The new decade has begun with a bang with an exciting lineup of gadgets and technology, at the world’s largest tech show – the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 at Las Vegas. CES, which is an annual event, is awaited with bated breath for the big technological breakthroughs. This year has yet again been eventful – let’s go through the highlights to know more:
Hyundai S-A1 Air Taxi
Flying cars are the stuff superhero and action flicks are made of – so imagine the excitement when this concept was presented by Hyundai at CES 2020? The S-A1 is a four-passenger electric aircraft with eight rotors that will help it take off and land vertically. This air taxi will be developed in collaboration with Uber. According to Hyundai, the SA-1 will have a 62-mile range, 150 mph cruising speed and eventual autonomous operation. The air taxi is slated to launch in 2023. We can’t wait, can you?
CES 2020: Uber collaborates with Hyundai to develop flying taxi! #AI #TechTrends #ArtificialIntelligence #CES2020 #uber #Hyundai #VIKEZ #flyingcar #innovation #aviation #video #aerospace pic.twitter.com/d77RzmoeeR
— Vikez (@Vikezmedia) January 7, 2020
Opte, the Inkjet printer for your face
Believe it or not, Procter and Gamble has announced an inkjet printer for your skin. This printer utilises a tiny HD camera that has blue LED lights that identifies tiny dark spots that the human eye is incapable of! After the blemish or scar is found, the inkjet printer can be used to dispense tinted serum that contains mineral pigments.
Beauty companies love to boast about natural coverage when it comes to foundation, but none are quite like Opte.
Rather than using pigment to cover spots, the Opte Beauty Wand uses a handheld inkjet printer. But it'll cost you—a starter kit is $599. https://t.co/KRk9uWSEGO pic.twitter.com/bPogTfVhz8
— WIRED (@WIRED) January 7, 2020
The Opté beauty device makes you skin look clear. #CES2020 pic.twitter.com/JGFBHD6vu3
— Digital Trends (@DigitalTrends) January 9, 2020
EnvisionBody Augmented Reality software
This augmented reality technology was shown as a prototype at CES, and shows people how they look after they’ve lost weight! According to EnvisionBody, their AR app will motivate people to exercise and lose weight, and eventually reach their fitness goals. “It is the ultimate selfie that is shown with less weight or more muscle mass,” says the company. Sounds quite exciting!
What would you look like if you worked out 3x a week for a year? Now you can see for yourself with #EnvisionBody using #AR to motivate healthy bodies. #CES2020 pic.twitter.com/AqxWOLGyv1
— The Big Reveal (@TheBigRevealUK) January 9, 2020
There's AI, VR, IoT. EnvisionBody wants to leverage that tech to help people reach their fitness goals. https://t.co/qZeleL98fx
— Tampa Bay Inno (@TampaBayInno) July 8, 2019
Delta Air Lines brand-new technology
CES 2020 saw Delta Air Lines make a huge mark with its parallel reality displays and exoskeleton. The displays, which will be tested in Detroit this summer onward, will simultaneously show passengers information that is only relevant to them, including flight and gate information, in the language of their choice. The best part is one does not need any equipment or special glasses to read this information!
In addition, Delta’s robot-like exoskeletons are also being tested to help baggage handlers and maintenance workers lift heavy objects like luggage and tires.
CES 2020: From Exoskeletons to Education at World's Largest Consumer Tech Show https://t.co/tjFCXW2jM7 pic.twitter.com/8c0WYQKIKs
— TechBuzz (@TechBuzz_weekly) January 9, 2020
When @Delta starts making exoskeletons at #CES2020. Where's Ripley? pic.twitter.com/BNToVsBthL
— CMI/Compas (@CMI_Compas) January 9, 2020
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Fold: World’s first foldable PC
If you are looking for a versatile device, then this sounds more than perfect! Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Fold, the world’s first foldable PC has a 13-inch OLED device that can be turned into a full screen to watch your favourite shows, or can be bent to read a book – the choice is all yours! When you have nothing to do, just fold it and slide into your bag – that’s the best part!
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold. World's first foldable laptop.
*13.3-inch OLED Foldable Display
*Intel Core Processors w/Intel Hybrid Technology
* 8GB Ram
* up to 1TB NVMe
* Windows 10 Pro
* Up to 11hr battery, 50Whr
* Mid 2020#Lenovo #CES2020 pic.twitter.com/C2EMDDlTVv
— Inside Smart World (@InsideSmartWrld) January 7, 2020
Last but not the least, we come to Impossible Pork – a novel idea in the world of food technology by Impossible Foods. It is a plant-based pork – shocked? So are we. The ground pork is satisfying, and those who are hard-core non-vegetarians can vouch for its taste. Oh, and a partnership to supply these sausages to Burger King was also announced. Certainly, one of the most interesting and unusual innovations at CES 2020!
Impossible Foods is launching plant-based pork and sausage this year https://t.co/loFZrDoFeO pic.twitter.com/np0yT7N5rY
— The Verge (@verge) January 7, 2020
Impossible Foods, known for its meatless burgers, is launching plant-based pork. It could be the next big thing in meat alternatives because of the industry's ambitions in Asia, where African Swine Fever has devastated the pork supply. https://t.co/Uz01QQL1l6
— CNN (@CNN) January 7, 2020
CES 2020 ends on January 10, 2020 with a promise to look forward to bigger and better innovations next year!