Foldable but also stretchable: Samsung presents its new screen prototype

The South Korean giant Samsung has once again demonstrated its technical capabilities in terms of screens. This time we are talking about smartphone or tablet screens that have the ability to bend (as is already the case for several smartphones on the market) but also, more surprisingly, to stretch.

The Flex Hybrid thus makes it possible to stretch the image and then put it back in its original place, as this video shows.

Still, it is only a prototype and marketing is not yet relevant.

L’Oréal continues its progress in beauty 2.0

Brush all types of eyebrows. L’Oréal’s promise with its Brow Magic product is to adapt to each user. By scanning her face with the group’s proprietary technology, Modiface, a selection of eyebrow shapes is offered.

L'Oréal Brow Magic device
L’Oréal Brow Magic device © L’Oréal

You must then place the Brow Magic miniature printer on the part of the face and make a sweeping movement. It is then Prinker’s semi-permanent tattoo printing technology that takes over. The eyebrow is brushed and drawn using 2400 small nozzles thanks to optical and friction sensors.

L'Oréal Brow Magic device
L’Oréal Brow Magic device © L’Oréal

The other innovation that L’Oréal is unveiling in Las Vegas is a lipstick applicator. It takes up the concept of a smart spoon, developed by a subsidiary of Google to help people who cannot use their arm or hand. The device could relieve the 50 million people with reduced dexterity in the world.

Sony and Honda show their first electric car prototype

The two Japanese players were already partners in the automotive industry with their Sony Honda Mobility joint venture. The resulting brand of vehicles now has a name: Afeela.

The announcement was made during CES, where a very advanced first prototype of a 100% electric sedan was shown. Beyond the classic characteristics, such as its autonomy of 470 kilometers, the car should shape its singularity around the entertainment offered.

Yasuhide Mizuno, president of Sony Honda Mobility and the new brand Afeela.
Yasuhide Mizuno, president of Sony Honda Mobility and the new brand Afeela. © Sony

A screen slab runs across the entire dashboard, between two camera mirrors. The rear seats are equipped with screens. This should make it possible to use a PlayStation 5, as an option. This is the great promise of the brand which aims to marry the world of video games, but also music and cinema (where Sony is a major player), with that of the automobile.

BMW presents a car that changes color

Match the color of her car to that of her outfit. This is what BMW could make possible with its concept i Vision Dee (for Digital Emotional Experience). The manufacturer unveiled at CES a prototype vehicle capable of changing color.

A total of 32 different shades are available. This makes it 30 more than the previous concept, already presented in Las Vegas last year. It was then a question of proposing a palette of gray by lightening or darkening the bodywork.

This time, it will also be possible to go out of a uniform color for a striped or checkered design. The technology is based on the “e-Paper”, a film developed by E Ink.

The cabin also offers new features with a new generation head-up display. The information will be projected across the entire width of the windshield.

170 companies on site to defend French Tech

Of the 400 companies present in the Eureka Park space at CES, almost half are French. France is the most represented foreign country at the Las Vegas show. In total, 170 French companies made the trip.

Frédéric Simmotel takes you behind the scenes of the “French village”, covered with the red rooster of French Tech. The French startup ecosystem raised more than €14 billion in 2022.

PlayStation 5 opens up to gamers with disabilities

Accessibility is a major issue in the video game industry. If games offer more and more options to configure your experience and adapt it to your abilities, equipment was scarce. Finally especially at Sony. Microsoft had already worked on the subject by unveiling an Xbox controller designed specifically for people with disabilities.

It is now up to the PlayStation 5 manufacturer to address this concern with a specific controller. “Leonardo Project for PlayStation 5” was developed with experts in disability issues, but also players concerned, associations and game developers.

With Project Leonardo, the PS5 will become truly accessible.
With Project Leonardo, the PS5 will become truly accessible. © Playstation

Behind the code name hides a very concrete and “highly customizable” product, promises Sony. This controller is comfortable, easy to put down to play, and has a long battery life.

Health is booming in Las Vegas

What if taking care of your health was as simple as taking a selfie? This is what i-Virtual wants to prove. With its Caducy application, it offers users to film themselves for a few seconds in order to obtain precise health indicators.

This short video allows you to obtain your heart and respiratory rates, your blood pressure, your stress level or your blood oxygen saturation.

The technology is based on photoplethysmography, a non-invasive optical technique that can detect changes in microvascular blood volume directly in tissues.

Find a selection of health solutions unveiled at CES in Anthony Morel’s column dedicated to Health Tech.

Bugali, connected reading without a screen

It looks like a support with rounded corners on which a book is placed. The tablet recognizes it and can read it in French or in English (even if the book is in the other language). The child can have fun touching the images that will come to life in a sound way to tell the scene, emit sounds or music. The idea is indeed to immerse the young reader (from 2 to 6 years old) in reading and to make him want to continue afterwards.

Bugali has partnered with several renowned children’s publishing houses (Fleurus, Gallimard, Milan, Seuil Jeunesse, Nathan, L’école des loisirs, etc.) to design books dedicated to the concept. Nearly 25 should be available at the launch scheduled for next September (14.50 euros per book – count around a hundred euros for the pack including the tablet and two books). Others will come over time to enrich the library which includes six universes: knowledge, arts, emotions, adventure, nature and games.

Bugali's screenless reading tablet
Bugali’s screenless reading tablet © Mélinda Davan-Soulas

More information here.

Television, the other star of the show

Along with the automobile, television is one of the most iconic products at CES in Las Vegas. This year, manufacturers have chosen to focus on image quality and contrast.

Among the innovations to remember in the field, screens without connectors. No more cables to create ever thinner televisions. At LG, there is only one power cable left. But the Displace TV goes further by integrating batteries, which allows it to be connected by no wire.

Tech&Co makes you live the CES

The CES opens its doors to the public this Thursday, January 5. In total, more than 100,000 people are expected at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

François Sorel and Frédéric Simmotel detail the system put in place by Tech&Co to cover the sector’s flagship event.

The CES opens its doors

Welcome to this new live Tech&Co dedicated to the Consumer Electronic Show (CES).

This Thursday, January 5, officially begins the consumer Tech show in Las Vegas. However, many innovations have already been announced yesterday.

Find the first products unveiled here.

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