There is a lot going around at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 in Las Vegas, the US. From next-generation computing chips to autonomous vehicles and self-riding bikes, the technology event is full of surprises for technology enthusiasts. Business Standard lists technology innovations that were announced, showcased and demonstrated at the mega technology event on January 9:
AMD announces 7nm-based Ryzen chip
In a move aimed at taking on Intel and Nvidia, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) on Wednesday unveiled the 7nm-based Ryzen chip and graphic processor at the CES 2019. The Ryzen CPU chips will be launched in the middle of this year and will compete with Intel’s Ice Lake (10nm) PC processors. AMD also announced Radeon VII (seven) graphics chips, which will compete with Nvidia’s gaming chips. The graphic chip will start shipping from February 7.
Introducing the 3rd Gen RYZEN from @AMD, announced at #CES2019— CES (@CES) January 9, 2019
"With RYZEN our mission has always been clear - push boundaries of what can be done with desktop processor. 3rd gen RYZEN will set the bar on performance, tech and power efficiency." - @LisaSu pic.twitter.com/i62d5LWghi
Samsung’s foldable phone
Foldable phones are coming, and South Korean electronics maker Samsung was expected to go big on its iteration of the foldable device at CES 2019. However, the phone has a long way to go before making a public appearance. Therefore, the company showcased it to a very limited audience – according to a report in Korean media.
Big screen finds dashboard in vehicles
Byton, a Chinese electric vehicle start-up, unveiled the M-Byte vehicle at the CES 2019. Apart from other industry first offerings, it also has a massive screen that stretches from one end of the car’s dashboard to another. It has a wide 49-inch coast-to-coast display that supports gesture control and voice command.
Our second year at @CES Las Vegas is underway. We're located at North Hall,— BYTON (@BYTONcars) January 9, 2019
(#8515) stop by and see what BYTON is all about! Welcome to @CES 2019.#BYTON #BYTONCars #BYTONxCES19 #CES2019 #meetBYTON #timetobe pic.twitter.com/SBelKT7YRY
BMW demonstrates self-riding motorcycle
BMW Motorrad, a motorcycle brand of the German company BMW, demonstrated a self-driving prototype based on its BMW R 1250 GS Adventure bike platform. In the video shared by amazed viewers, the bike is seen running, taking turns, circling around and then coming to a stationary position and standing automatically on a side stand.
Withings showcases Move ECG smartwatch
Formerly known as Nokia Health, Withings showcased the Move ECG smartwatch at the CES 2019. As the name suggests, the analog fitness tracker has built-in hardware to take an electrocardiogram (ECG). What makes Withings Move ECG special is the fact that the company is charging $130 for it, much lesser than Apple Watch Series 4 that is the only watch that supports ECG function. What's more, the watch has a battery life of at least a year, according to the company.