This story is part of CES , where our editors will bring you the latest news and hottest gadgets from fully virtual CES 2021.
CES Being fully digital is certainly odd, but the multitude of luxurious, weird and wacky products on display on Day One brought with them a sense of familiarity. Day 2 maintains that momentum, although here things look a lot more futuristic. Literally, a flying car was one of the big concepts of the day.
Although day 2 is drawing to a close, the show is not yet over. In addition to a Microsoft and a continuous stream of new product announcements from companies around the world, Thursday will bring Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Event .
Let's be conceptual
Project Brooklyn. Razer
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Razer has made a tradition of conceptual showing gadgets at CES, and it becomes one of the show's highlights every year. In 2021, Razer has two such concepts: Project Brooklyn and Project Hazel.
The first is the Brooklyn Project, a gaming chair with a rolling and enveloping screen . It's also a screen: a 180 degree transparent OLED. In addition to this cutting-edge technology, Project Brooklyn also offers carbon fiber and leather bucket seats with haptic vibration and RBG lighting. Obviously.
The second is Project Hazel, a concept for life COVID-19 . This is an N95 mask with technology: audio processing modules that dampen your voice, active ventilation and self-sterilization, a companion case that doubles as a UV sterilizer. And RBG LED lighting.
So yeah eah, both are intriguing. But Razer's CES concepts usually don't result in actual products, so don'ts not wait either. That said, Acer has a similar (although less elegant) chair in the Thronos . British company Binatone has also showed his own mask of scrambled tech at CES, an N95 goggle with bluetooth headphones . It's not as fancy as Razer's one, but it ' s real and costs $ 50 - much less than that of Razer.
GM brings us closer to the Jetsons
The On Monday, Samsung introduced a set of robots designed to help around the house , a small step towards life like the Jetsons do. General Motors is helping us take a giant leap forward, showing his flying car concept . It's called the eVTOL, or (electric) droid Verticle TakeOff and Landing.
"We are preparing for a world where advancements in electric and autonomous technology make personal air travel possible, " said Michael Simcoe, GM's chief design officer. GM now joins the likes of Archer and Aston Martin , ecompanies that also work on flying vehicles.
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The first day of CES was marked by many TV competitions between Samsung and LG , the two great electric giantsonique in Korea. Day 2 was a battleground for processors, with Nvidia and AMD each holding their own keynotes.
Nvidia, the reigning graphics card champion, announced several new RTX GPUs . At the top of the line was the RTX 3080, for those who take their gaming really seriously (like esports seriously), which starts at $ 1999. But while that delivers tremendous power for 4K gaming and intense video editing, the GPU at the lower end of the spectrum is equally remarkable. The RTX 3060 costs just $ 329, and Nvidia says it's 10 times more powerful than the GTX 1060. In other words, you'll be able to play most of the big new games, although you may need to. be reduce the resolution. .
Although AMD manufactures GPUs, its talk on Tuesday was more about proclaptop computers. Its announced The chips Ryzen 5000 is coming to laptops , with brands such as Lenovo , Asus and HP committing to Ryzen 5000 laptops later this year. AMD insists it will mean thinner, lighter, and more powerful laptops. These processors will compete with Intel ' s 11th generation Tiger Lake H35 chips, which were announced on Tuesday.
Oh, and just for fun, Samsung revealed the Exynos 2100 chip which will feed the international version of Samsung Galaxy S21. The phone will receive a full reveal Thursday , but hey it's chip day, so why not show some products early?
Single screen laptops are outdated
Asus Zephyrus Duo 15 SE Asus
Chips are cool, but what about the machines they're housed in?
Just as phone manufacturers are trying to get ahead with rolling and foldable screens, laptop makers are trying to differentiate themselves with useful new designs. Thinner, lighter and more powerful is good, but the real innovation in such a mature industry is great.
For Asus, this means doubling its powerful dual-screen Duo range. At CES, it displays the Zephyrus Duo 15 SE , which has a 15.6-inch display with a 14.1-inch secondary touchscreen that lives above the keyboard, as you can see above. C'is a beast, intended for gamersPerformance-obsessed: It can be configured with a 4K, 120Hz panel, with options for AMD or Nvidia graphics.
The e-ink screen on the back of the Lenovo ThinkBook. Lenovo
The company has also discontinued its new Strix Scar gaming laptop, which can be configured withwith a 360Hz display - the fastest on any laptop.
But while Asus invests in brute force, Chinese brand Lenovo goes for efficiency. His new dual-screen laptop, the Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i , in addition to the main screen, there is an E-ink screen on the cover for you to check notifications, your calendar, take notes and more without opening the machine. It can also be charged via a Lenovo charging mat, so that there is one less cable to worry about.
Smart lipstick, smarter fragrance
Yves Saint Laurent's Perso L ' Oreal
L'Internet-of-the-things industry is destined to growe hundreds of millions of dollars every year. What this means in practice is that more everyday articles are filled with computer intelligence. A new example of CES? Lipstick.
Featured last year's CES and unveiled as a real product you can buy on Tuesday (coming spring, cost $ 299), Yves Saint Laurent's Perso is a device that contains three cartridges of liquid lipstick. Using an included brush, you can mix colors together to get the exact color and shade you are looking for.
It'sa similar story with Ninu, a smart perfume. Inside There are three scents, in three different bottles. Ninu connects to your phone and through an app you can mix the scents together, personalizing them to your exact taste. Obviously, it could go very wrong, there is so an AI assistant in the app that will help you not to smell the trash.
The future, eh?
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