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PopImpressKA Journal: World largest Tech Expo CES 2017

World largest Tech Expo CES 2017:

Roll out the Red Carpet: We're Seeing Stars at CES 2017
Celebrity guests promote the latest innovations that touch consumers' lives

Arlington, VA, December 30, 2016 -  Hollywood stars, professional athletes, TV personalities and musicians are coming to CES® 2017 to discuss and promote technology that is improving consumers' lives every day. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, CES will run Jan. 5-8, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV.
Actor, director, author and comedian Aisha Tyler (@aishatyler) will serve as the CES Ambassador. She will speak during the Best 2017 Tech Trends conference session and will be interviewed by Janko Roettgers , senior Silicon Valley correspondent at Variety. The session takes place Friday, Jan. 6 at the ARIA, Level 1, Bristlecone 10.
Several celebrities will join Carnival Corp. President and CEO Arnold Donald onstage during his keynote address, including "In Living Color" star and comedian Tommy Davidson and YouTube Celebrity Andrea Feczko. The two host Vacation Creation Saturday mornings on The CW. Other noteworthy celebrities joining Donald onstage are Jeff Corwin, Emmy award-winning host of Ocean Treks with Jeff CorwinJeff Garcia, host of The Voyager and Matthew Biancaniello , former cocktail chef for the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel's Library Bar and host of the upcoming FYI/A&E show Good Spirits premiering Feb. 2017.
HGTV's "Property Brothers" Drew and Jonathan Scott will speak on the panel Consumer Expectations of Smart Technology about the latest trends in today's smart home at 11:30 AMThursday, Jan. 5 in the LVCC, North Hall, Room N261.
Actress Octavia Spencer and "Hidden Figures" Director Ted Melfi will speak during the SuperSession The Power of Hidden Figures with a group of diverse role models within the STEM field. Brought to you by IBM and hosted by Soledad O'Brien, the session will take place in the LVCC, North Hall, Room N257 at 11:30 AM Friday, Jan. 6.
Actor, Author and Humorist Nick Offerman will join American Greetings Executive Director of Marketing Alex Ho to unveil a #DeviceLikeNoOther followed by a Q&A with media about the device and meaningful connections in the digital world at noonJan. 5 at the American Greeting ConnectionHub in LVCC, Central Plaza, CP-5.
Sports technology will be prominent throughout CES 2017. USA Gold Olympic Swimmer Nathan Adrian will discuss motion tracking technology with BMW in Sports Tech's session Recap from Rio at 1 PM Jan. 6 at the Venetian, Level 4, Marcello 4501.
Pro Football Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon will join the Microsoft team during How Sports Utilizes Big Data to discuss the growing focus to enhance fan engagements digitally at 2:15 PM Jan. 6 at the Venetian, Level 4, Marcello 4501.
Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber, NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun will look at how sports properties best leverage innovation and technology to meet the ever-changing habits of next generation sports fans on the panel Targeting and Engaging the Next Generation of Fans 9:30 AM Friday, Jan. 6 in the Sands, Level 2, Hall D, Booth #45045.
Sports Business Innovation presented by Turner Sports will host three days of thought leadership panels and tech-driven brand activations with leading business executives, investors and celebrity personalities. In one session, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, NCAA President Mark Emmert, WNBA Player Sue Bird and NBA Analyst Grant Hill will discuss ways technology is driving the ever-changing landscape of sport on the panel The New Era of League Innovation moderated by "Inside the NBA on TNT" Host Ernie Johnson Jr. at 9 AM Thursday, Jan. 5.
TNT's "Inside the NBA" studio team - host Ernie Johnson and analysts Charles BarkleyKenny Smith and Shaquille O'Neal - will anchor a special live NBA on TNT telecast from CES including pre-game, halftime and post-game coverage surrounding the network's NBA coverage 4-9 PMThursday, Jan. 5 in the Sands, Level 2, Hall D, Booth #45045.
St. Louis Center Fielder Dexter Fowler and Miami Heat Power Forward and Center Chris Bosh will speak on the panel during Life Off the Court, examining unique tech-driven partnerships and business ventures realized by some of the world's leading athletes to enhance their individual brands and establish a deeper connection with sports fans at 9:45 AM Jan. 5 in the Sands, Level 2, Hall D, Booth #45045.
NFL Hall of Famer Joe Montana will highlight innovations that are shaping sports engagement as well as where they expect to see the greatest returns on the panel Tech Investing in Sports at 12:30 PM Friday, Jan. 6 in the Sands, Level 2, Hall D, Booth #45045.
LA Galaxy Forward Landon Donovan will speak on the panel Data Analytics and Sports Performance to discuss the use of data and analytics and how they are changing the way teams analyze the game and how it is used to maximize athlete performance. The session will take place in the Sands, Level 2, Hall D Booth 45045 on Friday, Jan. 6 at 10:15 AM.
Project Runway's Nick Verreros will host the FashionWare runway shows , featuring fashion-forward attire and accessories at 10 AMnoon and 2:30 PM Friday, Jan. 6 on the Living in Digital Times Stage in the Sands, Level 2, Hall C, Booth #44030. Attendees can also see YouCam's augmented reality makeup app interacting with the models.
Dr. Mehmet Oz will reveal the results of a groundbreaking national sleep study live on stage at the Digital Health Summit session Confronting the Sleep Epidemic Head-On. He will be joined for a more in-depth discussion from industry experts for the session beginning at 11:30 AM Friday, Jan. 6in The Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4303.
Entrepreneur and Investor/Owner of the Dallas Mavericks Mark Cuban will be making guest appearances at Kino-mo booth throughout CES in Sands, Hall G, Booth #50201.
Wu Tang Clan Leader RZA will be doing booth demos, booth chats and media interviews at the ROLI booth in LVCC, Central Hall, Booth #12011 on Friday, Jan. 6.
All interview scheduling should be conducted through each celebrity's PR channel. For a full list of celebrities at CES, please visit
Note to Editors: The official name of the global technology event is "CES® ."  Please do not use "Consumer Electronics Show" or "International CES" to refer to the event.


