CES 2021 will be an "all digital" event, given the ongoing coronavirus pandemic – but we still expect the biggest names in tech to have something in store.
It no longer goes by its Consumer Electronics Show monicker, but CES is still the place to see the latest and greatest tech companies have to offer, whether that’s a 5G phone, a transparent Ultra-HD TV or something completely unexpected like a robot dog.That said, while this year’s show won’t be too different from shows past, it will have a greater focus on travel and tourism, data analytics and improving customer experiences.Yes, you’ll still see dozens of new TVs, speakers, headphones, laptops and phones, but you’ll also see a lot of conversations happening about digital health and the commoditization of personal data, too.The takeaway here is that CES will offer something new and interesting for every type of tech lover, whether you’re deep into enterprise, stuck into future trends or just keen to see what comes next.Here’s everything you need to know about the show, including information on CES 2020 dates, how to get tickets and our predictions for some of the gadgets we’ll most likely see inside the Las Vegas Convention Center.It’s during that time we’ll hear from Sony, Samsung, LG and several other electronics makers as they introduce us to new products at their on-stage keynotes.
Elon Musk wants to drill holes in China.The Tesla founder has tweeted to reveal that his tunnelling and transportation startup, The Boring Company, will be launch in China later this month.Musk is due to speak at an AI conference, called the World Artificial Intelligence Conference, taking place in Shanghai on August 29-31.Replying to a tweet about the event he announced: “Will also be launching The Boring Company China on this trip.”Another Twitter user chipped into the conversation to ask whether the company would also do underwater tunnels — to which Musk replied simply “yes“.A securities filing last month revealed that the The Boring Company had raised its first outside investment via the sale of $120M in stock.
Elon Musk has secured $120 million in new funding for The Boring Company, the tunnel-digging project he dreamt up while sitting in Los Angeles traffic back in 2016.It’s the first outside money to come into The Boring Company, though some of it is from a friendly party: venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson, who has a seat on the boards of directors for both Tesla and SpaceX.The news was first reported by Bloomberg.The $120 million was raised by selling Boring Company stock, and according to a spokesperson, buyers are early-stage venture firms 8VC and Craft Ventures, Vy Capital from the United Arab Emirates, Valor Capital, and DFJ — the firm Jurvetson was ousted from in 2017.The new funding more than doubles the amount of money generated by the tunneling startup so far.Musk built The Boring Company up with help from SpaceX.
Elon Musk’s tunneling and transportation startup The Boring Company has raised its first outside investment through the sale of $120 million in stock, according to a securities filing.The details of authorized sale of stock were first reported by Bloomberg News, which reviewed the filing obtained by Prime Unicorn Index.Steve Jurvetson, a longtime friend, adviser and early backer of Musk’s other companies SpaceX and Tesla, has invested in The Boring Company (TBC).The investment comes just two months since the The Boring Company landed a $48.7 million commercial contract to build and operate an underground “people mover” in Las Vegas.After receiving approval from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, TBC secured the contract in May to build an underground loop system that shuttles people.The initial design for the project, dubbed Campus Wide People Mover, or CWPM, will focus on the Las Vegas Convention Center, which is currently in the midst of an expansion that is expected to be completed in time for CES 2021.
Elon Musk’s tunneling and transportation startup The Boring Company is ramping up hiring about six weeks after landing a $48.7 million commercial contract to build and operate an underground “people mover” in Las Vegas.The company’s website has posted more than a dozen new job openings in Las Vegas as well another 15 at its headquarters in Hawthorne, California.That’s a tiny number of jobs when compared to openings at Musk’s two other companies SpaceX and Tesla.Still, it shows the company is attempting to scale up and move beyond the status of Musk pet project.The initial design for the project, dubbed Campus Wide People Mover, or CWPM, will focus on the Las Vegas Convention Center, which is currently in the midst of an expansion that is expected to be completed in time for CES 2021.The newly expanded Las Vegas Convention Center will span about 200 acres once completed.
On Wednesday, the board of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) voted to grant The Boring Company—Elon Musk's private tunneling venture—a $48.6 million contract to build a two-mile Loop at the expanding Las Vegas Convention Center.Las Vegas convention authority wants The Boring Company to build 2-mile loopLVCVA officials recommended The Boring Company's proposal to the board back in March, saying that it had the most competitive price among the transportation companies that submitted proposals.At the time, Boring Company officials said they could build the Convention Center's transportation system for between $33 million and $55 million.According to the Las Vegas Sun, the final cost for the project is expected to be $52.5 million.Elon Musk's Boring Company wants to ameliorate traffic by moving people through tunnels on electric cars or electric skates at speeds of up to 155 miles per hour.
