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The best — and most bizarre — from Day 1 of CES

Here’s a recap of the best -- and most bizarre -- announcements from the first day of CES.


January 7, 2020

The Consumer Electronic Show (CES) kicked off its first full day yesterday in Las Vegas. As usual, the event featured the best, the brightest, and the most bizarre tech out there. 

Here are 3 trends we noticed on Day 1:

1. Car culture is still in the fast lane

The cars of the future may not look like your mom’s Mazda (and they may not guzzle the same gas). But judging by yesterday’s hype, car culture isn’t going anywhere.

2. For better and for worse, everything is connected now 

Technological improvements have made it possible for almost anything to be connected to the internet. But while some smart objects can be wonderful (e.g., the ones that improve accessibility for disabled folks), others can be worrisome (e.g., the ones that dish out personal data).

Some of the most noteworthy connected objects:

3. We’re not sure why, but bendy screens are a big thing now

For years, flexible screens have been treated like a Holy Grail for electronics companies. And whether or not people actually want them, the flexy tech has finally arrived: 

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