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CES 2020 News Roundup
If you’re a regular visitor to Tech Talk (which you should be) you’ll know that we’ve been eagerly awaiting CES 2020. From 8K TVs and noise-cancelling headphones to the PS5, we’ll keep you up to date with everything happening at the world’s largest consumer tech show. And be sure to come back every day, since we’ll be sharing all the latest news and the big stories.
CES Day 1: 8K leads the way!
With the advent of Netflix and other streaming services, we’re in the golden age of TV – so it’s only right that we have the screens to match.
Samsung’s Q950TS looks to be the next big thing. Literally. When it hits the shops, we’re told that it will be available in sizes including 65 inches and a whopping 85 inches! Its 8K QLED display might yet steal the show.
From giant to compact, both Sony and LG are offering 48-inch 4K OLED screens. LG’s latest offering from its CX range is its 48-inch 4K OLED TV. Meanwhile, Sony has unveiled its A9. Expect the super rich colours and deep blacks of 4K to be enjoyed in smaller rooms.
Can’t wait for these new models? Check out our range of super sharp 4K TVs.
Lenovo’s folding-screen laptop
It’s out with the old, in with the fold for Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Fold. Lenovo’s compact model has a 13-inch screen which folds in two. One minute, it’s a dual-screen laptop. Unfold and you’ve got a tablet. Hey presto!
Jabra’s Elite Active 75t headphones are sounding good
You’ll get the same long battery life and quality of the Elite 75t model BUT the waterproof rating has been upped to IP57 rating to stand up to sweat!
Samsung have also unveiled Sero TV – featuring a 43-inch screen that can rotate so that people can watch social video (like Tik Tok) in the front room. Think of it as a huge smartphone!
We also got an update on LG’s OLED TV R, originally announced at CES 2019. It’s super slim 3mm, 65-inch rollable OLED TV. You read that right. It rolls up at the push of a button. We don’t expect it to be in most people’s budget but we reckon it’s literally pop up in a Bond movie before long.
Sony PlayStation 5 latest
If you were waiting for the PS5, you might have to wait a little longer. Sony PlayStation President Jim Ryan only went so far as unveiling the new logo, saying:
“There’s plenty to share about the PS5 in the months ahead. And we look forward to sharing more details, including the content that will showcase the platform and the future of gaming.”
Gaming fan? Get the latest on the PS5.
CES Day 2: 5G laptops are coming...
There's been a lot of buzz around 5G recently and while we've been seeing smartphones ready for 5G (think the SAMSUNG Galaxy Note 10+ 5G), but we've heard a lot less about 5G-ready laptops. Until now.
Step forward the Lenovo Yoga 5G and the HP Elite Dragonfly laptop. Both will come with 5G capability backed in. What will this mean for us? Expect super fast downloads, VR and AR superpowers and much more. Watch this space!
Samsung Odyssey G9 gaming monitor isn't wide of the mark
The 49-inch 1440p display of the Odyssey G9 takes wide gaming screens to a whole new level. It's 1000R curve seems to fill a gamer's vision - making any player's experience even more immersive. Looks like we're going to need a wider desk...
LG makes art even smarter
While Samsung wants to turn TVs into works of art (we're looking at you Frame TV) LG look like they're trying to get into galleries. It's new GX Gallery Series 4K TV can display digital works of art that might fool the average gallery goer.
Vizio Elevates the soundbar
Regular Tech Talk reader will know that we love our soundbars, so what can CES offer up? How about the Vizio Elevate? It's got the sleek Vizio look with motorised speakers that bring a whole new dimension to 3D audio.
CES Day 3: Google Assistant gets smarter...
One of the great things about virtual assistants is how they are being improved and refined. And Google Assistant is no exception. Since its release in 2016, Google Assistant has gone through a number of evolutions. So what's new? Here's a taster:
- Quicker set up.
- Scheduled Actions means that Google Assistant will be able to perform actions at a certain time, i.e. make you a cup of tea at 7 am.
- The Google Assistant will be able to leave post-it note reminders on compatible devices of your friends or family. "Do the washing up!"
Samsung's got something cooking
Samsung unveiled its Bot Chef, which was whipping up salads and snacks. The robot arms are programmed to prepare 35 dishes. It can cut up ingredients, pour olive oil and use a frying pan. We noticed that it didn't do the washing up.
Garmin's 360-degree Dash Cam doesn't miss a thing
Dash cams can be great for those of us who do a lot of driving, but the picture on many dash cams can be poor quality. Not with Garmin's Dash Cam - which boasts 360-degree HD coverage and low light shooting.
Can't wait for this new model? Check out other Garmin dash cams.
Dolby Vision IQ paints a bright picture
Could what you watch look even better? Dolby thinks so. Announcing their new Dolby Vision IQ tech and teaming up with the likes of Panasonic and LG, Dolby's new tech will intelligently adjust your TV settings to make sure whatever you're watching looks its absolute best. Great news for channel surfers!
CES Day 4: Safer storage
Although most file storage has gone online, there's still plenty of room for something physical. Samsung's new portable solid-state drive (the T7 Touch Portable SSD) comes with a built-in finger print reader - meaning that your pics, documents and music couldn't be safer. It boasts a USB 3.2 Type-C port and its transfer speed clocks in at 1.05 GB per second. More than solid!
The Asus Chakram isn't playing games
Asus have already got a solid reputation for their gaming mouse range. Now they're taking things up a level with the Asus Chakram. As well as everything you'd expect from a top-of-the-range gaming mouse, it can also charge wirelessly and features a joystick built in that doubles as a D-Pad. Gaming heaven!
Harmon Kardon Citation series speakers
We've already seen some impressive portable speakers, but Harmon Kardon are adding the stylish Citation range into the mix. The Citation 200 boasts eight hours battery, the Citation Oasis has an alarm clock and can stream music. Meanwhile the Citation Multibeam 700 is a compact soundbar. Citation needed.
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