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Amazon Alexa will have a good amount of integrations this year like working with many home security systems. Many camera angles and set ups, thermostat connections, door bell, lights etc etc. Since Amazon purchased Ring, it's no surprise that the company added Alexa voice controls to all its newly launched sensors for its Z-wave security system. There's the Smoke & CO Listener ($35), Flood & Freeze Sensor ($35), Dome Siren ($30), and First Alert Z-Wave Smoke/CO Alarm ($40). It really looked like Amazon was kicking Ebays tucass at the show with all the new technology they are bring out. The Key by Amazon is looking very cool with its Auto Integration. Right now Amazon can deliver your package into yes into your garage and with a camera installed you can watch it happening. Soon everywhere they can deliver to your trunk while you are at work and they will send you a pic of it being done.
Lock firm Schlage announced a new smart lock at CES, the Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt, that is tightly integrated into the Amazon ecosystem. You can use voice controls with Alexa, enable Amazon Key deliveries with a paired Amazon Cloud Cam, and integrate it with a Ring Video Doorbell or Ring Camera to lock or unlock the door through the Ring app's live video feed. The lock by itself costs $250 and begins shipping in March.
How about some smart window shades from Ikea that range $136 per window Eu. Hey Alexa put the shades up half way. These should be in the states by the late spring 2019.
If you don’t know already or are not on the list, Alexa is going to be available for your car now. Alexa play Pandora, Alexa put on the kitchen lights, Alexa turn up A/C Open the garage door put on the coffee maker and get my slippers. Wow its all coming together in 2019.
Something you can already see at new home builders is smart showers. Moen is leading the way here with the smart shower, set the temp, the pressure, the head (yes from the top to the sides), The radio station and more.
Samsung became the first out of the gate to a display 5G smart phone prototype, showing off a glass-encased device at CES.
Samsung retained the form factor of its current smart phones, with volume keys and Bixby button appearing to be on the left side of the handset and the power/lock button on the right side of the device. The front-facing camera was also visible at the top of the device.
Samsung CEO HS Kim on Monday confirmed that the Korean tech giant will be releasing a 5G smart phone to the market this year.
Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg promises that 5G will impact all aspects of the economy, calling it "a quantum leap compared to 4G".
Verizon said it will be partnering with Disney's Studio Lab to explore 5G connectivity used in content production and transmission, while Skyward said it will connect 1 million drone flights on Verizon's 5G network.
Vestberg also announced that Verizon is launching a 5G innovation challenge backed up by $1 million in seed money.
Intel is expecting the first devices using Project Athena to launch in the second half of 2019, with its innovation partners on the project including Dell, Google, HP, Samsung, Microsoft, Acer, Asus, Lenovo, and Innolux.
"Including 5G and artificial intelligence, Project Athena creates a path forward to accelerate laptop innovation through: An annual spec outlining platform requirements; new user experience and benchmarking targets defined by real-world usage models; extensive co-engineering support and innovation path finding; ecosystem collaboration to accelerate key laptop component development and availability; [and] verification of Project Athena devices through a comprehensive certification process," Intel said at CES.
AT&T also announced that it will be connecting AT& produce T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, with its 5G network within the next few months.
"5G is expected to alter the in-stadium experience in dramatic, exciting ways by blurring the physical and digital experience in ways that are simply not possible on today's networks," AT&T SVP of Wireless Technology Igal Elbaz said.
AT&T's 5G network went live last month in parts of Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Louisville, Oklahoma City, New Orleans, Raleigh, San Antonio, and Waco, and will go live across Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Nashville, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco, and San Jose in the first half of 2019.
Sprint 5G is now out of the lab and in the field as we prepare for our commercial launch in the first half of this year," Sprint CTO Dr John Saw said. "We're making great progress towards giving Sprint customers the first mobile 5G experience in nine top cities with the first 5G smart phone in the US."
Earlier this week, Sprint also confirmed that it would be carrying the Samsung 5G smart phone in summer 2019, as well as unveiling the smart home small cell solution with LTE called Trebl with Magic Box. The Sprint Trebl with Magic Box is Alexa-integrated to allow control of other smart home devices, such as the Harman Kardon sound that has 2x 8-watt speakers, three built-in far-field microphones, an embedded amp, Bluetooth, and noise and echo cancellation.
The Samsung 5G smart phone will connect to Sprint's LTE and 5G networks, using its 2.5GHz, 1.9GHz, and 800MHz spectrum bands.
LG is moving full steam ahead (Pun Intended) with its SmartThinQ / ThinQ AI brands and announcing more smart stuff at CES 2019. LG showed off two other smart home products: a new Styler steam closet and a Smart Mirror. One thing that really impressed me was from LG, its their 8K bendable TV. Its about the thickness of cardboard and can be rolled up. You can also make an entire wall of screen. They had a huge tunnel made of it.