CES – Under the sign of 8k

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this year presents numerous innovations. Trendsetters are televisions with a resolution of 8k.

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) from 8 to 11 January 2019 in Las Vegas is a crowd-puller this year with 182,000 spectators. The range of innovations for the smart home and the electronic lifestyle is amazing.

Changing the guard is the order of the day at CES. Apple and Samsung are in a tailspin and other suppliers of consumer electronics are moving forward.

Intelligent televisions are a big topic. The LG Signature Series OLED TV R simply rolls up when switched off. The 65-inch TV is then just a small piece of furniture and fits into a stylish minimalist interior design.

This year, TVs with 8k resolution will be available on a wide front. They offer a completely new viewing experience with 7,680 x 4,320 pixels or more than 33 million pixels in total. The Samsung Q900 85-inch television is due to go on sale in autumn and cost around 15,000 euros. With the ZG9, Sony has also announced an 8k TV, which will be available in two versions: 85-inch and 98-inch. Price and start of sales are still unknown. The LG 88-inch OLED Z9 will set new standards in picture and sound quality.

5G on the move

The time is ripe for 5G telephony. The Motorola MotoZ3 will come with the 5G Moto Mod update, which makes it 5G-enabled. The American telecom provider Verizon will launch its 5G offering this year. According to chip manufacturer Qualcom 30 new Handy models for the 5G standard are to come this year on the market. A 5G model of the Samsung S10, which can be expected in a few weeks, will probably make the race for first place. 5G is supposed to enable very high transmission speeds.

But those who live in the flat country and expect better network coverage from 5G will probably be disappointed. Although 5G is about a hundred times faster than 4G, according to Bitkom, the ITK industry association, the range is very small and is no further than one kilometer from the nearest transmission mast. The big mobile phone providers fight with hands and feet against political requirements for better network coverage.

Unusual and bizarre

True to the motto “You’ve been waiting for these devices, you just didn’t know it yet”, there’s a lot to see at CES that goes beyond the scope of the exhibition. Of course, a robot for baking bread is indispensable for modern cuisine: The Breadbot der Wilkinson Baking Company bakes ten loaves of bread per minute. At a time when most bakeries are saying goodbye to baking bread, you can finally enjoy really fresh bread.

Breastfeeding mothers are the target group for mobile breast pumps such as those offered by Willow, Elvie and Imalac. The new Imalac Nurture Breast Pump verbindet – pumping with a massage experience.

Pets are not forgotten either. Volta Mookkie is a feeding robot controlled by artificial intelligence, which uses facial recognition to serve each zamperl the food that is exactly right for him.

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