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The Wilkinson Baking Company aims to take bread making to the next level with their new automated bread-making robot, called “The BreadBot”. Unveiled at CES 2019, you’ll be able to see this machine transform flour to loaf all on its own. Compared to store-bought bread, this robot produces loaves that are fresher, healthier, preservative free and eco-friendly. It mixes, forms, proofs, bakes and cools ten loaves of bread per hour. Best of all, the machine can make most varieties of bread that require dry ingredients – including white, wheat, whole wheat, nine grain, sourdough and honey oat. Read more for another video, hands-on pictures and additional information.
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) debuted the massive ROG Mothership (GZ700), a new desktop replacement that redefines the form factor for gaming laptops, at CES 2019. Instead of laying flat, this desktop replacement stands tall to draw more air into its advanced cooling system while its keyboard detaches and folds to fit different scenarios, giving you the freedom to find the perfect position. Its machined aluminum chassis sports a 17.3” Full HD IPS-level display with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology, an Intel® Core™ i9-8950HK processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 GPU, a RAID 0 array with three NVMe SSDs, and next-generation networking that enables greater than gigabit speeds for both wired and wireless connections. Read more for another hands-on video, additional pictures and information.
The Samsung Group is following in Apple’s footsteps by not making major announcements at tradeshows, but rather their own events. They recently posted an invite for a special “Galaxy Unpacked” event for the S10 on Twitter that would take place in San Francisco, London, as well as being livestreamed on February 20th. Rumored to be called the “Galaxy F”, this foldable smartphone could start at an eye-watering $1,770, a price that makes even the 5G-enabled S10 a more affordable alternative. Read more for another video and additional information.
Uber is using CES 2019 to showcase its vision for a future of on-demand air travel, and it plans to roll out air taxis, which appear to be a cross between a helicopter and a giant drone, by 2023. Designed by Textron’s Bell division, the Bell Nexus is powered by a hybrid-electric propulsion system in a bid for more efficient air travel. The Uber Air service will begin in the Dallas-Fort Worth area as well as Los Angeles in about four years, with an international market that has yet to be announced. Read more for another video from the CES 2019 show floor, pictures and additional information.
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Royole debuted the world’s first commercial foldable smartphone with a flexible display, FlexPai, a combination of smartphone and tablet on October 31, 2018 in Beijing. Now, the company has brought this device to CES 2019 in Las Vegas. It can be used either folded or unfolded, giving it the portability of a smartphone plus the screen size of a high-definition tablet. Featuring a second generation 7.8-inch AMOLED Cicada Wing fully flexible display that can be bent freely from 0 to 180 degrees and supports more than 200,000 bends. It’s powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8-series flagship SoC, integrating their 7nm process SoC, the most powerful AI and upgradable to support 5G. Other features include: a 20-megapixel telephoto lens and a 16-megapixel wide-angle lens dual rear camera setup, up to 8GB of RAM, 256GB of internal storage as well as Ro-Charge fast charging technology, which delivers a speed increase of 40%. Read more for another hands-on video, pictures and additional information.
Sharp unveiled today at CES 2019 in Las Vegas their first 8K Micro Four Thirds camera, and it’s also the first 8K camera priced under $5,000. There’s no official specifications list, but the prototype camera is using an Olympus lens and can reportedly shoot 8K footage at 30 fps, with the company aiming for 60 fps by the time the production model is released. It will use the H.265 codec and boasts a 5-inch swiveling touchscreen, an SD card slot, HDMI / USB ports, a headphone jack, microphone, and mini XLR ports. Read more for another video and additional information.
AMD today unveiled the Radeon VII at CES 2019, the world’s first 7nm gaming graphics card. It’s designed to deliver exceptional performance and amazing experiences for the latest AAA, esports and Virtual Reality (VR) titles. The GPU is built on the enhanced second-generation AMD ‘Vega’ architecture and provides 2X the memory, 2.1X the memory bandwidth, up to 29 percent higher gaming performance on average, as well as 36 percent higher performance on average in content creation applications compared to the current top-of-the-line RX Vega 64 graphics card. This means gamers will be able to turn on maximum settings for extreme framerates at the highest resolutions while providing seamless, high-refresh HDR5 gaming at 1080p, ultrawide 1440p and 4K. Read more for the live unveil video from CES 2019 and additional information.
For those unfamiliar with NVIDIA G-Sync, it’s basically a proprietary adaptive sync technology developed aimed primarily at eliminating screen tearing and the need for software alternatives such as Vsync. It eliminates screen tearing by allowing a video display to adapt to the frame rate of the output device (GPU) rather than it adapting to the display, which could traditionally be refreshed halfway through the process of a frame being output by the device, resulting in screen tearing, or two or more frames being shown at once. NVIDIA announced at CES 2019 that it would support some of AMD’s FreeSync displays, thanks to a new GeForce GPU driver. Read more for another video and additional information.
Google Assistant now has a new interpreter mode that will roll out over the next few weeks on Google Home devices and Smart Displays that can translate conversations into twenty-seven languages in real-time. Simply say “Hey Google, be my French interpreter” to start Interpreter Mode and get real-time spoken and (on Smart Displays) written translation to aid the conversation. For those who happen to be at CES 2019, just head on over to the concierge desk in Caesars Palace to try it out yourself. Read more for another video and additional information.
NVIDIA introduced DRIVE AutoPilot at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, the world’s first commercially available Level 2+ automated driving solution that uniquely provides both world-class autonomous driving perception and an intelligent cockpit. The platform is based on the DRIVE AGX Xavier system-on-a-chip (SoC) and DRIVE Software, integrating for the first time the company’s DRIVE AV autonomous driving and DRIVE IX intelligent experience capabilities. DRIVE AutoPilot is part of NVIDIA’s DRIVE platform, which is being used by “hundreds of companies worldwide to build autonomous vehicle solutions that increase road safety while reducing driver fatigue and stress on long drives or in stop-and-go traffic,” said the company. Read more for another video and additional information.