On this page you’ll find many interesting news and rumors at CES 2017.
1. Sony Unveils Debut OLED TV Range
The latest pleasant TV surprise at what’s already the most exciting CES show in years is the announcement by Sony that it is going to be launching its first ever OLED TVs.
QLED refers to Quantum Dot LEDs. Quantum Dot technology itself isn’t new – Samsung and other companies have been using it for the last few years, but with the QLED series, Samsung has wrapped Quantum Dots in a new metal alloy, which leads to better brightness, colour and viewing angles.
It’s called the LG Signature OLED W, or ‘W7′ for short. The ‘W’ stands for ‘wallpaper’ because the display is only 2.57mm thick – that’s 1/10th of an inch. It can be so thin because OLED panels don’t require backlighting.
What is a “smart home”? It’s a home in which most products and services are inter-connected, and the underlying technology makes intelligent decisions to manage those services for the benefit of the consumer and service operator. The technologies and communication standards are now reasonably mature.
The Hisense TVs that have me most intrigued is the H8D series. Available in sizes from 50 to 86 inches, its pricing undercuts Vizio’s M series, which earned CNET’s Editors’ Choice award, and offers my favorite picture-enhancing feature for LCD TVs: full-array local dimming.
Asus unveiled a pair of new ZenFones at its CES 2017 press conference, launching the ZenFone 3 Zoom with dual cameras, and the ZenFone AR that comes equipped with augmented reality technology.
The Mate 8 launched in China at the end of last year, and Huawei announced at CES 2016 that both the UK and US will be getting the phone at the start of 2016.
The 32GB Huawei Mate 8 costs £429 (about $611, AU$876) in the UK and is so far the only version available in this market.
Nvidia has announced the launch of the GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti graphics chip for laptops, with more than 30 laptops launching with the chip in the first three months of this year.
The company just unveiled the Concept-i, its vision of motoring in 2030, here at CES 2017. Rather than design the body first, as often happens with outlandish concepts, Cartabiano and his team started from the cockpit, with a clear emphasis on the driver and the AI that will help out.
BlackBerry has announced details of a global rights deal with Chinese hardware manufacturer TCL, the firm responsible for making the DTEK50 and DTEK60 smartphones.