Technology Here's everything LG announced at CES

21:05  08 january  2018
21:05  08 january  2018 Source:   CNET

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The electronics giant unveiled some tweaks to its OLED TVs, a smart home speaker, robots and lots of AI.

In its usual fashion, the company has already pre- announced several products and categories ahead of this year's CES . Here ' s a roundup of everything it unveiled. LG Smart InstaView Door-in-Door Refrigerator: A fridge that features a full 29-inch HD touchscreen display.

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LG's press conference at the annual CES trade show in Las Vegas on Monday was packed with AI, robots, smart appliances and TVs. The company made it clear that one of its goals is to make your home appliances and gadgets smarter and more connected, though there were some hiccups. Here's what the electronics giant unveiled: 

  • AI took center stage. LG announced ThinQ, its new AI brand, and says it wants to integrate artificial intelligence into everyday products. The company also said it's embracing an open partnership model and working with Google and Amazon on AI.

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    Note that we're counting everything announced for the Google Assistant -- the digital helper built into the Home. Belkin also announced a petite new smart plug at CES . • LG ProBeam is a 00, crazy-bright portable laser projector.

    This doesn’t necessarily mean the handsets will be announced at the show — Samsung might just show them off in a teaser video. Samsung could also announce an upgraded version of the Chromebook Pro, which launched at CES 2017. LG .

  • LG's family of smart appliances is looking to get even smarter with more AI integration. The InstaView ThinQ Refrigerator, for example, uses AI to interact with other ThinQ-branded appliances, such as an oven or dishwasher. The InstaView ThinQ Refrigerator also provides access to Alexa.

  • As for other appliances, LG's smart washing machine determines an ideal wash setting by considering changes in weather, air quality and your own preferences. Its smart air conditioner understands your cooling preferences and patterns and will adjust the temperature automatically.

  • AI integration into LG's OLED TVs means you can control the TV with your voice. You can ask it to play your favorite show, search for a movie soundtrack or check information about a cast or director. Integration of Google Assistant also means you can do things like check the weather, plan a vacation or use instant translation from your TV. Additionally, you can connect and control all your smart home devices using Google Assistant. The OLED TVs feature an Alpha 9 processor, providing improved image processing. They also come with 4K cinema HDR, and all include Dolby Atmos sound. There will be five series: the W8, G8, E8, C8 and B8, with screen sizes ranging from 55 to 77 inches.

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  • For it Super UHD LCD lineup, LG announced Nano Cell display, which is supposed to maintain richer, more accurate colors from wider viewing angles. Like the OLED TVs, Super UHD TVs will also feature a new processor, and will include 4K cinema HDR, Dolby Atmos sound and gallery mode.

  • LG also showed three concept robots. A serving robot is designed to serve meals to hotel guests or people waiting in an airport lounge. A porter robot carries luggage and offers express check-in and checkout services. Lastly, a shopping cart robot lets guests scan items on an included barcode scanner and then drop purchases into its cart. An automated payment service is available for when you're ready to check out.

  • LG introduced CLOi, a digital assistant that can help control your smart appliances. It responds to voice commands and can help you figure out what to cook based on what food you have in the fridge, and then preheat the oven for you.

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    Most of the major companies we cover here at Android Authority will be in attendance, including Samsung, LG , ASUS, Sony, Huawei, and others. We can also make educated guesses based on what was announced at CES 2017.

    It can be difficult to keep up with everything , so we've put all our CES coverage here in one place. The Osmo Mobile 2, announced today, looks like it improves on almost every point of contention. LG is Ready to Roll Out a Rollable 65-Inch TV at CES 2018.

  • LG's Tone wireless headset is also optimized for Google Assistant, and includes a button for calling it up.

  • The LG ThinQ Speaker is a smart home speaker that will be powered by Google Assistant. You can use it to control your LG smart home appliances with your voice.

  • The company earlier announced its new flagship sound bar, the LG SK10Y. It's compatible with Dolby Atmos and has Google Chromecast built in for multiroom music and control with the Assistant. The sound bar includes a wireless subwoofer with 550W of total power. A pair of up-firing speakers allows the sound bar to bounce sound off the ceiling to simulate overhead sounds. The LG SK10Y will also be at CES.

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