The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the annual place to be for technology professionals, experts, and enthusiasts. There are literally hundreds of new product launches, and sometimes it’s hard to cut through all the clutter to find out what’s actually worth knowing about.
Of the technological solutions for home and business that this year’s event spawned, here’s what piqued our interest the most:
- Cable industry behemoth, Comcast, put a major stake in the Internet of Things (IoT) ground by unveiling its new “Works with Xfinity” smart-home IoT platform. Keen on keeping existing customers due to simple inertia, tech experts and casual observers alike will wait and see how the company provides controls for hundreds of devices to Xfinity Internet customers at no extra cost—a key promise of this new offering. (Variety)
- It’s worth noting that CES had an IoT device for everything. Even pets. (Wall Street Journal)
- Nvidia was busy announcing a plethora of new stuff at this year’s expo, much of it centered around self-driving cars. In a partnership with Uber, its autonomous vehicle computing platforms will power the ride sharing company’s self-driving vehicles. Nvidia Xavier was also under consideration for a “Best of CES” Engadget award. (TechCrunch; IGN; Engadget)
- Self-driving cars might have gotten the lion’s share attention, but did you see the self-driving luggage from Travelmate? (Economic Times)
- The big impact of artificial intelligence and machine learning in the enterprise is in cybersecurity, and especially in securing data center networks. Serena VM, provider of IT cyber capabilities, brought Fortune 500 cyber security to small offices with its virtual managed box for organizations that have remote or brand offices. (@SerenaVMUS)
- Over in Eureka Park, which Leigh Christie, Director, Isobar NowLab Americas deemed “the best place for innovation at CES,” we learned how crucial low latency will be for virtual reality and augmented reality. (MediaPost)
And did you catch the IEEE booth at CES? Check out our show coverage on IEEE Transmitter!
What has been the most fascinating news or product announcement you’ve come across since CES started? Share with us in the comments below!