CES 2021 Liveblog: Top Highlights From the Show

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Who wishes buttons if in case you have displays? Debuting on the Mercedes-Benz EQS electrical luxurious sedan this yr, the MBUX Hyperscreen is a 55.5-inch-wide show that spans the whole dashboard. It’s made up of 3 haptic OLED touchscreens beneath one steady piece of Corning Gorilla glass. The driving force and entrance passenger every get a large 12-by-3-inch display, with an 18-inch display between them for navigation, HVAC controls, smartphone messaging, and media controls. The passenger show can play video and the driving force show displays gauges and all the information you would be expecting, corresponding to the final vary on the electrical car.

Mercedes’ press briefing additionally confirmed off a UFO graphic that zooms round on the show to display the G-force the automobile is present process in real-time. Why they selected to measure G-force, I have no idea. Automakers already fight to stay the driving force’s data feed simple to know, and drivers don’t wish to know G-forces. Hopefully it may be disabled.

The MBUX Hyperscreen used to be created completely in-house via Mercedes-Benz, and calls for 8 CPU cores (processor unknown) and 24 GB of RAM to energy it. The tech will trickle to different Mercedes fashions after its debut on the EQS, assuming consumers in point of fact do need an all-touch interface.

Learn more about the MBUX Hyperscreen here.

Matt Jancer

Philips Is All In on Teeth and Sleep

Philips in most cases makes robust and swish electrical toothbrushes, and prefer maximum toothbrush firms these days, it’s been incorporating sensible options into them. Its latest is the Sonicare 9900 Prestige, with auto-syncing so that you don’t must have an app open each time you sweep (one thing we noticed and cherished with the Colgate Hum). It additionally claims to personalize your brushing enjoy, via sensing your methodology and adapting in genuine time. So when you have a tendency to use an excessive amount of drive, it will probably mechanically modify the depth.

Philips additionally has a tele-dentistry provider, so you’ll be able to get solutions for your enamel issues with out venturing into the Covid-infested global.

If you care extra about your sleep, the corporate additionally debuted a sleep apnea symptoms quiz and mask selector at CES. Patients get a photograph taken in their face that can resolve the perfect masks for them to put on, which is able to optimistically make drowsing in a comic book e book villain-style masks a bit of extra relaxed. However, that should be carried out at a participating location, which is probably not to be had to everybody. 

Medea Giordano

Cobalt-Free Batteries Are Coming

Today at CES Panasonic touted new batteries with lower than Five p.c cobalt and pledged to paintings towards cobalt-free batteries “in the following few years.”

Lithium ion batteries energy just about each device you personal, however chances are high that you do not know a lot about what is within your battery. Lithium batteries do not simply comprise Lithium, additionally they use cobalt as a cathode subject matter inside the battery. Today neatly over part of the global’s cobalt provide comes from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and a lot of investigations have discovered kid hard work and threatening running prerequisites rife inside the cobalt provide chain.

Panasonic is one in every of the greatest Lithium ion battery manufacturers in the global and provides the cells for Tesla’s battery packs.

Scott Gilbertson

Belkin’s Linksys Hones in on Wi-Fi 6E

Linksys Velop Wi-Fi 6E router

Photograph: Belkin

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