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CES 2022: More Sensors Than People

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Written by Cameron Camp, Security Researcher at ESET

Probably for the first time in its history, CES has more sensors on the show floor than attendees. What the show lacks in physical attendees, it makes up for with the sheer volume and variety of tiny sensors that will influence almost everything in your world in the next couple years.

One company has made a sensor that’s about as thin as paper and interacts with any movement within a hand’s width. Pair that with a spatial sensor, both ridiculously cheap, and you get 3D spatial awareness in an almost throwaway form factor. As sensors become disposable (think hotel swipe-card room keys), they also represent an almost undetectable fire-and-forget threat to security.

It used to be that people dropped USB keys in parking lots with malicious payloads, now something that looks like a piece of trash can be silently slurping up information and malicious actors won’t care much if it’s thrown away, since it’s cheap to dispense them widely for other employees to pick up – and some most likely will.

This means renewed emphasis on zero-trust models and beefing up defenses against the insider threat, which now may come from something that may look like a wadded-up piece of trash. And sensors will be heading into your body. With medical tech advances, tiny sensors will be enabling future surgery, imagery and remote hands – doctors will be listening to robots inside you.

Those robots will be augmenting reality to show the doctor myriads of related data about you, real time, in tasty virtual reality suites, allowing a new level of situational awareness to the surgical suite. If your doctor is a fan of gaming consoles, they’ll feel right at home. It will also mean far fewer trips to the hospital – they’ll just query embedded sensors from afar and add it to your medical record.

If you live in a city, expect way more sensors perched atop lamp posts (since they already have power). When bundled with AI compute cores, these sensors will provide a continuous view of traffic all around them, including license plate numbers, car type and speed, sort of a traffic radar on steroids. Initially cities hope to sell their use to reduce congestion and avert emergencies, but when the deployment costs get factored in, expect myriads of digital sensors to send you a bill if you speed, park illegally, or engage in other activities the municipal authorities regard as fundraising opportunities.

Speaking of opportunities, citizen privacy groups will continue to move into center stage as a primary method to oppose mass, unchecked surveillance that keeps oozing our way. It will be interesting to watch how initiatives like GDPR and those launching in places like California will stymie such smart city initiatives. Expect big fights. But it had to come. Your right to be left alone will be coveted by you, but despised by the many sensors and their overlords.

Also, since people shied away a bit from the in-person version of CES, it’s the first time that I’ve been able to find a seat here to type these dispatches from.

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Reolink Launches a 16MP Camera and Dual-Lens Security Camera Lineup at CES 2024

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Reolink has unveiled a new dual-lens camera lineup at CES 2024. The company showed off a 16 million-pixel security camera, Duo 3 PoE, and more cutting-edge security products and technologies, redefining the future of home and business surveillance. “Devoted to creating the finest security products for consumers and business owners, Reolink is harnessing the latest technology to make homes and offices more secure and comfortable,” says Fabrice Klohoun, Marketing Manager at Reolink. “We invite conference attendees to join us at CES to witness the latest advances in security solutions, including the 16MP images captured by our devices and additional capabilities of Reolink’s product offerings.”

Reolink Duo 3 PoE 16MP Camera
Reolink’s newest addition to its flagship dual-lens lineup, the Duo 3 PoE, innovatively merges two high-resolution lenses into a real-life vision with an enormous 16 million pixels. Users can capture more vivid details than ever before, including wanted or unwanted visitors, license plates,  delivered packages and much more. Boasting an advanced dual-image stitching algorithm, the Reolink Duo 3 PoE camera creates a 180° panoramic view with minimum distortion. Users will experience peace of mind when it comes to property surveillance without missing a single detail.

The most innovative feature of the Duo 3 PoE camera is the built-in Motion Track. By overlaying multiple tracks and positions of people, vehicles, or animals over a certain period into a single picture, users can monitor footage within seconds. This feature removes hurdles like video buffering delays and having to watch multiple footage playback to confirm activity.

