5 biggest tech trends from the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has kicked off.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed EWN Tech Reporter Aki Anastasiou.

Anastasiou discussed the five biggest tech trends from this year’s show:

1. Drones

Drones are everywhere! From the enthusiast to the professionals - these flying machines are going to be around our lives doing all kinds of things.

2. Health devices

Last year "health" at CES was massive and this year it has grown even bigger.

Devices have become more intelligent and share more valuable information about our health.

There was even a device that claims to help women with morning sickness and those who suffer from motion sickness.

3. Smart homes

Smart homes are the next big thing for consumers - from connected ceiling fans to locks that open your home with a smartphone.

There is even a showerhead that tells you how much water you’ve used.

4. Cars

All the top motoring manufacturers are here giving us a glimpse into the future of the car.

Driverless systems and connected cars are massive, but assisted driving is where the immediate future lies.

Manufacturers are launching technologies to assist drivers with safety as well as to semi-automate driving.

5. Virtual reality

Virtual reality is slowly creeping into our lives and this year at CES it has gone mainstream with various iterations on how it could work in the future.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

Imagine about 50 rugby fields filled with electronics!

Aki Anastasiou

This is the show where the VHS video tape was released.

Aki Anastasiou

About 20 000 products are launched at CES every year.

Aki Anastasiou

People are starting to develop content for virtual reality.

Aki Anastasiou

Subscribe to our Business Wrap Newsletter


This article first appeared on 702 : 5 biggest tech trends from the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
How to turn a hobby into the business of your dreams

How to turn a hobby into the business of your dreams

Small business guru Pavlo Phitidis gives advice to a listener who has an opportunity to turn a tiny business into a massive one.

Silly money mistakes clever people make when they start working

Silly money mistakes clever people make when they start working

Don’t be dumb with money like many smart people! Bruce Whitfield interviews Personal Financial Advisor Warren Ingram.

SA Express grounded amid ‘a very serious safety risk to the public’

SA Express grounded amid ‘a very serious safety risk to the public’

Flew SA Express lately? You’re lucky to be alive! Bruce Whitfield interviews SA Civil Aviation Authority CEO Poppy Khoza.

Polony recall hits Tiger Brands hard... where it hurts

Polony recall hits Tiger Brands hard... where it hurts

Tiger Brands reported a 16% drop in half-year earnings. Bruce Whitfield interviews its CEO Lawrence MacDougall.

How much you need to retire ‘comfortably’ (and the best ‘investment’ ever)

How much you need to retire ‘comfortably’ (and the best ‘investment’ ever)

For your assets to generate an income that lasts as long as you do; here’s what you’ll need to amass (and tips for getting there)…

Like KFC? Of course you do! Meet Doug Smart, its Managing Director in Africa

Like KFC? Of course you do! Meet Doug Smart, its Managing Director in Africa

Bruce Whitfield interviews Smart who, at the age of 52, is retiring, and looking forward to a more “purposeful” second life.

Popular articles
[LISTEN] Van Breda's call to emergency services: 'My family and I were attacked'

[LISTEN] Van Breda's call to emergency services: 'My family and I were attacked'

The chilling call Henri van Breda made to emergency services on the night his mother, father and big brother were hacked to death.

[WATCH] The spectacular moment AB de Villiers bent the laws of physics

[WATCH] The spectacular moment AB de Villiers bent the laws of physics

The world now knows never to underestimate the athletic form of SA cricketer AB de Villiers after this gravity-defying catch.

[LISTEN] Dailene, the lady behind the video from Thursday's heist in Boksburg

[LISTEN] Dailene, the lady behind the video from Thursday's heist in Boksburg

Another heist was carried out in Boksburg on Thursday morning and led to five people being arrested.

Hope Ramaphosa: Cyril never lifted a finger to me, he wouldn't beat a woman

Hope Ramaphosa: Cyril never lifted a finger to me, he wouldn't beat a woman

Cyril Ramaphosa's ex-wife says abuse allegations spread by EFF leader Julius Malema are an attempt to tarnish his reputation.

Is Shakespeare still relevant to SA's school curriculum?

Is Shakespeare still relevant to SA's school curriculum?

How relevant is Shakespeare in SA's English literature which is written in a manner that no one speaks today?

3 reasons for the petrol price hike (and why it will hurt more than you think)

3 reasons for the petrol price hike (and why it will hurt more than you think)

Economist Dawie Roodt says that the petrol price hike is going to boost the cycle of inflation and force interest rates up.