CES 2017 wrap-up: Friday 6th January

By | 1 minute read | January 6, 2017

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It’s Day 2 at the world’s biggest technology exhibition, and there’s an overwhelming amount to see and do. Today’s highlights include supersessions, keynote speeches, award presentations and products to make your eyes pop. Here’s a quick wrap-up of the best bits.

Keynotes and conferences

Steve Mollenkopf, CEO of Qualcomm Incorporate gave this morning’s keynote, telling the story of Qualcomm’s expansion into wearables, the IoT, and leading the way on 5G.

This afternoon’s keynote came from Kevin Plank, CEO of athletic performance company Under Armour. The company produces innovative clothing, footwear and equipment, connected to a fitness platform to monitor performance through a suite of apps: UA Record, MapMyFitness, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal.

Awards and accolades

What Hi-Fi presented the Stars of CES Awards, celebrating the best hi-fi and home cinema products. Dishing out the accolades for installed technology and custom integration was TechHome, whose awards reception took place earlier this evening.

It’s all in the mind: virtual reality meets mind control

It seems that mind control is no longer confined to the realm of fantasy – or so Force Trainer 2, a Star Wars themed gizmo from company Uncle Milton, would have us believe. Used in conjunction with an iOS or Android tablet and an EEG headset, the toy projects a hologram-like image within a glass pyramid, that can be controlled by the force of a user’s concentration. Focus like mad on pretty much anything (apparently song lyrics work well) to move holographic droids forward in battle.

The next big thing

Flagship startup destination Eureka Park had some eye-catching products on display, including Occuly, a wearable personal safety device equipped with alarm button, cameras, sirens, microphone and Bluetooth connectivity, and Sense, the home energy monitor that tells you what’s on or off at home and how much energy you’re using.

Self-driving technology

Harman presented today’s self-driving technology marketplace, featuring the tech beyond autonomous driving – from the humble parking assist, to collision avoidance and emergency braking.

More from CES 2017

Keep an eye on the IoT blog for on-the-ground reports from our team, covering CES 2017 all this week.