Reolink TrackMix Series and Argus Track
Reolink’s hybrid lens TrackMix series provides wide-angle images and target-focused close-ups simultaneously. Together with the auto-tracking function, the TrackMix camera lineup delivers the smoothest surveillance experience for tracking a moving target.

Reolink brings this hybrid dual-lens security technology to a consumer-grade security camera, known as the Reolink Argus Track. This sleek camera incorporates all of the must-have features on the TrackMix cameras: 4K colour images day and night, dual-view display – one for overall and the other for close-up, and 6x hybrid zoom. In addition, it is solar-powered with a 6W solar panel.

Reolink ColorX Series
Reolink is expanding its innovative ColorX true colour night vision technology into more lineups: 4K camera series, Wi-Fi camera series, and PTZ camera series.

Integrating an F1.0 super aperture, an advanced 1/1.8” sensor and HDR function, the new ColorX cameras CX810, CX410W, E1 Outdoor CX capture ultra clear and colourful visuals in extreme darkness, improving nighttime surveillance performance as daylight ones.

Whole-Home Security
High-performing security systems should be full-range and centralized. At CES, Reolink showcased three surveillance solutions for homes and businesses, ranging from wire-free battery solutions and fast Wi-Fi 6 plug-in solutions to solid PoE systems.

All Reolink security camera system solutions embrace a spectrum of advanced features, including 24/7 monitoring, AI-assisted smart detection, instant motion alerts, and more.

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LG Launches the “World’s First” Wireless Transparent OLED TV at CES 2024

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LG Electronics (LG) is unveiling the world’s first wireless transparent OLED TV at CES 2024. The LG SIGNATURE OLED T is a true technological marvel, combining a transparent 4K OLED screen and LG’s wireless video and audio transmission technology to transform the screen experience in ways that have never been possible before. The OLED T unlocks a world of near-limitless potential, giving users the unprecedented freedom to meticulously curate their living spaces. This is complemented by the class-leading picture quality and performance of LG OLED, powered by the new α (Alpha) 11 AI processor.

LG SIGNATURE OLED T liberates users from a dominant black screen that competes with the décor in their home. Maintaining its 77-inch screen size, OLED T and its innovative transparent display seamlessly harmonize with its environment. Practically invisible when turned off, it blends into the environment and frees users from the long-standing problem of what to do with the ‘big black screen.’ The TV’s beautiful see-through screen also helps to make one’s space feel larger, providing a sense of openness.

The unique LG OLED T brings with it many new possibilities, from where it can be placed in the room, to the kinds of user experiences that LG can now deliver. Its transparent OLED screen removes the usual constraints that come with conventional TVs. No longer does the TV have to be placed against the wall. Instead, place the OLED T in the middle of the room to become a divider or prop it against the window without blocking the view outside. The included Zero Connect Box, which leverages LG’s cutting-edge wireless transmission technology to send 4K images and sound to the OLED T, also enables users to place their TV anywhere, regardless of where the electrical outlets are located in the room. With no cables between the Zero Connect Box and the OLED T, users can enjoy a clean, cable-free viewing environment.

What’s more, the modular design of the LG OLED T facilitates diverse installation methods. The OLED T comes in stand-alone, against-the-wall, or wall-mount options. Customers can further customize by adding standing or floating shelves on either or both sides of the screen to best suit their unique tastes and preferences. LG’s transparent OLED lets owners discover new forms of entertainment and use via its dual viewing experiences: transparent and opaque. The OLED T becomes a transparent digital canvas for showcasing artwork, videos or photos with the Always-On-Display (AOD) feature.

The content displayed on the transparent screen appears to float in air, yet simultaneously fuses with the surrounding space to create a compelling and atmospheric visual effect. Another option is the T-Bar feature that offers a helpful info-ticker running along the lower part of the screen. The T-Bar displays news alerts, weather updates, or the title of songs being played while the rest of the screen presents a clear, unobstructed view of the space behind it.

