01-22: 5 Top Technologies Presented at CES 2021
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01-22: 5 Top Technologies Presented at CES 2021

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Like so many other things over the past year, the world's largest consumer electronics show, CES, looked very different in 2021.
与过去一年的许多其他展会一样,全球最大的消费电子展CES在2021年看起来也大不相同。
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.
这个受欢迎的会议通常在拉斯维加斯举行,有成千上万的人参加。但由于冠状病毒危机,物理会议今年被取消。然而,消费电子展的组织者决定首次举办一场虚拟消费电子展。
Here are some of the top technology trends presented by companies at this year's online event.
以下是一些公司在今年的在线活动上展示的一些顶级技术趋势。
Covid tech
科维德科技
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.
在今年的虚拟展上,人们发现了许多有助于抗击冠状病毒的新技术。几家公司展示了新型消毒机器人。韩国制造商LG推出了一种自动移动的机器人,它能发出紫外线,用来杀死接触严重的物体表面的病毒。
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.
LG还推出了一款可穿戴式空气净化器和一种可以随身携带的装置,用于净化汽车或办公室的空气。一家名为AirPop的德国公司展示了其Active+智能面罩。这个装置测量呼吸运动并测试周围空气的质量。
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.
几家公司现在也在为家庭提供“无接触”电器和其他产品。科勒和托托都展示了无接触水槽和厕所,它们可以通过手的移动或通过语音辅助技术来控制。
Future TV
未来电视
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.
该产品包括一个从床上升起的透明电视。这种电视的另一个版本是为餐馆设计的。它可以让客人在看食物清单的同时,看到后面准备的食物。LG还宣布了一款可弯曲的电视版本,可以根据需要改变形状,这是一款专为游戏玩家设计的产品。
5G communications
5G通信
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
工作的未来
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.
世界各地的许多人现在已经有了将近一年的习惯在家工作的经验。在那段时间里,人们有机会看到什么东西起作用,什么东西不起作用。公司正在提供一系列旨在改善家庭办公室的设备和产品。
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.
例如,电脑制造商戴尔(Dell)展示了一款视频会议显示器,这种显示器可以方便地移动到视频通话的最佳位置。美国舒尔公司为家庭办公室推出了一款麦克风,旨在提高视频会议的语音音频质量。Targus还提供一种专为办公桌电子设备消毒的产品,以及一个携带工作电脑和设备的防菌背包。
Smarter cars
更智能的汽车
This year's CES provided an early look at the latest in electric and self-driving vehicle technologies.
今年的消费电子展为电动汽车和自动驾驶汽车的最新技术提供了一个早期的视角。
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.
梅赛德斯-奔驰展示了其人工智能驱动的“Hyperscreen”,它横跨了汽车的整个宽度。该设备可以回答语音命令,让司机和前排乘客做的事情,如打电话或激活座椅设置。
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。
I'm Bryan Lynn.
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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


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