CES 2018 and the future of virtual reality – BBC Click

CES 2018 and the future of virtual reality  – BBC Click

this week angry man tries to open email
holograph takes on human form and the X Factor reaches Nemo I’ve had enough enough of old tech to
going obsolete so it seems even desktop computers days are numbered oh right let’s see what they got for us
this year the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is the place to find out
it’s where the new products and concepts are launched for 2018 and some of them
might just change the world one of the highlights of CES for me is always
finding out how bendy LG is this year previously they’ve been slightly bendy
and then they were quite bendy this year I think they’ve nailed it it’s a 65 inch
rollup 4k display and the image quality really is very very good and it does
roll completely up into remitted ly a fairly chunky box
it’s an oh le D display the only display tech that can be fully flexible the
circuitry is built on a segmented back so it’s a bit like a retractable garage
door you can actually choose how far the screen rolls out as well as a widescreen
TV it can be used as a thin notification bar a wider format 21 by 9 cinema screen
and of course nothing at all the argument is that you can make use of the
space behind it when you’re not using it and of course in South Korea a lot of
people live in high-rise blocks of flats can you imagine lugging a 65 inch TV up
the stairs or even getting into the lift much easier if you can roll it down into
a handy tube elsewhere there are plenty of other things to see and play with
here at CES here’s a phone from Chinese company vivo which doesn’t have a
fingerprint scanner on the back that’s because it has one built into the
screen the O LED display shines light onto your thumb and an optical scanner
buried underneath registers what it sees here’s the link flow Fit 360 a necklace
with three cameras that together live stitch to make a 360 video so you can
record a true first-person view of your experience so others can feel like they
were truly there to now it’s important to catch the eye at
shows like these which is hopefully what this thing is doing this is the hyper
vision display by kee Nomo and it’s capable of projecting life-size images
high above the show floor all right sexy thank you that’s enough from you now
listen here’s the science bit here we’ve got 24 rapidly spinning LED strips and
as they go around they’re flashing different colors which gives you the
illusion of a persistent image and in the flesh I have to say it does really
look rather good all right don’t build up your part old
super great okay enough flimsy flimsy lamb from me let’s get Lara lonesome now
with some of the big announcements from this year’s show and what a week it’s
been with news from Tech’s biggest players including the likes of Intel
saying it will release software fixes to repair security issues surrounding its
chips we’ve had press events that have gone wrong with disobedient robots from
LG Khloe is now gonna talk to me Chloe doesn’t like be evidently and Sony’s
robot dog wasn’t that responsive either a ball was an autonomous robot and will
quickly become a member of your family by table big nor be there meanwhile the
lack of female keynote speakers has caused controversy amongst attendees a
situation which has led to raised eyebrows compounded by the inclusion of
robotic pole dancers at a strip club near the event and on the show floor as
usual TVs were everywhere but this one really stood out Samsung
wall is a hundred and forty six inches wide and can be made even larger by
adding modules and finally Toyota’s unveiled its new
autonomous a pallet vehicle it can be used for ride-sharing deliveries or even
a moving storefront that comes directly to you that was Lara now one of the big
themes at the moment is wireless charging that normally means putting
your phone on a path but it is also possible to send power through the air
one of the problems with wireless power is that that power is sent in every
direction at the same time so wherever your device is it only receives a tiny
fraction of that power well here’s a system that gets around that by sending
focused beams of power to one particular point the power transmitter can be built
into ceiling tiles walls tables or parts of the furniture all it needs to know is
which direction to point the power in now here’s the science bit to work that
out the device needing the power sends out
low power signals in all directions most of which are blocked by nearby objects
but the signals that do bounce around and reach the transmitter come in at
particular angles now by sending the power back at exactly the same angles
that power bounces about and eventually gets back to the device
the makers told us that they can achieve 2 watts of power at a distance of one
meter which impressively is about half the power of a smartphone charger I’m
using this light to detect the power beams between the transmitter and the
blank box receiver think about your home where you have smoke detectors think
about that smoke detector that starts beeping at night because it runs out of
battery you can power there to remotely never have to charge the battery again
but with high power beams Lansing about your home you may be wondering
easy safe this technology is entirely safe and we look to get FCC approval for
safety that certifies the technology as safe so if you have accepted Wi-Fi into
your home accepting code the technology wouldn’t
be the same in the future the power receivers could be made into any shape
including that of a double-a battery and that means that ordinary devices could
be converted to wireless power without any modification at all for a long time
bricks and water shops have been trying to keep up with online retailers who
have the added benefits of being able to keep track of their customers habits as
well as provide very easy ways of paying well here’s one way that we could see
some of those features brought into the real world by retrofitting existing
stores I poly just uses off-the-shelf cameras one up here to track the
customers and others underneath here to take a look at the products and the
