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W H A T ' S

Next-generation innovation showcased

CES® 2017 [informally aka the ‘Consumer Electronics Show’] officially opened its doors on 5 January, celebrating the show’s 50th anniversary with a recording-breaking exhibit floor spanning more than 2.6 million square feet. More than 3,800 companies launched innovative products at CES, which ran till Sunday 8 January in Las Vegas, Nevada. The products and services unveiled at CES 2017 will touch nearly every single global industry. From the latest in virtual reality, smart home, self-driving vehicles, robotics, wearables, health and fitness tech and more, CES 2017 is unveiling the future of the connected experience and what it means for consumers around the world. New for 2017, CES included two full media days where companies large and small introduced products to the global market. Setting the stage for a week filled with

innovation, 28 companies hosted preshow news conferences, with a wide array of major product announcements: A&D Medical/Mobile Health – The MobileHelp Tablet Medical Alarm with MobileVitals Monitoring. BMW – Prototype of BMW’s 7 – fully automated sedan.  Bosch – Concept car featuring face recognition and intelligent personalisation, gesture control with Ultra Haptics, a crystal-

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clear OLED display and digital exterior mirrors. Carnival – Ocean Medallion, a highly personalised wearable concierge service, which enables elevated service through enhanced guest interactions during the entire cruise experience.  Casio – PRO TREK, a smart watch that uses Android Wear 2.0 and is equipped with low-power GPS and new full-colour map functionality.  Continental – High-Resolution 3D Lash Lidar, capable of 3D measurement of the environment in challenging conditions such as fog, dust, rain and light.  Faraday Future – The FF 91, a fully electric, fully connected, self-driving, keyless vehicle experience with a ‘driverless valet’ function that allows the car to park itself from your smartphone.  FCA – Portal, a concept car, is battery electric, cloud connected and offers fully self-driving capabilities.  Hisense – The H10D 4K HDR TV, featuring proprietary ULED display technology, quantum dot wide colour gamut and full array local dimming.  Huawei/Honor Brands – The Honor 6X dualcamera, dual-sensor smartphone, retailing for $250 USD.  Hyundai – IONIC Scooter, a ‘micro mobility’ fold-up scooter aimed at those who live in urban environments with limited parking options. LG – LG Signature OLED TV W, or the ‘The Wallpaper TV’. The 65” model is 2.57 mm wide – 1/10th of an inch – with no gap between the TV and wall.  Lucaro – iRobotics 7 Medical Massage Chair, a full-body massage chair that also uses blood pressure and heart rate monitoring for added comfort and options.  Monster – Soundstage 2, to be integrated with Amazon Alexa. Panasonic – Lumix GH5 mirrorless camera that excels at shooting video and has 4K and 6K capabilities.  Qualcomm – Snapdragon 835, the first 10-nanometer mobile processor, with enhanced efficiency that helps to create thinner phones with longer battery life. 

Royole – The Royole Moon, a 3D virtual mobile theatre combining 1080p AMOLED displays at greater than 3,000 ppi resolution that simulate a giant 800” curved screen, with stereoscopic 3D and noise-cancelling headphones for a completely immersive experience. Samsung – The Wash and FlexDry IoTenabled washer/dryer system featuring four separate compartments for washing and drying, letting you maximise efficiency and customise how you manage your laundry.  Sony – Crystal LED integrated structure display, with superfine LED structures serving as a light source, making it virtually impossible to see the pixels.  TCL – The Xess series – X2 and X3 models – which are edgeless, flat and curved providing ultimate picture quality.  Toyota – Concept-i, a self-driving car allowing passengers to interact with the car’s artificial intelligence agent named ‘Yui’, which anticipates drivers’ needs, measures emotions and responds automatically.  Valeo – The 360AEB Nearshield, an emergency braking system that eliminates drivers’ blind spots, bringing the vehicle to a stop in emergency situations.  VOXX – Terk delivers the strongest Wi-Fi signals throughout the home, as well as free HDTV. The soon-to-be released Terk Omni features circle beam technology, which will allow you to receive broadcast signals up to 65 miles away.  ZF – The ZF ProAI, a deep-learning software and ZF’s first step into artificial intelligence that goes beyond automotive applications.  ZTE – The Hawkeye, the world’s first crowdsourced phone.  Twelve startups pitched their products to a standing room-only crowd. First prize was awarded to Nonda, makers of a family of connected, app-enabled devices for the vehicle. Kino-mo, developer of hightech smart holographic displays, took second place. Third place was awarded to In&Motion, creator of a smart wearable that aims to reduce the risk of serious injury owing to falls. CES 2017 concluded on Sunday 8 January. (Edited from CES media release)

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Vivienne supplies her own portable PA system and dual microphones if required. She also offers master of ceremonies experience and can assist at your reception if required. Vivienne has also had a range of experiences with funeral dedications and is more than happy to discuss any queries you may have in this area. Call 0412 295 589 or visit

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Free, independent weekly newspaper from the Byron Shire in northern NSW, Australia.