5 Trends To Watch At CES 2014
Posted: January 2, 2014 by Emily Brown
With a new year being upon us, we are about to witness another annual Consumer Electronics Show. In a week from now, around 150,000 people from all over the world will come to Las Vegas to either present or take in the latest consumer technology.
Even though tech giants like Apple, Samsung and Google often launch their high-end products outside this show, it still plays a tone-setting role for tech in the year that's just started to unfold.
Here are 5 noteworthy trends we will see at CES 2014:
4K TVs Will Become Reality
While last year's CES was 4K's welcoming party, this year prepare to see a more mature version of 4K TVs that will primarily have bigger screens and better specs. So far, Samsung and LG have revealed plans to show off 4K TVs that will feature curved displays, supposedly producing the best picture humankind has ever seen. Plus, they be will able to obtain true 4K movies.
Wearables Will Be Ever-present
Tech watchers claim that 2014 will mark the ever-presence of wearable technology. Many tech companies are expected to follow in Samsung's footsteps and come up with a better version of the Galaxy Gear, whereas smart glasses, the likes of Google Glass, and similar smart accessories will be also presented.
Biometrics Will Arise
We have already seen the use of biometrics in iPhone 5s in the form of fingerprint sensor, but it won't stop at fingerprint scanning. The whole category being red-hot, prepare to see more devices and systems scan a specific part of your body in order to use it as your password.
The Internet of Things
In short IoT is a term that refers to unique home appliances and various objects being connected to the Net for a multiple use. Tech firms like Nest and Philips have already proved that the idea is 100% useful and the same concept have carried over to cars as well. So, hope you are ready to get acquainted more with that connected future at CES 2014.
3D Printing Is On The Rise
Some innovative companies will give their try to make 3D printing more accessible by introducing both cheaper printers and easy-to-use scanners. Thus, mainstream breakthrough is also possible by the end of 2014.