One of the fun things about CES is the completely different approach to established tech norms. Displace’s 55-inch OLED TV not only does it run on batteries and have an opening chamber, but it also attaches to most walls and windows with a vacuum seal. The frame even has handles. Is this the end of wall mounts? Probably not.
It seems to hold itself in place via multiple vacuum loops on the back. When the screen detects a surface, vacuums are activated, pulling the device to the surface of your choice. Displace TV can also do without a power cable because it doesn’t do much image processing on board. This is basically the media stream from the base station that does the rendering. The OLED TV itself has no wires or ports.
There are more oddities. You can watch content for about six hours before you need to change the batteries, and there is no remote, so you will have to suffer with the unstable method of hand gestures – which I don’t think anyone really likes. At $3,000, though, Displace TV is predictably expensive. Only 100 units are currently available for pre-order, and the company says shipping will begin in December. If you buy four of them, you can probably put them together and make a 110-inch 8K TV.
– Matt Smith
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Vision-S 02 is now Afeela.
In March 2022, Honda and Sony announced that they were teaming up to create a battery-powered electric SUV. By June, the project was its own company. Less than a year after its announcement, Sony Honda Mobility took to the CES 2023 stage to officially unveil its first prototype, the Afeela. Sony executives shared a few details About the upcoming car: It has 14 exterior cameras — 45 in total — and a grille-mounted Media Bar to display vehicle information. Expect more details when the show floor opens today, and we’ll take a closer look.
The Roku TV Select and Premium Series lines range from 24 to 75 inches.
At CES 2023, the streaming device company announced that it will be making its own smart TVs for the first time. When the Roku TV app debuted in 2014, the company was pushing streaming software onto TVs built by partners like TCL and Hisense. The TVs will range from $119 to $999, so don’t expect OLED panels or crazy brightness levels. Roku also announced OLED Roku TV reference design For TV partners. So if you want a TV with Roku’s streaming capabilities, you’ll have no shortage of options.
Too light to qualify as an SUV and too expensive to qualify as a car.
Some variants of Tesla’s Model Y may not qualify for the $7,500 federal EV tax credit based on the latest IRS guidelines, in what Elon Musk called a “confusion.” It appears that the five-seat Long Range version of the hatchback is too expensive as a car to be considered an SUV, so it falls outside the current guidelines. Only seven-seat variants of the Model Y qualify as SUVs in the under-$80,000 category, while five-seat models (Extended Range, AWD and Performance) should be in the $55,000 segment. However, all five-seaters exceed that price, so they don’t qualify.
PornHub is already on it.
A new Louisiana law took effect Jan. 1 that requires websites that contain a “substantial portion” of “material harmful to minors” to require users to prove they are 18 or older. A “substantial portion,” according to the new law, is more than 33.3 percent of a website’s content. Websites with adult content must implement “reasonable age verification methods,” including asking users to present a government-issued ID or a digitized form of it. Major sites including PornHub, YouPorn and RedTube ask visitors to prove their age using LA Wallet, the state’s digital wallet app for driver’s licenses.
The price of the new model will not be higher than the current version.
A new version of Ember’s heated travel mug, the Travel Mug 2+, is on the way with an upgrade that makes it appear in Apple’s Find My app. The Travel Mug 2+ also has a speaker, so if you lose it, you can make it sound like you would for lost AirPods. Ember’s current model, Travel Cup 2, sells for $199.95 in a 12-ounce capacity and keeps drinks hot for up to three hours. The company says this upgraded version will remain at this price point and eventually replace the Travel Mug 2.
Powerful laptops are coming.
AMD is opposite Intel’s powerful HX laptop CPUs face to face and once again they are called “HX”. It won’t be confusing. The company’s new Ryzen 9 7945HX processor is a high-end mobile offering with 16 cores and 32 threads, as well as speeds between 2.5 GHz and 5.4 GHz. Ryzen HX CPUs will run at 55 watts and above (also like Intel), which means they’ll focus more on raw power than battery life. AMD claims the 7945HX is 78 percent faster than the previous top-end Ryzen chip in Cinebench’s multi-threaded test, and 18 percent faster in the single-threaded test. Compared to last year’s high-end chip, the Intel 12900HX, the 7945HX is 169 percent faster in Handbrake encoding and 75 percent faster in Blender rendering.
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