customers interactions with them but the real work is happening here in the AI
algorithms where it’s recognizing all the products off the shelf and the
customers interactions with them but the AI is using the main camera here to keep
track of what customers are doing throughout the store it can recognize
faces identify clothes and follow their movements through the combination of the
customer being recognized and the products that they’re picking up being
identified when they get to the checkout they don’t even need to scan the items
they just need to pay and if they agree to being remembered for next time
then all they need to do is go and pick up their products and they can take them
away one thing which isn’t making such a big
noise this week is virtual reality is VR in the last chance billions have been poured into VR but
the headsets just aren’t selling in the way the companies had hoped there are
multiple problems the setup is too difficult content is not compelling
enough and unless it’s treated very carefully the VR experience can and has
made me feel sick the manufacturers are not going to give up on this though the
oculus go will be launched around March now that’s a bit like Samsung’s gear VR
I mean you don’t need a phone for it to work it’s all built in and it will be
around $200 HTC announced here that they’re to release the vive Pro later
this year it’s a 3k headset which will improve resolution significantly and
keep the vibe ahead of the field and while oculus allows three degrees of
movement which is that way that way and that way
HTC has just launched its vive focus in China
which allows six degrees of movement which is that that and that and also
three dimensions of movement in space and that’s using inside out tracking
which means there are no sensors or lighthouses telling you where the
headset is the headset itself works out where it is in the environment now this
is the next level for VR still with magic leap releasing its
augmented reality hololens alike later this year and with tons of AR activity
here like this from horizon a cheap flat pack way of building your own AR headset
using a cardboard kit and a phone VR continues to face a tough battle with AR
which just seems a bit more ready to make its mark if you ask me oh I feel
better for that anyway it’s time to move on now here comes Lara with some
high-tech ways to stop thieves this year’s show a fair few anti-theft
devices have been launched and I’ve got my hands on some of them and this is a prototype burglar
prevention system it aims to replicate what a house looks and sounds like when
your home so through the app you can preset it with the way that you live
your life when you’re going to be playing music watching a film talking in
the kitchen and when the lights are going to be going on and off or you
could simply wild about what’s happening in the house eventually the plan would
be that a group of synchronized devices could work through the house to make it
look like natural movement from room to room but of course that would add to the
cost this is a smart safe now I have to admit when I received it I did think
this is very light very flimsy and how could it possibly be a safe because you
could just steal this if you have something valuable inside but anyway it
seems that the technology here could actually be used in bigger stronger
safes and this particular model is possibly better for putting medicine in
or just something that you want to keep away from the kids or other people
visiting your house so how it works it of course can x-pyr a smartphone app
which means that you can remotely open the safe should you wish to actually do
that and you’ll also receive alerts if anybody tries to tamper with it so let’s
set it up somewhere that it can remain in a steady place this particular model
has wings that extend to hold it into place so if I put it here at the back of
the shelf and do this let me put something in here
let me try and cancel with it and see what happens it’s quite firmly attached although a
little bit more forcefully pull it out yeah there we go
all right although I’m off with a sesh Oh looks like it could be quite easy to
open as well Omar you’ve got any ideas let me try and find something that might
be a bit better for security it’s not just about the home though this bag aims
to keep your belongings safe when you’re out and about so if you’re on a train or
a plane and you’ve had to leave your bag somewhere else then you might want to
activate this tamper alert which uses this RFID card to turn it on and off so
if anybody tries to open your bag and it sounds like that but if the issue is
actually you forgetting things then this loss prevention device aims to come to
the rescue now you can attach it to any given item
and the company’s software will learn your habits so what time and where you
take that item and if you do something that seems out of the ordinary they can
send your reminder before you’ve even had a chance to forget it
eventually they’re even hoping to be able to do things like access travel
details through your email so you could get a reminder to pick up your passport
without running the risk of leaving without it the device does still seem a
little bit big right now but they are trying to get a smaller version ready
ahead of launch great if it works which was generally the theme with most of
what I tested that was Lara and this is the valo copter
it’s a passenger drone made by a German company and this one actually has flown
but constantly reminded that the future of transport is going to be amazing here
at CES although there’s no guarantee that that is true case in point
remember the Faraday future electric car no show business
anyway while Faraday gets its future in order enter Buyten now this is a startup
staffed by some pretty impressive people who’ve come up with basically a computer
on wheels will this car actually work well Dave Lee was given exclusive access
to it before and during CES now I’ll be honest this wasn’t the most
thrilling test-drive of my life worried about being spotted before their big CES
unveiling the team behind the bytes and car only let us drive slowly around an
unmarked warehouse just off the Las Vegas Strip but it was very interesting
