Tech companies will be heating up the Las Vegas strip all week long at the Consumer Electronics Show 2013 — and we've got our eye fixed on six in particular. Whispers of flexible screens, invincible smartphones, and the highest-definition projection ever released have us thinking that these are the companies to watch. Follow our coverage on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Tumblr, and check out what we're looking forward to at this year's CES.
- We kicked off our CES coverage with a preview of Samsung's latest multitouch, 10-point display for Windows 8 and 2013 Smart TV Evolution Kit, which brings 2012 Samsung TVs up to date with the newest hardware, voice-, and motion-control enhancements.
- Samsung Display, a spin-off of Samsung Electronics, is getting bendy. A flexible screen is expected to make an appearance in a five-inch design intended for smartphones and a larger 55-inch format for TVs.
- The company's Tomorrow blog hinted at an "unprecedented TV shape and timeless gallery design," but we're not yet sure what the mystery TV exactly entails.
- Rumor has it that Samsung might introduce the Galaxy S4 at this year's CES, with a large five-inch display and a high-definition 13MP rear camera.
- Images of an Android-powered, interchangeable lens camera from Polaroid have surfaced on a Russian social media site, and Polaroid's CEO later confirmed that the camera will be introduced at this year's CES.
- The REX Eye Tracking device, which can perform actions like scrolling by detecting how a user is looking at the screen, is set to make a splash in 2013. It's only available to developers right now (for a whopping $995), but the small, lean bar formatted for Windows 8 computers is currently in production for consumers at an unknown price.
What we're looking forward to from LG, Sony, and Gorilla Glass after the break.
- LG just unveiled a 100-inch class "HECTO" Laser TV that combines a screen and a full-HD, 1080p projection unit. The projector can create a 100-inch screen from just 22 inches away and run for 25,000 hours before the bulb needs to be replaced.
- The company is adding onto its current line of Google TV sets with a new GA6400 series and a premium higher-end GA7900 line.
- A teaser for the Optimus G2 was released just ahead of CES, offering a glimpse of the rumored full-HD, five-inch Galaxy Note II competitor.
- Sony's Xperia Z has already been spotted on the CES show floor ahead of the convention. The Xperia Z is set to compete against other five-inch, full-HD devices like LG's Optimus G2 and Samsung's Galaxy S4.
- Butterfingers, rejoice! Gorilla Glass hints that something stronger is on its way to CES. The third-generation glass will be stronger than ever, especially for larger-format smartphones.
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