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Our 30 Favorite Tech Products from CES 2017

The 2017 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was last week. Thousands of exhibitors showed off emerging tech — everything from thin TVs and concept cars to smart clothing and emotive robots — each of them vying to debut the “next big thing.” We were there to take it all in. If you missed it, here’s a quick recap. Not included: smart hair brushes and radiation-blocking underwear.

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Sleep Number’s new 360 smart bed automatically adjusts to your sleep position

Sleep Number unveiled its revamped smart bed line at CES this week, starting with its new 360 bed. The bed does a lot: it automatically adjusts to your sleep position to make you comfortable; it detects snoring and elevates your head to stop your snoring; it figures out how well you slept based off your heart rate, breathing, and your tossing and turning; and it’s also got foot warmers. The foot warmers, in my professional sleeper opinion, are the bed’s true star.

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The Best New Tech Of 2017

We saw a lot of cool new tech products at CES this year. We also saw a lot of sad, misguided stuff that no doubt cost hundreds of thousands—in some cases, likely millions—of dollars to develop. A few that come to mind: a $10,000 massage chair seemingly inspired by a Lamborghini Gallardo, a gigantic laundry-folding closet that takes well over a minute to fold a T-shirt, and something called the E-Dong—none of us can remember what that last one actually did.

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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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What’s New in Baby Tech-CES 2017

I try to keep up to date on the latest and greatest baby tech. It doesn’t always mean I end up using them but I love seeing how baby products are evolving and I am always looking for the next greatest thing to make my life as a mom just a little bit easier.

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Willow’s wireless pump may be a new mom’s breast friend

Standing in the middle of a show floor at CES, a woman was explaining to me the pains of being a new mother. Every few hours, you’re faced with a loud, noise machine going at your breasts for milk, which require your full attention and both hands to hold everything in place. She’s not talking about the baby itself. Nope — she’s talking about a traditional breast pump machine.

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Got cold feet? Not for long with Sleep Number’s warming mattress: CES 2017

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Sleep Number’s New Smart Bed Claims It Will Stop Your Snoring

If your partner snores like a buzzsaw and repeatedly wakes you up throughout the night, don’t take up shop on the basement couch just yet. Sleep Number just unveiled the bed of your dreams—or the dreams you would be having if only you could catch some sleep. Earlier this week at CES® 2017 in La Vegas, the company introduced its new 360 Smart Bed, which boasts features that will boost your overall sleep quality by supposedly putting an end to snoring for good, according to an official statement.

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At CES 2017, Alexa, paper-thin TVs were early stars

There’s the equivalent of some 43-football fields worth of space filled with gadgets at CES 2017. With that many tech toys to explore, they all start to blur together pretty quickly. Here’s what I’ve seen so far that’s made an impression.

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Best Tech of CES 2017

There’s only one place to see the future of technology before it arrives: CES.

Every year, the world’s tech companies converge in Las Vegas to give everyone a glimpse of all the new tech gizmos and trends to come.

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Putting People In The Tech Picture At CES 2017

Between fake news, hacked shopping sites, and the fragility of the Internet of Things, we’re starting to hear from consumers who are a bit skittish about the connected lifestyle. Nestled among the fabulous tech at CES’s Tech West, Living in Digital Times’ conferences, events and marketplaces are designed to provide a consumer-directed experience highlighting how this year’s new products fit in the the context of a lifestyle.

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CES 2017 Update: New Laptops, Smartphones, VR and Processors Introduced On First Day Of CES

The Las Vegas 2017 CES was kick started with a showcase of new smartphones, laptops, VR headsets and other impressive new tech and gadgets. The annual Las Vegas CES is off to a great start as innovative tech and gadgets from both popular brands and startups have taken the center stage.

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The 11 Best Gadgets We’ve Seen at CES So Far

THE BIGGEST CONSUMER technology show in the US is just getting started here in Las Vegas, and we’ve already seen enough cool stuff to blow our toy budget for the entire year. Take a tour of the best gadgets and tech products we’ve seen at CES so far.

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CES 2017: Lenovo debuts smart speaker similar to Amazon Echo and Google Home

Lenovo has revealed a smart speaker called Lenovo Smart Assistant. The device acts as a smarthome hub that delivers entertainment, information and AI assistance services through voice commands, and controls IoT enabled devices around the house. Lenovo has tied up with Amazon to offer Alexa services from within the device. The smarthome hub category was initially started by Amazon with the Echo.

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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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CES 2017…just give me a reason!

CES has started off with the most beautiful sunrise I’ve seen in a while and hasn’t stopped the greatness yet. Full of outstanding technology I am amazed with every new product showcase. I’m not going to lie though, I’m not completely here for website content. Yup, I am in search for a reason…ANY reason to ditch my Apple ecosystem forever. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not unhappy with the performance of Apple’s products necessarily, I just want to see what’s out there…you know? The tech world is huge and the innovation never ends.

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Elmo Coding Robot Introduces Kids to STEM

LAS VEGAS – If you live in the US, chances are you’ve heard about our growing skills gap. Only 16 percent of American high school seniors are proficient in mathematics and interested in a career involving science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Only 30 percent of high school seniors who took the ACT test were cleared for college-level sciences.

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Cyborg Elmo Wants to Teach Kids to Code, Not Exterminate Humanity

Elmo is now a robot who wants to teach toddlers to code. He sort of looks like the terminator, but really, he just wants to teach kids basic logic and problem solving skills, instead of the standard A-B-Cs.

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New TempTraq temperature-monitoring patches last longer, offer remote alerts

When someone is sick — either a child or an adult — taking their temperature can be invasive and irritating. It often disturbs their rest at a time when they most need it.

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Netatmo takes a shot at a HomeKit smoke detector

Can Siri finally find a smoke detector to take on the Nest Protect? The Netatmo Smart Smoke Alarm hopes to be that detector, has all the features you’d expect: an app with remote notifications, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. You can silence the alarm over Bluetooth, though not over Wi-Fi as a “safety feature.”

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