Tag: 2019 CES

At CES 2019, VR and AR took small but meaningful steps forward

Ahead of 2019’s Consumer Electronics Show, I hoped to see several key developments with next-generation VR and AR headsets — dramatically higher-resolution PC VR headsets, compelling standalone VR headsets, and and less conspicuous AR headsets with wider fields of view. I won’t tell you that these predictions turned out to be fully correct, but they weren’t completely […]

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CES 2019 was where wearables lost all shame and aimed for every body part

When you think of the word wearables in a CES context, the image that typically comes to mind is of smartwatches — at this point, pretty iterative ones. There are the round digital ones; the round analog ones; the square, rounded square, and rectangular ones, each design set in stone years ago and little changed […]

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This is Samsung’s 5G Prototype Smartphone and end-to-end 5G wall at CES

After covering live 5G demos at Qualcomm’s and Intel’s 2019 CES booths, I went to Samsung’s booth to see what sort of 5G gear might be on display. Ahead of the show, Samsung told me that it wasn’t going to have any major 5G announcements or new hardware to show, so I wasn’t expecting to […]

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AT&T promises nationwide 5G in early 2020 — using sub-6GHz spectrum

AT&T already launched its initial mobile 5G network in parts of 12 U.S. cities last December, but it’s now preparing for full nationwide coverage — a dauntingly large task that its millimeter wave small cells won’t be able to handle alone. This morning, the carrier revealed that it will “offer nationwide 5G coverage with our lower […]

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Qualcomm and Intel have 5G devices at CES 2019, but Huawei’s are MIA

Chipmakers and carriers spent most of 2018 talking about their 5G plans for this year, but when it came time to actually show up at the 2019 CES with 5G devices, the differences between companies couldn’t have been starker. Only one major U.S. carrier, AT&T, has yet to hold its press conference, while everyone else has […]

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Verizon’s 5G keynote at CES spotlights media, drone flight, and health partnerships

Introduced by Consumer Technology Association head Gary Shapiro as one of the most exciting speakers at the 2019 CES, Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg took the stage to discuss the network’s plans for 5G this year. He focused on fairly narrow upcoming uses of 5G technologies by various partners while actually demonstrating very few of them. But […]

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