By Boris Spektor, Senior
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is an annual trade show in early January that presents new technologies and concepts from 4,000 presenting companies. Here are the top five prototypes/products showcased at this year’s CES.
Car Tech - Faraday Future FF91
Faraday Future unveiled a self-driving car that runs on a huge 130kWh battery to deliver up to 378 miles between charges. Oh, and it also goes from 0-60 in 2.39 seconds, slightly beating out the acceleration of a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.
Camera - Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5
The new iteration of Panasonic’s Lumix line has everything a professional photographer could want, including 4K (the same resolution as the screen in the movie theater) capture at 60fps, body based image stabilization, and support for 10-bit color images (for a wider color range).
TV - LG Signature W OLED
Want to replace your picture frames on the wall with TVs? Then this product is for you! At 2.57mm thick (half the thickness of your iPhone), it’s so thin that it comes with magnets so you can mount it to a wall, leaving it looking like a poster. Oh, and it also has a soundbar that adjusts itself based on the environment for the best speaker positioning. Pricing has not been announced, but expect it to be extremely expensive.
Laptop Concept - Razer Project Valerie
What do you get when you combine one of the fastest laptops money can buy with three screens? A hernia, that’s what. This monstrosity weighs 20 pounds, is around 3 inches thick, and has a mechanism that extends two 4K screens out of the laptop body (which fold back into the body when not in use). This is completely ridiculous, and may never reach production, but hey, laptops can dream big, too.
Computer Tech - AMD Ryzen
The computer industry needs a kick in the pants more than ever, and AMD will happily provide it. From 2006 to now, Intel Corporation has been uncontested in processor speeds, so they have not been innovating as much. A high-end intel chip from 2016 is only 25% faster than a chip released in 2011, and the speed of innovation is further slowing. This is set to change this year, as AMD Corporation is releasing their new processor chip platform which will make them competitive again with Intel, fostering competition and innovation.