This week 3,500 of the world’s biggest tech giants are coming to Sin City. Las Vegas will be transformed from a gambling hub in the middle of the desert into the nerve centre of global technology as Samsung, Sony, LG as well as hundreds of smaller tech firms come to the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to reveal their latest and greatest creations.
This trend-setting show offers a peek at the technologies set to enter our lives over the next year, and transform our world over the next decade. Here are the top trends we’re expecting: Television always takes centre stage at CES and 2015 is set to be no different. LG is hoping to break with the tradition of ever-larger screens on show this year with its so-called Quantum Dot TV technology on show at its press conference this afternoon. The new model uses microscopic crystals to create images with far better colour accuracy than existing ultra high-definition TVs.
Drones have quickly risen to the forefront as one of the most potentially disruptive new technologies of the last five years, whether it’s Amazon’s delivery drones or TV and movie producers using them to film at a fraction of the cost. This year CES has a dedicated “unmanned systems” stage for the world’s largest drone makers, such as Parrot and DJI, to show off their latest flying wonders.
Undoubtedly there will be dozens of other announcements and trends across the show-floor, from 3D printing to driverless cars – and City A.M. will be here all week bringing it to you.