For the primary time in a long time, the tech world is leaving Las Vegas alone in January.
The Client Know-how Affiliation introduced Tuesday that CES 2021 shall be an “all-digital occasion” working from Jan. 6 to Jan. 9, 2021, because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The press launch was mild on specifics on the way it’ll truly work, however the level is obvious: For the primary time since 1967, there will not be a CES as we all know it in Las Vegas or anyplace else.
Once more, we nonetheless do not know precisely how the brand new digital CES will work for exhibitors and press. Greater than 170,000 individuals attended the final one in January, so there are many mouths to feed as CES strikes to a completely digital presentation.
This improvement should not come as a shock to anybody, although CES waited till now to drop the charade that the 2021 present would occur as beforehand scheduled. Early within the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been truly some issues that CES could have helped unfold the illness. Now, given the disastrous rise of case and demise numbers within the U.S. since then, it is no surprise that individuals do not need to congregate in crowded convention halls and casinos in just some months.
Don’t fret, we’ll nonetheless have loads of protection of all the most recent bizarre TVs, internet-connected fridges, and brain-scanning bathrooms right here at Mashable. We’ll simply study them over video calls as an alternative of on the Las Vegas Conference Heart.