Chinese powerhouse Huawei, which detailed its planned global growth to the media at CES over the last couple of years, has moved into second place, according to International Data Corporation.
Mobile payments have yet to become the favored way to pay. About a quarter of U.S. smartphone users pay with a mobile phone at a physical point of sale at least once every six months this year, according to eMarketer.
The award-winning social robot Kuri is hanging it up. Kuri was launched at CES 2017. The idea was to make robots that were useful, joyful and inspiring.
The Apple Watch is hot. Global smartwatch shipments reached 10 million units, as Fitbit and Garmin also were strong, according to the latest estimates.
Some of the innovation in the Internet of Things can be small, but useful. One example of this is the use of near-field communication by banks.
In yet another new metric, the online mega-retailer takes first place as the go-to place to get a smart speaker.
Many consumers have the capability to use Internet of Things technology while they sleep and can use the tech specifically to get information about their sleeping habits.
There are reasons to move to voice, since 32% of companies believe voice will prove to be their biggest differentiator from competitors this year.
As prices of headsets start to gradually come down, virtual reality finally is getting a chance at some daylight in terms of higher revenue. VR has been in chicken-and-egg mode for some time, with not enough content being created since there weren't enough people with VR headsets to make it worthwhile.
The smart home race is getting into high gear and no single leader has yet emerged. At the moment, it looks like there are four major leaders in the smart home space, all household tech names.