“Connected everything” shall be the new trend in technology for the foreseeable future. 2015 kicked off with the biggest tech event of the year, Consumer Electronics Show which started on January 6th and went on till January 9th. The International Consumer Electronics Show (International CES) showcases more than 3600 exhibitors, including manufacturers, developers and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content, technology delivery systems and more; a conference program with 250 sessions; and around 160,000 atendees from more than 140 countries. The event attracts world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers. CES 2015 is over and here are some of the biggest takeaways.
Smartphones and Smartwatches:
Starting with the obvious, there is no tech events these days without exciting new smartphones and wearable technology. Lenovo announced a fitness band(Lenovo Vibe Band VB10) which behaves like a smartwatch, and also a smartphone P90 which is powered by the 64-bit Intel Atom processor and Intel XM 7260 LTE-Advanced modem. The company also introduced VIBE X2 Pro which is a limited edition smartphone as well as VIBE Xtension Selfie Flash. LG has also announced the G-Flex 2, the second iteration of its original curved G Flex. The G Flex 2 is smaller at 5.5-inches as compared to the 6-incher LG G Flex, but sports a full HD resolution. Lamborghini Mobile also announced the global launch of the stainless steel-and-leather handset ahead of CES in Las Vegas. The handset, which sells as an unlocked device accepting dual SIM cards for international travel, has a five-inch high-definition display, 20 megapixel camera and can connect to mobile networks around the world.
Internet of Things:Connectivity is becoming increasingly important in our daily live. Be it for syncing contacts/emails/notes/media on multiple devices, or connecting with your e-wallet. the Internet of things is all about connecting your everyday life objects (built by smart tech) to interact you with a co-ordinated manner to help you make the most of them. Like for example, connecting your smart thermostat with your smart car. The internet of things is all about ushering the area where your home interacts with you. Your doors open/close, light turn on/off automatically with you around. And clever kitchens where the internet does everything. Drones were another attraction. Newer technology has made drone more capable of household use, and at the same time made the drone capable of more complex mid air movement. 3D printing was also a rage this time. As opposed to last year when 3D printing was still very much in concept phase; this year cutting edge 3D printers were used to demonstrate perfectly 3D printed items like clothing, accessories, toys and even musical instruments. People even ate 3D printed Pizza!
The event is undoubtedly a very significant indicator of what tech scene would be like in 2015. Keep your eyes on the site for more article on our predictions for more insights on what we believe 2015 will be like in the tech startup world.