the company has created what’s essentially a mobile supercomputer they
say it has more in common with your smartphone than it does a typical car
and I agree for the first time I’ve been impressed by a car not because of its
performance on the road but because of its operating system though the reason
behind button is we want to be the company bringing into the market the
first real smart car vehicle has been designed and created by a suitably
qualified team made up of former BMW and Apple engineers inside you’ll see the
dashboard has been completely reimagined the gesture control system does look a
bit imprecise and quite fiddly not ideal when you’re driving along a motorway at
70 miles an hour this looks like a really distracting driving situation so
isn’t this actually quite dangerous to have this in front of you so the key is
about customization when you are in drive mode we will actually disable
certain features you won’t be able to get in to watch videos for instance what
we want to try to build is a platform where when there is autonomous driving
all occupants in the car including the driver have the ability to interact some
of the most exciting features of the bytes in-car actually going to be
disabled until we live in a world of fully autonomous driving so perhaps
think of this vehicle as bridging the gap between our dumb driving past and
our smart driving future now of course you can’t reveal a car at CES without an
expensive lavish launch event this one went by without a hitch and people
seemed impressed it’s a really interesting idea but they’re really
trying to target it at an affordable price point $45,000 about half the cost
of the Model S when that came out again two hundred to three hundred five miles
of range so they’re hitting all the right marks and adding all this cool
technology and so I think they’ve got a pretty good message here if you think
all this seems a little familiar you’re right this was the scene at last year’s
CES when I covered new car company Faraday future back then they told us
everything was going swimmingly and that their big new factory was going to be
built soon but in less than a year the factory in Nevada has been scrapped and
while the company assists it’s still pressing ahead Faraday future is in
serious danger of becoming a thing of the past
so what will happen to bite them the biggest challenge facing them right now
is to do with charging Tesla has more than 8,000 superchargers for its cars
dotted all over the world bitin has none they think Tesla should
share theirs and when it comes to actually making the car bitin is
building its own factory in Nanjing China and they’ve promised their car
will be put into production by the end of 2019 and one-day cost $45,000 I guess
we’ll just have to wait and see how that goes that was Dave Lee and there’ll be plenty
more transport on next week’s click in the meantime I’m having the nails done
this is the o2 nails printer choose any image you want and they’ll print it onto
your nail of course I chose a picture of myself okay Richard Taylor and Nick
quick be that refreshing so this device is actually
creating a vacuum in my mouth it’s sucking at my gums but the same time
circulating a flow of water around my teeth it’s intended for users with
reduced mobility or people that in general have difficulty brushing their
teeth because it replaces need to brush and floss – the guys are working on
integrating sensors into future devices so that oral hygienist or dentists will
be able to diagnose and treat for gum disease and it’s quite ticularly – this
is mirror and it’s being marketed as the world’s first smart baby feeding monitor
you put your baby bottle any baby bottle into the device has a temperature sensor
to make sure that the milk in the bottle is the right temperature for the baby
and has a motion sensor which flashes red if you’re holding the bottle at a
ridiculous angle but perhaps the most interesting feature is that it’s Wi-Fi
enabled if there is a nanny feeding the baby at home and the mums at work the
results of the baby feeding are uploaded via Wi-Fi to the mums smartphone at work
so she can tell exactly how much the baby has drunk so what you’re seeing here is a magical
chess board by square-off and allows players to play with each other
regardless of where they are in the world
so right now Bob years off playing it by his phone and an electromagnetic arm
underneath the board is dragging the different pieces to the correct square
pretty clearly now you know what CES can really take it out of you and I for one
am already pretty sleep-deprived so what I have in front of me here is a device
that is packed with all sorts of technology and the claim is that it will
provide within 20 minutes the equivalent of maybe two to five hours of sleep and
there’s going to be some electrodes that are put behind my ears here effectively
through this device that are transmitting signals up to my brain so
I’m gonna try this on and I’ll see you in 20 minutes
I tell you what Rich’s got the right idea
walking around here I’m absolutely exhausted definitely feeling more relaxed than I
was like 26 minutes ago of course I don’t know how relaxed I would have felt
with the just over 26 minute power now but Vegas hold two world-class talent
and singing superstars and then there’s Richard Taylor in me this karaoke box
uses professional auto-tune on your voice which frankly makes you sound a
bit like cher on a bad night next stop Caesars it’s not just neon eliminating
the strip this week intel has put on a light show of its own
easing 250 custom-made LED strap drones obviously flying above the famous
Bellagio fountains the unmanned aircraft dance in sync with the water jets and
the music we caught up with the boss behind this madness on the eve of the
performance so there are a few challenges with this space it’s a very
tight space you know we were only we’re only allowed to fly within the fountains
and we actually created a two-layer geofence so that if the drones were to
ever go out the motors drops and the drones falls into the water well that was a pretty spectacular way
to end the show don’t you agree don’t forget we live at BBC click on Twitter
hope you enjoyed our show and we’ll see you soon

