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Technology takes the industry by storm at 2013 CES

01/09/2013 @ 6:27pm

When it comes to technology innovations, there was no shortage of companies thinking outside the box to offer consumers at the 2013 International CES.

One company that has really taken the industry by storm with its innovations is Samsung, which has taken the number one spot in the industry.

But Samsung better not let its technology guard down. With the largest consumer base in the world, supportive policies from its government and unremited efforts made by its companies, China is still the most vigorous market in the world. Its leading consumer electronic brands, like Foxconn, Huawei, Lenovo, Haier, TCL, Hisense and Great Wall, are intensifying their investments into industrial integration, technological convergence and innovation and involved themselves in more competition with much stronger global rivals. As they do this, they are not only growing stronger but beefing up their competitiveness.

That’s not to say Samsung is sitting still. They have some amazing technology on the horizon with a curved OLED display, 4K resolution technology, and a 22-inch transparent showcase. However, many others in the industry are exploring this technology as well.

When LED, HD and the like hit the market, many traded in their clunky, old televisions for slimmer, more technologically advanced versions to get the best picture possible. . . or any picture at all! AT CES, an 85 inch, yes 85-inch 8K TV was dubbed the television of the future. While most televisions have 2K right now, 4K is on the horizon with OLED next in line. To give you an idea of what an 85-inch 4K television would cost – about $25,000 give or take a few dollars. No worries though. . .one expert told me prices deflate about 40% each year on televisions. So if you’re in the market for an 85-inch 4K television, you may want to hold out for a year or two as the price drops!

An interesting point made at the show was the 3D television, which experts believe is a small market and won’t really take off.

And speaking of 3D, no technology report would be complete without commenting about MakerBot. This company has introduced the MakerBot Replicator 2, which is a desktop 3D printer. Priced at under $3,000 this machine has the ability to create professional-quality realistic products, like spare parts.

Automotive arena
The automotive industry will not be left behind in this arena. It’s no secret companies have cars that can drive themselves, which are being tested in states like California. But companies like Lexus are working with Toyota to make the car of the future safer. In fact, their goal is to eliminate fatalities caused by automobile accidents with their Intelligent Transport Systems.

Here’s to your health
With more than 200 new booths this year, health is the fastest growing section at CES in 2013. It’s no secret that a high percentage of our population is over weight.

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