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CES 2019 LIVE Updates, Day 1: Announcements From Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Smart Cars Drive The Show

Written By Tech Desk | Mumbai | Published:
CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: The Consumer Electronics Show 2019 kicks off today. The 4-day tradeshow is one of the biggest consumer technology events in the world. During the pre-CES events yesterday, we saw some major announcements from companies like Samsung, LG, Qualcomm and more. We will keep our readers updated with all the major announcements taking place on day 1 of CES 2019, in addition to unique, exciting product announcements in real-time, as they happen. So stay tuned!
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Hyundai has showcased the "Elevate," which is the first of its kind Ultimate Mobility Vehicle (UMV) that combines technology found in electric cars and robots to travel across the terrain in the event of an earthquake.

CES 2019: Panasonic Introduces ETrain Concept For Travelling Office, OLED TV,Electric Vehicles And AI-driven HomeX
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Japanese electronics brand Panasonic has kick-started its CES 2019 campaign in style by focusing multiple aspects. These should offer consumer technology enthusiasts lots to cheer about.

The most notable aspect as far as Panasonic is concerned is the standard electric train  called the 4BV ePowertrain platform which can be fitted with cabins to create what could potentially be termed as a “smart raveling office”, or even  a food delivery vehicle. The 48V ePowerTrain is an electric train engine concept which could make mundane processes smarter.

Then, there are the High Resolution Power Mode and High Dynamic Still Range photo modes to the Panasonic Lumix S1and Lumix S1R cameras; that would hit users shortly. At this juncture, it is worth remembering that the Panasonic Lumix S1 and Lumix S1R are both mirror-less cameras.

Now, not to lie behind in the Smart TV race, Panasonic has announced at CES 2019 the GZ2000 OLED TV that is seemingly custom-made for content creators and those dealing with graphics-heavy multimedia projects.

With respect to connected mobility, Panasonic has re-iterated its focus in the area and the company’s Chief Executive Officer Tom Gebhardt stated that the area has been a key focus.

“In a human-centric model, value is found by integrating devices and service into a solution that meets the needs of the user,” stated Yoshiyuki Miyabe who is CTO at Panasonic Corporation.

Finally, it also seems like Panasonic would join the Internet-of-Things bandwagon considering the fact that the company has made public its plans to launch its HomeX which is a connected home smart structure complete with integration with Artificial Intelligence (AI).  The company has also seemingly completed its focus on electric motorcycles; by announcing partnerships with Harley Davidson for the Livewire Connected electric motorcycles. Pre-orders for these electric vehicles have currently gone live on the official Harley Davidson online portal. With respect to electric vehicles, there are also Panasonic and Kent bicycles driven electric bikes powered by custom-made Panasonic motors and batteries.

 

CES 2019: Kiki Can Be Programmed To Love You
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Drake can take it easy as one of the latest creation showcased at the CES 2019 is Zoetic Kiki, a robotic pet that is programmed to love you. Of late, people irrespective of professions have been anxious as well as ambitious about technology such as robotics, artificial intelligence (AI) dealing a blow to multiple human aspects viz jobs. Now, it seem like human life itself is under the threat! (pun intended) of augmentation.

A latest creation in the augmentation regard is the Zoetic Kiki which is an AI-powered pet that is also a robot (could it be called petoid - similar to humanoid concept). USP of the Kiki is that it said to love its masters back. The pet robot would serve as companions to humans; kindle it, pamper it and cuddle as you like. Kiki incorporates as many as 16 sensor throughout its frame that should recognize your touch. There is also a 4-microphone array with echo-cancellation for the robot to recognize your voice and related audio.

There is more, a Kiki can communicate with another Kiki via Bluetooth. On paper, it is seemingly intuitive to check out a pet robot that acts in the same way as pets with life (not AI, but NI - natural intelligence). A prototype of Kiki showcased was showcased at the CES 2019; it is not known if these would ship as of now or not; but at this juncture, the question as to whether investing in a good companion possessing natural life would offer companionship to human beings? Or would investment in a pet robot with artificial intelligence yield in better satisfaction and happiness; is a sixty-four-thousand dollar question at this juncture.

