The Event For All Techies Is CES 2019, Here's how it went.

The Event For All Techies Is CES 2019, Here's how it went.

Here are some new trends in tech to look out for in the next coming years.


CES 2019: The tech event of the year.

CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, is finally upon us again. And if you are someone who is interested in what the future of phones, televisions, cars, and basically anything technology, then CES is the place for you.

With more than 4,000 companies displaying their new products, it is very unlikely that you will find nothing that interests you at CES. Approximately 182,000 people are expected to be in attendance this year. This consists of people from all over the world, each with a fascination for technology.

How much does it cost to get in?

CES takes place in Las Vegas, and as we all know, Vegas isn't cheap. Along with a flight to Las Vegas, the cheapest tickets cost $300. But an experience like this is well worth the price of admission for a tech lover.

With the $300 ticket, one gets access to the showroom floor, where the showcased items are available to see and try out. More than a thousand speakers will be showcasing their tech, convincing audiences as to why one should purchase or invest in their products.

What was there?

Some of the trends we can expect to see this year are 8k foldable televisions, self-driving cars, and voice-controlled smart home devices from Google and Amazon.

Trends coming to CES seem to be in the battle for the living room. Alexa has popularized these types of devices in the last few years, but Google is eyeing up the new market space. There will be a lot of Google home and Amazon Alexa type products.

Self-driving Cars

Driverless cars are becoming increasingly automatized as the years go by. This year, Mercedes Benz has a standing-room-only city car that fits up to 12 people. Other car companies, like Telsa, will also show off their auto drive features.

Foldable TVs and Phones

A new step in the evolution of technology: screens can now be foldable. Samsung patented the foldable tech a few years ago. It will be interesting to see what new innovations will come out of this new ability.

5G internet speeds

The next generation of the Internet will be on the forefront this year. Boasting much faster internet speed capabilities, 5G would allow for companies to reach new limits in internet offerings. Streaming services will be able to stream much higher resolutions with the internet upgrade. Cloud computing and cloud gaming would see a surge in capabilities as well.

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The Coach That Killed My Passion

An open letter to the coach that made me hate a sport I once loved.

I fell in love with the game in second grade. I lived for every practice and every game. I lived for the countless hours in the gym or my driveway perfecting every shot, every pass and every move I could think of. Every night after dinner, I would go shoot and would not allow myself to go inside until I hit a hundred shots. I had a desire to play, to get better and to be the best basketball player I could possibly be.

I had many coaches between church leagues, rec leagues, personal coaches, basketball camps, middle school and high school. Most of the coaches I had the opportunity to play for had a passion for the game like I did. They inspired me to never stop working. They would tell me I had a natural ability. I took pride in knowing that I worked hard and I took pride in the compliments that I got from my coaches and other parents. I always looked forward to the drills and, believe it or not, I even looked forward to the running. These coaches had a desire to teach, and I had a desire to learn through every good and bad thing that happened during many seasons. Thank you to the coaches that coached and supported me through the years.

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Along with the good coaches, are a few bad coaches. These are the coaches that focused on favorites instead of the good of the entire team. I had coaches that no matter how hard I worked, it would never be good enough for them. I had coaches that would take insults too far on the court and in the classroom.

I had coaches that killed my passion and love for the game of basketball.

When a passion dies, it is quite possibly the most heartbreaking thing ever. A desire you once had to play every second of the day is gone; it turns into dreading every practice and game. It turns into leaving every game with earphones in so other parents don't talk to you about it. It meant dreading school the next day due to everyone talking about the previous game. My passion was destroyed when a coach looked at me in the eyes and said, "You could go to any other school and start varsity, but you just can't play for me."

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Looking back now at the amount of tears shed after practices and games, I just want to say to this coach: Making me feel bad about myself doesn't make me want to play and work hard for you, whether in the classroom or on the court. Telling me that, "Hard work always pays off" and not keeping that word doesn't make me want to work hard either. I spent every minute of the day focusing on making sure you didn't see the pain that I felt, and all of my energy was put towards that fake smile when I said I was OK with how you treated me. There are not words for the feeling I got when parents of teammates asked why I didn't play more or why I got pulled after one mistake; I simply didn't have an answer. The way you made me feel about myself and my ability to play ball made me hate myself; not only did you make me doubt my ability to play, you turned my teammates against me to where they didn't trust my abilities. I would not wish the pain you caused me on my greatest enemy. I pray that one day, eventually, when all of your players quit coming back that you realize that it isn't all about winning records. It’s about the players. You can have winning records without a good coach if you have a good team, but you won’t have a team if you can't treat players with the respect they deserve.

SEE ALSO: To The Little Girl Picking Up A Basketball For The First Time

Cover Image Credit: Equality Charter School

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