The tech industry’s largest and most influential event returned to Las Vegas in-person this week, with some 100,000 people descended on the halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center and surrounding hotels to catch a glimpse into the emerging and advancing technologies that will define how we live, work, and play in the not-so-distant future.
The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), hosted by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), features 2,200 exhibitors with innovations in consumer devices, but also just about anything that can be connected: home appliances, autos, wearables, and more. The usual suspects are making headlines: bigger TVs, foldable tablets and phones, and smarter smartwatches. There’s also imaginative lifestyle tech that ranges from novelties, like this smart bird feeder that sends photos of airborne visitors to an app and this color-changing fridge with built in speakers, to just plain fun, like these electric rollerblades straight out of The Jetsons or this robot dog that has a unique personality.
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But at this year’s show, weightier issues came to the fore. With the theme of “Human Security for All,” exhibitors offer solutions to a range of global challenges from the climate crisis to the complexity of hybrid work.