What's New At CES 2017?

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Ever heard of International CES? 

It’s an annual electronic convention in Las Vegas where established and emerging tech companies from all of the world come and show off their latest gadgets. Many of the products displayed will be for sale in the future.

The 2017 convention took place this past week, from January 5th to January 8th. Here are some of the coolest gadgets displayed at the convention.

Here One Earbuds

One of the most anticipated items in the convention are the Here One Earbuds, created by Doppler Labs. With a rising popularity in wireless earphones, such as Apple Airpods, many users have been eagerly awaiting this product.

Unlike other earbuds, Here One is connected to an app that lets the user filter different sounds. Different volume settings allow users to choose what volume they want to hear their music, weather, and game updates, all while perfectly hearing the world around them. Talking to a friend with music playing simultaneously?  No problem!  

LG’s W7 OLED TV

Ever imagine having a TV so thin you could hang it on your wall like a painting?  LG’s newest TV is only 2.57 millimeters thick, and the 65 inch option weighs about 18 pounds. Not only that, but it’s also brighter and has the latest ultra-high definition display known as 4K HD (To learn more, read HERE).

Colors have improved greatly from past models. It’s flexible enough to be bent a bit, and is connected to a speaker device that creates the sound. Multiple users have said the TV is so thin it’s almost like looking out a window.

Kuri

Meet Kuri, the most adorable robot in the market! Kuri is created by Mayfield Robotics, and is activated by voice commands. However, Kuri doesn’t talk but instead uses lights and sounds to communicate. Kuri is safe around children, responds to touch, and recognizes faces. It also connects to an app on your phone, so you can check on the house whenever you’re away. Kuri will come out later this year.

Tanvas Haptic Feedback System

Touchscreen has already revolutionized technology, but a group at Northwestern University is looking to take it a step further. With their new software system, users can feel different textures on the touchscreen. 

At CES, Tanvas was demonstrated with four textures: choppy, grainy, fine, and wavy.  With the combination of friction and sensors that senses where you finger is, it can replicate the touch of different objects.

From smart home systems that can monitor and control home appliances (such as Amazon's Alexa and Google's Assistant), to drones for taking aerial photographs, there was something for every kind of technology lover at the 2017 CES.