If you want a look into the foreseeable future of what the tech industry has in store, the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the place to do it! We’ve rounded up the coolest innovations and products that made a splash at this year’s show!
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While we’re still settling into the world of Ubers and self-driving cars, the next innovation-step is already in the works. The Bell Nexus is a six-rotor air taxi that aims to take personal public transport to the skies, and the company says it could be carrying passengers as soon as 2020. Goodbye traffic jams? We hope so.
Car manufacturers are exploring different car chassis systems that challenge what we conventionally think of as an automobile, and Hyundai’s Elevate is one of the most interesting concepts around. Don’t expect these in showrooms for quite some time, though, but they do give us an indication of what the future of the transport might look like.
The North Face FutureLight Material
The North Face has unveiled a new material called FutureLight, which is created through a process they call ‘nanospinning’ – basically crafting a fabric membrane with tons of small fibres. It results in something that has large enough gaps to allow oxygen to pass through, but small enough to be completely waterproof. This will likely have its first applications in outdoor clothing, but don’t be surprised if similar materials become commonplace before long in almost all garments we wear.
Impossible Burger 2.0
Yeah, we know – burgers aren’t exactly gadgets, but the technology going into this innovation is impressive. Despite it’s convincing appearance, and apparently an incredibly convincing taste, this burger’s patty is made completely from soy. It might not seem all that remarkable, but considering how big an issue meat consumption is, the progress to make almost exact replacements using plants is a huge deal for the average consumer.
LG Signature OLED TV
A 65-inch screen with lifelike clarity and resolution – it’s cool and all, but what’s the big deal? Well, in this case, it’s the fact that the Signature isn’t a conventional television screen, because it can roll up into a base and be stored out of sight when it’s not being used. This was merely a prototype at CES 2018, but it’ll actually be available for commercial purchase in 2019… but just prepare yourself for the fact that the price might even make Richie Rich’s eyes water.