Las Vegas has tapped Elon Musk's Boring Company to build a one-mile tunnel underneath its downtown convention center.The tunnel will connect one end of the building to the other, at a cost of $48 million, the city's convention and visitor's authority said in a press release.Transit experts have criticized the Boring Company's plans for traffic mitigation as less-than-innovative.Details for the contract include three underground passenger stations, a pedestrian tunnel and two vehicular tubes, which will all be outfitted with escalator access, lighting, WiFi coverage, cell phone data, and video surveillance systems."Las Vegas will continue to elevate the experience of our visitors with innovation, such as with this project, and by focusing on the current and future needs of our guests," Steve Hill, LVCVA CEO and president, said in a press release.Boring Co Eventually, the Boring Company proposes, the tunnels could stretch beyond the convention center, to connect the Casino-lined Strip and to the airport at speeds of 155 miles per hour.
Elon Musk’s Boring Company will soon be tunneling its way beneath Las Vegas.The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority voted on Wednesday to award the Boring Company a $48.6 million contract to build the LVCC Loop, a high-speed subterranean transportation system designed to whisk people around the giant Las Vegas Convention Center — one of the largest such centers in the world.Used year-round for a multitude of trade shows and conventions that include tech-focused CES, the system will connect the eastern edge of the convention complex’s South Hall with the LVCC New Exhibit Hall, according to Bloomberg.The mile-long route will include three stations, one of which will serve the center’s central and north exhibit halls.Up to 16 passengers at a time will be transported inside large electric vehicles with a chassis based on the Model X design built by Tesla, another Musk-owned company.Construction is due to begin as early as this September with a completion date slated for December 2020, in time for the CES bash in January 2021.
The initial design for the project, dubbed Campus Wide People Mover or CWPM, will focus on the Las Vegas Convention Center, which is currently in the midst of an expansion that is expected to be complete in time for CES 2021.The newly expanded Las Vegas Convention Center will span about 200 acres once completed.The LVCVA estimates that people walking the facility would travel two miles from one end to the other, a distance that prompted officials to find a transportation solution.In March, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority recommended that the Boring Company be selected.The board of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority voted Wednesday to approve the contract.The approval comes with numerous strings and requires The Boring Company to achieve specific milestones, details of which The Guardian published earlier this month.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) wants to build a tunnel underneath the Las Vegas Convention Center.Out of nine submitted ideas, an LVCVA committee recommended Elon Musk's Boring Company to build the transportation system.The tunnel could be finished in about a year, and be ready in time for the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2021.The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) wants to build a tunnel underground the Las Vegas Convention Center — and it looks like Elon Musk's Boring Company is the top contender for the job.Steve Hill, the president and CEO of the LVCVA, officially endorsed Musk's Boring Company in a statement to The Verge."I think the system is an attraction in and of itself," Hill said.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority on Wednesday recommended Elon Musk's Boring Company to design, build and operate a loop of underground tunnels that would carry people in autonomous electric vehicles at the city's convention center."The selection of The Boring Company for the Las Vegas Convention Center's on-property, guest transportation solution leads the way to the evolution of transportation overall in Southern Nevada," Steve Hill, CEO and president of LVCVA, said in a blog post.This comes as the convention center goes through an expansion, which will make it span 200 acres in 2021, just in time for CES, according to the blog post.The project will potentially connect downtown Las Vegas, the convention center, the Las Vegas Boulevard Resort Corridor, McCarran International Airport and more.The proposal is subject to approval of the agency's board, which is scheduled to consider it during a March 12 meeting.LVCVA estimates the fiscal impact of the project to be between $35 and $55 million.
On Wednesday, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) announced that it would recommend The Boring Company to build a two-mile loop under the city's massive, expanding convention center.Elon Musk has been pitching cheap tunnels from The Boring Company to big namesThe LVCVA's recommendation must be approved by the authority's board on March 12 to move forward.The Boring Company is Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk's third company, started with the intention to make large-scale tunneling projects cheaper and easier to complete.Musk offered tours of a rough initial tunnel in December 2018 in Hawthorne, California, under the SpaceX Headquarters.The Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) is currently expanding, and LVCVA says that "Conventioneers walking the facility will log approximately two miles from end-to-end, hence the need for an on-property guest transportation solution."
It’s not a done deal quite yet.The LVCVA board will vote whether to approve the recommendation March 12.The initial design would focus on the Las Vegas Convention Center, which is currently in the midst of an expansion that is expected to be complete in time for CES 2021.The newly expanded Las Vegas Convention Center will span about 200 acres once completed.The LVCVA estimates that people walking the facility would travel two miles from one end to the other, a distance that prompted officials to find a transportation solution.The initial phase of the Boring Company system could be in use by Las Vegas Convention Center guests within one year, company president Steve Davis said.