Please note updated CES security measures on, including bag check points, bag restrictions and exceptions and badge pickup locations for CES 2017.


About CES: 

CES is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years-the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, it attracts the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers. Check out CES video highlights. Follow CES online at and on social.

About Consumer Technology Association:
Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, is the trade association representing the $287 billion U.S. consumer technology industry. More than 2,200 companies - 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world's best known brands - enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. The Consumer Technology Association also owns and produces CES® - the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA's industry services.


  Upcoming Events


·  CES Unveiled Las Vegas
January 3, Las Vegas, NV

·  CES 2017 - Register
January 5-8, Las Vegas, NV

·  Winter Break
March 9-12, Snowmass, CO

·  Digital Patriots Dinner
April 4, National Portrait Gallery

·  CES on the Hill 
April 5, Rayburn Cafeteria 

·  CES Asia 2017
June 7-9, Shanghai, China

·  CEO Summit
June 21-24, Amalfi Coast, Italy

·  Innovate! and Celebrate
October 9-11, San Francisco, CA


·  Media Spokespersons Only specific CTA staff are authorized to speak to the media. Please refer to the list of approved spokespersons on Jeff Joseph, Sr. VP, Communications and Strategic Relationships Allison Fried, Director, GlobalEvent Communications Jim Barry, Digital Answer Man Erica Corley, Sr. Manager, Public Relations Sarah Brown, Sr. Manager, Event Communications Megan Sanko, Coordinator, Event Communications Bernice Morquette, Coordinator, International Communications Jamie Lilly, Administrator Tyler Suiters, VP, Communications Contact or call 571-340-2867 to speak with a CTA spokesperson