In CES 2019 related developments, the event has witnessed deeper 5G integration within devices, major companies have reiterated their commitment towards making 5G a reality in 2019. In the event, there are exclusive tracks focusing on 5G, and futuristic aspect such as AI, smart cities, and smart automotives. Hence, these concepts are impressive on paper; but deployment is still seemingly a challenge as of now.

 

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Full list of hardware features and tech specs of NUU Mobile G4

  • 6.2 inches IPS screen with 2246 x 1080 Full HD resolution
  • Android 9.0 Pie
  • 2.0 GHz MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core
  • 16MP + 8MP dual rear camera
  • 16MP front-facing camera for selfies and video calls
  • 6GB RAM and 64GB / 128GB expandable storage
  • 3,750 mAh battery
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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: NUU Mobile showcases a smartphone running Android Pie

NUU Mobile has taken the wraps off its new flagship G4 phone. It runs Android 9.0 Pie operating system. It will be available to buy towards the end of March. NUU G4 starts at $249 (Rs 17, 499) for 6GB RAM and 64GB storage.

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: This is how Razer HyperSense works

 

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Razer announces Razer HyperSense ecosystem

Razer announces Razer HyperSense ecosystem of interconnected haptic-powered gaming devices, which it says are designed with an aim to deliver an immersive experience. Razer explains HyperSense takes advantage of each device’s position in a traditional PC gaming setup to offer powerful 360-degree tactile feedback.

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Western Digital announces My Passport Go portable SSD

Western Digital is introducing a new My Passport Go portable SSD with 500GB to 1TB storage capacity. It comes with a built-in USB-A cable along with transfer speeds of up to 400MB per second.

 

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: SanDisk announces new portable SSD

Apart from the 4TB prototype flash drive, SanDisk also announced new portable Extreme Pro SSD, which is claimed to offer 1GB per second transfer speed. What’s more, SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD is IP55-rated durable. It is set to release sometime in the first of 2019. It will be available with multiple storage capacities: 500GB, 1TB and 2TB.

 

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: SanDisk showcases flash drive with 4TB storage

SanDisk’s prototype flash drive with 4TB of storage is being showcased at CES. SanDisk also calls it the world’s highest capacity USB drive. It has USB-C connector. Since it’s a prototype, more details with regards to its price and commercial availability are currently awaited.

 

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Mercedes-Benz CLA four-door coupe

The all-new Mercedes-Benz CLA will go on sale in the US in late 2019. However, the company is yet to reveal more details with regards to its price.

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Mercedes-Benz CLA four-door coupe

Mercedes-Benz CLA flaunts its in-car and safety technology led by MBUX infotainment system. It also puts artificial intelligence (AI) to good use when it comes to learning about the driver's habits. MBUX runs through a standard 7-inch touchscreen panel on CLA.

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Mercedes-Benz CLA four-door coupe

The all-new Mercedes-Benz CLA derives power from a 221-horsepower, 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine and it also happens to be the first Mercedes car to drive the front wheels in instead of a more-common rear-wheel-drive system.

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Mercedes-Benz CLA four-door coupe

"The new edition of the CLA has been developed further in an intelligent way and is even more emotional and sportier than its predecessor," adds Seeger.

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Mercedes-Benz CLA four-door coupe

"With the first CLA we celebrated a huge success by selling some 750,000 vehicles and created a totally new segment with a four-door coupe," says Mercedes-Benz’s Britta Seeger.

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Mercedes-Benz CLA four-door coupe

As we know, Mercedes-Benz has taken the wraps off its new, second-generation CLA four-door coupe at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, US. It happens to be another entry-level model after the new 2019 A-Class sedan.

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Audi to make in-car entertainment even more interactive

To make the whole experience even more interactive, Audi plans to integrate traffic events into the experience. For example, stopping at traffic lights could interrupt a game program with a quick quiz.

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Audi's plan

Audi plans to commercially introduce the new form of entertainment within the next three years using standard VR glasses for backseat passengers.

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: This is what makes Audi future entertainment system possible

Audi is using a technology that syncs VR content to the vehicle movements in real time. So let’s say for example if the car takes a turn, the spaceship in VR gaming experience does the same. This has been possible through a subsidiary called Audi Electronics Venture GmbH that has co-founded a start-up company, holoride GmbH.

