– CES 2024 is taking place in Las Vegas, and the TechCrunch team is covering the event.
– Major companies like Nvidia, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, and Honda are making announcements.
– Nvidia unveils its GeForce RTX 40 Super series of desktop graphics cards, with a focus on gaming.
– Bosch showcases eye-tracking technologies for driving, including tiredness detection and tracking driver’s gaze.
– There are new smart kitchen appliances available, including grills and smart microwaves.
– Volkswagen plans to add an AI-powered chatbot to its vehicles equipped with IDA voice assistant.
– Apple’s Vision Pro will be available for purchase in the U.S. starting February 2.
– Several companies have already made announcements ahead of CES 2024, including Withings, Samsung, Invoxia, and Qualcomm.
– Various innovative products, such as a voice frequency absorber and robotic shoes, are being showcased at the event.
CES 2024 is here! The TechCrunch team is in Las Vegas this week to take in all of the action and decipher what it means to you. You already know what we’re expecting, so sit back, relax and stay tuned throughout the week as we bring you the products, announcements and startup news that you need to know.
Kicking off the first day are some bigger announcements from companies, including Nvidia, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony and Honda. Here are all the ways you can watch live.
Nvidia gets its game on
Today, Nvidia gets into artificial intelligence in a big way with the unveiling of its GeForce RTX, including the GeForce RTX 40 Super series of desktop graphics cards. Much of these are meant for gaming, and Nvidia said 14 of them will get the RTX upgrade treatment, including Horizon Forbidden West, Pax Dei, and Diablo IV. The RTX 4080 Super starts at $999. Speaking of chips, AMD debuted its new Ryzen 8000G processors for the desktop.
Bosch’s in-car eye-tracking
Bosch is showing off two technologies this week in eye-tracking while driving: one will see that you have tired eyes and ask if you need an espresso when you arrive home. If yes, its connect technology will tell your fancy machine to have one ready. The other is a bit more complicated in that it’s developed to track what you’re looking at as you drive. Read more.
ChatGPT in Volkswagen
Apple Vision Pro to go on sale Feb. 2
And Apple, in a surprise announcement preempting CES, stole some of the show’s thunder by announcing the Vision Pro will be available in the U.S. The consumer electronics giant confirmed that the Vision Pro will be available in the U.S. starting February 2. Pre-orders for the $3,500 spatial computing device open Friday, Jan. 19. Read more.
Some companies made announcements ahead of the big event. Check out what’s already made headlines:
AI Eclipse TLDR:
CES 2024 has kicked off in Las Vegas, and the TechCrunch team is on the ground to cover all the exciting announcements and products. Some of the major companies making announcements on the first day include Nvidia, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, and Honda. Nvidia unveiled its GeForce RTX, including the GeForce RTX 40 Super series of desktop graphics cards, which are focused on gaming. AMD also debuted its new Ryzen 8000G processors for the desktop. Bosch showcased its in-car eye-tracking technologies, including one that detects tired eyes and asks if you need an espresso when you arrive home. There are also numerous smart kitchen appliances on display, ranging from grills to smart microwaves. Volkswagen plans to add an AI-powered chatbot to all its models equipped with the IDA voice assistant. Apple made a surprise announcement ahead of CES, revealing that its Vision Pro spatial computing device will be available in the U.S. starting February 2. Some other companies have also made headlines with their announcements, including Withings, Samsung, Invoxia, Aurora, and Qualcomm.