CES 2022 brought us laptops, TVs, robots, drones and a whole lot more tech. Plus: Searching for the truth online and contemplating the metaverse.
The first week of the New Year brought us 2022's biggest tech show, though in a pandemic-altered state. CES 2022 soldiered on in a hybrid format, with many of its headliners showing off their latest wares and boldest concepts in virtual events, forgoing the traditional live stage shows, convention hall schmoozing and late-into-the-night after-parties.
But it was hardly a bust. There's all sorts of new stuff to reckon with, whether we're hunkering down in our home offices, kicking back in the family room or heading out on the road. We saw Samsung TVs and projectors, Dell laptops, Nokia phones, smartglasses from TCL and no shortage of electric vehicles, and that just begins to scratch the surface.
We wrote a lot of stories out of CES, and some of them are here among the many in-depth features and thought-provoking commentaries that appeared on CNET this week. So here you go. These are the stories you don't want to miss.
The electronics giant says quantum dots offer more-vivid colors than regular OLED TVs made by rival LG. But they're gonna cost you.
Better webcams and seamless switching may help make hybrid work more practical.
At CES 2022, I got the first public demonstration of this lifelike robot, and saw just how blurred the lines between human and android are becoming.
Commentary: Social media has ushered in a golden age of disinformation. But the real issue is people who aren't interested in the truth.
"Alexa, set a timer for T-minus 10 seconds."
Fully autonomous tractors promise to change how food is grown in America.
Is the metaverse VR, AR or the second coming of Second Life? Yes to all three. But we need to know more than that.
The new drone, unveiled at CES 2022, easily tracked me while I was mountain biking. It also has longer-range communications and can fly for 27 minutes.
The biggest losers of the massive tech industry trade show are the small companies you'll never hear about.