Gary’s Book Club, presented by Barnes & Noble Author Interview and Signing Schedule All author interviews will be held at the LVCC, Grand Lobby, Consumer Technology Association Center Stage Tech East. Book signings will take place at the Gary’s Book Club, located in the LVCC Grand Lobby. • Dan Ackerman, The Tetris Effect: The Game That Hypnotized the World o Thursday, January 5: Interview – 2 PM, Book Signing – 2:30 PM • Frank Aycock, Ph.D, 21st Century Television: The Players, the Viewers, the Money o Saturday, January 7: Interview – 1 PM, Book Signing – 1:30 PM • Rohit Bhargava, Non-Obvious: How to Think Different, Curate Ideas & Predict the Future o Saturday, January 7: Interview – 11 AM, Book Signing – 11:30 AM • Darrell Issa, Watchdog: The Real Stories Behind the Headlines from the Congressman Who Exposed Washington’s Biggest Scandals o Saturday, January 7: Interview – Noon, Book Signing – 12:30 PM • John Johnson, Ph.D, EVERYDATA: The Misinformation Hidden in the Little Data You Consume Every Day o Friday, January 6: Interview – 1 PM, Book Signing – 1:30 PM • Jason Kelly, Sweat Equity: Inside the New Economy of Mind and Body o Thursday, January 5: Interview – 11 AM, Book Signing – 11:30 AM • Brett King, Augmented: Life in the Smart Lane o Friday, January 6: Interview – 3:30 PM, Book Signing – 4 PM • Seth Shapiro, Television: Innovation, Disruption, and the World’s Most Powerful Medium: Volume 1 o Thursday, January 6: Interview – 11 AM, Book Signing – 11:30 AM • Michael Smith, Streaming, Sharing, Stealing: Big Data and the Future of Entertainment o Friday, January 6: Interview – 2 PM, Book Signing – 2:30 PM • Rick Smith, The Great Disruption: Competing and Surviving in the Second Wave of the Industrial Revolution o Thursday, January 5: Interview – 3:30 PM, Book Signing – 4 PM • Amy Webb, The Signals are Talking: Why Today’s Fringe Is Tomorrow’sMainstream o Saturday, January 7: Interview – 2 PM, Book Signing – 2:30 PM


