CES 2017

Zipato pleased with CES 2017

Zipato pleased with CES 2017

12 Jan 2017 comment

This year's CES has definitely confirmed the strength of the "Internet of Things" trend, says for ICTbusiness Sebastian Popović, the founder of Zipato. Zipato is the company employing thirty employees that's in the business of home management devices from the Smart Home category.

CES: Ericsson Demonstrated How 5G Will Change the Way We Live and Work

CES: Ericsson Demonstrated How 5G Will Change the Way We Live and Work

11 Jan 2017 comment

Ericsson connected the dots between the latest technology innovations and their dependence on infrastructure at the world's largest consumer electronics fair, CES 2017, in Las Vegas. Building on its theme of "Making 5G a Reality," Ericsson show attendees how networks, media and IT work in concert to improve our daily lives and work.

CES 2017: STEMI very satisfied with the appearance at CES in Las Vegas

CES 2017: STEMI very satisfied with the appearance at CES in Las Vegas

11 Jan 2017 comment

Croatian startup STEMI, that unveiled its educational robot at CES in Las Vegas, was the "target" of the media, and of potential partners and investors. As they say, they are extremely pleased with the appearance and the interest at this world's biggest technology fair.

CES: Ford Will Use Amazon's Alexa in its Models

CES: Ford Will Use Amazon's Alexa in its Models

9 Jan 2017 comment

Ford, the second largest U.S. automaker, said it will begin offering “Alexa in the car” this summer on vehicles equipped with its Sync 3 infotainment system. An automotive version of Amazon’s popular voice-activated Echo assistant, Alexa in the car will let drivers order items on Amazon, listen to audio books, play music, check news, search for restaurants and get directions. The driver just has to push a button on the steering wheel and say, “Alexa,” followed by a command.

Vimeo Enters Crowded TV Fray

Vimeo Enters Crowded TV Fray

8 Jan 2017 comment

The video-sharing site Vimeo, which predates YouTube, will join the crowded online-TV market, according to Bloomberg. Vimeo will soon introduce an on-demand video service akin to Netflix and Hulu, and is lining up TV shows and staff it hopes will convince people to cough up a monthly fee for yet another TV subscription. “We’re going to spend real money on programming for the first time ever, and put real marketing money behind it," IAC Chief Executive Officer Joey Levin said in an interview at CES in Las Vegas.

CES: BMW Deploying Self-Driving 7 Series Fleet to Roads This Year

CES: BMW Deploying Self-Driving 7 Series Fleet to Roads This Year

8 Jan 2017 comment

BMW will dispatch a fleet of autonomous vehicles to U.S. and European cities in this year’s second half, the next step in its partnership with Mobileye and Intel to introduce fully self-driving vehicles by 2021, according to Bloomberg. The German automaker will put 40 of its 7 Series sedans on the road and train them to drive in urban areas.

CES: Smart Windshields as the New Ad Billboards

CES: Smart Windshields as the New Ad Billboards

7 Jan 2017 comment

The next frontier in digital advertising may be your car’s windshield, according to Bloomberg. Automakers, technology companies and glass manufacturers are teaming up to turn the display that graces the front of an iPhone into the windshield of a car, one that can show ads, directions and vehicle information to the person behind the wheel.

CES: Fiat Chrysler Presents Self-Driving Electric Minivan

CES: Fiat Chrysler Presents Self-Driving Electric Minivan

7 Jan 2017 comment

Fiat Chrysler is laying out a vision of a battery-powered, self-driving minivan that it bets even a millennial could love, according to Bloomberg. The automaker’s fifth-generation minivan, whose design concept is called the Chrysler Portal, would have a 400 kilometer electric range and enough screens, ports and social-media options to entertain young families while software handles much of the driving. It was unveiled in Las Vegas ahead of consumer technology show CES 2017.

CES: Microsoft Drives New Car Software Push With Renault-Nissan Deal

CES: Microsoft Drives New Car Software Push With Renault-Nissan Deal

7 Jan 2017 comment

Microsoft is rebooting its push to sell software for cars with a new set of programs and services in a bid to keep up with rivals like Google and Apple that are expanding in auto technology, according to news report from Bloomberg. "We're not getting into self-driving cars ourselves but we can be an important element of it by providing the platform," said Microsoft's business development chief Peggy Johnson, in an interview.

CES: Insta360 Announces 8K Professional 3D VR Camera

CES: Insta360 Announces 8K Professional 3D VR Camera

7 Jan 2017 comment

Insta360, winner of the CES 2017 Innovation Honoree award for the Insta360 Nano, announced the launch of its Insta360 Pro professional VR 3D camera in Las Vegas. The standalone camera raises the bar for professional VR imaging with 8K resolution, 3D image and video capturing, and immersive livestreaming capabilities.

IFA 2017 will be bigger than ever

IFA 2017 will be bigger than ever

6 Jan 2017 comment

First days of September will be next big thing for the IFA fair because fairgrounds in Berlin are already full, said in an interview for ICTbusiness.info held during Las Vegas CES show Jens Heithecker, Vice President Messe Berlin and IFA Executive Director.

CES: Fitbit Aims to Hook Consumers With News Feed and New Partnerships

CES: Fitbit Aims to Hook Consumers With News Feed and New Partnerships

6 Jan 2017 comment

Fitbit is rolling out new social features on its app, including a news feed where users can share exercise summaries, read health-related content and join like-minded communities, according to Bloomberg. The fitness-tracking wristband maker is also upgrading its personal-trainer app, Fitstar, to give users custom recommendations based on historical Fitbit data, the company announced at CES in Las Vegas.