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Audi improves its in-car entertainment system

Audi improves its in-car entertainment system at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. In the future, Audi’s enhanced in-car entertainment can help backseat passengers to experience movies, video games, and interactive content more realistically using virtual reality (VR) glasses.

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Bebop showcasing its virtual reality (VR) gloves

Bepop is showcasing its VR gloves at CES. It uses haptics and super accurate rapid sensing technology. Some of its applications fall under the categories such as wearable, industrial, human factors, sports, automotive, medical, military, outdoor wear, virtual reality, gaming, musical instruments and much more. This is what it looks like:

 

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Lenovo showcasing its latest 2-in-1 device with Android and Alexa

Lenovo Smart Tab is being showcased at this year’s CES. It’ a 2-in-1 device that runs Android. But in what could be the best part, it can transform into an Alexa Smart Display when placed inside a dock.

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Dell is showcasing new XPS 13

Dell is showcasing 2019 variant of its XPS 13 laptop. Powering Dell XPS 13 this time around is new, faster Intel’s 8th-gen Whisky Lake processors. It comes in three variants: i3, i5 and i7. The all-new Dell XPS 13 ha really tiny bezels and it goes on sale starting at $899.99 (Rs 63,199).

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Audio-Technica announces ATH-ANC100BT

Audio-Technica is showcasing ATH-ANC100BT wireless in-ears with built-in noise cancelling. It comes with a remote control to carry a battery within. It comes at an affordable price tag of $99 (approximately Rs 6,999).

 

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Intel and autonomous vehicle technology

“Technologies developed for fully autonomous vehicles can improve the advanced driver assistance systems already in wide use,” says Intel

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Audio-Technica announces ANC500BT wireless headphone

Audio-Technica is showcasing another pair of new headphones ANC500BT at CES. These headphones rely on MicroUSB for charging. Audio-Technica promises 20 hours of battery life on a single charge. Audio-Technica ANC500BT costs $99 (approximately Rs 6,999).

 

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Audio-Technica announces ATH-ANC900BT headphone

Audio-Technica is showcasing new ATH-ANC900BT headphone it released at CES. The noise cancelling of ATH-ANC900BT has three separate modes and one can adjust the intensity, courtesy of a companion app. It’s claimed to deliver 35 hours of battery life. Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT costs $299 (approximately Rs 20,999).

 

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Anker, JBL announce Google Assistant integration

Anker has announced the integration of Google Assistant into devices that can plug into a car’s 12-volt lighter port. Earlier, Anker had integrated Amazon Alexa into its Roav Viva charger.

 

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: LITE-ON showcases AI-powered smart street light solution

LITE-ON is showcasing its AI-enabled smart street light solution and demonstrating traffic signals that recognise elderly and infirm pedestrians at CES. These signals recognise disabled pedestrians using wheelchairs and automatically increase the green-light duration without any human intervention.

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Mercedes-Bez announces new CLA

This is what Ola Källenius, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development, had to say:

"With MBUX, Mercedes-Benz has been revolutionising how to operate a car and communicate with it since the launch of the A-Class. “Now we go to the next level with an intelligent interior assistance system for the compact class. By recognising gestures it facilitates natural operation.”

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Mercedes-Bez announces new CLA

Mercedes-Benz CLA is celebrating its world premiere at CES. This is what new Mercedes-Benz CLA looks like:

 

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: This is what the new Mercedes-Benz EQC looks like!

 

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: U.S. premiere Mercedes-Benz EQC

Mercedes-Benz EQC is celebrating its US premiere at CES. Ola Kallenius, member of the board of management of Daimler AG, Group Research & Mercedes-Benz says they are aiming for 10 electric cars by 2022.

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Audi e-tron with immersive gaming experience

Each and every movement of Audio e-tron will be reflected in the experience in real time. For example while playing a VR asteroid game, if the car turns a corner, the player curves around an opposing spaceship in VR and similarly if the car accelerates, the ship in the experience does the same.

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Audi e-tron with immersive gaming experience

Audi is demonstrating the immersive futuristic technology at CES with an interactive in-car VR experience. VR glass will provide backseat passengers of Audi e-tron with an immersive gaming experience.

