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CES 2017: 7 devices I would actually buy

The Consumer Electronics Show has rocked Las Vegas once again – the 50th anniversary of the annual convention, in fact – where roughly 200,000 attendees converge to get their hands on tomorrow’s tech today.

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Inventors made kids some super high-tech toys— but there’s nowhere to sell them

There’s no shortage of technology for kids to play with these days — but there’s a dearth of good places to sell it, experts said at a panel at CES in Las Vegas.

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Forget hoverboards! Jyro reveals self-balancing electric rideables with ONE wheel

Jyro has unveiled a line of self-balancing, single-wheeled devices that can drive up to 15 miles per hour.

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Inventors made kids some super high-tech toys— but there’s nowhere to sell them

There’s no shortage of technology for kids to play with these days — but there’s a dearth of good places to sell it, experts said at a panel at CES in Las Vegas.

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CES 2017: Best photos from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

An attendee wears ODG augmented reality smart glasses 9 with ultra wide-field-of-view at the 2017 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan. 6, 2017.

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Meet one of the best kids gadgets of CES

During a walk around of the CES show floor we saw a rubber ducky like no other. This is the smarter, beyond 2000 version. It still looks and feels like a rubber duck of the 90s but it is slightly improved.

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Here’s the cutest tech of CES 2017

Every year, tech companies unleash their latest and greatest gadgets at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Some of it is impressive, some of it is stupid, and most of it is not very cuddly. But with the rise of A.I. assistants and social robots, a few new products stood out as things we might want to hug.

Brave new gadgets unveiled at CES in Las Vegas

Companies are touting the latest and greatest tech innovation at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Among the innovations are smart cars that learn about their drivers, bots for children and fish-hunting drones.

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A ‘listening’ hairbrush and emotional cars: the futuristic trends of CES 2017

If this year’s CES continues to predict future tech trends, then we can soon expect to have emotional relationships with our cars, virtual reality devices so realistic you need a sick bag, and products so pricey most people won’t be able to afford them.

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Elmoji Elmo Coding Robot from WowWee and Sesame Street

Coji is a fab robot that teaches young children to code with Emoji’s. In a collaboration with Sesame Street, WowWee are working on an Elmo-themed version of Coji which looks like a lot of fun.

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Elmoji Elmo Coding Robot from WowWee and Sesame Street

Coji is a fab robot that teaches young children to code with Emoji’s. In a collaboration with Sesame Street, WowWee are working on an Elmo-themed version of Coji which looks like a lot of fun.

At CES 2017, a Robot for Every Kind of Loneliness

LAS VEGAS—“Tickle him,” the man in the green striped tie says.

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What 6 wacky CES gadgets tell us about the future

The tech industry’s annual Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas, is known for showing off a ton of crazy gadgets, both useful and fanciful. It’s easy to dismiss some innovations out of hand, but even the wackiest products hint at what consumers should expect to see in the future, by offering a read of what trends companies are focusing on.

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Kids Will Soon Be Able to Write Code With Lego

Lego wants to teach young kids about coding.

The Danish-based toy maker on Wednesday debuted a new toy called Lego Boost, a hybrid building and coding set that the company says combines the play experience of a traditional Lego set with an app-based coding play experience. Lego Boost, developed for children aged 7 or older, will hit retail shelves in the second half of the year and will be priced at $159.99. Lego debuted the set at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

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Here’s the tiny robotic Elmo that wants to help kids learn code

LAS VEGAS — Elmo’s coming to Sesame Street with a brand new set of wheels.

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Meet iPal: a robot companion for kids and the elderly

Social robots are making their entrance at the Consumer Electronics Show this year. AvatarMind today unveiled its iPal Companion Robot, which is designed as an educational and entertaining friend for children and elderly people.

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Living in Digital Times to Show Wearables, Companion Robot at CES Unveiled

CES Unveiled kicks off CES 2017, and the Living in Digital Times booth there will feature digital health devices as well as a companion robot.  The PowerWatch from Matrix features an innovation in wearable technology:

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Lenovo Smart Assistant; An Alexa Alternative #CES2017

A few weeks ago at CES, I had the pleasure of attending the Lenovo CES VIP Blogger Cocktail Party hosted by Living in Digital Times. Lenovo introduced a few of the products they announced at CES. I loved getting my hands on the products. Nothing like touching the product and hearing about it someone at Lenovo.

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Amazon at CES – Taking Over Home Automation

Amazon Echo was the elephant in the room this year at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES). Amazon itself had no booth and no presence at the show. However, the Echo, Amazon’s cloud-connected, voice-activated artificial intelligence device was everywhere. Alexa is the voice of the Amazon Echo. The Echo was available in very limited quantities by invitation only early in 2015. It became widely available on June 23, 2015.

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Top fit tech for 2017

It’s inevitable that unsightly fitness bands will keep on shrinking as the technology gets smaller: presenting the Motiv ring, released at CES this year. A titanium ring with a 3-axis accelerometer and heart rate sensor, it measures steps, activity types, heart rate and sleep duration, and like all trackers, works with a mobile phone app. With a battery life of three to five days, you take it off only occasionally. You can pre-order one for US$199.

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3 Parenting Gadgets to Watch in 2017

I was at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month with my Parenting Bytes co-host Andrea Smith, and we saw some great new products for kids and families. Some of the ones we loved are covered in the interviews that are already posted here on Tom’s Guide, like LEGO Boost, Circuit Cubes, and JetJat drones. Here are some other favorites.

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Tech to the Rescue: 11 Gadgets for Lazy Parents

Taking care of human children is exhausting. You’re responsible for their health, safety, well-being, and happiness. And that’s why you rarely have any time to yourself—because your kids need you. All the time. For all the things.

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The Best Wearable Fitness Tech We Saw At CES 2017

It’s one of the biggest arms races of the 21st century—literally. Once the preserve of hardcore fitness junkies, the activity tracker industry has exploded into the mainstream and is now set to surpass $5 billion by 2019, according to market research firm Parks Associates.

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Amazon’s Alexa won the CES battle, but faces a tough war

Amazon’s Alexa voice agent has been the biggest surprise hit for the mammoth online retailer since it moved into the cloud storage business with Amazon Web Services. Alexa showed up at CES 2017 in full force. As Larry Dignan notes, the agent picked up friends in high places, including Ford, Whirlpool, Dish Network, Huawei, Hyundai, Mattel, Lenovo, LG, Samsung and ADT.