The pandemic crisis had an impact on the organization of consumer electronics fairs, which caused most of the events to change their form or were completely canceled. However, we have good news – we will start next year with an important event for fans of technological innovations.
We are talking about the CES (Consumer Electronics Show), and therefore one of the most important events devoted to consumer electronics. This year, they were virtual shows , which significantly changed the reception and interest in novelties.
CES will return in 2022
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA), which is responsible for the organization of the fair,
has announced that CES will return to Las Vegas next year – the event will take place on January 5 – 8, 2022 (on January 3 – 4, 2022, for media).
According to information from the organizers, about 1,000 companies related to the technology industry will appear at the fair, including Amazon, AMD, AT&T, Daimler AG, Dell, Google, Hyundai, IBM, Intel, Lenovo, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics and Sony. There will also be new brands and start-ups.
Fans of electronics and new technologies from all over the world will come to Las Vegas. Some of the shows will also be broadcast over the Internet, thanks to which those interested will be able to follow the news without leaving home.
The technology industry is waking up from lethargy
The return of CES to the standard, the stationary form gives hope for “starting” the technology industry. Will this happen? We will find out only in some time. However, we can already announce that on our pages you will find information about the most interesting of the presented novelties.
Source: Consumer Technology Association, Getty Images (photo)
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has always been a window into what the world of technology will look like down the line. But this year, it also served as a microcosm of our chaotic, messy and unpredictable lives today.
The trade show was adamant about holding a hybrid show with a strong physical presence in 2022. And with things calming down after thesurged over the summer, that seemed to be a realistic goal. Keynote speakers and big name companies signed on, and it was poised to be one of the first big conferences to go back to in-person events.
Thenreared its highly contagious head.
With just a few weeks before the conference kicked off, a raft of companies pulled out or scrapped plans to travel to Las Vegas. T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert canceled his keynote entirely. Google, Microsoft, AMD and Intel modified their plans. Most of the major media outlets opted to cover the event virtually. The show appeared to be on the verge of collapse.
So was CES a bust? Surprisingly, no. A number of big announcements, fromto system, infused the show with relevance. The automotive industry has steadily increased its presence at the event and didn’t disappoint this year. And then there were the lifelike robots.
“It was so surreal — I wish I could have seen it in person,” said CNET Video Producer Claire Reilly after interviewing, a robot with human-like facial expressions.
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“It’s definitely not the same,” said Avi Greengart, an analyst for research firm Techsponential who opted at the last minute to attend in person. “There’s less value, but it’s easier to extract that value.”
Here’s what we learned from this year’s CES.
1. CES couldn’t overcome COVID-19, but that didn’t matter
Given the up-and-down pattern of COVID-19 over the last two years, it shouldn’t be a surprise that another badly timed surge disrupted everything. Because of this unpredictability, the CTA from the onset went with a hybrid model that offered the option to attend in person or virtually.
Hybrid is a reality we’ll all be living with going forward, with many companies considering hybrid as the new status quo when (if) things get back to normal. This trend will likely ripple through to other conferences as we reassess the value of attending one of these gatherings.
A slew of interesting products, from newand to , served as a reminder that there’s no substitute for seeing and experiencing things in person. While companies like Lenovo traveled to New York to set up local briefings for early hands-on experiences, there’s nothing that can replace a central hub like CES.
While Ameca was captivating over video conference, imagine how much more of an impact it would’ve had up close.