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Audi e-tron route planner and charging service

Audi e-tron comes with features such as the e-tron route planner and the e-tron charging service. According to the company, these features make charging on the road with DC and AC simple and convenient.

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Amazon Alexa could be coming to Audi electric cars

Audi reveals its first fully electric series production model can be equipped with Amazon’s voice service Alexa upon request.

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Audi Group press conference

Audi explains e-tron fully-electric car integrates seamlessly into the customers’ digital environment, making everyday mobility simpler and more convenient.

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Audi Group press conference

Audi is going to use a 1:3 model to demonstrate how the interaction between a self-driving car and pedestrians in cities could take place in the medium term.

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Audi to offer a realistic entertainment experience

For backseat passengers, Audi is making the experience of watching movies, playing video games and interactive content more realistic in the future, courtesy of virtual reality glasses.

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Audi In-Car Entertainment

Audi says its immersive in-car entertainment project provides plenty of action while the vehicle is stationary.

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Audi Group press conference

Audi all set to demonstrate how the journey from a point A to point B can turn into an “experience” for all the senses.

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Audi Aicon

The Audi Aicon, a “2+2” seater with fully electric drive is one example of Audi's "25th Hour" project.

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Audi Group press conference

The future self-driving Audi models will be on-demand entertainment spaces that will grant their occupants a “25th Hour” in the day: Audi

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Audi Group press conference kicks off

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Coming up next is Audi Group press conference

Audi Group is hosting a press conference to talk about its in-car entertainment system and more. The media event kicks off within the next 10 minutes. So stay tuned!

 

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: HTC releases new-gen headset

HTC announces Vive Pro Eye virtual reality headset with expansive modular eye tracking. It lets businesses and developers gather data about their research environments and provide product design and research groups with feedback. For more details, click here.

 

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: IBM announces CTA Apprenticeship coalition

IBM announces CTA Apprenticeship coalition to create thousands of new apprenticeships in 20 U.S. states and help close the skills gaps. IBM promises to add at least 450 apprenticeships a year for the next 5 years.

 

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Altia Systems announces PanaCast 3 panoramic video system

Altia Systems announces PanaCast 3 panoramic video system featuring three 13MP cameras, stereo microphones and software to deliver video coverage, audio capture and data sensing. It mounts on top of any digital display or a wall with the help of mounting hardware. It has USB-C for a compatible device or display.

 

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: PlusAI showcases L4 autonomous truck technology

PlusAI showcases its full-stack L4 autonomous truck technology at CES. PlusAI also demonstrates its L4 autonomous truck technology with an International LT Series tractor. It uses deep learning visual algorithms for precision positioning and control system.

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Comcast announces internet protection

Comcast’s new service offers internet protection $5.99 (Rs 420) per month subscription. It provides users with additional security protection on a network that also includes automatically blocking suspicious activity and quarantining devices.

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Yubico announces new Security Key for use in Lightning ports

Yubico’s popular Security Key has received an upgrade at CES. A new version can be used in Lightning port to enable physical token authentication for iPhones. The device also supports a USB-C connection.

 

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Alienware announces Area 51m gaming laptop with upgradable CPU and graphics card support

Yes, Alienware Area 51m gaming laptop has an upgradable desktop CPU and NVIDIA RTX 20-series graphics card support! This also happens to be the first ever Alienware laptop to support eight-core processors, 2.5Gbit Ethernet and 64GB of RAM.

 

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: DJI announces a Mavic 2 smart controller with a built-in screen

DJI has announced a new Mavic 2 smart controller featuring a built-in screen. It sports a 5.5-inch 1080p touchscreen and runs Android. DJI Smart Controller costs $650 (approximately Rs 45,599) and supports Mavic 2 Zoom and Mavic 2 Pro drones.

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Keynote

Gary Shapiro, president and chief technology of CTA announces $10 million investment in VC funds focusing on underrepresented founders, women-led startups and research teams.

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: IZEA announces PayPop payment option to social influencers

IZEA announced the official launch of PayPop, an immediate payment option to social influencers for creating sponsored content for brands. PayPop is available to select influencers starting today. It cuts 10-15%  of the total amount depending on the total dollar value. Payments are immediately credited to their IZEAx account and can be withdrawn electronically via PayPal.

