The latest technologies will unveil at the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which opens in Las Vegas on Wednesday, January 6. Award Winning Tech Expert Mario Armstrong gives a glimpse into this year’s line-up of electronics, gizmos and gadgets.
The first CES took place in New York City in June of 1967. Since then, thousands of products have been announced at the yearly show, including many that have transformed consumers lives: such as the Videocassette Recorder (VCR), 1970; Compact Disc Player, 1981; High Definition Television (HDTV), 1998; 3D HDTV, 2009; Ultra HDTV, Flexible OLED, Driverless Car Technology, 2013.
Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the 2016 CES is the world’s largest annual innovation event and takes place January 6-9, 2016, in Las Vegas. The 2016 CES will draw around 150,000 industry professional attendees to witness the next generation of consumer technology. More than 3,500 exhibitors will debut 20,000 new products across 1.8 million net square feet of exhibit space.
During the tour, Mario Armstrong uncovered 5 cool tech trends and gadgets.
With the Super Bowl coming and the Olympics not far behind, this is going to be a great year for buying a new UHD TV.
Most people watch TV in bright or well-lit rooms, so Samsung designed its new 2016 SUHD TVs to deliver its most realistic and accurate picture quality, no matter the viewing environment. This top-of-the-line new KS9500 SUHD TV with Quantum dot display offers stunning brightness, exceptional contrast and the most lifelike color range ever offered.
All of your content, including the newest UHD/4K movies with HDR or “High Dynamic Range,” has never looked so good thanks to advanced Samsung technology that provides a higher level of contrast between light and dark images. Not only is the picture stunning, so is the design: this is also the world’s first bezel-less curved TV, removing the bezel that normally functions as the border of the screen, so the viewer is truly immersed in the content on the screen.
This new flagship Samsung Curved SUHD TV is also “smarter” than ever, offering a single access point to your variety of content sources, and it is Internet of Things ready, so it can be the hub of your Smart Home.
This 65-inch Samsung KS9500 Curved SUHD TV will be available this spring along with 78 and 88-inch models.
Available for purchase this Spring, please visit www.samsung.com/us.
For more information, visit www.samsung.com/us.
Groceries by MasterCard
MasterCard continues to drive innovation in the payments space, bringing commerce to every connected device – and now to the connected home. MasterCard partnered with famed designer Adam Selman, Ringly, GM, Nymi and now Atlas Wearables, Moov and Omate to enable payments for a wide array of consumer products: clothes and fashion accessories, fitness bands, rings, watches and more. Now, MasterCard has launched Groceries by MasterCard, a new app enabling consumers to order groceries directly from Samsung’s new connected refrigerator. The app connects to leading grocers FreshDirect and ShopRite, and households can share, build, manage and modify their lists and shopping carts.
Wearable devices will start rolling out in 2016. Groceries by MasterCard will be available on Samsung’s fridge when they start selling in the U.S. in May of this year.
For more information, visit www.mastercard.com.
ALCATEL ONETOUCH FIERCE XL with Windows 10
America’s most affordable smartphone powered by Windows 10 will land at T-Mobile stores beginning soon, giving customers the perfect amount of more. The ALCATEL ONETOUCH Fierce XL with Windows 10 will be available exclusively at T-Mobile stores nationwide and is the only smartphone at T-Mobile featuring Windows 10 Mobile, offering consumers more of the popular Microsoft Office productivity applications, including Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, PowerPoint Mobile and OneNote, as well as OneDrive, to help keep on the go workflow a breeze. This new Windows 10-powered smartphone also comes with Cortana for Windows 10 pre-installed, bringing a capable voice-activated personal assistant to the palm of your hands for whenever you need an update on your schedule, driving directions or just want to check the latest weather.
Available for purchase in store nationwide at T-Mobile stores and online at www.T-Mobile.com.
For more information, visit www.alcatelonetouch.us.
Samsung Portable SSD T3
The new Samsung Portable SSD T3 solid state drive brings external storage to a new level for today’s digital lifestyle. The T3 is a premium, durable external SSD that offers one of the first palm-sized multi-terabyte (TB) SSD storage capacity solutions on the market today – available in up to 2 terabytes (TB) of capacity. The T3 allows users to securely store and share files across Mac, Windows and now Android systems at groundbreaking speeds. The drive dramatically boosts file storage reliability and compatibility for business professionals, content creators and mainstream consumers on the move.
Available for purchase in early March by visiting www.samsung.com.
For more information, visit www.samsung.com.
Panasonic LUMIX ZS100
Panasonic’s LUMIX ZS100 is a premium compact camera that boasts performance typically associated with expensive interchangeable lens models. The ZS100 combines a host of features and a powerful 10x zoom, making it the perfect travel companion for even the most demanding photographers and videographers. A large 1-inch MOS sensor, one of the biggest of any camera in its class, combines with Panasonic’s Venus engine to capture bright and beautiful images. With innovative features such as 4K Photo and Post-Focus, it’s never been easier to capture the exact frame that you visualized when looking through the lens. And, as if that isn’t enough, Wi-Fi connectivity allows you to instantly share your photos with friends and family at the touch of a button.
Priced at $699.99 and available at the end of March 2016.
Available for purchase when available on market at shop.panasonic.com and selected retail stores.
For more information, visit www.shop.panasonic.com.