CES 2021: All of the business tech news you need to know

Don’t miss TechRepublic’s CES 2021 coverage, which includes product announcements from Lenovo, Samsung, LG, and Dell about PCs, laptops, software, robots, monitors, and TVs.


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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CES 2021 is all-digital for the first time ever. The event runs from Monday, January 11 to Thursday, January 14. CES has always been one of the leading tech events each year and, despite being an online-only event in 2021, thousands of products are expected to be announced. 

There are six top trends to watch for at CES 2021, according to TechRepublic’s Editor-in-Chief Bill Detwiler, Associate Managing Editor Teena Maddox, and UK Editor-in-Chief Steve Ranger. Several visionary tech and industry leaders are expected to deliver keynote speeches at CES 2021 including Verizon Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg, General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra, Best Buy CEO Corie Barry, Mastercard CEO Michael Miebach, and more. 

TechRepublic will be reporting on all of the CES 2021 tech news that business pros need to know. Keep checking this article for our latest CES 2021 coverage. 

SEE: CES 2021: The big trends for business (ZDNet/TechRepublic special feature)

Must-see CES 2021 photo galleries

The weird, the wacky and the marvelous at CES 2021
It’s time for our annual roundup of the weirdest, wackiest and most irresistible tech spotted at CES 2021.

Photos: Best sleep solutions at CES 2021
Entrepreneurs and physicians at CES 2021 have something for every sleep problem at every stage of life from infants to seniors.

Photos: Best robots at CES 2021
CES is virtually synonymous with the latest innovations in robots. Here are some of the best robots we’ve seen at CES 2021 so far.

Must-read CES 2021 articles

CES 2021: Rise Gardens lets users grow indoor hydroponic plants for food and fun
Company founder says the pandemic has helped boost sales, but the gardening trend was already in place.

CES 2021 wrap up: How enterprise tech makes all those smart toilets and robots possible
From smart toilets and disinfecting robots to transparent OLED displays and sleep tech, CES 2021 was a showcase for the latest innovations in consumer and enterprise technology.

Best of CES 2021: How to stock a workstation for $3,500 
From heated massage office chairs to low-blue-light monitors, here’s a dreamy workstation.

Fitness tech at CES 2021 has smart yoga mats for relaxing and a sports wall for punching 
Companies use AI to recreate the gym environment at home and provide coaching tips for at-home workouts.

CES 2021: Jooxter can help usher in the hybrid workplace, founder says
A workplace management app helps staff find a safe, isolated space to work, while helping managers keep track of which employees are home or in the office.

CES 2021: 13 of the coolest products spotted at Pepcom’s Digital Experience
The virtual event featured 55 brands and dozens of tech products from CES 2021, including an Innate Intelligent Toilet, AR smart glasses, and more.

CES 2021: Toto debuts new toilet technology for cleaner, safer bathrooms
A fancy bidet that uses e-water, smart public toilets and even toilets that record users’ health data are some of the new products from Toto.

Sleep robot helps adults relax and Cradlewise rocks babies back to sleep at CES 2021
Tiny monitor makes it easier to diagnose sleep apnea and smart adjustable beds offer meditation prompts and smart home connectivity.

The latest, greatest, and fastest in wireless chargers presented at CES 2021
Everyone needs chargers—for a laptop, tablet, iPad, e-reader, and other devices; there are many to choose from those premiering at this year’s CES. Here’s a look at the just-introduced chargers.

Monitors that business pros and gamers need
CES 2021 had dozens of new monitors on display. Here are a few that stand out.

At CES 2021, only two notable companies promoted chairs designed for gamers
As player devices become increasingly portable, TechRepublic looks at the future of seating: X-Chair’s Mavix Gaming Chair and a quick revisit of Razer’s high-concept Project Brooklyn.

ASUS rolls out new and updated laptops, a monitor, and a projector at CES 2021
The latest from ASUS includes updates of the company’s ZenBook, as well as devices for gamers, business people, students, artists, and more.

CES 2021: ASUS adds a Wi-Fi 6 router to its array of new products
ASUS reports easy installation, faster Wi-Fi and better security against cybersecurity hackers with the new proprietary Instant Guard security app.