100 thoughts on “CES 2018 and the future of virtual reality – BBC Click

  1. Good morning Dave this is Hal. I just wanted to let you know that within a few short years we won't need humans anymore.

  2. SECURITY ALERT: iKeyp Pro is reporting a potential tampering or theft to the iKeyp Pro in the Kitchen

    You: Oh, no! What's going on? Better investigate.

    sees me wearing a exasperated face while holding a packet of instant ramen noodles

    Me: How does this microwave work?

  3. It's people like this who complain about everything.If you get sick in VR then don't buy it, but just because you do doesn't mean everyone does. Good grief, VR is actually kicking ass, it's all the sniveling idiot's like this that cried so much about how they hated 3d and oh it's a gimmick they actually complained so much the MFG's got rid of it. I swear, why can't people who don't like a feature just not use it? I mean people should be happy we have great things and should want to get every option available on devices and if they don't want to use them then don't push the button that enacts it. But no they have to bash stuff and they think because they think because they don't like it then nobody else will. Same thing in Politics.

  4. i hate this "holograms" technology, next they will show us a tv screen or a paper image and they will try to sell it as hologram, please stop it, until you can manage to work with the light itself just keep it and dont make a fool of yourself with your ridiculous marketing, this its not an hologram its fast spinning led that will cut your finger if you get closer, hololens are not holograms are augmented reality, just an image on a display for gods sake, we are not that dumb

  5. Im supprised they made such a bif error about the oculus and basically saying it doesnt have provissional roomscale tracking when it obviously does and with a third sensor it has full 360 tracking like the vive, only samsung VR has static tracking like you heads on a tripod. Very amature, they need to do there research and VR is far from dead, it will evetually replace the screen like 3D games replaced 2D games, Im sure back then there were similar arguments.

