"Large and small companies from around the globe came to Las Vegas this week to use CES 2018 to launch technologies that will change our world," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA). "From 5G to smart cities, digital health, AI, VR/AR and more, the technologies that will shape the future of our planet and lives for the better were on display across the show floor. CES is the global platform where you can see the critical ingredient technologies and understand better how they interconnect, providing both a clear snapshot of today's breakthrough innovations and a vision of the road ahead."

Today, people spend too much of their day on tedious tasks at work, like managing their calendars, dialing in to meetings, or searching for information. But Amazon Alexa can help solve this problem by acting as an intelligent assistant at work. Alexa lets people use their voice to interact with technology so they can spontaneously ask questions in a way that feels natural.

Smart speakers and digital assistants made their way into everything at CES from speakers and glasses to cars and appliances. Quantum computing also emerged at CES 2018 as a key component to the future of technology, showcased by exhibitors like IBM and Intel.

After working the press for many years of my life all across the U.S. I must say that the CES know how to take care of the PRESS...The food, workspaces, access to information, wine and spirits here and there and access to the CES Data Base...Here you are the Power of the Press in Las Vegas...

 $351 billion U.S. consumer technology industry is heading toward being a $400 billion sector and is a part of so many other parts of our lives, which supports more than 15 million U.S. jobs. More than 2,200 companies - 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world's best known brands -

Samsung 2018

Samsung's modular TV, called "The Wall," lets you configure your television to whatever size you want. It showed off a 146-inch version at CES. 
Bixby support in Samsung's 2018 TVs will let you search for TV shows and movies, ask for a weather report, turn on the lights, play a song from Spotify, show photos from the cloud and even play trivia. 
Samsung's Samsung's best TV uses QLED, local dimming to challenge OLED, not yet named, features QLED technology to compete with OLED (Samsung uses OLED in its mobile devices but not its TVs). 
The Q9S TV, which Samsung calls the first 85-inch 8K TV with artificial intelligence, promises to make 4K content look better on the screen. 
The Samsung Flip digital chart (which basically looks like a digital whiteboard) can be positioned vertically or horizontally.

To the left is one of the Media Rooms.  The rooms are located at a number of the major venues.  Many of the big companies make their announcements of the new technology that they are showing in the form of Press Conferences and that are attended my hundreds of press from all over the world.  I fee very much at home in this world and love coming to CES in Las Vegas.

Trading Horse Power for Digital Power...a Digital Lounge Experience... your driving experience is a High Tech Digital Experience...digital response time is 100 times faster than your iPhone.  Multiple antennae  system on a secure cloud.  UPDATE not throw away systems.  Through Artificial Intelligence you have your user interface with intuitive touch.  Alexa is integrated with your driving experience.   China brings a new driving experience to electric cars.

Gary Shapiro, Pres & CEO of the Consumer Technology Assoc.

Amazon Web Services CEO: "We're going to see an 'explosion' of voice apps"

"We are realizing that 'Digital' is a Culture itself... as more and more people come to question the role of technology in society we will see tech companies having to respond to the macro threat of regulation and the micro pressure of consumer questioning.  This year both the elitist snobs and the great unwashed will all be asking the same question: 'What is Real?'"

                                                        Tracy Follows, founder of FutureMade

The Digital Paradigm s in constant motion and at speeds like we have never known.  Beyond exponential and beyond the Moore's Law.  Here comes a world that is full of experiences that are made possible by Virtual Real, Augmented Real,  and Mixed Reality will be in competition with what is actual real experiences in real life -- whatever that is, or was.

Check out Todd Fisher at Ubtech booth with a Star Wars Stormtrooper.
We can for sure see that consumer behavior will shift in drastic ways in 
coming years, powered by a new generation of devices with ridiculously 
fast data connections and the mainstreaming of gadgets that have been 
niche products until now...more robots, more drones, more and more Artificial 
Intelligence, MORE Augmented Reality, the Internet of Things, greater technology
advances in smartphones, Smart Cities, Smart Vehicles.



The largest Tech Expo in the World unloads in Las Vegas for the 51st Annual Consumer Electronic show

CES Press Days in Las Vegas are on

A big "integration" you might say at CES was that nearly every company infused their tech with AI and voice assistants, meaning our smart products are about to get even smarter.

Countless Alexa-  and Google Assistant-enabled devices littered the showroom floors. A number of speakers highlighted Alexa integration. For instance, Polk Audio showed off the first Alexa-enabled home theater soundbar, but there were also Alexa-enabled computers, vehicles, drones, smartphones, washers, dryers, refrigerators, light switches, and smoke alarms.

Networks like Turner, NBC Universal, A&E, Netflix, The History Channel, National Geographics, and many others have a much larger presence than ever before  It for sure give the feeling that content is coming to the CES Stage soon...



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Las Vegas, NV, January 12, 2018 - CES® 2018 officially wrapped today, after dazzling the world with a glimpse into the future. More than 3,900 exhibitors showcased world-changing technologies that spanned more than 2.75 million net square feet of exhibit space across Las Vegas - the largest show floor in CES' 51 year history. There were 860,732 tweets about CES 2018 and 450,554 uses of the #CES2018 hashtag. From major international brands to the more than 900 startups participating in Eureka Park (home for CES startups) CES 2018 truly reflected the vibrant global tech industry.