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CES 2021 ROUND UP

The Consumer Electronics Show is one of the most influential tech events in the world.

Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, CES features every aspect of the tech sector. It showcases companies including manufacturers, developers, and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content, technology delivery systems, and more.

But with thousands of exhibitors, it's easy to come down with a case of "innovation overload."

Following are our picks for the best technology display at CES 2021:


Razer's Project Hazel

A smart face mask would have been a baffling arrival at previous CES shows, but in 2021 it makes perfect sense. Made from recycled materials, its RGB lighting lets you know when the filter needs replacing, while the clear face panel helps people read your lips.


image: razer.com

AMD RYZEN 5000

At AMD’s highly-anticipated keynote, CEO Lisa Su unveiled the Ryzen 5000 series: a line of 7nm chips mostly built on the company’s new “Zen 3” architecture, which has already made impressive strides in the desktop form factor.

There are eight “H-series” processors for high-end gaming laptops and five “U-series” processors for thinner and lighter notebooks. The headliner, the Ryzen 9 5980HX, has eight cores, 16 threads.

Su said that AMD’s chips will beat Intel’s top-end in both single- and multi-threaded performance. She claimed that they’ll deliver excellent battery life as well. And she promised that Ryzen 5000 will power the best gaming laptops of 2021.


image: amd.com

LG Rollable

LG has revealed its take on the foldable phone and also given us a glimpse in a short teaser. The Rollable is a bit different from your average foldable, but the concept is similar, giving the option of a smaller or larger screen in one portable device.



Sony's Vision-S electric car

Sony has revealed more details about its vehicle prototype, the Vision-S sedan, at CES 2021, having first announced the project at last year's event.

In a series of new videos, the Vision-S prototype can be seen driving on both a private track and on public roads in Austria, suggesting development is in progress.

Sony confirmed that public road testing of the vehicle commenced in December 2020.



image: sony.net

SAMSUNG HANDY BOT

Samsung is working on a robot that can pick up laundry, load the dishwasher, set the table, pour wine, and even bring you a drink. The robot is called Bot Handy, and Samsung says it’ll be able to recognize objects using a camera and AI.

The bot is meant to be “an extension of you in the kitchen, living room, and anywhere else you may need an extra hand in your home,” Sebastian Seung, president of Samsung Research, said during Samsung’s CES press conference.



image: news.samsung.com


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