Newsletters
News & Information for Technology Purchasers NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
This ad will display for the next 20 seconds. Click for more information, or
Home Enterprise I.T. Cloud Computing Applications Hardware More Topics...
Neustar, Inc.
Protect your website & network
using real-time information & analysis

www.neustar.biz
Personal Tech
24/7/365 Network Uptime
Average Rating:
Rate this article:  
What New Technology will CES 2014 Bring?
What New Technology will CES 2014 Bring?

By Barry Levine
January 4, 2014 11:32PM

    Bookmark and Share
Las Vegas and the tech world are gearing up for CES 2014, the annual Consumer Electronics Show. Get ready for the latest and greatest new technology, with an emphasis at this year's CES on wearable tech, the Internet of Everything, cloud computing, super-high def TVs, smart homes, self-driving cars, as well as tablets, PCs and smartphones.
 



It's a new year, and that means the big Consumer Electronics Show will soon showcase the latest trends and would-be trends for both consumers and businesses. Speculation is already rampant about what will stand out in this year's mega-exhibition, which runs January 7-10 in Las Vegas.

Wearable Tech

One of the trends everyone is expecting is an explosion in so-called wearables, where smaller-than-ever computing devices double as watches, glasses, sneakers or other such form factors -- even, reportedly, smart contact lenses. The wearable attracting the most attention has been Google Glass, which that technology giant has been rolling out in an extended alpha/beta phase. Recently, however, there have been a number of "hey, wait a minute" reactions in online publications and forums about Glass' potential negative impact on person-to-person interaction, or its potential for privacy issues.

But that won't slow down the rush of new ways to augment your person with computing/transmission capabilities. At CES, one can reasonably expect at least some smaller companies will tout their own Glass-lookalike, and there will also be a variety of smart watches, cameras in surprising form factors, health trackers that monitor human dynamics, and more.

Internet of Everything

With computing devices going into almost everything you can wear, don't be surprised to find them showing up in almost anything else that can be counted, tracked or assessed. This so-called Internet of Things -- or, in Cisco's even more expansive term, Internet of Everything -- will place cheap sensors, transceivers and/or computing capability in a variety of objects and places.

Expect to see even-more-than-before manifestations of this Everything-ness at CES, as the pieces -- ubiquitous high-speed connections and cheap, powerful processors or sensors -- are falling into place.

Super-High Definition

After several years of trying to sell an unenthusiastic public on 3D TV-capable sets that required clumsy glasses -- especially since so many people were just getting used to their newly acquired HD sets -- the TV industry will now be pushing super-high definition, most notably 4K/Ultra HD.

While 4K has appeared before at CES, the TV makers are really gearing up for this year's annual tech extravaganza. New 4K models will be shown by several manufacturers, including mega-makers Sony and Samsung. Netflix has said it will make Ultra HD streaming available for UHD TVs next year, and Google's YouTube is expected to unveil a bandwidth-efficient 4K codec so that video providers can encode their uploads.

Self-Driving Cars, Solar-Powered Too

Having stocked up the living room and office with devices, the electronics industry is also refining its focus on cars. CES has said that car-related floor space has increased by 25 percent this year compared with last.

There are indications that some car maker announcements will follow Google's lead into self-driving cars, which should give everyone more opportunity to play with all those other great gadgets being launched at CES while the car does the hard work.

Also rumored are new announcements in hydrogen fuel cells, which Toyota is expected to launch worldwide in a year. Audi is said to be presenting its Sport Quattro Laserlight with, as you might surmise, laser-generated headlights, and Ford will be showing its solar hybrid gas/electric concept car -- the first electric car that doesn't need to use the power grid.

We'll be providing week-long coverage of this year's Consumer Electronics Show, which is officially known as International CES 2014 according to the Consumer Electronics Association that produces the event. Check back with us for all the latest news and product announcements.
 

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:

Pete:

Posted: 2014-01-05 @ 6:52am PT
I think these companies need to start looking at making gadgets safe from the NSA, they need to start looking at strong OS's and encryption.



APC has an established a reputation for solid products that virtually pay for themselves upon installation. Who has time to spend worrying about system downtime? APC makes it easy for you to focus on business growth instead of business downtime with reliable data center systems and IT solutions. Learn more here.


 Personal Tech
1.   FTC Sues Amazon for In-App Purchases
2.   Wireless Households Growing in U.S.
3.   LinkedIn Replaces Contacts Mobile App
4.   World Cup Online: Streaming Frenzy
5.   Review: Advances in Smartwatches


advertisement
Facebook Social Experiment Irks Us
Secretive test was legal, but ethical?
Average Rating:
Review: Huawei's Mate2 Impressive
Many features for a reasonable price.
Average Rating:
FTC Sues Amazon for In-App Purchases
Alleges inadequate parental controls.
Average Rating:


advertisement
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
Report: Chinese Hackers Hit U.S. Personnel Networks
Hackers from China broke into the computer networks of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management earlier this year with the intention of accessing the files of tens of thousands of federal employees.
 
Charges: Russian Stole Data from U.S. Restaurants, Zoo
A Russian man arrested on bank fraud and other charges hacked into computers at restaurants in Washington, hundreds of other retail businesses, and even the Phoenix Zoo, authorities say.
 
Another Month, Another IE-Focused Patch Tuesday
Microsoft rolled out 59 vulnerabilities for Internet Explorer in June. But the IE-patching party is not over yet. Redmond published six new security bulletins on Tuesday; two, critical; three, important.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
Another Day, Another Internet of Things Consortium Is Born
In the emerging Internet of Things, zillions of devices will be talking to each other. Samsung, Intel and Dell just formed a consortium to ensure each thing can understand what others are saying.
 
Gartner Sales Study Sees Tablets Up, PCs Down but Recovering
Are PCs on the comeback trail? That depends on how you define "comeback." While tablet sales remain strong, Gartner's latest study found PC shipments aren't dropping as fast as they did last year.
 
Review: Warming Up to Tablets with Keyboard Covers
If you've ever thought tablets with keyboard covers were just a poor excuse for a laptop, think again. Nokia's Lumia 2520 comes with an optional keyboard cover that just may change your mind.
 

Navigation
NewsFactor Network
Home/Top News | Enterprise I.T. | Cloud Computing | Applications | Hardware | Mobile Tech | Big Data | Communications
World Wide Web | Network Security | Data Storage | Small Business | Microsoft/Windows | Apple/Mac | Linux/Open Source | Personal Tech
Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters | XML/RSS Feed

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.