Samsung with its bendy screens, paper tablets, a Luminae glass keyboard, eight-core chips, 3D printers, 4K TVs and the YotaPhone (not a Star Wars pun but rather a smartphone that doubles as an e-reader when flipped over) – just a few of the latest technologies being unveiled at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which took place from January 8-11 in Las Vegas.
Gadgets and apps certainly took centre stage this year, with vendors from across the globe coming together in Vegas to showcase their latest offerings. With gadgets for the home, in the office, in the car – well pretty much everywhere you can think of – it’s clear that technology is becoming bigger and better than ever.
While Microsoft may have announced last year that it was pulling out of what is the biggest show of its kind
and no longer giving the historic Microsoft opening keynote address, yet its chief executive Steve Ballmer somehow still managed to steal the show, making a surprise appearance on stage during Qualcomm chief executive Paul Jacobs’ presentation, to preach the virtues of Windows 8 and Windows Phone.
Former US President Bill Clinton also took to the stage with Samsung to discuss the power of the internet, in which he stated that “technology can help overcome challenges that are not even economic”. He also highlighted how impressed he was with technology and how it is affecting our lives, urging the world not to take technology for granted.
If there’s one thing to come out of CES 2013, it’s that the future looks bright and the future looks big! It will be interesting to see which of these latest technologies and trends will be the next big thing to take the tech world by storm.