Technology CES 2020 recap: Day two

17:30  08 january  2020
17:30  08 january  2020 Source:   engadget.com

'Star Wars' Game Show Set at Disney+ With Jar Jar Binks Actor as Host

  'Star Wars' Game Show Set at Disney+ With Jar Jar Binks Actor as Host A "Star Wars" game show is coming to Disney+ in 2020. The nascent streamer ordered "Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge," a competition series that will pit contestants against each other to see who can be the best Jedi. According to Disney, the competition will test contestants in the core Jedi principles of strength, knowledge, and bravery. Ahmed Best, who played Jar Jar Binks in the prequel "Star Wars" trilogy, will host the series. Best will be joined by a humanoid droid companion voiced by Mary Holland."This is definitely a kids game show like no other," says Lucasfilm's senior director of Online Content & Programming, Mickey Capoferri.

On day one at CES 2020 we got to see a lot of bleeding-edge TVs. To start with, Samsung showed off its Q950 8K TV with a minimal 15mm frame and AI processor that can track screen objects and position the sound to match. LG unveiled its latest rollable OLED TV, but rather than rolling up from the floor, it

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The question is no longer "where's my flying car," but "am I willing to get in one?" Uber and Hyundai certainly hope so, as they unveiled the S-A1 flying taxi concept could one day shuttle you at up to 180 MPH from one hub to another. Speaking of a company going outside its wheelhouse, Sony unveiled the Vision-S EV replete with sensors and copious screens. Not to be outdone, Mercedes unveiled its own future-tastic self-driving AVTR EV and decided to do a tie-in with James Cameron's Avatar, for some reason. Next, we hopped into Audi's AI:Me for an autonomous spin, complete with a VR headset. Still on the transportation theme, we saw Bosch's Virtual Visor that blocks the sun but not your view, and BMW's AR windshield that knows where you're looking. For more, check out our complete CES2020 coverage.

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CES 2020 recap: It's a wrap! .
CES can be predictable, but what devices blindsided us in 2020? The Vision S EV did because Sony isn't known for building cars. While meant to show off Sony's automotive tech chops, it was far more practical than other CES concept cars (*cough* Mercedes AVTR). Another delightful surprise was Samsung's Ballie, a rolling robot meant to capture our hearts like Star Wars' BB-8 droid. Samsung has grand plans for Ballie as a home assistant, fitness coach and even safety monitor, but all it really did at CES was, well, roll. Finally, we got to see the killer feature of the streaming service Quibi.

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