CES 2019: All about Technology & Gadgets
CES 2019 is now in full swing, and we’ve been hard at work covering the show live for four days now. We’ve seen major keynotes from Intel, LG, Samsung, Sony, Nokia,etc.
History of CES. Since 1967, the Consumer Electronics Show , CES, has been the showcase of consumer technology innovation. Over the years, it has become the largest and most influential technology event on the planet.
Since 1978 the CES has been staged in Las Vegas. Why? Hotel rooms, all 160,000 of them, and counting. The main venue is the Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center (LVCC), which is a short (and very busy) monorail ride from The Strip, where most of the hotels are. Along with the nearby Westgate Las Vegas and Renaissance Las Vegas, this is referred to as Tech East.
There are shuttle buses between the venues, but it’s best to stay put for the day at one of the three areas to avoid the traffic.
What and when is CES 2019?
The 2019 International CES will begin on Tuesday, 8 January and end on Friday, 11 January. It’s been taking place since 1967 and is staged by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), a trade organization that represents over 2,000 consumer tech companies in the U.S.
Though it gets a lot of attention from the world’s media, this is not an event where the public can go see the latest tech. Unlike the IFA exhibition in Berlin each August, the CES is open only to the electronics trade, as well as journalists, bloggers and plenty of baggers.
How big exactly is CES? It’s huge. If you’re going for the first time, go on a few five-mile walks in the preceding weeks. Seriously, it’s hiking boots-big. There are 2.75 million net square feet of exhibit space. Eleven venues. 24 product categories. Some company’s booths are vast and complex, while other, smaller firms grab a table in one of the 25 marketplaces.
CES 2019 Latest News :
CES has barely begun but we’ve already seen some truly amazing technology on show at CES-2019. You can find individual break downs further down the page, but here are the biggest news stories and most interesting products we’ve seen so far.