The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is due to kick off in Las Vegas tomorrow and promises to be jam-packed with all the latest news and releases, and potentially the craziest of innovations.
The first ever CES was held in New York in 1967, and featured the works of over 100 exhibitors, each revealing to the world the latest consumer electronics to 18,000 spectators. In the past, CES has been held twice a year, once in Chicago and again in Las Vegas. However, in 1998 it was decided that the CES should become a single annual event, and has continued to be held in Las Vegas every January since.
Some technological inventions revealed at the CES in the past include the VCR, the Camcorder, the CD, the E-book reader, amongst tens of other creations that we take for granted today.
But what do we have in store for 2013’s CES? As the week progresses we aim to bring you all the latest news and releases, and it is expected that this year will be a big one. Proceedings are already underway; at a pre-launch event held last night, one secret emerged when LG revealed its plans to release an 84 inch high definition television.
According to reporters, this year’s CES is said to be focussed around the use of technology in improving our health. Inventions supposedly include pulse monitors which function through your smartphone, cutlery which encourages you to eat more slowly, as well as various fitness monitors. Perfect innovations for those who have put ‘improve fitness’ at the top of their New Year’s resolution list…
Although the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona in February will be the main focus for the mobile phone industries, the CES could offer a sneak preview of what we are to expect in the world of smartphones this coming year. For instance, some reporters have suggested that the show could be an opportunity for Japanese manufacturers such as Sony and Fujitsu to prove that they can compete against their neighbours South Korea and China’s massive successes last year.
Written by Charlotte Kertrestel