CES 2019 on Tuesday officially opened its doors (after two days of major pre-announcements and ramp-ups), as tens of thousands of attendees clogged Las Vegas's roadways or rode the monorail (What's it called?!) to attend one of the many show venues around town. In fact, it's not just the Las Vegas Convention Center anymore: CES now has large outposts at the Sands Convention Center (Tech West) and the Aria (Tech South), not to mention countless hotel suites and pop-up venues throughout the city.
Miss the early part of the week? Catch up here:
Sunday CES highlights: CES 2019 is here: A cleaner litter box, the Bread Bot and more early highlights
Monday CES highlights: LG's rollable TV wows and a car walks as CES 2019 prepares to open
As for Tuesday, here are the highlights:
Theis a gorgeous powerful phone with a 48-megapixel rear camera that uses AI technology to create a detailed shot.
Things that go
Mercedes-Benz managed to close part of the Las Vegas Strip to give us a ride in its autonomous CLA-Class with more tech and a .concept car. Mercedes also announced a 2020 version of its
BMW showedwith a spin in the convention center parking lot.
I havefor anything that flies so the is high (get it?) on my CES must-see list. It's a concept design for a hybrid electric air taxi with seats for five and huge rotors that will lift it into the air. A first flight is scheduled for 2020.
Philips Hue weatherproof motion sensor for your front porch and three new lighting fixtures, two of which can change colors.
When you forget your keys, enter your home by using the face-scanninginstead.
Dell says its new is "the world's most powerful gaming laptop." It's a monster with a 17-inch screen, eight-core processors, 2.5Gbit Ethernet and 64GB of RAM.
gives you a workout and generates electricity for your smart home at the same time.
Forget battling a punching bag, theis a boxing robot with sensors that adapt to your stance and coach you through your workout.
More amazing stuff
Google came to CES believing "go big or go home." The search giant announced and for its Google Assistant. The company also had a massive pavilion to showcase its wares and an that's "part ride, part marketing stunt." (It's hard to explain so watch the video.)
After LG's , more TV coolness came today in the form of .
IBM unveiled the (GRAF), a new global weather forecasting system designed to provide more accurate and timely forecasts around the world. It updates every hour and provides forecasts for smaller, more specific areas.
This story originally posted January 8 at 7:10 p.m. PST.
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