It’s the beginning of the new year and the beginning of January, so that means it is time to head to Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show 2019 (otherwise known as CES). CES runs from January 8th-11th at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Sands Expo Center, Westgate, Aria, Venetian and Palazzo. Although there are some companies that use suites in other hotels during CES too.
Over the many years I have attended CES, I have seen so many changes in technology and to CES itself. Some of them being:
– The evolution of 3D printing, drones, robots, virtual reality, mobile devices and self-driving vehicles.
– Microsoft’s exit from CES after so many years of exhibiting.
– Google’s addition in exhibiting at CES and so many other companies as well.
– Huge change to CES during the recession and the rebound after.
– Increase in tech startups from countries such as France, Italy, Isreal, Holland and other countries.
One of the wildest things that happened last year, in the over 20 years I have attended CES, was the power outage to the entire Central Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The power was off for almost an hour. Attendees were allowed to leave the Central Hall, but not allowed to enter during the outage. I think the power also went out in an adjacent Hall and lasted only a few minutes. I had taken a short video clip of me walking through the darkened Hall and posted it on to my personal Instagram. A few minutes later a friend had texted me that my Instagram post was picked up and shared on Digg.com.
Our coverage of the 2019 CES will begin days before the show floor opens on Tuesday, January 8th, beginning with press conferences on Media Days 1 & 2. In addition to the coverage of CES, we will also be covering a few other events that will be occurring in the evening hours after CES. These private events include CES Unveiled, Pepcom-Digital Experience, Showstoppers and a few parties.
Some of the booths that we have plans to cover are: LG, Polaroid, Samsung, Kodak, TCL and Panasonic, just to name a few. We will also be taking a look at products from: Dell, Audio-Technica, Atari, Kingston, Royale, LumiCharge, Targums, Retorted-Bit, Arcade1Up,Razor, EnGenius and so many more.
Follow our Twitter feed @ThatsITLA for tweets from the show floor of CES, as well as our site for posts with more in-depth coverage, on all the cool tech that will coming out in 2019 and the years to come.