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CES 2024: Everything revealed so far, from Nvidia and AI to Samsung and foldable screens – TechCrunch

CES 2024 is here! The TechCrunch team is in Las Vegas this week to see all the action and find out what it means for you. You already know what awaits us. So sit back, relax and stay tuned all week as we bring you the products, announcements and startup news you need to know.

Kicking off the first day are some major announcements from companies including Nvidia, LG and Samsung. Here are all the ways you can watch live.

Here's how you can follow our team's reporting.

Kia's new modular EV van range

Kia Commercial Vehicle EV PBV Series

Kia PBV concept range

Kia's new electric vans have a modular design. In addition to using a modular powertrain, the vehicles will also feature modular tops, allowing for many different cabin options. However, they remained vague about pricing, specs and expected launch dates for this new fleet of commercial electric vehicles. Read more.

Samsung brings back Ballie; renews green initiative

Samsung Ballie

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Meet the new and improved Ballie, Samsung Electronic's home robot that the company previewed today. It's about the size of a bowling ball and the battery lasts two to three hours. Ballie features a spatial lidar sensor to help it navigate rooms and obstacles, as well as a dual-lens 1080p projector that allows the robot to project movies, video calls and even act as a second PC monitor. Learn more.

Samsung went beyond cute, rolling robots and showcased its broader connected home initiatives. Aside from expected UI and feature updates to its existing SmartThings home automation platform, Samsung unveiled a “Map View” for users that creates an interactive home map that even includes animated avatars of residents and pets. Learn more.

Additionally, Samsung dedicated part of its keynote speech to its commitment to sustainability. “We are starting to incorporate recycled materials into some of our most popular products, such as recycled fishing nets in our Galaxy,” said Inhee Chung, vice president of corporate sustainability at Samsung. “Smartphones, recycled plastic in our TVs and recycled aluminum in our custom fridges. Recycled plastic accounted for 14% of all plastic used in our products in 2022. And we are working to increase this share.” Read more.

X1 Interpreter Hub: A new real-time translator

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Timekettle announced the X1 Interpreter Hub, a more robust solution designed for meetings. Timekettle calls it “the world’s first multilingual simultaneous interpretation system.” The system works out of the box without the need to download a separate app. In face-to-face meetings, two devices are touched to initiate conversation translation. The handsets feature earbuds, similar to previous Timekettle products. In total, the X1 is capable of supporting up to 20 people simultaneously in five different languages. Read more.

The transparent TV from LG

LG transparent TV, CES 2024

LG Signature OLED T Photo credit: LG

TVs aren't inherently beautiful or designed for design purposes, but LG Electronics wants to change that perception. Today, the consumer technology giant unveiled what it touts as the “world's first” wireless transparent OLED TV. The LG Signature OLED T combines a transparent 4K OLED screen with LG's wireless video and audio transmission technology.

Breathe a sigh of relief with biotechnologically produced houseplants

Neoplants at CES 2024.

Neoplants at CES 2024. Photo credit: Haje Kamps / TechCrunch

French startup Neoplants demonstrates its progress with its houseplants that serve as air purifiers for the home. According to the company, the bioengineered plants can replace 20 “normal” houseplants, based on how many pollutants the plants can remove from the air.

More from Samsung: larger, foldable, rollable displays

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Ahead of Samsung Electronics' press conference today, we take a look at some of its product plans, which include a “new generation of products that can fold in and out” as well as “monitor-sized” foldable and sliding OLEDs. Samsung has also introduced a “Transparent MICRO LED” display for the first time.

Nvidia is getting started

NVIDIA Jetson platform extension

GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER. Photo credit: Nvidia

Today, Nvidia is moving heavily into artificial intelligence with the unveiling of its GeForce RTX, including the GeForce RTX 40 Super series desktop graphics cards. Many of these are intended for gaming, and Nvidia said 14 titles will get the RTX upgrade treatment, including Horizon Forbidden West, Pax Dei and Diablo IV. The RTX 4080 Super starts at $999.

More chip updates from AMD

Speaking of chips, AMD introduced its new Ryzen 8000G processors for the desktop, with a focus on their AI capabilities.

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Eye tracking in cars from Bosch

Bosch driver monitoring system for drowsy driving

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This week, Bosch is introducing two technologies for eye tracking while driving: It detects that your eyes are tired and asks when you get home whether you need an espresso. If so, the connection technology is telling your fancy machine to be ready. The other is a little more complicated, as it's designed to track what you see while driving.

Smart cooking

Smart cooking appliance control panel

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We have a collection of small kitchen appliances, from grills to smart microwaves and everything in between, that are sure to get you cooking this year if you haven't already.

ChatGPT in Volkswagen

A picture shows the interior of a new Volkswagen Gold including the steering wheel and touchscreen.

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The German automaker plans to build an AI-powered chatbot into all Volkswagen models equipped with its IDA voice assistant. It is currently not available in the US

Apple Vision Pro goes on sale on February 2nd

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And Apple made a splash with a surprise announcement ahead of CES, announcing that the Vision Pro would be available in the US. The consumer electronics giant confirmed that the Vision Pro will be available in the US starting February 2nd. Pre-orders for the $3,500 spatial computing device open on Friday, January 19th.

Some companies made announcements in advance of the major event. Check out what's already made headlines:

Withings' new Multiscope device checks vital signs during telemedicine visits

Invoxia has a new smart collar that is suitable for both cats and dogs

This app allows restaurants and cafes to charge a fee for using the restroom

Aurora and Continental overcome the first major hurdle in the commercial self-driving truck deal

This startup is bringing a “voice frequency absorber” to CES 2024

For just $139, this startup will turn your iPhone into a relic from the BlackBerry era

Qualcomm's next-generation XR chip promises up to 4.3K resolution per eye

Urbanista integrates Powerfoyle technology with solar-powered headphones

Moonwalker robot shoes are becoming lighter and smarter

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