LG’s latest Rollable TV measures 65-inches and rolls down when desired or up when not in use, almost like a projector screen, but with incomparable technology. Unfortunately, it’s just a concept for now, while the LG SIGNATURE OLED TV R is much closer to being ready for consumer purchase. How so? Well, for starters, users can adjust the aspect ratio to allow for specific cinematic experiences, with Full View, Line View and Zero View options. Read more for two videos and additional information.
When people think of high-end drones, DJI usually comes to mind, but Autel Robotics isn’t far behind if at all. The company recently showcased its new consumer drone at CES 2020, and it will definitely turn some heads. The EVO II is touted as the world’s first portable 8K drone, thanks to a modular design with a 1/2-inch CMOS sensor capable of capturing 8K video (8000×6000) and 48MP stills. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on, and additional information.
There’s the latest Korg ARP 2600 FS synthesizer, and then this one by Sam Battle, made from an old SEGA Genesis. Put simply, the game console was mounted to a metal sheet drilled with holes for potentiometers, or what one uses to adjust the parameters. Mounted out back are Arduino Nanos processors that run custom code, along with multiplexers connected to the buttons and dials out front. Yes, even the cartridge slotted into the console is a custom MIDI interface. Read more for two videos and additional information.
CES 2020 isn’t just about the latest gadgets and technology, as there are a few surprises thrown in as well, like the Damon HyperSport HS. This shape-shifting electric superbike features “Shift” ergonomics that lets you easily switch between commuting and sport bike stances. Its 20 kWh liquid-cooled battery pack and an electric motor produce 200 peak hp and 147.5 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to hit 200 mph. Read more for two videos and additional information.
The Sarcos Guardian XO powered exosuit turns normal humans into real-life terminators, enabling one to carry 200 additional pounds (91 kg) of payload, while lifting heavy objects for hours on end without physical strain or fatigue. While it may look complex, it only takes 30 seconds to step inside one and it responds in milliseconds to the operator’s movements for up to 8-hours on a full charge. A hot-swapping battery system lets you extend that time indefinitely. Read more for two videos and additional information.
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You’ve seen the teasers, now here’s a hands-on look at the OnePlus Concept One smartphone and its disappearing cameras. This is made possible with electrochromic glass over the phone’s rear cameras that turns them opaque and then transparent again when voltage is applied. You can already find this technology in McLaren 720S Spider’s retractable electrochromic glass roof and even airplane windows (Boeing 787 Dreamliner). Read more for a video and additional information.
Weighing just 600-pounds, the EH 216 autonomous passenger drone uses sixteen sets of electric motors and propellers to lift itself into the air and move it forward along pre-programmed routes at up to 80 mph, while carrying two passengers or up to 600-pounds. It took to the skies in North Carolina ahead of the 2020 North Carolina Transportation Summit at the Raleigh Convention Center. Read more for a video and additional information.
The Mercedes-Benz VISION AVTR (Advanced Vehicle Transformation) is the world’s first Avatar-inspired vehicle. The automaker describes it as a “living organism” that connects with its users and allows them to feel the world around them. How so? The interior offers a biometric connection since instead of a conventional steering wheel, the multi-functional control element in the center console allows human and machine to merge. Just place your hand on the control unit for the interior come to life, instantly the driver by his or her heartbeat and breathing. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
VRgineers introduced the latest generation of the XTAL professional VR headset, which incorporates 8K resolution with a set of new features, including readability optimized for powerful GPUs such as the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000. What sets this headset apart from the others is the AR mixed reality module, and improved lenses that give it a 180° field-of-view. NASA astronauts could make use of this technology for VR simulations. Read more for a video and additional information.
Sunflower Labs announced today at CES 2020 the Sunflower Home Awareness System, which includes the world’s first fully autonomous residential security drone. This security system pairs always-on motion and vibration sensors with AI processing to provide privacy and peace-of-mind to homeowners while dramatically minimizing false alarms. In addition to the drone, each Sunflower, disguised as garden lights, houses an array of motion and vibration sensors to constantly monitor activity on the property. They’re capable of detecting and differentiating people, animals and cars as well as displaying the activity on a map in real-time. Read more for a video and additional information.