A NEW SPECIES IS BORN WITH THE LAUNCH OF FF 91 FARADAY FUTURE’S FIRST PRODUCTION VEHICLE WILL REFORMAT THE FUTURE OF MOBILITY LAS VEGAS, January 3, 2017 – Faraday Future (FF) has revealed FF 91 (“nine one”), its first production vehicle, at an exclusive event prior to the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Built upon the company’s Variable Platform Architecture (VPA), FF 91 represents a bold new breed of electric mobility that combines supercar performance, precise handling, the comfort of an ultra-luxury passenger vehicle, and a unique collection of intelligent internet features. Starting now FF will start accepting reservations for FF 91 through the company’s newly redesigned website, Reservations are $5,000 and are fully refundable. The first 300 orders will have the option to upgrade their reservation in March 2017 to join an exclusive launch series, the Alliance Edition. THE NEW PERFORMANCE FF’s proprietary VPA is a flexible powertrain system featuring a monocoque vehicle structure in which the chassis and body are a single form – providing measurable improvements in overall vehicle rigidity, safety and handling. An available all-wheel drive system offers greater traction, control and precise power distribution. The VPA also houses class-leading battery technology, multiple motor and battery configurations, as well as the company’s first patent: the FF Echelon Inverter. FF 91’s powertrain features a multi-motor setup, enabling real-time torque vectoring to the rear wheels. This technology delivers superior acceleration, safety while leveraging rear-wheel steering for agile cornering, allowing drivers to confidently execute maneuvers like merging onto freeways or accelerating out of dangerous scenarios. Peak motor power is 783 kW, equating to 1050 HP, delivering a record-breaking 0-60 mph time of 2.39 seconds. FF 91’s battery technology doesn’t sacrifice range for performance. Outfitted with a 130 kWh battery, FF 91 achieves an estimated range of 378 miles on the EPA cycle and over 700 km on the NEDC cycle from the world’s highest energy density battery, engineered in partnership with LG Chem. Similarly, the system’s compact design enables more cabin space for greater comfort and safety. FF 91 also has the fastest charge speed currently available, with the ability to charge at more than 500 miles per hour. The home charger, included with the vehicle, achieves 50 percent to full charge in under 4.5 hours at 240V. DESIGN WITHOUT BOUNDARIES, FIRST CLASS COMFORT Exterior FF 91’s design philosophy is driven by aerodynamics. The sleek, rounded front fascia and edgy, angular rear create a striking form that improves aerodynamic efficiency to increase range. The signature UFO line that runs around the mid-section of the vehicle provides FF 91 with a unique but simple, stabilizing design element. Similarly, the wide stance and long wheelbase deliver a spacious and luxurious interior environment. FF 91’s gateway doors blend form and function by providing a stylish entry system with easier accessibility. Each door can open automatically and independently, allowing for quick and convenient passenger pick up. Sensors prevent the doors from opening too wide and making unwanted contact with the surrounding objects. FF 91’s exterior lighting is focused on communication. The vehicle reimagines lighting systems by creating a deeper connection between car and driver. When users approach FF 91, the vehicle’s rocker panel illuminate with an owner confirmation sequence that brightens based on proximity – FF 91 recognizes and welcomes you. The system uses intuitive patterns to communicate messages to its users like welcome sequences and charging states, as well as autonomous driving mode prompts. By design, the lighting system will improve safety by informing pedestrians and other drivers when FF 91 is driving autonomously. Interior Riding in FF 91, users will feel more rested and energized, even after being stuck in traffic for hours. The rear seats deliver industry-leading rear-seat reclining angles, putting passengers in the biomechanically and ergonomically optimal position for comfort. This first class rear seating experience provides lower leg, lumbar, and upper back adjustments and support. The seats also offer massage, heating, and ventilation for cooling. FF 91’s panoramic roof includes smart dimming glass technology. The glass roof, rear and side windows all feature PDLC (Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal) glass, which is operated by users tapping on the glass, providing instant privacy and shade from the exterior environment. NEXT-GENERATION CONNECTIVITY, SEAMLESS PERSONALIZATION Through its strategic partnership with LeEco, a global Internet company that seamlessly blends devices, content, applications and distribution into a first-of-its kind ecosystem, FF 91 offers the ultimate in-car connectivity. FF EcoSystem integrates users’ digital lives into FF 91, giving access to the apps and content, while learning user’s preferences over time to create a smarter, more personalized experience. Creating a FFID account establishes a global profile that travels with users through the FF EcoSystem and remembers personal preferences, such as seating positions, favorite music and movies, ideal temperatures, and driving style settings to ensure users have a consistent experience across the FF EcoSystem powered by multiple in-car modems. FF is also introducing advanced facial recognition technology – called Arrival Interface – allowing drivers and passengers to unlock the car without a key. A camera installed in the B-pillar between front and back seats can accurately identify the user’s face to grant vehicle entry. Similarly, interior cameras use this technology to recognize users and automatically adjust interior settings to their preferences. FF 91 can not only recognize faces, but also facial expressions and moods it uses to auto-prompt an experience to match, using music, temperature, scent, content, massage and more. Users’ facial recognition data is saved natively and securely in the vehicle. In addition to adjusting interior preferences via facial recognition or mobile device connectivity, FF 91 is the first car where you don’t need a key. The keyless welcoming system recognizes users as they approach the vehicle, greets users by opening the door and proactively adjusting to customized FFID settings inside. Similarly, the FFCTRL app allows users to customize and control their in-vehicle experience, get real time vehicle status reports, summon your vehicle, and more. INTELLIGENT SAFETY FF 91 will be the first production vehicle to feature retractable 3D lidar, a critical component to FF’s multi-layer redundancy features for autonomous driving. Lidar is part of a complex sensor system including 10 high definition cameras, 13 long and short range radars and 12 ultrasonic sensors. FF 91 possesses significantly more sensors compared to other vehicles, and industry-leading computing power to quickly extract data from all those sensors and correct driving decisions. The standard rearview mirror has been replaced by a high definition display that merges the live feed from the side mirrors and rearview camera into a single, seamless image. The camera’s strategic placement provides a much better vantage point of what’s surrounding the vehicle, virtually eliminating blind spots. Combined with the views from the exterior mirror cameras, the overall system improves safety by creating a wider exterior field of vision from inside FF 91. The Driverless Valet parking feature enables FF 91 to park itself after the driver has exited the vehicle. Powered by the FFCTRL app, drivers can also summon the vehicle from its parking spot or schedule a pick up at a desired time and location. Today, the system is capable of parking FF 91 in private parking lots and roads. As legislation advances to allow for public use of this technology, FF 91 will be able to park itself anywhere users go. RESERVATIONS START NOW FF will begin accepting reservations for FF 91 through the company’s newly redesigned website, The first 300 customers will have the opportunity to upgrade to an exclusive launch series, the Alliance Edition, in April 2017. A portion of the proceeds for each Alliance Edition will be donated towards an environmental fund which closely aligns with FF’s sustainability efforts. Additionally, the opportunity to purchase the very first unit of the FF 91 Alliance Edition will be auctioned at a gala in March. All proceeds from the first Alliance Edition’s auction will also be donated to the environmental fund. The production of FF 91 is planned to start in 2018.

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