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The big CES 2019 show gets started in Las Vegas next week. Here’s a preview of what some of the IT industry’s leading suppliers are planning.


Two Intel executives — Gregory Bryant, senior VP of Client Computing, and Navin Shenoy, executive VP of the Data Center Group — will take the stage at CES on Monday, Jan. 7.

The execs plan to showcase news related to innovations in client computing, data center, artificial intelligence, 5G and more. Intel says the execs will also discuss how expanding technology capabilities have a direct impact on human experiences.


Lenovo plans to take the high road at CES 2019.

CEO Yuanqing Yang is on tap to talk about the future of technology and how Lenovo will provide the tools that empower its customers to transform our world by making it more inclusive and solving some of society’s most vexing problems.


Ginni Rometty, IBM’s president and CEO, will deliver the opening CES 2019 keynote on Tuesday, Jan. 8.

IBM says Rometty will discuss how technologies including AI, blockchain and cloud are reshaping both the world of business and our daily lives. She’s also set to talk about how data will revolutionize the way we live, work and play.

Rometty will be joined onstage by 3 other execs: Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta Air Lines; Charles Redfield, executive VP of Food for Walmart; and Vijay Swarup, ExxonMobil’s VP of R&D.


Seemingly impatient for CES to get started, ASUS this week introduced its first Chrome OS tablet, two Chromebooks, and a larger Chromebook clamshell, all designed for use by schools.

Here’s the lineup of new Chrome devices from ASUS:

> Chromebook Tablet CT100: As mentioned, this is the first Chrome tablet from ASUS. It offers a 9.7-inch display and gets protection from a rubberized chassis, said to be able to withstand a drop of 100 cm. (about 39 in.).

> Chromebook C204: A notebook with an 11.6-inch display on a 180-degree hinge, letting the device lay flat. It’s powered by an Intel Celeron processor and offers up to 4GB of memory and 32GB of storage.

> Chromebook Flip C214: Also an 11.6-inch notebook, but with a convertible design that lets users shift from notebook to tablet mode.

> Chromebook C403: It’s a bigger notebook with a 14-inch display on a 180-degree hinge.

No pricing or shipping dates yet for any of these devices from ASUS, so stay tuned.


At CES, Samsung plans to showcase its latest AI and IoT technologies, showing how they can simplify daily life. The company has scheduled a big press conference for Monday, Jan. 7, so you can expect some interesting product announcements.

Samsung hints that it will be showing some brand new applications for both AI and IoT. These include new ways to make AI do more, plus new devices that the company says “place AI and IoT at the center of users’ connected lives.”


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