SportsTech@CES 2018 Roundup, Part 2: AI Permeates This Year’s Coolest Gadgets; VR Fans Find Plenty To Excite

Where to find the top stories on what’s happening at the show

Despite a power outage that temporarily plunged the Las Vegas Convention Center into darkness, the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show has been lit up with a wide variety of new gadgets and technology. In an effort to keep you informed on all the goings-on at the Las Vegas Convention Center this week, SVG is compiling a roundup of the top stories from around the web. Whether you’re at the show or couldn’t make it to Las Vegas this year, read on for all the big announcements from the show floor and stay tuned to sportsvideo.org for additional coverage throughout the week.

Here is the latest in SVG’s continuing live coverage from the show. Part 1 ran on Tuesday.

And here’s a roundup of reports from around the web:

Although there’s no lack of cool new gadgets at this year’s show, the big story is the artificial-intelligence software baked into these gadgets. (The New York Times)

Despite some competition from other voice assistants, Alexa continues to be the star, thanks in part to the continued success of Amazon’s Echo. (The New York Times)

The first digital glasses enabled with Amazon Alexa debuted at this year’s show. (Bloomberg Technology)

However, this year’s show has turned into a showdown between Amazon and Google, two companies that, have in the past, shunned conventions like CES. (Associated Press)

Here’s more on Google’s significant presence at CES (Recode)

As consumers learn to communicate with their devices, they must be made aware of the distinction between voice interface and a digital assistant and how to get the most out of both. (Recode)

Google and Lenovo unveiled the Daydream-powered Lenovo Mirage Solo, the first standalone VR headset. (Gizmodo)

But it seems like CES audiences are still in search of “VR’s killer app.” (WIRED)

TV manufacturers continue to push the limits with the resolution of their products. So should potential consumers invest in today’s 4K models or wait and see how 8K pans out? (USA Today)

Huawei, which is attempting to make a name for itself in the North American smartphone and laptop market, announced a mesh Wi-Fi system. (The Verge)

Over the past few years, wearables have made waves at CES, and 2018 is no different. This year’s wearables include Sports Performance Tracker’s SPT2, which gives amateur athletes the same level of data that pros have. (Press release)

Drones are also out in full force at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Check out this year’s top offerings. (TechRadar)

In a keynote conversation on Wednesday, Hulu CEO Randy Freer told the audience that Netflix isn’t the high roller that they think. (CNET)

While many companies touted the importance of the recently approved 5G standard for cellular devices, there’s not much 5G technology on the show floor. (Venture Beat)

CES needs to address its diversity problem, starting with treating female executives and technologists in the industry with respect. (Recode)

And here’s a reminder of how the hottest gadgets from last year’s show have panned out. (Yahoo! Finance)

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