"CES" articles

The next major evolution in computing is here – voice technology dominates CES. Voice assistants are here to stay. At the beginning of 2017, half of U.S. broadband households were using a personal assistant through an application or dedicated device. Market leaders such as Amazon, Google, Apple, Microsoft, and more recently Samsung continue to announce new product enhancements and expanded roadmaps. The competition among these giants was evident at CES with a plethora of...
  One of the most exciting topics at this year's Consumer Electronics Show was voice assistants. Amazon and Google are competing head-to-head in this space, with Samsung beginning to roll out Bixby to more devices. Amazon is well in the lead with well over 40M Echo sales to date according to Parks Associates' estimates, but Google's efforts in conversational AI and deep integration with search is helping to make Google Home a compelling value...
Having seen a fair few products and services at CES 2018, one technology stood out to me as being particularly interesting from a consumer standpoint: cloud computing services for the consumer. Two companies in particular were showing off this technology on the show floor, NVIDIA and a smaller company called Shadow. These companies charge consumers a monthly fee to stream the processing power of a high-end PC to any broadband-connected computer, the selling point being that once you...
Another day of meetings and discovery at CES 2018. Here are a few additional thoughts on what I have seen at the show on day two. 8K is moving closer to reality. Yes. I understand. 4K is just gaining a foothold in the market, and HDR provides a visual pop at retail that may be more compelling than 4K alone. Yet, new 8K-based products are in evidence, with several slated for public release later this year. Samsung’s massive 146-inch “The Wall” TV (which is actually modular...
 
by Brett Sappington | Jan. 11, 2018
Tags: 4K, CES, connected CE, Google, operator, pay TV
Speaking from an entertainment focus at CES, nearly everyone I met with talked about being able to provide a single, unified interface for all the video products and services that consumers are using. And when you think about it, it makes complete sense why that is such a big deal. We have reached the point where using two or more video services is becoming the norm rather than the exception to a rule, and because users have to sort through the several different services they use to...
Bernd Grohmann , Executive VP, EQ-3 AG, will be speaking at Parks Associates' upcoming CONNECTIONS Summit: Engaging Consumers: IoT and the Smart Home at CES, January 9, in Las Vegas. He kindly provided insights, to the Parks Associates' analyst team, on Smart TVs, voice control products, increasing consumer awareness of connected products and services (and their fears of adoption), VR/AR trends, drivers for connected home products and services adoption, and what his company is doing to...
Neal Foster , Vice President of Product Management, Xfinity Home, Comcast, provided insights to Parks Associates' analyst team regarding adoption of connected home good and services, increasing consumer awareness of these connected good and services and what consumers fear most with regards to adoption of these goods and services. Neal will participate on the session, Smart Home & Interoperability: Expanding Ease of Use , at Parks Associates' CONNECTIONS Summit: Engaging...
Martin Heckmann , Director of Emerging Business at Chamberlain Group Inc., Chamberlain, spoke with Parks Associates' to discuss what companies can do to increase consumer awareness of smart home products and services, what innovations are having the biggest impact on smart home and IoT markets, and what consumers fear most about adopting smart home products and services. Martin will participate on the session, Smart Home Platforms: Unlocking Consumer Value , at Parks Associates'...

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