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CES 2017: LG to Showcase AI Technologies for Home, Outdoor and Public Spaces with ROBOTS.

LG Robots To Take Center Stage At CES 2017.
Next week in Las Vegas, LG Electronics (LG) will preview advanced robot technologies to showcase LG innovations in artificial intelligence, expected to be a major theme of CES® 2017.
By leveraging powerful analytical processing power, LG's robotic lineup will be able to navigate complex environments and decipher the most efficient and effective path to accomplish tasks, making people's lives easier at every touch-point.
Innovating beyond LG technologies already found in the LG HOM-BOT automated vacuum cleaner, LG's first non-cleaning robots are equipped with AI technologies enabling them to be employed in the home, in tandem with other smart appliances, outdoors, as well as in public spaces: LG's "Hub Robot" designed for home use will double as a smart home gateway and a personal assistant for consumers. Another robot previewed at CES 2017 will demonstrate new capabilities for tending to one's yard and gar…

Apple will launch a 5.8 inch 2017 iPhone with Samsung`s AMOLED Display.

Samsung Display can supply 20 million AMOLED Displays a month, a strong reason to become the exclusive Apple`s iPhone 5.8 inch display supplier.
The iPhone with 5.8 inch AMOLED display will arrive alongside with a 4.7 and a 5.5 inch iPhone models which will sport a TFT-LCD display.
Apple shipments forecast for the AMOLED iPhone is estimated between 60-70 million units.
Japan-based Nissha Printing will supply touch sensors for use in AMOLED panels and bonding of touch sensors and AMOLED display panels will be undertaken by either Samsung Display or Taiwan-based TPK Holding and General Interface Solution.
The production of the new iphones will start in March 2017 and will be increased in May-June.

Production for Apple`s AirPod expanded.

Apple has seen a strong demand of its AirPods during this holidays and has ordered to Inventec supplier to increase orders.
With that purpose Inventec has recently started expanding capacity at its Shanghai plants in order to satisfy increasing demand for the earphones and the plants are currently working overtime to deliver orders.

Surface Pro 5 coming in March 2017.

The Microsoft`s 2 in1 Surface Pro 5 will sport a Intel`s Kaby Lake processor , a 4K UHD touchscreen and magnetic charging stylus.
Pegatron Technology will manufacture the device for Microsoft.
The Surface Pro 5 is expected to be available in March 2017.

South Korea: The Method-2 giant walking robot is showcased.

An employee controls the arms of a manned walking robot, Method-2, during a demonstration in Gunpo, South Korea.Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

The Method-2 robot, which seems to be straight out of a science fiction movie, is 13 feet high and weighs more than a ton. Seoul-based robotics company Hankook Mirae Technology’s Method-2 robot can be controlled by a human pilot using arm gestures. The firm is developing the robot with Vitaly Bulgarov, who was a robot consultant for “Transformers: Age of Extinction.”Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images.

CES 2017: E FUN Introduces New Nextbook Flexx 12 Flip 2-in-1 Tablet.

E FUN, a leading designer and manufacturer of mobile lifestyle products, will be introducing its Nextbook Flexx 12 Flip 2-in-1 Tablet during CES 2017, the first in a new series of Flip 2-in-1 tablets from Nextbook. The unit's large 12.2" screen and support for a variety of A/V formats makes it ideal for watching videos, reading, listening to music, and looking at photos. Its sleek, modern design and combination of Windows 10 and a detachable keyboard make it an effective tool for professionals on the go and students.
 "With a hearty 12.2" IPS touchscreen and 1920x1200 high-definition resolution, the Flexx 12 Flip 2-in-1 tablet delivers exceptional image quality for watching videos, reading, working or any task that is viewing intense," commented E FUN managing director and VP of sales Jason Liszewski. "Plus, the detachable Pogo pin keyboard easily flips the unit into a convenient laptop."
The Flexx 12 Flip features Intel's new seventh-generation cor…

CES 2017: HTC VIVE Showcases The Best Of Virtual Reality.

More than 30 VR Experiences to be displayed at Wynn's Alsace Ballroom.
HTC VIVE™, the leader in room-scale Virtual Reality (VR), today announced parts of its showcase line-up for CES 2017. The Vive showcase, located in the Wynn's Alsace Ballroom, will feature more than 30 curated VR experiences across Entertainment, Health & Medical, Enterprise and Education.
"In the past nine months, we've made VR readily accessible to consumers and enterprise customers across the globe, and we're carrying incredible momentum into 2017," said Daniel O'Brien, VP, Virtual Reality, Vive. "The VR ecosystem continues to grow and at CES 2017, we will showcase the breadth of VR experiences and accessories that will form the future of VR."

The Vive showcase will open Thursday, January 5th, highlighting demos across the VR ecosystem in one-hour blocks for press through Saturday, January 7th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. To register for demos, please email vivepr@htc…

SAMSUNG to launch the GALAXY S8 with a S PEN as an accessory.

