CES 2017: Everything you need to know about the biggest tech trade show
The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2017) in Las Vegas officially starts on Thursday and here is everything you should know.
What can you expect to see this year? The best stuff at CES is often what’s unexpected.
TVs are the classic spectacle of CES. It’s a show of big, amazing displays everywhere you look. All the usual big players — Samsung, LG, Sony, and Panasonic — will be there with massive booths to showcase their latest, most advanced displays. And countless other companies like Hisense, TCL, LeEco, and more will also be trying to stand out on the show floor.
This year’s CES will play host to a veritable army of machines that roll and fly on their own. You are likely to see robots and drones that are safer to use around people this year.
On the VR front, don’t expect any new headsets from Oculus or HTC this year. Oculus won’t have as large a CES presence as it did in 2016, and HTC has already confirmed that its 2016 Vive isn’t slated for an update in 2017.
In 2017, autonomous vehicles and connected cars will likely steal the CES. Self-driving has gone from technology from a distant future to a technology that’s actually real- Uber has already rolled out its self-driving cars in a few cities for normal people to try out, and 2017 is likely to be the year when we get really close to feeling like riding in self-driving cars is normal.
While smart home and internet of things (IoT) have remained the buzzwords for long, 2016 saw some genuine progress in the ecosystem. At the CES companies will showcase even more smart home tech, gadgets and appliances which connect to the internet and talk to other gadgets as well.