Here are the tech product updates we are tracking today – January 4, 2024, including some of the cool products launching at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next week.
- Microsoft’s next Surface laptops will reportedly be its first AI PCs
- Samsung to showcase its AI-powered kitchen suite at CES 2024; launch its Galaxy S24 smartphone on January 17
- Android Auto will have Google Assistant summarize your messages with AI
- LG's coolest tech innovations set to launch at CES 2024
- JLab's first premium noise-cancelling headphones to launch at CES 2024
- Dell is bringing its curved 40-inch 5K monitor to CES; unveils new XPS 13, 14 and 16 laptops
Microsoft’s next Surface laptops will reportedly be its first AI PCs
- Microsoft's upcoming Surface Pro 10 and Surface Laptop 6 will introduce true AI PCs, incorporating next-gen neural processing units (NPUs), and running the advanced AI features that Microsoft is planning to integrate into a future release of Windows. The expected launch is in the second half of 2024.
- Ahead of CES 2024, the company announced a dedicated keyboard key for Microsoft's Copilot AI, describing it as "the first significant change to the Windows PC keyboard in nearly three decades" in a blog post.
Samsung to showcase its AI-powered kitchen suite at CES 2024; launch its Galaxy S24 smartphone on January 17
- Samsung is all set to showcase its AI-powered kitchen suite at CES 2024. The suite includes a range of smart appliances such as a smart refrigerator, oven, and dishwasher, offering personalized recommendations based on your usage patterns.
- The company also announced that it would be unveiling its highly anticipated Galaxy S24 smartphone series on January 17, 2024, with rumors suggesting that the new devices may feature more advanced AI capabilities, a titanium design, and other exciting features.
Android Auto will have Google Assistant summarize your messages with AI
- Google has announced that Android Auto will be using Google Assistant to summarize incoming messages using AI, making it easier and safer for drivers to stay informed while on the road.
- This feature will use machine learning to analyze the content of incoming messages, such as text messages and chat notifications, and provide users with a condensed summary of the important information contained within.
LG's coolest tech innovations set to launch at CES 2024
- LG will unveil a game-changing new product, a smart home AI robot that can help you easily manage your household tasks such as telling you the weather, reminding you to take your medications on time, or watching your pet while you're at work.
- The company has announced its latest 4K projector, the CineBeam Qube, which can quickly transform an indoor space into a movie theatre and features a compact and light design with a convenient 360-degree rotatable handle.
- Its MyView 32-inch 4K monitors with built-in smart TV features will also be displayed. The monitors come with LG's webOS 23 built-in so that you can stream Netflix and other services. LG will also bring a brand-new 27-inch 480Hz QHD OLED gaming display to CES 2024.
- The company is also introducing its 2024 OLED TV lineup, ahead of CES 2024, with a cutting-edge AI-powered processor that will deliver unparalleled viewing experiences with vibrant, lifelike picture quality – taking the home entertainment experience to a new level.
- LG will be unveiling the DukeBox by LG Labs, an innovative audio product that seamlessly combines the charm of vacuum tube audio with cutting-edge transparent OLED panel technology.
JLab is launching its first premium noise-cancelling headphones at CES 2024
- The JBuds Lux ANC Wireless Headphones are set to be unveiled at CES 2024 next week and will pack long battery life, multipoint Bluetooth, customizable EQ, spatial audio, Google Fast Pair and a quick-charge feature. With the same size drivers as flagship headphones from the likes of Bose, Sony and others, the JBuds Lux will cost $80 – currently available for preorder now directly from JLab.
Dell is bringing its curved 40-inch 5K monitor to CES; unveils new XPS 13, 14 and 16 laptops
- Ahead of CES 2024, Dell has announced a new UltraSharp 40-inch Curved Thunderbolt Hub Monitor, claiming that it is the "first 40-inch 5K monitor certified for five-star eye comfort."
- Also, the American computer manufacturer is adding a new 14-inch and 16-inch model to its XPS lineup, dropping the "Plus" name and simply calling the new laptops XPS 13, 14 and 16.