Editor's Note: Content Updated 1/9/2023.
The Consumer Technology Association's global tech event, CES, formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show, opens Thursday, Jan. 5 in Las Vegas and runs through Sunday, Jan. 8. The show promises to be over 70% larger than CES 2022, with over 3,100 exhibitors representing 173 countries, territories and regions, and a show floor that is over 2 million square feet.
This year CES has a theme: how technology is addressing the world's biggest challenges. CMSWire is going to tell you what you can expect this year, and we will keep you up to date with the latest and greatest technology announcements from CES
For the First Time, the Metaverse Is on the Floor
This year, for the first time, CES 2023 will have a dedicated Metaverse area on the show floor. There will be exhibitors there, including Magic Leap, Microsoft, OVR Technology and SK, that will showcase groundbreaking sensory technology that is used to create immersive, interactive digital worlds.
A Web3 Studio — produced by CoinDesk — will be located in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall, and will be the focal point of the new Web3, Metaverse and Blockchain area at CES. Industry leaders and visionaries will discuss the most impactful Metaverse and Web3 developments across industries, technologies and capabilities.
Web3 and Metaverse programs this year will include:
- XR/AR/Metaverse – Revolutionizing Retail on Jan. 4 at 10 a.m.
- The Road to the Open Metaverse on Jan. 5 at 11 a.m
- Creating Applications in the Metaverse on Jan. 6 at 2 p.m.
- In the Zeitgeist: Metaverse Strategies for the Media and Entertainment Industry on Jan. 6 at 2:50 p.m.
Solos Expands Collection of AirGo3 Smart Glasses
Solos, a leading manufacturer of smart glasses, today announced and debuted its 3rd generation, AirGo3 collection, including the AirGo3 PRO, a CES 2023 Innovation Award Honoree. The AirGo3 is the 3rd generation of Solos' AirGo smart glasses, and features a new SmartHinge™ that enables personalized front frame styles for fashion, sports, and everyday wear.
AirGo3 is equipped with all-day battery life, an advanced open-ear Whisper™ audio design that provides 360° spatial audio and what Solos describes as the highest sound level output among all smart glasses on the market. The AirGo3 also features a waterproof rating (IP67), so rain and spills are not a problem for the user.