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CES 2018: AN UPDATE ON NEW LAUNCHINGS AND INNOVATIONS

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The Consumer Electronics Show, abbreviated as CES, is the most anticipated technology display platform each year. Promising great gadgets and technical advancements, the CES had much to offer this year as well.

While last year’s showstopper was Amazon’s Alexa (the digital assistant), this year Google wins the game by introducing commendable developments in its Google Assistant; which now is aimed to be incorporated into cars and homes. It can recognise two commands in one sentence making it multi-functional.

HEALTH FOCUSED GADGETS

A lot of focus was put on health care gadgets this year at the CES.

Hyundai’s Digital Assistant: This healthcare gadget is a great innovation. The digital assistant is expected to be launched in Hyundai cars by 2019 in order to reduce the dangers of texting while driving. It can be used to give directions, turn the AC on, and even play songs.

L’Oreal’s UV Sense Patch: L’Oreal made its mark by introducing a thumbnail-sized sensor better understood as a UV Sense Patch. The Patch is about 2 millimetres thick and can be placed on the thumb. It will indicate the amount of sunlight intake by the user, limiting the risk of skin cancer.  

Nokia Sleep: CES 2018 watched Nokia’s idea of “Nokia Sleep”- a software which monitors body functions such as heart rate, breathing pattern and snoring when the user is sleeping.

INTRODUCING DRIVERLESS CARS

Since everything is progressing to digital assistants, Toyota launched their concept of a driverless car, the e-Palette. It is going to be an eight-wheeled car spacious enough to be a small room with furniture and TV. It can be used as a delivery van and even a driverless hotel room for one night!

These are not in entirety all of the innovative gadgets showcased at the CES 2018. However, these do hint at the expected future of technology and consumer electronics.

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