What To Expect From CES 2016

CES is upon us and corporations are chomping on the bit to point out off their shiny new wares on the world’s largest know-how commerce present.

Tech giants corresponding to Sony, Samsung and Panasonic together with hundreds of smaller client-electronics corporations descend on Las Vegas for the week, the place they’ll make arguably a few of the largest tech bulletins of the 12 months and showcase not solely what we’ll see in shops this yr, however what we are able to count on to see for years to return.

This 12 months’s present formally will get began with Press Day (the day these largest corporations will make their large unveils) on Tuesday, with the present flooring opening up on Wednesday morning.

Right here’s a little bit of what we count on to be large this 12 months:


Final month the FAA formally launched its drone registration program, an indication that the patron drone market has grown to a stage that the federal government feels the necessity to regulate it. That progress is unquestionably demonstrated at this 12 months’s CES. Final 12 months there have been simply 4 firms on the present flooring. This yr, there will probably be a minimum of 27 (a report), which is able to cowl greater than 25,000 square feet of exhibit space, a 200 percent increase over the 2015 show.

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Extra than simply toys, this yr’s drones will probably supply capabilities corresponding to the power to keep away from crash landings and maybe specialised options for utilizing them in various kinds of environments. Digital camera know-how has additionally elevated over the previous yr, so anticipate quite a lot of these drones to be able to taking pictures 4K video and capturing excessive-high quality stills.

Related residence

We’re getting even nearer to that residence we have been promised within the Jetsons. We anticipate to see a TON of linked dwelling units at this yr’s present. Extra than simply sensible lights and thermostats, this yr will give attention to how all these gadgets join and work collectively – a difficulty that has hampered the IoT market. Anticipate to see units and merchandise using Apple’s HomeKit and Samsung’s SmartThings platforms.

Digital actuality

Final yr shopper digital actuality headsets began to grow to be available, and 2016 would be the yr they begin to enhance. Extra than simply headsets, anticipate to see equipment that can be utilized at the side of eyewear to boost your VR expertise. Fb-owned Oculus will more than likely showcase its newest model of Rift, Samsung will current its Gear VR, Sony will showcase its PlayStation VR and HTC is predicted to announce the newest breakthroughs for its Vive.

Additionally, for the primary time CES can have an augmented reality exhibit, the place corporations can present of their newest improvements within the area.

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Wearables have change into an more and more bigger class at CES over the previous few years, and this 12 months’s present will deliver much more of them to the present flooring. Count on to see a ton of smartwatches from each main gamers and a few smaller guys. Additionally health trackers will probably be improved, together with going past simply being embedded in smartwatches to being utilized in health gear and sneakers.


Automobiles have at all times been part of CES, however this yr they’re taking an excellent bigger a part of the highlight. Automaker expertise will take up extra than 200,000 square feet of exhibit space, up 25 percent from last year. Anticipate to see some fascinating developments on the planet of electrical and autonomous automotive, each from among the huge names – BMW, Chevy and Toyota, to call just a few — in addition to some new corporations, equivalent to Faraday Future, an beneath-the-radar enterprise backed by Chinese language firm LeTV. Extra than simply new autos, anticipate to see a lot of gadgets that may take that barely older automotive you’ve got and make it sensible as properly.

Past new tech, CES itself has made just a few adjustments this 12 months. In response to current world tragedies, the Client Electronics Affiliation has opted to enact new bag restrictions at this 12 months’s present. Whereas in earlier years attendees might stroll freely out and in of halls, this 12 months baggage might be searched, rolling baggage and baggage aren’t allowed and everybody can be topic to metallic detector screening and physique pat downs.

Additionally beginning this yr, makers of hoverboards and scooters must limit using these to their sales space. That implies that these visiting the crowded halls will not have to fret about getting run down.

Keep tuned all through the week for updates from the present ground and a take a look at the tech and firms you’ll need to watch this yr.

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