  6. I hope a future episode will deal with what happens to all the electronic trash being generated by this industry, as exemplified by Spencer smashing up what was once cutting edge in tech.

  7. That rollable TV is exciting. There’s nothing that I hate more than that turned off TV in my flat.

    Concerning the title though…really bad video on the state of VR/AR. CES was full of it and maybe let someone report about it who isn’t a wee baby who gets motion sick.

  8. 19:55 They better change their brand name when they launch this in the Netherlands and other Dutch speaking countries. Because pik means dick in Dutch.

  9. so women want to empower women to stop them having such jobs like strippers…. and yet there is controversy when they are even robot pole dancers…. christ, feminists really are addicted to outrage.

  10. The VR skit had me a bit confused. All my friends and I have VR headsets and I'm even going to buy my dad an oculus for his birthday as he won't stop borrowing mine lol. No sick feeling or lack of content to complain of from over here!

  11. I'm always losing my phone. Perhaps I could attach one of those orange thingies to it so I can get a reminder sent to my phone when I can't find it? Err, maybe small problem there.

  12. Tesla should buy Byton. It'd be great if they could compete, but it sounds like a financial nightmare for Byton, as it usually always is with projects like these.

  13. Oculus allows all six degrees of freedom. The Rift is now being sold as a 400 dollar package here in the US which has two lighthouse stations and tracked controllers allowing for room scale. The three degrees of freedom was only true on its initial release, when it came with no tracked controllers and only one lighthouse. But even then, one could buy the tracked controllers and extra lighthouse separately to create room-scale VR. That point is moot, though, since it now comes in one package.

  14. Thanks for explaining the difference between 3DOF and 6DOF. I would never have known that HTC has the only 6DOF headset on the m… oh, wait though, is that…? By Jove, I think it is. It's the fact police. Quick, hide your "journalists" who have obviously never purchased and/or used any VR or AR products in the history of ever.

  15. In my opinion, VR won't truly take off until it gets to the "full dive" stage. Where people are completely immersed. I feel like VR isn't simple enough for people. You need to buy a headset which isn't cheap. Then the sensors can be a pain sometimes and if you have a small room they tend to glitch out. But a full dive device like the Nervegear/Amusphere from SAO would knock the ball out of the park in gaming. I honestly believe it would rival mouse and keyboard. I mean who wouldn't want a device that makes you literally go into the game?

  16. Ar is killing the future it is ruining the progression of vr by showing people a horrible but cheap version people getting it and mistakeing it for vr

  17. Good old BBC, got to fit a PC whine in somewhere. I was actually enjoying this until the comment about the lack of female key note speakers, as in the people at the BBC had a problem and some people who only turned up to look for something to complaing about, with no one else even caring, including the majority of the women there (women don't have to be part of everything you know, just as men don't have to either). After that I was done with this. More fool me, I had my doubts when this started playing after my last tech video when I saw it was BBC, but the first 4 mins or so seemed fine, just a tech show and no trying to pander to the vocal minority, but that was the end of it for me, I want to be entertained no preached at, and this is YouTube, plenty of non political tech shows on here.

  18. Interesting.. The business about VR tech.. is something I myself thought about?  The reason VR is so no no with tech fans is 1: too hard to sort out, 2: way too pricey to buy compared to some tech, 3: Not really helpful to the game play as you better off using a bigger screen instead.  As for that Byton car it looks like a Tesla clone with a bigger dash screen which would be a power drain and too much for the human eyes to cope with? Funny how they expect Tesla to share their super charging sites? Anything to save Byton spending and building their own chargers? I prefer a Tesla or a Nissan 2018 Leaf than this Byton thing.

