The new year is still young but there's already plenty of reasons to get excited about new tech and gadgets at one of the world's biggest technology shows. CES 2017 is here, and we've got all the latest news from the show floor in Vegas. Keep checking back to this blog for constant updates throughout the week!
Secure Smart Devices
Now every other product on the market has the ability to connect to the internet (including many of our projectors!), security is as important as ever. Luckily, CES has seen the launch of a new class of device; one that attaches itself to your router and monitors the activity of all devices that are connected to it. The Norton Core (in addition to being the coolest-looking gadget of CES so far) does exactly that, and promises to defend your smart devices from hacking. At a time when even Mark Zuckerberg is covering up his webcam for fear of being hacked, these could be the products to watch in 2017.
If you're not happy with the speed or reliability of your network at home, LinkSys may have just unveiled the product of your dreams. It's Velop WiFi mesh system is a set of devices that each acts as a router, access point and repeater which means you can get a super strong connection no matter where you are in your home. This would be perfect for use with an all-in-one projector like the Pico Genie M550 Plus!
Meet Olly the Adorable AI Assistant
World First: QLED TVs
Samsung will be a big presence at CES this year and we're expecting them to put more of a focus on QLED TVs. There's a lot of buzz about this, but what exactly are QLEDs?
QLEDs are a best-of-both-worlds combination of quantum dots - the things in that gives you bright colours in high-end TVs - and OLEDs, which are organic materials that give the most vibrant colours and deepest blacks. This means QLED TVs will offer the brightest images and most vibrant colours of any display we've ever seen!
Samsung is expected to announce the first ever retail QLED TVs at CES - keep checking the blog for the latest!
Easy As USB-C
USB-C is going to be everywhere at CES, notably on the shiny new Dell and Lenovo laptops.
USB-C is being pushed as an all-purpose connection that can operate as a charger, data connection and even an audio jack, meaning the trusty 3.5mm jack could be on its way out!
Faraday Future's Self-Driving Car
Once merely a sci-fi movie staple, the self-driving car is making waves at CES! The FF91, who manufacturers Faraday Future claim boasts 1,000 horsepower, can go from 0-60 in just 2.39 seconds. It can be connected to smart devices to use augmented reality and drive and park itself, too!
If you're impressed by these stats, you might want to set aside the £4000 needed to pre-order it now!