CES 2021

Dell’s automatic webcam shutter is genius and every other laptop should steal it

Dell’s automatic webcam shutter is genius and every other laptop should steal it

Dell has a whole bunch of new laptops and desktop computers in the mix this year, and at least one tiny, yet highly innovative new feature. The feature was announced this week on the Dell Latitude 9420 and 9520, two laptops with what might at first appear to be a standard webcam. But this webcam has an automatic shutter called SafeShutter.

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Cync reveals privacy-focused camera as C by GE embraces the broader smart home

Cync reveals privacy-focused camera as C by GE embraces the broader smart home

GE Lighting is expanding beyond smart bulbs, with the company rebranding as Cync and announcing a new smart camera, fan speed switch, and outdoor smart plug as its range grows. Previously known as C by GE, with the company now owned by Savant it's time for a new name, though all of the existing products are coming along for the ride.

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LG Bendable Cinematic Sound OLED display bends and vibrates

LG Bendable Cinematic Sound OLED display bends and vibrates

LG might not be at the forefront of mobile display tech the way Samsung has been with its flexible phone screen but it is definitely bragging about its innovations on bigger displays. What better time to flaunt those than CES 2021, even if people won't exactly be able to see first-hand the glory of LG's unconventional panels. It has already teased its large transparent OLED and now it is flaunting a large gaming-oriented display that can bend to a curve and emit sound even when it has no speakers.

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GM to show off electrified vehicles at CES 2021

GM to show off electrified vehicles at CES 2021

CES 2021 is going to be very different from past years. Rather than hordes of technology fans and journalists showing up in Las Vegas in person, the entire event will be held online. A new report has surfaced that General Motors CEO Mary Barra will give the opening keynote address on January 12 for the show. During her keynote, she will reportedly provide a peek at coming electric vehicles.

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LG InstaView refrigerators get voice-controlled doors for 2021

LG InstaView refrigerators get voice-controlled doors for 2021

The list of kitchen appliances you can talk to (and reasonably expect some sort of response) gets longer, with LG's newest - and fanciest - refrigerators adding voice-controlled door opening among other features. The revamped LG InstaView Door-in-Door range will make its debut at the fully-virtual CES 2021 in just a couple of weeks time, aiming to make restocking the fridge a little easier when your arms are full.

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LG autonomous UV robot will help sanitize hotels, classrooms next year

LG autonomous UV robot will help sanitize hotels, classrooms next year

LG is perhaps best known for its TVs, home appliances, and some smartphones but it has also started a business of developing robots to automate some business tasks. Those range from guiding travelers going through airports to carrying luggage in hotels. Next year, LG is eyeing a new niche market in a COVID-19-infested world, using tall cylindrical robots to kill harmful substances in high-touch, high-traffic places, particularly hospitality, retail, and even educational establishments.

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CES 2021 goes all-digital as COVID-19 cancels physical show

CES 2021 goes all-digital as COVID-19 cancels physical show

CES 2021 will no longer be held in person, with the Consumer Technology Association confirming today that it is switching to an all-digital version of the annual tech event. The CTA had faced growing calls for the January show to be cancelled, given the ongoing severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, but until today had been insisting that it could safely go ahead in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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CES 2021 is going ahead despite in-person event concerns

CES 2021 is going ahead despite in-person event concerns

CES 2021 is set to go ahead in January next year, with the organizers of the huge tech show insisting that it will be able to safely organize an in-person event despite COVID-19. The surprise news comes amid ongoing concerns that the coronavirus pandemic has not been sufficiently dealt with, particularly in the US, where things like social distancing efforts have been patchy.

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