Low-blue light tech takes center stage at CES 2021 
Due to COVID-19, many professionals and students are operating remotely. To mitigate the potential impacts of increased screen time, companies are investing in low-blue light tech.

Volvo Penta launches Fully Integrated Assisted Docking System at CES 2021 
The automation technology is another step toward self-docking and easy boating and gives a captain more control.

CES 2021: Gadgets business pros can’t live without 
Many new gadgets were announced at CES 2021, but which ones are the best for business users?

Top gaming computers released at CES 2021
This week, a number of brands have unveiled gaming computers at CES 2021. Here are some of the coolest gaming computers we’ve seen so far.

7 unique laptops from CES 2021 that are perfect for professionals
Looking for a laptop upgrade in 2021? These newly revealed models each have something to offer.

CES 2021: 5 Chromebooks that are ideal for business users
From enterprise-tailored models to LTE-connected work-anywhere devices, these Chromebooks are some of the most business-focused from this year’s CES.

Microsoft president begs tech industry to improve its ethics
Speaking at Microsoft’s first CES keynote in 10 years, President Brad Smith said that national security is threatened by the industry’s inability to learn lessons from the past.

Best robots at CES 2021: Humanoid hosts, AI pets, UV-C disinfecting bots, and more
Each year, CES features the latest in robotics innovation, and this year is no exception. From disinfecting robots to AI-enabled companions, here are some of the best robots at CES 2021.

Monitoring, tracking, and alert products for those 60+ among innovative tech introduced at CES 2021
The growing population of older citizens will soon have an arsenal of helpful technology.

This year’s crop of robots at CES 2021 is all about fighting COVID-19
UV light is the weapon of choice for autonomous robots designed to clean hospital rooms, public spaces, and schools.

You can find a $180K solar-powered car, qubit controls, and breathing tips at the NL Tech Pavilion at CES 2021
90 entrepreneurs and researchers from the Netherlands want to solve all the world’s problems with collaboration and innovation.

CES 2021 showcas
es new tech that enhances your best features

From customized lipsticks and skin toners to smart mirrors and virtual hair consultations, new tech featured at CES 2021 helps you put your best face forward for you next virtual meeting and beyond.

CES 2021: New device listens to heart, measures ECG remotely
HD Medical debuted a new device that it says can revolutionize remote cardiac healthcare.

More investment in tech infrastructure for innovation, global competition, is Biden’s “North Star”
In a CES 2021 session, the National Economic Council Director-Designate Brian Deese also discussed global alliances, partnering with the private sector, jobs, and the push toward a low-carbon economy.

Razer introduces the Project Brooklyn concept gaming chair at CES 2021
The company’s prototype for the ultimate in gamer seating features many bells and whistles, including a 60″ retractable screen and other new tech to create a wholly immersive gaming experience.

Razer makes an unexpected move at CES 2021 with Project Hazel
Quietly starting at the beginning of the pandemic last year, the tech gaming company transformed some manufacturing facilities to create wearable and innovative protection against COVID-19.

CES 2021: Asus Republic of Gamers unveils Flow X13 convertible gaming laptop with external GPU
The new 13-inch gaming PC converts between a laptop and tablet via a 360-degree hinge and gets a performance boost from an external GPU.

TP-Link unveils smart dimmers, light switches, Wi-Fi systems, and doorbells at CES 2021
The new suite of smart home products is aimed at security and ease of use, the company says.

CES 2021: Dell’s Alienware unveils new gaming m15 and m17 laptops and Ryzen desktop
The new laptops will boast NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series graphics and up to 4 TB of storage, while the new desktop will be powered by AMD’s latest Ryzen 5000 processor with up to 16 cores.

At CES 2021, Razer announces big updates to Blade gaming laptops
Find out when they’ll be available, new cool features, how much they’ll cost, and more.

CES 2021: Lenovo releases new lineup of ThinkBooks
Lenovo has released a slew of new ThinkBooks to assist business professionals working remotely. This includes the lightweight ThinkBook 13x i, highly versatile ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i, and more.

