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...
Personal Tech
Next Generation Data Center Is Here!
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.



Salesforce.com is the market and technology leader in Software-as-a-Service. Its award-winning CRM solution helps 82,400 customers worldwide manage and share business information over the Internet. Experience CRM success. Click here for a FREE 30-day trial.


 Personal Tech
1.   Facebook Outage Puts Users in Tizzy
2.   New App To Manage Time Better
3.   Virgin Mobile Offers Custom Plans
4.   OkCupid Experiments with Daters
5.   Verizon Throttling Data Speeds


advertisement
New App To Manage Time Better
Helping to organize your busy life.
Average Rating:
OkCupid Experiments with Daters
Unethical without user consent?
Average Rating:
Protect Yourself from Identity Theft
Even if your data was compromised.
Average Rating:


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

Network Security Spotlight
Ruling Against Microsoft Raises E-Mail Privacy Concern
Microsoft has been ordered to hand over e-mails to law enforcers in the United States as part of a criminal investigation, even though the e-mail is stored at a data center in Dublin,Ireland.
 
Twitter Buys Password Manager Startup Mitro
Following on the heels of another acquisition earlier this week, Twitter is adding to its fold a password-manager security startup called Mitro, which in turn is releasing its code as open source.
 
Government Requests for Customer Data Skyrocket
Requests for customer data from the government jumped 50 percent in the first half of 2014, according to Twitter, which received more than 2,000 requests for user info from gov't agencies.
 

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 | CRM Systems | 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

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.