Vegas gadget show to kick off

Vegas gadget show to kick off

The very first Consumer Electronics Show was held in NY in 1967, where exhibitors showed off pocket radios and TV sets across a scattering of the city's hotels.The 1970 show saw Sony debut the videocassette recorder a year before it went on sale, and in 1978 the exhibition moved to Las Vegas. "Lights out at CES 2018". Expect to see plenty of new smart home devices with inbuilt Alexa capabilities, while competitor Google is also expected to make some announcements around its own Google Assistant.

Set to run January 9-12, CES 2018 yesterday provided a sneak preview of some of this year's "Best of Innovation" award winners at the Unveiled Las Vegas media event.

President and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association Gary Shapiro delivers a keynote address at CES 2017 (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)When and where is CES in 2018? "This is a global issue - not just within the technology sector - all industries and our society at large can and must do better". In turn, that can give viewers a first-person view of the finished product. Other new dedicated areas are focused on smart cities, high-tech retail, and sports technology.

Vegas gadget show to kick off
Vegas gadget show to kick off

That was the reality today as a portion of the Las Vegas Convention Center, the trade show's location, was shrouded in darkness for more than half an hour.

Nura is a latest $400 headphone that can adapt sound by turning your ears into speakers, and Nuviz, a $700 display unit for motorcycle helmets which offers navigation, built-in action camera, and music, to add a little more distraction while you drive. This multi-hotel venue will feature the innovative power behind the industry's emerging technology, including revolutions in fitness and health, the Internet of Things, wearables, smart home, sensors and other high-growth technologies changing the world.

Also at CES, a new autonomous last mile delivery solution proposed by Toyota called "e-Palette" will see Pizza Hut, Amazon, Chinese ride-hailing giant, Didi, Mazda and Uber join together as members of a new "mobility service business alliance". Its Eureka Park exhibition space, once a small corner of the main event, has grown significantly in size over a short period of time.

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