LAS VEGAS — Before spending a week in the future, we went old school for our first stop at CES.
Team GeekWire is back at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to report on all the new technology gadgets, integrations, partnerships, and more announced for the first time by companies from around the globe.
We arrived late Sunday night and strolled past an In-N-Out — a Double-Double seemed like a good way to kick off our week at this crazy tech expo, where more than 170,000 attendees from 150 countries gather to get a glimpse of some of tomorrow’s technology.
At this year’s show, we’ll be closely tracking the voice platform battle between Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Amazon is already dominating the headlines with a bevy of announcements — the show doesn’t even officially kick off until Tuesday — while Google’s marketing material is all over the city.
This year, you can also expect a peek into the future of 5G connectivity; augmented reality; wireless charging; self-driving cars; 8K TVs; wearables; and much more.
GeekWire will also be checking in on a bevy of Pacific Northwest companies at CES this year, ranging from larger corporations like Amazon, Microsoft, RealNetworks, and T-Mobile, to smaller startups like Glowforge, Play Impossible, PicoBrew, and Sensoria.
You can follow all of our coverage from CES here. Here’s a recap of the news so far:
- Toyota reveals e-Palette, a vision for a futuristic ‘Treasure Truck,’ with Amazon among early partners
- Smart water venture with ties to University of Washington unveils $850 leak detection device
- Alexa is coming to PCs: HP, ASUS and Acer bring Amazon’s assistant onto Microsoft Cortana’s turf
- Amazon Alexa vs. Google Assistant emerges as key battle of CES 2018
- Here’s why 30 current and former NFL players are headed to the big Consumer Electronics Show
- Death threats reportedly behind FCC Chair Ajit Pai’s abrupt CES cancelation
- CES 2018 preview: Amazon in the spotlight again as it aims to get Alexa everywhere