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This week Friday Five touches up on some of our favorite tech at CES 2018. Spanning over 2.6 million square feet, this year's event featured over 4,000 exhibitors, including 800 startups.

 

Let’s tour Google’s booth at CES 2018 (CNET)

CES 2018 was taken by storm this year. Google featured a monstrous three-story booth (with a slide) that had several different rooms displaying what its assistant can, and will do. For example: “Hey Google, start the laundry machine," or “Hey Google, when was the first CES show held?”.

 

Toyota introduces e-Palette, its mobile retail space (Engadget)

At CES, Akio Toyoda, President of Toyota Motor Corporation, stated “ It’s my goal to transition Toyota from an automobile company to a mobility company” The e-palette concept is the first big step in doing so. It’s a fully electric autonomous vehicle that looks to be used for  ride sharing, or retail space. 

 

A concussion- sensing mouthguard could help avoid head injuries. (Engadget)

This year at CES, Prevent Biometrics introduced a mouthguard with built in impact monitoring technology. The technology is designed to provide realtime information on the impact force, direction, and location. Prevent Biometrics hopes to have the tech ready for the 2018 football season.

 

Samsung’s The Wall makes massive, 146-inch modular TV a reality (CNET)

Samsung definitely had the biggest TV at CES 2018. Samsung unveiled an unheard of 10-foot tv. The TV uses a modular display, which allows consumers to make their TV as big as they’d like. Using a similar technology to jumbo screens, Samsung is able to create a clear picture of a monstrous size.

 

Here’s what it’s like to ride in Byton’s new concept SUV (TechCrunch)

Byton, a new electric vehicle manufacturer, has created a concept that will go into production by 2019. Priced at $45,000, this car features an innovative 49-inch display that wraps around the dashboard. This “shared experience display” is controlled by gesture input and can display calendar events, navigation, and other applications.