CES 2021: Lenovo unveils new Legion gaming laptop lineup
On Tuesday, Lenovo gave a glimpse of the Legion 7, Legion Slim 7, Legion 5 Pro, and Legion 5. Low blue light and tech to increase airflow could entice gamers.

New Acer laptops at CES 2021 are faster and skinnier with better GPUs
Nitro 5 gaming notebook gets AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Mobile Processors, while the Predator Triton line gets a new cooling system.

CES 2021: Dell unveils new Latitude notebook and Chromebook to help at-home students
The new machines are built to provide faster or more accessible online connectivity for remote learners.

At CES 2021, Intel announces 50 new processors for business users, gamers, and students
The hardware maker plans to release more than 500 new designs for laptops and desktops in 2021.

Lenovo drops a detachable ThinkPad, a versatile 2-1 laptop, and more at CES 2021
The new offerings include the X1 Titanium Yoga, a 2-in-1 device the company is touting as its thinnest ThinkPad to date.

Our 10 favorite CES 2021 Best of Innovation Honorees
A virus risk indicator, hydropower shower speaker, robot companion, and water bottle that glows when it’s time to drink are among the products that caught our attention.

CES 2021: Targus introduces new products for remote or hybrid work
A new UV-C LED disinfection light, an antimicrobial backpack, a tablet cradle workstation and a universal phone dock are among the work from anywhere solutions at CES 2021.

Best of the best: Our 10 favorite CES 2021 Best of Innovation award winners
From a smart faucet to a robotic harvester to a medical-grade wearable device that can detect early COVID-19 symptoms, this year’s winners proved innovation remains resilient during a pandemic.

Panasonic puts digital transformation tech center stage at CES 2021
Behind the new products and innovations Panasonic showcased at CES 2021 is a digital transformation story of how the company helped its customers quickly adapt to the COVID pandemic.

l fuels interest at CES 2021 with new smartwatch additions to three product lines

New Wear OS by Google smartwatches from Michael Kors, Skagen Denmark, and Fossil offer an array of new features.

CES 2021: Lenovo’s ThinkReality A3 smart glasses offer AR experiences across industries
The AR capabilities allow companies to deploy “customized virtual monitors,” assist with training, and provide video-enabled “remote expert use cases,” according to the company.

CES 2021: New Kohler bathtub brings forest bathing to your bathroom with scent, fog, and mood lighting
Innate Intelligent Toilet and Touchless Bathroom Faucet collection join the company’s smart home product portfolio.

CES 2021: Lenovo unveils Tab P11, IdeaPad 5G, IdeaPad 5i Pro, and more
At CES 2021, Lenovo will introduce a slew of new IdeaPads and the new versatile Tab P11 to assist remote business professionals in the telecommuter age.

CES 2021: Samsung introduces the Galaxy Chromebook 2 with a $550 starting price
Samsung’s new 2-in-1 Galaxy laptop includes a 13.3-inch QLED display and a significantly lower price than the original Galaxy Chromebook last year.

CES 2021: New TV from LG Display reduces blue light exposure
Eyesafe technology blocks portions of the visible blue light spectrum and gives products a Retina Protection Factor.

CES 2021: Dell unveils PCs, laptops, software and monitors for the new normal of work
Collaboration and new work experiences are the driving force behind Dell’s big push into the new portfolio it’s introducing at CES 2021.

LG Display: Your next gaming monitor could have a 48-inch bendable OLED screen that produces sound without speakers
During CES 2021, LG Display will showcase a 48-inch bendable cinematic sound OLED (CSO) display designed to be curved for gaming and flat for TV viewing.

LG Display wants to put a 55-inch transparent TV at the foot of your bed
LG Display will demonstrate novel uses for its transparent OLED screens at CES 2021 with applications for food service, transportation, and smart home.

Germ-killing robot is LG’s latest product: It could help prevent COVID-19 spread in offices
A new autonomous robot outfitted with UV-C lights can disinfect entire rooms in about half an hour, and LG wants it to be a B2B safety solution.