For viewing in picture-perfect OLED, simply click a button to raise the contrast screen. In this way, users can instantly switch to take full advantage of LG OLED’s enhanced picture quality through the new α (Alpha) 11 AI processor with 4 times greater AI performance. This provides a 70 per cent improvement in graphic performance and a 30 per cent faster processing speed compared to its predecessor. OLED T offers the best of both transparent and vibrant-color screen experiences with just a click of a button.

“An incredible feat of consumer-driven innovation, LG SIGNATURE OLED T offers brand-new screen experiences plus the picture quality and performance of our award-winning OLED technology,” said Park Hyoung-sei, president of the LG Home Entertainment Company. “LG’s transparent OLED gives customers greater freedom to curate their living spaces, completely redefining what’s possible and pointing the way to an exciting future for the television industry.”

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Hisense Shows Off ULED X TV, Smart Refrigerator, and Dishwasher at CES 2024

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Hisense has unveiled new products at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2024 in Las Vegas. Featuring the ConnectLife smart platform and VIDAA TV operating system, Hisense smart home revolutionizes & changes the way consumers engage with their homes. Whether it’s through entertainment via its ULED X TVs or smart screens in the kitchen, Hisense’s Smart Home seamlessly connects scenario-driven technology with the everyday needs of consumers.

CES 2024, the annual four-day exhibition that started Tuesday, has so far featured Hisense’s Smart TV for Home Entertainment with its CanvasTV; 98UX Mini LED TV; Hisense’s thinnest Mini LED, 75UX; and CES Innovation Award honoree, 110UX. Also, on display this year is the future of smart kitchens, with Hisense’s premium ProChef@Home, four-door smart refrigerator with VersaTemp Zone, and the CES Innovation Award-winning Smart and reliable Built-In Dishwasher with Autodose & AutoDry.

With Hisense products available in more than 160 countries, supported by 66 overseas companies and offices, 34 industrial parks, and 25 R&D centres, the company has experienced extraordinary growth over the past decade and continues to use display technologies to support consumer needs. Hisense’s reach goes far beyond the home, pervading several aspects of everyday life from offices, classrooms, hospitals, stadiums, and vehicles – both physically and through immersive AR/VR solutions.

Hisense is pushing the limits of LED once again with new introductions to the Smart TV’s 110UX, a CES Innovation Award winner, is a Mini LED TV with a jaw-dropping peak brightness of up to 10,000 nits, it introduces a new level of display precision and performance by incorporating over 40,000 backlight zones on one 110-inch screen, minimizing backlight bleed and measurably elevating contrast.

The core of Hisense’s Smart Home is the interconnectivity between these Hisense Smart TVs and the innovative operating system, ensuring a seamless content experience. Smart Built-In Dishwasher with Autodose & AutoDry is a recipient of a 2024 CES Innovation Award, with this liquid detergent autodosing dishwasher allowing consumers to load their dishes, choose a program, and have detergent automatically dispensed for a convenient and hassle-free cleanup.

“We are steadfast in our commitment to creating energy-efficient smart products that will revolutionise the consumer and home appliance industry,” said Jason Ou, President of Hisense MENA. “Our win is a testament to our consistent R&D, which helps us create products to meet the divergent needs of our consumers without compromising on the look of the products.” Further to the innovations in ULED X and smart kitchen appliances, Hisense continues to introduce Matter compatibility appliances, with its latest Auto Louver Smart Window AC on display alongside some of Hisense’s Smart Energy Management appliances, including its smart washer/dryer and HVAC products.

Hisense is also giving plenty of attention to its laser TV division with its ultra-short throw projector-based Laser TV range. The flagship 8K Sonic Screen Laser TV delivers unparalleled 8K resolution and cinematic sound through its screen, boasting 100,000+ sound units. Complementing this, the Rollable Laser TV offers a sleek, integrated ultra-short throw projector and ambient light-rejecting screen. Hisense’s commitment to innovation reinforces its position as an industry leader.

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