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CES 2016 Roundup: From Drones to Refrigerators, What Got People Talking at the Show

CES 2016

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada showed us more than just the usual array of advances and inventions: it also showed us a vision for how these innovative technologies might feasibly find a place in our lives and homes in the very near future. From jumps in connected auto tech to a new level of IoT presence in domestic spaces, this was the year that CES showed a relatable snapshot of the “future” that is now.

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Automotive at CES 2016: Where Are We Headed, and How Are We Getting There?

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Of the major trends at CES 2016, the one that generated perhaps the most buzz was the strong presence on the automotive front. From Volkswagen’s keynote address in the wake of its emissions scandal to the excitement around the secretive Faraday Future, the auto segment was where some of the most awaited and discussed announcements came from during the week.

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Our Top Tech Picks from CES 2016

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Each year, tech enthusiasts eagerly watch the seemingly endless array of products revealed at CES in Las Vegas. Some become tech mainstays, while others disappear by the following year, but it's always fun to guess what will be the year’s hottest product. We asked Smith & Associates employees to weigh in on their top tech picks from the latest crop of gadgets to come out of CES 2016.

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Mainstreaming the Internet of Things

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As connected tech becomes more and more prevalent, we’re starting to see a more cogent awareness of the Internet of Things and what IoT products mean in the everyday lives of people. Where previously these products may have had a nebulous mainstream definition and equally vague marketing, more and more consumers outside of the electronics industry are becoming familiar with what IoT devices are and what they have to offer as retailers get a handle on how to market these products. We’ve seen evidence of this at CES throughout the week, and – as the show winds to a conclusion in Las Vegas – this seems a marker of an intriguing recent trend toward mainstreaming a complex technology.

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CES 2016: China’s EHang Unveils Personal Transportation Drone

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Your next ride could be a drone! Chinese start-up EHang launched the 184, its single passenger drone, Wednesday at CES. Well, “launched” – figuratively speaking, that is. Actually, the 440-pound drone will stay grounded during CES due to legal restrictions, so attendees won’t be able to take it for a spin.

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