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2013 International CES exhibition showcased a new generation.

2013 International CESFrom January 7th to 11th, the biggest names in technology gathered at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the largest fair in the world in this segment. The exhibition focused on mobile phone technology and internet. The Consumer Electronics Association, CEA, said that the 2013 version of the International CES focused on topics such as cloud, art accessories, eBooks, smart phones and tablets.

South Korean company, Samsung, introduced its prototype flexible display, a technology dubbed “Youm” that opens a world of new possibilities for the manufacture and use of devices.

The vice president of Samsung screens, Brian Berkeley, showed “Youm” installed on a mobile phone whose side was also part of the screen because it is made of plastic instead of glass and allows folding. The Samsung Team was technologically lauded for being able to produce a high resolution display (OLED) with extremely thin plastic instead of glass that would not break even if dropped. The phone prototype consists of a hard package the size of a matchbox, with a color screen on the thickness of a sheet of paper. The company also showed a video of a future concept, with a device the size of a phone that opens like a book and shows a screen the size of a tablet. Samsung Youm indicated that screens can be made to bend, fold or roll upon themselves.

On the other hand, the vibrator creators also showed that technology can improve the sexual life of couples. The creators of a We-Vibe vibrator for couples said during their presentation at the exhibition that the technology this year was more devoted to streamlining the relationship between technology and carnal pleasures. While displaying the item which is said to be the only vibrator that can be worn during sex, the Canadian company called Standard Innovation further showcased the instrument as having stimulating capabilities to stimulate the genitals and comes with a remote control that allows the couple to regulate the pace and ecstasy of the sexual act. The We-Vibe coincides with a growing interest in sex that was demonstrated at the electronics show with many participants being skeptical as to whether “age” or “sex and sexuality” has digital answers in these science oriented times.

Companies staked small Smartphone accessories that can be conveniently hidden in gloves, hats or even attached to finger nails. For instance, the “Nanonail” (Miniuña) manufactured by Start-Up Tech-Tips sticks like any other artificial nail and goes unnoticed under a layer of enamel. This conception serves with a synthetic feather accuracy that prevents errors caused by too thick fingers on touch screens. The “nanonail” that sticks like any other artificial nail and goes unnoticed under a layer of enamel is also water proofed. Another was by the Sunny-Bag Power, an Australian Company that created a leather handbag with flexible solar panels that feed a small battery inside attached on it. This serves as an emergency power source for charging a camera phone, a digital camera and any other device that can be powered through a USB.

Sony Corporation announced it had the world’s first OLED (organic LED light emitting) 4K (3840 x 2160). To show its latest innovation, Sony displayed a prototype 56-inch at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first 56-inch OLED TV is the world’s largest and has a 4K resolution thanks to recent oxide semiconductor TFT technology and ‘Super Top Emission’ exclusive to Sony. Until now, OLED TVs had been using a thin-film transistor (TFT) low-temperature polysilicon (LTPS) to make the light go through the OLED panel. However, there were some drawbacks inherent in the production of large OLED screens. Sony could make this new larger screen using oxide semiconductor TFT. The new structure also incorporates OLED component technology ‘Super Top Emission’ exclusive to Sony, which has been placed successfully in other products already on the market. This technology’s ‘Super Top Emission’ has a high aperture ratio and allows light to efficiently penetrate through the OLED layer structure. A combination of these two technologies developed by Sony was able to overcome some of the drawbacks that had earlier been presented. This prototype offers all the features expected of an OLED TV, such as high contrast, brightness, fast response time video images and rich images.

At the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2013, many companies brought huge definition televisions and gave an unprecedented promise that versions fitter to be in the halls of our homes would also be available in a short time. Rolling tablets, laptops or ultra books, hybrid and light housings that make smart phones indestructible, kitchens that are controlled remotely are just some of the devices that stole the show in Las Vegas this year.

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