Marc Saltzman has been talking about technology since before technology was so cool, and long before it was around every moment of the day.
Tech Talk is Saltzman’s CFRA radio show.
This week, the tech expert has appeared on radio, television and newspapers across North America, reviewing the latest innovations at the massive Consumer Electronics Show. CES has just ended in Las Vegas.
âAlthough this has still happened, many exhibitors decided not to attend in person, out of caution, as many technical journalists did,â says Saltzman.
Our âgo-to-tech-guyâ joined us this week at News at Noon with the innovations he wanted to share. He is also introducing technology that will change his relationship with his dentist.
Nothing says 2022 more than a virtual interview on a famous technology show that we see virtually.
âNothing beats practice, of course, but there were still several impressive announcements and screenings, virtually, including robotics and autonomous vehicles, equipment for entertainment enthusiasts and smart home devices,â says Saltzman. .
âCES, of course, provides a glimpse into the near future of consumer electronics trends. It was the show that launched pop culture products such as Camcorder & CD Player (1981), DVDs (1996), HDTV (1998), DVR (1999), Satellite Radio (2000 ), Xbox (2001), Blu-ray Disc (2003) Smart TV (2005), Tablets (2010), Driverless Cars (2013), and 4K TVs (2014), to name just a few notable examples.
Here, Saltzman shares some of the highlights from this year’s show.
LG G2 Series 97 inch OLED TV
âIf you thought your 60 inch TV was big, LG has unveiled the world’s first 97 inch OLED TV as part of its Gallery (G2) line of OLED TVs, which deliver unprecedented levels of contrast, rich colors , high brightness, wide viewing angles and slim design. Powered by webOS 22, these TVs are smart too, supporting voice typing, smart search, personalization, as well as NFC Magic Tap (to mirror a mobile device’s screen to the TV), as well as sharing room-to-room, which can mirror content from one TV to another in the house. LG also showed their âObjectâ TV, which can be fully or partially covered in fabric when not in use. “
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 3
âThis is the first 17.3-inch ultra-wide laptop with an 8-inch secondary display to the right of the keyboard. For example, you can participate in a Zoom call on the main screen but take notes with a digital pen (included) on the smaller screen. Digital artists can edit photos on the smaller screen, which will appear on the larger screen. Or turn the side screen into a giant calculator. It can also mirror your smartphone, if you want. In other words, this laptop will be perfect for multitasking. Like many Lenovo ThinkPad laptops, the ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 also includes Privacy Guard (reduces visibility at side angles) and Privacy Alert (which alerts you with an onscreen shield icon if the webcam detects someone throwing one eye over your shoulder).
Moen smart faucet with motion control
âLike its 2021 predecessor, this kitchen faucet lets you run your hand over the sensor to start and stop the water flow, but you can now also control the temperature using gestures in the air. Swipe left for hot, right for cold, and down for hot. An application also allows you to customize the parameters (temperature and movement). You can also talk to him, through a smart speaker, to even ask for a certain amount of water, for example by saying “Ask Moen to give me a cup of hot water.” Clever! Some of the models that will debut later in 2022 don’t have a handle at all.
Philips Sonicare Power Flosser
âConfession time: I hate flossing. Like, I won’t. No more lying to the dentist or dental hygienist (and they know I’m lying). Fortunately, something to truly replace manual flossing is coming this January. This handheld device features exclusive QuadStream technology, which sprays water in an âXâ shape to cover more areas of the tooth. Philips says it can do more in less time (compared to manual flossing); up to 9x more coverage, which can remove 99.9% of plaque in 60 seconds. There is a wired and wireless model.
Chevrolet Silverado EV 2024
âOfficially unveiled Wednesday by GM CEO Mary Barra, this all-electric pickup has a range of up to 640 km on a single charge! This is powered by GM’s Ultium platform, which also supports DC fast charging, up to 350 kilowatts, which in plain English means you can get up to 160 km of EV change in just 10 minutes. It also supports SuperCruise, the industry’s first true hands-free driver assistance technology, which operates on more than 320,000 km of Canadian and US highways. Reservations begin now, but the vehicle will not be available until fall 2023.