5 biggest tech trends from the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has kicked off.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed EWN Tech Reporter Aki Anastasiou.

Anastasiou discussed the five biggest tech trends from this year’s show:

1. Drones

Drones are everywhere! From the enthusiast to the professionals - these flying machines are going to be around our lives doing all kinds of things.

2. Health devices

Last year "health" at CES was massive and this year it has grown even bigger.

Devices have become more intelligent and share more valuable information about our health.

There was even a device that claims to help women with morning sickness and those who suffer from motion sickness.

3. Smart homes

Smart homes are the next big thing for consumers - from connected ceiling fans to locks that open your home with a smartphone.

There is even a showerhead that tells you how much water you’ve used.

4. Cars

All the top motoring manufacturers are here giving us a glimpse into the future of the car.

Driverless systems and connected cars are massive, but assisted driving is where the immediate future lies.

Manufacturers are launching technologies to assist drivers with safety as well as to semi-automate driving.

5. Virtual reality

Virtual reality is slowly creeping into our lives and this year at CES it has gone mainstream with various iterations on how it could work in the future.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

Imagine about 50 rugby fields filled with electronics!

Aki Anastasiou

This is the show where the VHS video tape was released.

Aki Anastasiou

About 20 000 products are launched at CES every year.

Aki Anastasiou

People are starting to develop content for virtual reality.

Aki Anastasiou

Subscribe to our Business Wrap Newsletter


Recommended

by THE NEWSROOM

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
'Next year they’re going to have to look at another VAT increase'

'Next year they’re going to have to look at another VAT increase'

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s first Budget Speech is done and dusted. Bruce Whitfield interviews TaxTim cofounder Marc Sevitz.

Budget 2018: 'It could’ve been a lot worse!'

Budget 2018: 'It could’ve been a lot worse!'

The Money Show's Bruce Whitfield interviews Jabu Mabuza (CEO Initiative) and Prof Osman Mollagee (PWC).

How ‘Hippo Roller’ eased a burden and became a phenomenon

How ‘Hippo Roller’ eased a burden and became a phenomenon

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Hippo Water Roller Project CEO Grant Gibbs.

'Budget is excellent under the circumstances. I give it 9 out of 10'

'Budget is excellent under the circumstances. I give it 9 out of 10'

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Investec Asset Management Economist Nazmeera Moola.

Hyundai Creta has the best ad ever! Mitsubishi ASX? Not so much…

Hyundai Creta has the best ad ever! Mitsubishi ASX? Not so much…

Advertising expert Andy Rice loves the Hyundai Creta ad, but hates the one for the Mitsubishi ASX.

400 000 tons of perfectly good glass goes into landfills each year in SA

400 000 tons of perfectly good glass goes into landfills each year in SA

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews The Glass Recycling Company CEO Shabeer Jhetam.

Popular articles
Discovery CEO (and founder) Adrian Gore bares his soul about money

Discovery CEO (and founder) Adrian Gore bares his soul about money

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Gore about his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

"Duduzane Zuma is the Gupta family's greatest asset"

"Duduzane Zuma is the Gupta family's greatest asset"

Sunday Times journo Thanduxolo Jika who broke the front page story about the Gupta family emails vouches for their authenticity.

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

Wits associate professor of economics Christopher Malikane speaks to Azania Mosaka about the term that is being bandied about.

'My daughter bought Spur shares when she was 10 years old' - Dr Adrian Saville

'My daughter bought Spur shares when she was 10 years old' - Dr Adrian Saville

What does Citadel’s famed disciple of contrarian, deep-value investing Dr Adrian Saville hope for (and fear) about money?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

The EFF lawyer stole the show during the state capture report court battle.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...