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: CES 2019 officially kicks off!

 

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Insight LiDAR announces FMCW LiDAR Sensor for autonomous vehicle market

Bringing improvements over the current generation of Time-of-Flight (ToF) LiDAR sensors, FMCW LiDAR Sensor has the following key features:

  • Long Range – 200 m to 10 percent R targets at full scan speed with no averaging or processing
  • Direct Doppler velocity in every pixel
  • Complete immunity from sunlight and other LiDAR
  • True solid-state, flexible fast-axis scanning
  • Ultra-high resolution to 0.02 x 0.02 deg
  • Low-cost chip scale, all-semiconductor approach
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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Kate Spade announces Scallop Smartwatch 2​​​​​​​

Kate Spade announces its latest signature scallop touchscreen smartwatch called the Scallop Smartwatch 2. It offers heart rate tracking, payment technology, GPS capabilities and more. Powering the smartwatch is Wear OS by Google and it’s compatible with Android OS 4.4 and iOS 9.3 or above.

 

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Opening remarks from CTA president and CEO Gary Shapiro

“CES embodies the innovative spirit that defines the consumer technology industry – and the products and services launching here this week will empower citizens around the globe and change our world for the better. The entire technology ecosystem is gathered at CES 2019, with the latest in 5G, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, smart cities, sports tech, 8K video technology, robotics and more. With every major and emerging industry here at the show, CES 2019 is truly the global hub for innovation."

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: A discussion event to feature Audi Group

Audi AG "25th hour – time is the new premium" will be divided in two parts: One, an on-stage discussion with Audi Group members and two think tanks. Second, there will be a Q&A round at the end of the talk.

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Audi Group is hosting a press conference

Audi Group (including Audi, Ducati and Lamborghini) is hosting a media event at CES. Audi will offer a glimpse of its latest in-car entertainment. It will also provide a preview of the digital premium experience of the future.

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: CTA State of the Industry Address and IBM Keynote

IBM president and CEO Ginni Rometty is all set to deliver a keynote whereas CTA president and chief executive officer Gary Shapiro and CES executive vice president Karen Chupka will talk about how technology is transforming the world around us. The event starts at 10:00 PM IST.

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: IBM introduces IBM Q System One, the world's first integrated quantum system

 

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: TCL expands its range to AI-powered 8K TV sets

TCL announced its latest artificial intelligence (AI)-powered 8K TVs, including the flagship TCL X10 QLED 8K TV and an 8-Series flagship TV, its first QLED 8K TV for the US market. TCL also announced its new branded platform for AI solutions called TCL AI-IN.

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Sony announces PG10 portable wireless party speakers

Sony’s latest PG10 portable wireless speakers are in fact party speakers in the true sense. It has Outdoor party mode, multi-device connection support and Splash-proof top panel, which makes it even more interesting. Thanks to its Splash-proof top panel, it can hold up to four glasses of beer simultaneously. Now, that's what makes it an ideal party speaker.

 

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CES 2019 LIVE updates. Day 1: Razer Turret for Xbox One makes it easy to play with keyboard and mouse

Well, this new keyboard and mouse combo for gamers aim to bring your whole gaming experience on the couch. It pairs to an Xbox One using a single USB dongle. It's a mechanical keyboard with Chrome RGB lighting, which could be perfect for Console gamers.

 

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Whirlpool announces Smart Countertop Oven

Whirlpool announces its first-ever smart countertop oven. The key highlight, it can identify food and then decide the appropriate temperatures as well as algorithms on its own. It consists of the camera inside so that you can easily monitor what's going, courtesy of a companion app.

 

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CES 2019 LIVE updates, Day 1: Welcome to Republic World's live blog!

We want to welcome all our readers to our second live blog about the CES 2019 announcements. Earlier, we kept you updated with all the major announcements from companies such as Qualcomm, Samsung, LG and more. Today, we will talk about all unique and exciting products being showcased at the tradeshow, in addition to another round of major announcements from automotive companies like Audi, Mercedes-Benz and more. So stay tuned for continued coverage about CES 2019!

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