CES: Nvidia Will Offer New PC Gaming Cloud Service

CES: Nvidia Will Offer New PC Gaming Cloud Service

6 Jan 2017 comment

Nvidia announced at CES in Las Vegas a new version of its Shield set-top box and the debut of an online service designed to bring millions of new consumers to high-end computer games, according to Bloomberg. The new $199 Shield will display high-resolution video and feature Google Assistant technology capable of recognizing natural-language commands and controlling other devices.

CES: New TV From Sony Has a Screen That Acts as a Speaker

CES: New TV From Sony Has a Screen That Acts as a Speaker

6 Jan 2017 comment

Sony unveiled a new product that's creating a bit of buzz at the annual CES industry gathering in Las Vegas, according to Bloomberg. XBR-A1E Bravia 4K is the electronics maker's first commercial foray into the niche market for televisions that use OLED, or organic light-emitting diode, technology.

CES: Google Moves Into Augmented Reality Shopping

CES: Google Moves Into Augmented Reality Shopping

6 Jan 2017 comment

Google is rolling out a real world application that allows shoppers to see what they might buy without leaving home, according to Bloomberg. They introduced two new retail partnerships, with BMW and Gap, deploying its 3D-scanning project called Tango.

Leica Geosystems Named a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree

Leica Geosystems Named a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree

5 Jan 2017 comment

Leica Geosystems today announced it has been named a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree for the Leica BLK360 Imaging Laser Scanner in the Digital Imaging category. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories.

CBS Joins Hulu Live TV Service

CBS Joins Hulu Live TV Service

5 Jan 2017 comment

Hulu announced a comprehensive, new agreement with CBS to carry America’s most-watched broadcast network, as well as popular sports and entertainment channels CBS Sports Network and POP, with the potential to add additional networks in the future. All networks in the deal will be available to stream live, with much of their programming available on-demand as well, through Hulu’s new multichannel, live TV streaming service, set to launch in the coming months.

Tanvas Puts the Future of Touch on Display at CES 2017

Tanvas Puts the Future of Touch on Display at CES 2017

5 Jan 2017 comment

Tanvas, a startup company which is trying to redefine touch for the touchscreen, announced the widespread debut of TanvasTouch, an award-winning programmable surface haptic technology that enables you to feel what you see on any touch display.

CTA Projects $292B in U.S. 2017 Sales

CTA Projects $292B in U.S. 2017 Sales

5 Jan 2017 comment

Increasing consumer enthusiasm for the Internet of Things (IoT) and adoption of emerging technology will drive the U.S. consumer technology industry to $292 billion in retail revenues ($228 billion wholesale) in 2017, according to new research from the Consumer Technology Association.

AT&T to Test 5G Wireless

AT&T to Test 5G Wireless

4 Jan 2017 comment

AT&T has reached speeds of up to 14 gigabits a second in lab trials of 5G wireless technology, and plans to test the high-speed network by beaming its DirecTV Now video service to homes in Austin, Texas before midyear, according to Bloomberg.

Trošelj: We want a big step forward into the EU and US markets

Trošelj: We want a big step forward into the EU and US markets

4 Jan 2017 comment

This year STEMI, a robot for education and increasing awareness of natural sciences, arrives to CES as well. As Marin Trošelj points out, this year he wants to open up to western markets (EU and US) and they hope to make good contacts and cooperation that will go in that direction.

Popović: Award at CES proves that we are on the right track

Popović: Award at CES proves that we are on the right track

4 Jan 2017 comment

Smart homes market is only one vertical of industrial revolution known as the Internet of Things, says Zipato's manager, Sebastian Popovic. Zipato, domestic manufacturer of solutions for managing smart home, again exhibits at CES, the world's largest technology fair in Las Vegas. We talked about Zipato and their Zipatalo which was first introduced last, just before CES opened its doors to visitors.

Driverless Cars Finally Steer Near Showrooms

Driverless Cars Finally Steer Near Showrooms

3 Jan 2017 comment

Car electronics supplier Delphi went coast-to-coast in 2015 in a self-driving Audi Q5 sport-utility vehicle to prove the autonomous automobile had arrived, according to Bloomberg. Now, Delphi is shifting from stunts to selling.

Drone Rodeo: Wildest Event in Tech Returns for CES 2017

Drone Rodeo: Wildest Event in Tech Returns for CES 2017

3 Jan 2017 comment

The Drone Rodeo, the premier drone industry event at CES, is returning for more high-flying fun in the high desert. Called “The Wildest Event in Tech” in 2016 by ABC News Digital, the Drone Rodeo brings media together with drone manufacturers, race pilots and accessory makers to fly drones in their natural habitat: wide open spaces.

CES celebrates 50 years

CES celebrates 50 years

2 Jan 2017 comment

In a few days in Las Vegas the 50th CES will kick off. It is one of the biggest tech shows in the world. CES 2017 will feature new marketplaces, more than 850 first-time exhibitors, seven keynote addresses, expanded conference programming, additional SuperSessions and enhanced show floor services. With three main venue locations in Tech East, Tech West and Tech South and more than 24 product categories showcasing the hottest tech trends, expect to experience a whole lot of “whoa-ments” at CES 2017.

LG Electronics announced its futuristic Levitating Portable Speaker

LG Electronics announced its futuristic Levitating Portable Speaker

2 Jan 2017 comment

LG Electronics announced its futuristic Levitating Portable Speaker, which will be launched at CES 2017. The mesmerizing wireless speaker (model PJ9) hovers in place over the accompanying Levitation Station to deliver high-quality audio while also making a lasting impression with its eye-catching design. In addition to its striking looks, the versatile speaker provides users the ability to seamlessly play music, podcasts and other audio content in the home as well as outdoors.