CES 2020 Promotes Voice Assistants, Health Watches, Home Security
The enormous Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas every January generates major buzz over various products, both new or just updated versions of older stuff. This year CES 2020 has an estimated 170,000 attendees and 4,400 exhibitors, a decline from the 180,000 and 4,500 of last year, showing a slight fall-off of interest.
Telegraph.com and all the major tech media platforms are there in force. Here are a few of the media reports on what’s new and interesting. Telegraph.com reports:
Amid dropping smartphone sales and drooping demand for personal computers, one key focus is likely to be voice assistants, which Google, Amazon, Samsung and others have seized on as the next big opportunity.
As usual, the occasional odd product was launched. A piece from PCmag.com joked about this one:
Charmin’s Toilet Tech in the Running for Weirdest CES Gadgets
The Charmin GoLab features a bluetooth-enabled toilet paper delivery robot, a porta-potty VR headset and a smell sensor that tells you when it’s safe to enter the bathroom. No kidding.
ADT Launches Blue, Its First DIY Home Security Platform
The home security firm’s first do-it-yourself system features extensive voice assistant support and three IP cameras, with more devices on the way.
Withings’ new smartwatch alerts you to sleep and heart problems
Wearables are getting better at spotting potentially serious health issues that might otherwise get missed. The new Withings ScanWatch, for instance, does the usual activity tracking as well as monitoring for heart irregularities and sleep apnea.