Where can you find virtual-reality gadgets, 3-D printers and robots under the same roof? The International Consumer Electronics Show, an annual gathering in Las Vegas of all things high-tech. More than 140 countries are expected to be represented at the 2015 event. In the U.S., events like South by Southwest and TechCrunch Disrupt also attract the world’s innovators and feature their newest inventions.
Tech writers predict these trends will emerge at this year’s show:
- Wearable technology that monitors health and physical-fitness activity. The technology is typically hidden in bracelets that can monitor sleep patterns, heart rate and stamina.
- Services that link smart devices to a homeowner’s smartphone. The idea is that one can save energy by controlling appliances, electronics and lights remotely.
- Self-driving cars. And cars that can access the Internet and sync with smartphones to play music, send messages and make phone calls.
- Robots that can do chores like washing windows and cleaning inside a house.
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