01-22: 5 Top Technologies Presented at CES 2021

01-22: 5 Top Technologies Presented at CES 2021



Like so many other things over the past year, the world's largest consumer electronics show, CES, looked very different in 2021.
The popular conference usually takes place in Las Vegas with thousands of people attending. But the physical conference was cancelled this year because of the coronavirus crisis. CES organizers, however, decided to hold a virtual CES show for the first time.
Here are some of the top technology trends presented by companies at this year's online event.
Covid tech
Many new technologies created to help fight the coronavirus were found at this year's virtual show. Several companies demonstrated new disinfecting robots. The South Korean manufacturer LG introduced a self-moving robot that sends out ultraviolet light designed to kill viruses on heavily-touched surfaces.
LG also presented a wearable air purifier and a device that can be carried around to purify air in a car or office. A German company called AirPop showed off its Active+ Smart Mask. The device measures breathing movements and tests the quality of surrounding air.
Several companies are also now offering "touchless" appliances and other products for the home. Kohler and Toto both showed touchless sinks and toilets that can be controlled by hand movements or by speaking to voice assistant technology.
Future TV
Each year at CES, major television manufacturers present the latest industry technologies that could one day be included in everyone's home TVs. In addition to the yearly offerings of bigger, brighter and sharper TVs, LG Display showed off a "smart bed."
每年在消费电子展上,各大电视制造商都会展示最新的行业技术,这些技术有朝一日可能会出现在每个人的家用电视中。除了每年推出更大、更亮、更锐利的电视之外,LG Display还展示了一款“智能床”
The product includes a see-through TV that rises up from the bed structure. Another version of that TV is designed for use in restaurants. It would permit guests to look at the list of available foods while watching food being prepared behind it. LG has also announced a bendable TV version that can change its shape on demand, a creation designed for gamers.
5G communications
Companies showed several 5G products in 2021 after years of promises that the wireless technology would connect devices in new, superfast networks. Verizon chief Hans Vestberg gave the main speech to open the show. He spoke about the next generation of high-speed wireless technology and what it can offer for telemedicine, distance learning and other uses.
这些公司在2021年展示了几款5G产品,此前数年他们一直承诺无线技术将在新的超高速网络中连接设备。Verizon首席执行官Hans Vestberg发表了开场白。他谈到了下一代高速无线技术,以及它能为远程医疗、远程学习和其他用途提供什么。
On the last day of CES, Samsung presented its latest 5G-ready Galaxy phones. Throughout the show, other companies held discussions and showed the uses for 5G in phones and other products.
在消费电子展的最后一天,三星推出了最新的5G Galaxy手机。在整个展会期间,其他公司进行了讨论,展示了5G在手机和其他产品中的用途。
Future of work
Many people across the world have now had almost a year of experience getting used to working at home. During that time, people have had the chance to see what things work and what things do not. Companies are offering a series of devices and products aimed at improving the home office.
For example, computer maker Dell showed off a video-conference monitor that is easy to move around to get to the best position for video calls. The American company Shure presented a microphone for the home office designed to improve speech audio quality for video conferencing. And Targus is offering a product designed to disinfect desk electronics, as well as an anti-germ backpack for carrying around work computers and devices.
Smarter cars
This year's CES provided an early look at the latest in electric and self-driving vehicle technologies.
Mercedes-Benz showed off its artificial intelligence-powered "Hyperscreen," which stretches across the entire width of the car. The device can answer voice commands and lets the driver and front seat passenger do things like make a phone call or activate seat settings.
Fiat-Chrysler offered interactive, three-dimensional, or 3D, virtual tours of its cars and technology. The company also worked with Google to create an augmented reality model of its Jeep Wrangler 4xe electric and gas vehicle that people can see on their phones.
菲亚特克莱斯勒公司提供了交互式,三维,或三维,虚拟参观其汽车和技术。该公司还与谷歌合作,为其吉普牧马人(Jeep Wrangler)4xe电动和燃气汽车制作了一个增强现实模型,人们可以在手机上看到。
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Words in This Story

virtual – adj. taking place online or through computers, not physical
trend – n. the general direction of change
disinfect – v. to kill germs
appliances –n. (pl.) machines such as dishwashers, ovens, microwaves that are electric and carry out a job in people's homes
bend – v. to change shape by using force
monitor – n. a device, like the screen of a TV, that lets a person see computer activities or listen to programs and sound
artificial intelligence –n. an area of computer science dealing with giving machines the ability to learn like humans
three-dimensional (3D) – adj. involving something that has width, depth and height
augmented reality – n. using computer technology to increase a person's experience of reality