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CES 2023 Day 3: HTC and Google make announcements, plus other top stories

CES 2023 Day 3 is still packed with some major announcements -- and here are the biggest innovations announced.
Written by Rebecca Isaacs, Staff Writer

In case you haven't heard, it's CES 2023 week. Hundreds of companies descend upon Sin City to make innovative tech announcements, and we're on the ground covering some of the hottest announcements during the weeklong event.

CES Day 1 saw a series of announcements from major companies like Nvidia, Acer, Samsung, and Intel, and Day 2 revealed new innovations from MSI, Withings, Roku, AMD, and HP. The third day of the largest tech conference in the U.S. saw drops from companies we've been waiting eagerly to hear from.

Below, we've rounded up the biggest launches throughout the day.

Lenovo reveals a two-in-one OLED laptop

Lenovo YogaBook 9i

While the company also entered the smart tablet market today, it announced its new ThinkBook Plus Twist -- and the Lenovo YogaBook 9i, a dual-OLED screen laptop. Mount the panels in both landscape and portrait modes for extra versatility.

Check out the specs here. You can also see it up close with our YouTube short, courtesy of ZDNET expert June Wan.

Ring adds new car dash cams

Ring Car Cam

Ring brought two major innovations to CES 2023 this year: the Ring Peephole Cam for a front door so users can check who's outside; and the Ring Car Cam. It's not just a camera though -- it can also detect break-ins for extra peace of mind.

Get a first look at the camera here.

Now you can make WhatsApp calls with Android Auto

Android Auto

Already a staple in Google-connected cars, Android Auto will see an expansion with the ability to make WhatsApp calls while in your car for Samsung and Google smartphones. There are more updates, including a seekable progress bar, "smart" suggestions, and more.

Catch the details of Google's announcement here.

Motorola gets ahead of MWC with its new ThinkPhone

Person holding the Motorola ThinkPhone.
June Wan/ZDNET

Most smartphone companies hold out for MWC in February, but this year, Motorola's jumping ahead of the game, announcing its ThinkPhone during CES. ZDNET Tech Editor June Wan got a first-hand look at this 6.6-inch OLED device.

Check out his thoughts here.

Razer unveils Project Carol and the Edge

Razer unveils Project Carol CES 2023

Razer finally gave us the specs on its Nintendo Switch-like mobile gaming device the Edge. The largest surprise this year was Project Carol, a headrest that can provide surround sound when gaming.

Read all the deets on the Edge and Project Carol here.

John Deere announces an eco-friendly way to fertilize seeds

John Deere ExactShot
John Deere

CES isn't just for consumer products, and agricultural giant John Deere announced ExactShot, a robotic technology that shoots timed bursts of fertilizer to coat individual seeds instead of the entire field. The agricultural industry should see this drop later this year.

Read more about the innovative design here.

HTC revealed a new way to join VR

HTC VIVE XR Elite VR Headset

With 4K resolution and a 110-degree field of view, HTC announced the VIVE XR Elite. No glasses needed -- you can adjust the glasses to match your prescription.

Check out all the details here.

L'Oréal brings two prototypes for inclusivity in beauty

HAPTA tool

The Hapta tool announced by L'Oréal will help bring inclusivity to the beauty world for those who have limited fine motor skills, along with a brow applicator. The Hapta prototype features built-in smart motion controls and customizable attachments.

Read about the award-winning prototype here.

Stellantis announces a fully electric Ram truck

Ram 1500 Revolution

CEO Carlos Tavares announced the fully electric Ram 1500 Revolution this afternoon at the Venetian Palazzo Ballroom. Expect it to hit your local dealership in 2024.

Read the announcement here.

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