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From VR to Self-Driving Cars, Atlanta Shines at CES 2017

by Holly Beilin

In true Las Vegas-style, the biggest consumer electronics show of the year draws not only the stars of the technology world, but also Hollywood celebrities, television personalities and talk show hosts, professional athletes and musicians. From environmentally-friendly home products to virtual reality to self-driving cars, Atlanta had a strong showing at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last week. We’ve rounded up some of the best photos from the 4-day event to make sure that, at least when it comes to exciting new tech, what happens in Vegas doesn’t just stay in Vegas.

Mercedes-Benz: Along with other vehicles, the luxury car maker showed off the Concept EQ, an all-electric SUV. An electric delivery van, which is dubbed the Vision Van and comes with a drone attached to the top to pick up and deliver packages, was shown for the first time in the U.S.

Last but not least, they announced a partnership with chip company Nvidia for an AI-powered car, set to be released in 2018.

Turner: At the CES Variety Entertainment Summit, Turner President Daniel Levy spoke with NBA champion Shaquille O’Neil about how technology is transforming the sports entertainment industry.

Sharecare: Digital health company Sharecare showed off recently-acquired VR technology that walks a user through the organs in the human body.

Luma: Along with showing off its secure, ultra-fast WiFi routers, Luma hosted a bash at the Venetian Hotel on Dec. 6. Rappers 2Chainz and Ty Dolla $ign performed for the packed room of CES attendees.

Sengled: Though attendees may have been drawn to the intelligent home products booth to challenge Olympic table tennis player Quadri Aruna (it is CES, after all, and it’s all about the show), they stayed to see the Element. The company is billing this smart lightbulb as the world’s first carbon-neutral lighting: they plant a tree for every bulb purchased. The product was highlighted as an CES 2017 Innovation Award Honoree.

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Wahoo Fitness showed off their many connected fitness products in an interactive booth.

POMM Inc: And finally, this cybersecurity company partnered with mobile technology startup i-BLADES Inc. to debuted a product worthy of any privacy-obsessed smartphone user: the Smartblade-POMM-Pro.

The phone case attachment, which will be available this year, improves the encryption on any mobile phone it is attached to. It snaps on to create a completely secure cloud environment around the phone which encrypts your media, messaging apps, email, and everything else you might store on a phone.

Inline images via: Jeff Hazelton, Sharecare (Mercedes-Benz; Wahoo Fitness), Chelsea Lauren/REX/Shutterstock (Turner), Luma, Sengled, POMM Inc.

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