Top tech: Touchless, 5G, UV germ killers at Consumer Electronics Show
The world's biggest technology showcase is going virtual this year, with plenty of products that reflect how we live post-pandemic.
Theo Consumer electronic show is usually a crowded rush of excitement to get hands on with the latest and greatest gadgets. But this year, the world's biggest tech trade show is going virtual, with about 1000 exhibitors participating less than 1/4 of last year's attendance. It's going to be, Ah, fewer people making announcements, and because of that, we think there will be more important announcements. The show kicks off today with a keynote from Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg. Expect five g to be center stage at C. E. S, with the speed capabilities opening up, new doors of innovation for entertainment, smart home and even telemedicine. Just think about your own life and how you have changed your relationship with Tech over the past nine months, and that will give you a guidance to what some of the big things they're going to be. The big lifestyle changes brought on by the pandemic will drive many of the products showcased here with touchless technology and germ killing. UV light worked into everyday products such as this smart fridge from LG. There's a whole range of personal devices like that air filtration masks, sanitizing gear that we will definitely see come to life. Expect buzz worthy TVs with new eight resolution and many led technology, even transparent displays for commercial use. It's all about the possibilities of what's to come, and that's what makes it exciting a peek into our future, even if it's months or years before it gets to consumers. Liz McGlaughlin, NBC News.