The 2022 tech trends everyone will be talking about this year

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They There has always been a window into what the world of technology will look like down the line. But this year, it also served as a microcosm of our today’s chaotic, chaotic and unpredictable lives.

The trade show was adamant about holding a hybrid show in 2022 with a strong physical presence. and after things calm down Delta version of COVID-19 The summer increased, which seemed a realistic goal. Keynote speakers and big names signed on, and it was poised to be one of the first major conventions to go back to individual events.

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Then omicron reared its highly contagious head.

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Just weeks before the start of the convention, a group of companies withdrew or canceled plans to travel to Las Vegas. T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert completely canceled his keynote speech. Google, Microsoft, AMD and Intel revised their plans. Most of the major media outlets opted to cover the event virtually. The show appeared to be on the Nerdshala of collapse.

So was CES a bust? Surprisingly, no. Many big announcements, from Samsung’s first OLED TV To Sony is teasing its PlayStation VR 2 The system imbues the show with relevance. The automotive industry has steadily increased its presence at the event and has not disappointed this year. And then there were the living robots.

“It was so real — I wish I could see it in person,” said Nerdshala video producer Claire Reilly after the interview America, a robot with human-like facial expressions.

The Consumer Technology Association, which puts on the show, said the number of participants eventually grew as small and medium-sized businesses still saw the value of meeting face-to-face.

“It’s certainly not the same,” said Avi Greengart, an analyst at the research firm TechSponential, who opted to participate in person at the last minute. “There’s little value, but that value is easy to extract.”

Here’s what we learned from this year’s CES.

America’s humanoid robot displayed shockingly alive expressions.

1. CES Couldn’t Beat COVID-19, But It Didn’t Matter

Given the volatility pattern of COVID-19 over the past two years, it should come as no surprise that another badly timed surge disrupted everything. Because of this unpredictability, the CTA went with a hybrid model from the start that offered the option of attending in person or virtually. through a digital platform,

Hybrids are a reality we are all living with going forward, with many companies considering hybrids as the new status quo when (if) things get back to normal. As we re-evaluate the importance of attending one of these gatherings, this trend may spread to other conventions as well.

Many interesting products from new Dell. the laptop And Himachal Pradesh To samsung tv, serves as a reminder that there is no substitute for seeing and experiencing things individually. While companies like Lenovo traveled to New York to set up local briefings for early experiences, there’s nothing that can replace a central hub like CES.

When America was enjoying videoconferencing, imagine how much of an impact it must have had.

And those who made the effort were rewarded with CES, free from some of the more infamous annoyances.

“It’s a lot easier and more enjoyable in some ways,” Greengart said. “I can actually catch a cab.”

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The Samsung Freestyle is a $900 projector that can produce a 100-inch picture.

2. Laptops and TVs Are Attractive Again, and You’ll Love the New Ones

TVs and laptops have a circadian rhythm to their product release cycles that has long been aligned with CES. You can set your clocks by the fact that almost all the big vendors unveil their main products in the first week of January.

While many TV and computer companies planned to skip this year’s CES or opted out at the last minute due to Omicron’s proliferation, they did their own annual blitz of product announcements for the start of the year.

Nerdshala’s chief TV critic David Katzmeyer Rounded out big developments in TV and Nerdshala’s chief laptop reviewer Dan Ackerman written good things happening in laptop,

But it is fair to call a few highlights in each category. Samsung finally unveils an OLED TV To compete with LG’s best-in-class picture quality. TCL introduced its biggest TV ever Along with the 98-inch Roku-powered behemoth. not to be outdone, LG announces its biggest OLED ever With an impressive 97-in. And samsung freestyle tv projector — with its 100-inch picture, 360-degree sound, and $900 price tag — was a fun surprise.

in the computer, dell xps 13 plus One of the biggest attention grabbers was making bold design choices for one of the most stable, reliable laptop lines on the market. The new version sports an edge-to-edge keyboard, a new take on a customizable Touch Bar, and a touchpad that runs the entire length of the bottom of the laptop. HP’s Ultralight Elite Dragonfly Laptop Has come up with a new design. asus zenbook 17 fold Introduced 17.3-inch foldable OLED laptop. Lenovo broke the mold with this ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 Dual-Display Laptop, which comes with a 17.3-inch main screen with 21:10 aspect ratio at 120Hz. It also has a versatile 8-inch second screen to the right of the keyboard that can be used with a stylus for taking notes and many other creative uses.

