LAS VEGAS - JANUARY 08:  Sharp and Samsung booths display flat panel televisions at the Las Vegas Convention Center during the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) January 8, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The world's largest consumer technology tradeshow runs through January 11 and features 2,700 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 150,000 attendees.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

CES 2016 Technology Coverage

For those who might not be aware CES stands for the Consumer Electronics Show, which is a conference that showcases renowned electronics and technology. Each year in January the event is held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada and attracts big name companies, professionals in the industry. This year’s event took place from January 6th through January 9th and provided several amazing new innovations in electronics and technology. Here are just some of the highlights of the 2016 event.


CES OLED trends

Popular electronics company, LG showcased their future OLED screens. OLED stands for organic light-emitting diode technology. These type of screens offer concave and convex selections that you can roll up and actually see through. Similarly, Alienware showcased their first OLED display gaming laptop, which will cost $1,500 for a 13-inch model. Of course with phone and laptop OLED displays there must be a tablet that utilizes OLED technology. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga was on display at CES 2016, which is actually a tablet/ laptop hybrid model using OLED displays. OLED technology is definitely something we can expect from future products.


Television and gaming

CES is known for companies who want to show off the newest and best televisions that will be available to purchase. Samsung was on hand to display the first Quantum Dot televisions and built-in smart-home hubs. Quantum dots are actually microscopic nanocrystals that glow to a certain wavelength based on energy. The color produced depends on the size of the wavelength. For example, longer wavelengths display more red colors, while smaller wavelengths emit the blue color. Samsung will have to come up with a way to market this new product so that it is actually something the consumer understands. The Razer Blade Stealth gaming system was probably the most talked about at CES 2016. This gaming system is said to be the Superman of all gaming systems because you can plug it into an external box with  desktop graphics card through the use of a USB-Cable. What about virtual reality gaming? Three major companies had their VR items on display. HTC has the Vive, Sony Playstation has VR, and the Oculus Rift.


Car features of the future

What technology convention would be complete without new innovative car features. There were several showcased at CES 2016. The long awaited Chevy Bolt was made available, which is the first mass-market electric vehicle. This is the future of cars and is priced for less than $30,000! There were so many different systems available in all newer vehicles including navigation systems with touch screen functions. The company Bose came out with their NEAR system which projects sounds like no other.



Drones are becoming a popular new piece of technology and there were over 25 models at CES 2016, plus toy version drones. One of the most popular on display was the Onagofly, which allows users to take photos and videos from any possible angle (through the use of the drone). Among other drone models at CES, many were considered light weight compare to previous models.


Dates are already set for CES 2017. If you are interested in attending to learn more about the different innovative electronics and technology, you can register today!


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