LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tech companies showed off their latest wares this week at CESFormerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show.
Crowds of investors, media professionals, and tech insiders flock to the cavernous spaces of Las Vegas to see the latest technology. From large companies and startups. There are flashy concept cars, displays of every possible type, and robots that can assist with a range of tasks. home technology. Some technical innovations are already available for purchase, while others may never make it past the prototype stage..
The attraction runs through Sunday. Here are some highlights:
Video calls with a touch
Tired of the same old group video calls? Zero Distance thinks it might have the answer.
The company’s Wehead device helps people in a meeting feel like a tele-presence is in the room with them.
The device looks like what you might find at an optometrist, but with screens on the front. From a distance, the person participating appears to be there in 3D and when they look around or shake their head, the machine moves too.
Wehead works with standard PC or smartphone webcams.
“If there are few people around the table and only one screen, then not everyone can see the screen, and the person at the laptop cannot see everyone,” said Ilya Sedochkin, creator of Wehead. “This is the obvious application.”
But for people who spend 40 hours a week in their home office, they don’t see others as much. So just feeling the real person in the room and using some space at your desk can give you a less lonely feeling,” Sedochkin said.
The Wehead costs $1,555, with a Professional version available for $4,555.
Change the color of the car
BMW is betting on a car that can change colour.
The German automaker’s latest concept car can display up to 32 colors and allows drivers to digitally personalize their cars.
Not only that – the average sedan has a voice assistant, in addition to the physical and digital elements that allow the headlights to create facial expressions and express moods such as joy, surprise, and approval.
The car is called BMW i Vision Dee – Dee, which stands for Digital Emotional Experience.
The fun ride is the next iteration of BMW’s color-changing technology unveiled at CES last year, when the company showed off a car with the ability to change from black to white.
The body of the latest version is divided into 240 parts, which, according to the company, can be individually controlled and allow an infinite number of patterns to be created.
The car will be available in 2025.
Bubba the robot
From milk tea to passion fruit, the Adam robot can make any boba tea you drink.
ADAM might also double as a bartender or barista, but he made boba tea for the cheery CES attendees who used digital touch screens to choose their drinks.
“The ADAM is primarily intended as a means of attracting guests and a method of fully automated, highly efficient beverage making,” said Timothy Tanksley of Richtech Robotics.
The two-armed robot has two handles that can be customized to make specific drinks. While taking a break from mixing drinks, ADAM can dance to keep people entertained.
ADAM, which can be rented for events or hired out full time, is among a group of robots on display at CES this week that perform a variety of tasks, from disinfecting surfaces to delivering.
Nut milk on request
During the pandemic lockdowns in 2020, California resident Louise Rabache had trouble finding her favorite almond milk in supermarkets. He searched online for recipes to make his own, but it was confusing and time consuming.
Nearly three years later, Rapacci was at CES to introduce its nut milk fermentation machine, the GrowUp Fermenter.
With GrowUp, Rabaci said, customers can make nut milks at home in minutes with water and their choice of toppings, from cashews and walnuts to almonds and pistachios.
The device costs $599 and is available for pre-order now.
Brow Magic by L’Oréal brings augmented reality to your brows.
The company’s app scans your face and uses augmented reality to make personalized recommendations for choosing the shape, thickness, and effect. You apply a primer, then Brow Magic 2400 uses a tiny nozzle to clean and define your brows.
L’Oreal developed Brow Magic in partnership with Prinker, which makes a device that quickly applies temporary tattoos.
The makeup in Brow Magic, which is due out later this year, can last up to two days and can be removed with your regular makeup remover.
Associated Press writer Hallelujah Hadro contributed to this report.
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