  19. What is he talking about, The occulus can also track position in 3 directions? https://youtu.be/yHdPpjoy70U?t=617

  20. Vive hard to set-up? lol, hardly. Making you sick? Room scale does not make you sick, and you can get used to free-locomotion if that makes you nauseous. AR is not a competitor to VR, but its sister technology, they don't do the same thing, and AR has a long way to go. Also, less female keynote speakers than male? Zzzz…

  21. VR rocks! I can't get enough of it and I got a simple Oculus Rift. That douche in the vid must have played the wrong game, eg. Skyrim VR. Skyrim VR is everything what's wrong with VR, imo.

  22. oculus will take over, and in my opinion has taken over as of december last year.
    The content increased with the release of skyrim and fallout vr along with doom, and many other games compatible with vorpx; like l4d2, gta v, minecraft, anything you want. those are ones i've verified. Setup takes knowledge of computers, and possibly only experts would own the latest and newest graphics cards (which are needed to play) but, VR is indeed not a replacement for games, but the evolution of where the better games will be in 2022. and in 2040 we'll have 100% real to life 40 teraflop graphics cards. *if not cloud computing streaming it to your simpler device in that neo-reality futurescape .

  23. future changes: energy moving like wifi, we can send and receive power signals (nikola tesla's work finally put into a capitalist methodology)

    brain interfacing signals altering your perception of reality inside of reality, in consciousness for the first time.

    "feeling textures inside of virtual reality with implants into the nervous system, emotion changing technology, virtual reality neurolink rehab centers."

    *free plasma energy, the world stops all other energy production. closed loop system directs 10% of its power drawing a 100x return from it constantly. we create a mini-star on our plant by 2035."

    AR to assist in shopping, drive vehicles, no manual-driven motor vehicles by 2038

    300-400 years from now a solar flare or the ice age will likely occur in unison like it has every 4-5 thousand years. russia will be one of the few habitbal places. along with parts of canada that were uninhabitable until now

    the capitalist system built on oligarchy collapses, in just 200-300 years

  24. I don't know why there isn't a hologram system built in for phone yet, example you can put your phone on a tripod and it copy you live beam your live image to the other receiver and that receiver to you. that would be awesome.

  25. who gives a fuck about female speakers or male, i just want to know what new products i can buy you BBC (British Born christian)

  26. Electric driverless Smartcars will be the next big thing, as much if not more than smartphones. Looking forward to them, hopefully within the next 2 decades we'll have mass produced versions

  27. So how bad is it for you and your loved ones to have all of these new air born electronic fields just floating around one is not good imm sure so I'm sure more is worse , I use to build and maintain cellphone towers and some of the older microwave towers caused some ppl to lose there lives, so what's the real safety issues with these, well ur body produces its own electrical syste!m and torus so anything else has to have some side effects why don't we hear about them, oh because it would hurt sales, so your life is worth less than there profit

  28. "VR is too difficult to setup" – le me, just got his Oculus touch bundle, plugged it in and downloaded Oculus home, got in game straight away, ok BBC

  29. Can we stop getting politics into everything? I think events like this need face control to not allow special snowflakes inside.

  30. what is wroung with the guys that designed the byton they want to prioritise interaction in a car ,what happened to safety first you are driving a vehical that can kill you, your loved ones and people minding there own buisness. safety has to come first if this ever gets to be on the road i will lose faith in the road safety standards compleatly if they took away the redicoulsly distracting screens it would at least be road worthy.
    as it is its an accidant just waiting to happen.

  31. If you respect VR community the. Respect their emotions as well.breaking systems 0.40 gave me heart attack . App developers need these systems badly

  32. It shouldn’t matter whether keynote speakers are male or female, to make the distinction is in itself sexist. The best person should give the speech irrelevant of their sex. Byton, BMW designers behind it, bet the indicators still won’t work.

  33. My friend ask my teacher if she like BBC she said yes because she thinks it something else. everyone was laughing. I guess she like big black co(k

  34. This article explains some good points. Next in VR https://xtechnews.com/2019/02/08/whats-next-in-virtual-reality-gaming/

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