Gadgets galore at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show

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Tech lovers are making the annual trek to Las Vegas, to see what's next at this year's Consumer Electronics Show.

CES officially kicked off Tuesday, but companies have been eagerly giving previews to early birds.

CES is always a showcase for the next big thing in TVs, and Samsung is showing off a model that rotates from landscape to vertical for a big screen that mirrors a user's smartphone. It is a nod to the way millennials consume video content.

Some companies are aiming for the littlest tech adapters. Lumi by Pampers is a smart diaper. "The activity sensor is automatically tracking the baby's sleep 24/7, as well as their diaper status. So the wetness level and diaper changes," says Pampers spokesperson Mandy Treeby.

Other tech is designed to ease challenges for seniors and their caregivers.

Among ITRI's robots is Pecola, a companion that detects when things might be a little off and calls for help.

E-Skin's smart pajamas have sensors to keep tabs on the wearer's comfort level and detect falls.

Some tech is just for fun like the Lovot, which is like pet-sized robot that's designed to bring cheer into people's lives.

Bartesian is shaking up at-home cocktail mixing. "It's about a twenty-second process, and it self-cleans at the end, so there's no cross-contamination with the next cocktail," says Bartesian Founder & CEO Ryan Close.

It’s all big business in Las Vegas this week. The Consumer Technology Association expects the consumer electronics market to reach $422 billion in the year ahead.

 

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