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CES 2016 Las Vegas

World’s biggest technology show of 2016 is now open. Held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, the week long event has kicked off with pre shows, but officially runs from January 6 – 9, 2016. All the worlds largest and most innovative companies such as Samsung, LG, Volvo, Nvidia, AMD will be show casing all their latest next generational offerings. Some of the items that have already been leaked include the following –

Faraday Future’s very fast, electric concept car.  Called the FFZERO1, it looks stunning.  Head of Faraday, Global Design, Richard Kim said it is a “car of concepts,”.

Lenovo has got video gamer tongues wagging with a 17.3inch gaming laptop called, Ideapad Y900.  Fitted with overclockable Intel Skylake Core i7 processor and Nvidia GTX 980M for graphics, the system is configurable with up to a 512GB SSD and 64GB of DDR4 RAM.  Included is two-watt JBL speakers plus a subwoofer.  Launch date is earmarked for June at a price of around $1,099 (about £745, AU$1,506).

AMD is going all out with its Polaris-based GPUs.  They are describing the technology as a “generational jump” in terms of power efficiency.  Stating the Polaris GPU can deliver 61% less power usage than rival GPUs (Nvidia).  Polaris GPUs are expected to become available by the midpoint of 2016.

LG is displaying new larger double-sided curves screens, which are being marketed for use in digital signage, automobiles and mobile devices.

An 18-inch OLED display, able to be rolled up, could be the next big thing in future mobile devices.  The technology indicates tablets of the future could come with much larger screen sizes, allowing greater compactness and mobility for travel purposes.

55-inch and 65-inch double-sided OLED screens suggests LG wants to hit the digital signage market place hard in 2016 and beyond.  A statement from LG reported that different content can be displayed on either side of the screens.

Parrot, is show casing the first ever single wing flying drone, known as the Disco drone.  To fly the Disco drone you simply throw it like you would do with a paper plane and it will take off automatically.  Powered with an 8-inch propeller and high-speed engine, the wing is fixed or removable.  It may also be operated with a skycontroller pad and FPV glasses, letting you see what the drone sees.  Included is a 14mp camera in the front nose allowing for a birds eye view of the flight and the capability to send back real time  telemetry and flight data.  A real product is expected for release in 2016, as yet no confirmations on a date or price range.


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