CES, the Consumer Electronics Show,from Jan. 7-12 in Las Vegas this year. This marked the 50th anniversary of the show, the largest event of its kind. Over the years, CES technological innovations like VHS, PCs, CDs, DVDs ... .
In 2018,is the key feature and the winner of 2018 CES was Google Assistant, many gadgets. Amazon’s Echo with its Alexa voice assistant was the product last year.
Bothartificial intelligence and a world where devices know you so well they can act , controlling smart devices in your home. One research group estimates that the number of smart devices sold in the U.S. will go from 83 million in 2015 to 193 million in 2020. Are these devices expensive? Yes, , but they promise to save you money and energy in the long run.
Here are a few products I found to be the most interesting and useful at CES. The first is the Aladin Smart Lamp, alight with a . It was designed the elderly . If your aging parent gets up late at night to use the bathroom and falls down, the lamp sends an automatic to emergency services and family members.
Next is MyLiFi. It’s a desk lamp that also provides internet access, not through Wi-Fi but anpointed at your laptop via a . Production of MyLiFi Kickstarter. It wasn’t the only product at CES to get started through the crowd-funding website.
Moving on, I liked Nightingale,“the first smart home sleep solution.” It is a that integrates with a bunch of other internet of things (IoT) devices, and can be controlled by the Google Home or Amazon Echo smart speakers. Nightingale provides not just white noise but sounds ― birdsong, rainstorms, whale songs ― and can adjust for the size of your bedroom and the type of flooring. (I’ll take the rainstorm, thanks!) If your partner’s gets louder, Nightingale gets louder too.
Or maybe you would prefer a smart pillow like Somnox that you can. It and you can use it yourself or put it in a baby’s .
There were many other IoT devices on show, like smart fridges and ovens, home security systems, ceiling fans and even cycling helmets.
I once heard a woman say that her favorite Christmas gift was the Echo. Why? Because once it told her a bad joke:
Q: What word starts with an “e” but only has one letter in it?
The Japan Times ST: March 2, 2018