Rumors are saying Samsung will suspend or ax the Note phatablet line and instead will bring with the Galaxy S8 Plus an S Pen not inside the device but as an accessory. If the device will have a 6 inch display the S Pen  might have then a good use.
Is not clear is Samsung is going to charge you some dollars for the S Pen as an accessory or if it will arrive packed in the Galaxy S8 box at no cost. This last would be a great introduction  promo.
This news doesn`t mean the Galaxy Note 8 will not be launched in 2017 since the company hinted the new Note for next year.


CES 2017: LG TONE Studio And LG TONE Free Bring New Level Of Wearable Sound Innovation.

LG Electronics, Inc. (LG), a leader in Bluetooth® headset technology, will unveil a number of new wireless, wearable audio products at CES® 2017. The lineup will be led by LG TONE Studio™ wearable speakers capable of delivering amazing surround sound and LG TONE Free™ earphones with wireless earbuds that charge when docked in the companion neckband.
The LG TONE Studio (model HBS-W120) personal wearable speaker features four speakers – two full range on the top and two vibrating on the bottom – that give a personal surround sound experience when watching a movie, playing a video game or simply streaming music. The LG TONE Studio features a Hi-Fi DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) that enhances sound quality by recreating audio content as accurately as possible. What's more is that with Dual Play, you can connect two LG TONE Studio wearable speakers and share the sound from a movie, playlist or more.
LG TONE Free (model HBS-F110) is LG's first wireless stereo product to come with …

CES 2017: Hands-On With The UNIBOT: The First Multifunction Robot From ECOVACS Robotics.Video.

ECOVACS Robotics, the premier developer and manufacturer of robotic home appliances, has once again cemented itself as a market leader in the ever-evolving world of Smart Home Technology with the UNIBOT – the first multifunctional home management robot, set for display at CES 2017. This groundbreaking device has the power to alter the way home management is performed while transforming consumer perceptions of what a smart home can entail. Through UNIBOT, ECOVACS will provide consumers with unprecedented control, allowing them to perform more household tasks in an even smarter way.
UNIBOT combines specialized ECOVACS technologies in the form of modules, in order to facilitate various multi-tasking functions. These modules perform floor cleaning, air purification and home security functions, amongst others. Its features include a suite of sensors (infra-red distance sensors, door sensors, window sensors, water sensors, air quality sensors, and others) that can manage home security by war…

USA: Tesla and Panasonic Will Begin Manufacturing Solar Cells and Modules in summer 2017. PR.

Japan's Panasonic Corp will invest more than 30 billion yen ($256 million) in a New York production facility of Elon Musk's Tesla Motors to make photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules, deepening a partnership of the two companies.
The U.S. electric car maker is making a long-term purchase commitment from Panasonic as part of the deal, besides providing factory buildings and infrastructure.
In a statement on Tuesday, the two companies said they plan to start production of PV modules in the summer of 2017 and increase to one gigawatt of module production by 2019.
The plan is part of the solar partnership that the two companies first announced in October, but which did not disclose investment details.

Tesla is working exclusively with longtime partner Panasonic to supply batteries for its upcoming Model 3, the company's first mass-market car. Panasonic is also the exclusive supplier of batteries to Tesla's Model S and Model X.
Press Release:
Tesla and Panasonic Will …

The Future: HITACHI is developing a lensless camera.

The future of photography looks lensless.
Who needs glass when you have concentric circles and a math formula?
New technology that will redefine the camera is coming. The question is when it will be ready for prime time.
Researchers are working on cameras that can capture still images and video clips without a lens. It turns out that pictures can be taken with just an image sensor superimposed with specially imprinted thin film. Since this would obviate the need for bulky lenses -- the film is a mere 1 micron thick -- the technology is likely to find its way into a range of fields and could completely alter the competitive landscape of the camera industry.
Compared with today's cameras, lensless models should be a lot cheaper to produce.
In Japan, the leader is Hitachi, which recently announced the development of the country's first lensless camera. Over in the U.S., Rice University and semiconductor developer Rambus are leading the way. At this point, Hitachi's tech…

CES 2017: LG to unveil floating in the air Bluetooth speaker model PJ9, also water resistant.

The LG Bluetooth speaker (Model: PJ9) emits sound in 360 degrees from the air.LG put the electromagnet inside the woofer station which is put under the loudspeaker and uses the nature of the magnet which pushes out between the same poles, and the speaker is floated in the air.
LG Electronics plans to focus on the Bluetooth speaker market with its eye-catching operation and design.
This product features a simple design.Egg-shaped elliptical bluetooth speakers, and a wide, cylindrical woofer station for loudspeakers.The speaker grille was applied to the exterior of the loudspeaker, which shaped the turbine engine of the aircraft.The intense sound was visually rendered.The glossy white color is luxurious.
Excellent convenience is also an advantage.This product floats in the air and when the battery is discharged, it goes down to the center of the woofer station.Charging starts wirelessly without any additional operation.Once charged, the battery can be used for up to 10 hours, enough to enj…

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year 2017.

WorldWide Tech & Science @worldwidegadget, Francisco De Jesùs @aquitayo, Henry Pasteur and Roberto Gòmez wish you a Merry Christmas 2016 and a Happy New Year 2017 and invite you to enjoy  the 2 videos below: