CES, the FCC’s approval of ATSC 3.0 standards was celebrated by (l-r): Gary Shapiro, president-CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, Gordon Smith, NAB president-CEO and ATSC President Mark Richer.
Here’s how to translate the tangle of great-sounding television set upgrades into plain English.
As the annual CES gadget show kicks off in Las Vegas this week, manufacturers are expected to unveil even more voice-controlled devices — speakers and beyond — as Amazon and Google make their digital assistants available on a wider array of products.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai canceled his scheduled appearance at the major upcoming tech industry trade show after receiving death threats, two agency sources told Recode on Thursday. It’s the second known incident in which Pai’s safety may have been at risk, after a bomb threat abruptly forced the chairman to halt his controversial vote to scrap the U.S. government’s net neutrality rules in December 2017.
TiVo is introducing a next-generation platform designed to allow mid-size pay-TV operators to embrace IPTV and offer customers a modern, app-based user experience across a range of devices. It’ll be on display next week at CES in Las Vegas.
How the new television transmission standard will impact stations and their competitive opportunities will be rop of mind for broadcasters at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show. Also of interest will be the continuing disruption of media, particularly TV, the growth of virtual home assistants and more.