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The Dell XPS 13 Plus made bold design choices, including its own version of the Touch Bar.

3. Phones and 5G Delivered a Meaty Unofficial CES

Phones and wireless services traditionally don’t play a big part at CES, instead waiting a month or so until the MWC trade show. But this year, they served as a secondary storyline to go along with the official CES announcements.

The biggest dispute was between wireless carriers and Federal Aviation Administration and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, over requests from Verizon and AT&T to delay the rollout of their advanced 5G networks because of concerns over interference with airplane equipment. went. The request was made on New Year’s Eve, prompting the carriers to quickly deny it, setting off a potential legal conflict.

But later an agreement was reached between the two sides, due to which Verizon decided to create a Great announcement about the upcoming 5G upgrade (Which will go live after that two-week delay). AT&T pulled out of CES and remained relatively silent during the stretch.

On the phone side, OnePlus rocked the teaser oneplus 10 pro out of China (right in the middle of CES’s media day). While technically being part of CES, Samsung opted to outdo it all by unveiling Galaxy S21 Fan Edition Monday last week.

more officially, TCL 30V 5G and TCL XE 5G CES made its debut in 2022, and will be out as soon as February. HMD Global, a Finnish startup making Nokia-branded handsets, Five new phones shown in the US in the coming months. They range from the 5G Nokia G400 ($239) to the retro Nokia 2760 flip phone ($79).

The takeaway: Don’t fall asleep on mobile news at the start of the year, and get ready for big changes to your wireless experience in 2022.

4. There Could Be an iPad Moment in Smart Glasses in 2022

When the iPad was announced in April 2010, it was one of technology’s worst-kept secrets. Before its launch, several other tech companies had announced tablets of their own — and afterward, the stampede became more and more crowded.

Augmented Reality Glass may be approaching an iPad-like moment in 2022 supply chain leak Adding to Apple to launch AR glasses or AR/VR headsets later this year. The competition is not intended to be caught flat-footed. CES 2022 saw a tidal wave of AR, virtual reality and Metaverse announcements.

TCL unveils both its Vision for AR smart glasses of the future and his NXTWear Air Glasses Which acts as an external display which is equivalent to watching a 140-inch TV. Sony showed playstation vr 2, Mojo Vision comes with its latest prototype smart contact lenses, Qualcomm and Microsoft told the world they would Partner on Chips for Future AR Glasses, Panasonic demonstrated a pair of $900 SteamVR Goggles With a steampunk look. And “The Metaverse” became the hottest and most ridiculous buzzword at CES 2022, as This amazing Twitter thread from @NimaZeighami demonstrates,

Expect a lot of hype about AR glasses this year, even though the products released are likely to be little more than clunky prototypes. At least they’ll give us all the stories to entertain the grandchildren in a couple of decades.

The TCL NXTWear Air Glass is a wearable display that plugs into devices via a USB-C cable (seen coming from the right temple).

The TCL Nxtwear Air Glass is a wearable display that plugs into devices via a USB-C cable (seen coming from the right).

5. EV tsunami coming ashore

However, there was no shortage of far-future fantasy in the automotive category at this year’s CES. Hyundai), the most exciting stuff was more tangible — things like new Chevy Silverado EV, GM CEO Mary Barra introduced the company’s all-electric pick-up, showing off a number of different flavors and some impressive numbers. most influential? 400 miles range on a single charge. Impressive too? The $105,000 manufacturer-suggested retail price will bear the Launch Edition. Yes Yes. A cheaper version will come though. and then there is electric equinox, which will start at just $30,000.

While EVs were everywhere, autonomy remained a big push. Here again GM was making waves, talking of its latest integration with…

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