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  • Mariane Bunn

4 days, 70k steps, and infinite innovations (plus, the hidden gems you missed!) #CES2024

Updated: Jan 25

My legs are weak, my Fitbit thinks I became an athlete (blame the AR demo gone wrong), and my brain is overloaded with enough "future tech" to power a small city. CES 2024 was a mind-blowing marathon of innovation.


Four days, countless booths, and over 70,000 steps later, I'm here to share the tech that blew my mind (and yours, hopefully):

Headliners that stole the show:

  • XReal Glasses: Forget filters, these shades let you virtually try on clothes, explore Mars, and even battle robot dinosaurs in your living room. AR on steroids, and I mean that in the best way possible.

There's a men trying sunglasses with a big red X on the background
XReal sunglasses being tested at CES

  • Hypervsn live hologram: We witnessed life-sized 3D people dance, sing, and interact with the space around them, transmitted live by camera. Holograms, once sci-fi fantasy, are now an electrifying reality.

A big hologram with a blonde woman dancing

  • Amazon & Samsung smart home dream team: Forget smart homes, this is a hypersmart future. Imagine fridges that order groceries, lights that adjust to your mood, sensors that tells if grandma fell and appliances that talk to each other. The future of convenience is here, and it's glorious.


Two people showing a stove by induction
Amazon's smart Kitchen introducing their new stove - Impulse

A wall with some draws like a chart showing how the fall detector works
Samsung smart objects with fall detection

  • LG's 4K Wireless Transparent TV: Picture a TV that vanishes when you're not watching, leaving your wall a stunning canvas of light. LG pulled off this magic trick, and believe me, it's worth every penny (figuratively, since they haven't announced the price yet).

A few transparent TVs moving to form a big panel
LG's 4K wireless transparent TV

  • MicroLED Extravaganza: Samsung turned up the brightness with their modular microLED displays. Think wall-sized screens with picture quality so good, you'll forget you're not looking through a window. Home theaters just got a serious upgrade, folks.


But beyond the big names, CES is a treasure trove of hidden gems, at Eureka Park, some nice startups that promises to bring a good impact:

The number of children drowning in swimming pools increases every year and it's a frightening fact. Among the start-ups at Eureka Park was Dolphisonus, which developed this strange piece of equipment that you can see below. Basically, it's a sensor that identifies the sound of a child falling into the water (according to the engineers, there is a specific sound). Once identified, it sends an alert to the panel installed inside the house and, in this way, many lives can be saved.

Equipment and panel that monitor swimming po

 

And last but not least, UMAY, a French start-up that has developed a mobile app that keeps you safe wherever you are. Especially for women who feel unsafe walking around, the app allows you to share your location live with family and friends, send an SOS message in case of danger and also shows official safe places around to call for help. A very good idea! https://umay.fr/en/home/ Do you have your favorites from this year? Let us know in the comments.

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