CES Day 1: The Newest Technology Coming Out of CES, Live from the Show Floor

Jan 05, 2023

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has been at the forefront of technology with thousands of products announced at the yearly show, including many that have changed our lives. Tech expert Andrea Smith shares her top picks for the coolest gadgets unveiled at this year’s show and give a preview of what we can expect to see from tech in 2023 -- live from the show floor!

Samsung Galaxy A14 5G

A smartphone for a smart price, Samsung’s Galaxy A14 5G comes built with a large 6.6” screen, triple-lens rear camera, and a long-lasting battery so you can work and play when you’re on the go.

The Galaxy A14 5G’s reliable and powerful processor and 90Hz Infinity LCD display lets you enjoy gaming and streaming virtually lag-free. You can also take amazing selfies with a 13MP front camera and capture high-res imagery for an incredible value.

This phone’s modern design has a simple, yet refined finish and comes with features like Google Meet, so you can video chat with friends and family, along with Quick Share, which lets you seamlessly share files with other Galaxy devices.


MSRP: $199.99


At CES, SKYX Platforms introduced Skyplug -- a smart lighting base that enables an easy and safe plug & play installation of light fixtures and ceiling fans to the ceiling in seconds, without touching hazardous wires.

The smart base transforms any light fixture and ceiling fan to a smart fixture with multiple features controlled by a proprietary SkyHome App, like voice control, scheduling, energy saving mode, dimming, color changing, night light and emergency light. Plus, the smart base is can integrate with Apple Siri, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Samsung Smart Things and Cortina.

Based on the safety features of the technology, it was voted into the US National Electrical Code (NEC), and therefore, is expected to become a US household standard for ceilings. SKYX Platforms was recognized for this achievement with a CES 2023 Innovation Award Honoree award.


MSRP: $119.99


Matter Technology

Matter is the new smart home standard that brings interoperability, simplicity, reliability, and security to the smart home, allowing devices, regardless of brand,  to finally and simply connect and work with each other, and be controlled by any device, app, or voice assistant, regardless of which platform or operating system you use. It was created by the members of the Connectivity Standards Alliance, where  nearly 300 global companies developed and are now adopting this standard. So far, 500 products have been certified with Matter from leading brands like Amazon, Apple, Eve Home, Google, Samsung SmartThings, Schneider Electric, and Tuya.

Matter will be available in products across categories such as sensors, lighting, outlets and plugs, blinds and shades, thermostats, door locks, TVs and media devices, and control devices, such as smart speakers and home control “hubs”. Future updates to Matter will add new features and categories including appliances, robot vacuums, energy management and EV charging, cameras, garage doors and gates, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Matter makes smart home devices easier to buy for consumers as they can now choose the products that best fit their needs, regardless of what platform, smartphone, app, or voice assistant they have. Just ask for Matter or look for the Matter logo at retailers and online. Even better, tens of millions of products already in people’s homes can or will be able to be upgraded to support Matter.

Matter makes smart home products easier to set up and use, with a uniform set up process starting with a QR code that lets people easily add new products to their Matter smart home systems.

Matter also raises the bar for security, validating every device before allowing it to join your home network encrypting messages between devices, enabling local control (no cloud), and including a pathway to over-the-air security updates.

Companies at CES, from startups to the large tech brands, representing dozens of countries, are showing off or announcing Matter products or Matter product plans. In addition to upgrades, we expect to see new products featuring Matter built-in debut in 2023 to consumers around the world.

The smart home has had slower than expected adoption by the mass market  due to the often fragmented and complicated process of buying, setting up, adding to and reliably using products in one’s home network. To address some of the biggest challenges to adoption, many of the world’s leading technology and smart home brands came together to establish a new, standardized baseline - addressing interoperability between devices, set-up, security, and command and control functions.  Through this, Matter was created to unlock the potential of the smart home.

Matter will raise the bar on interoperability, simplicity and security, and will give consumers confidence in their purchase, their ability to control their home, and enjoy the promised conveniences. Matter’s use by smart home platforms and product providers worldwide will continue to expand over time with new features, security updates, and support for an evolving range of device types and categories.

In the coming year, Matter will quickly evolve from a new standard with momentum to mass adoption across existing devices in people’s homes and in new products coming to market and on store shelves. There have been 500 products certified to date from leading brands including Amazon, Apple, Eve Home,



Google, Samsung SmartThings, Schneider Electric, Tuya , and more, with many, many more expected throughout the year — and around the globe. Matter will simply make the smart home better.


ASKA is the world’s first electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) vehicle that drives on the road like a car and takes off vertically to fly in the air as an aircraft. In the drive mode, it sweeps its wings and stows them above the fuselage -- making it the size of a big SUV.

ASKA is one of the safest aircraft in the world that will provide a new mobility solution that can revolutionize cities and the way people live.

ASKA is planning to offer an on-demand service (expected to launch 2026); ASKA will pick you up from your driveway, go airborne, and deliver you to your destination. On-demand services will be affordable and accessible to anyone, with pricing per mile similar to Uber Black

ASKA is also offering direct sales and taking pre-orders for the ASKA flying car.