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    <figure class=”image image-large pull-right shortcode” section=”shortcodeImage”><span class=”imageContainer”><span>ces-day-2-16.jpg</span></span></figure><p class=”speakableTextP1″> If you’re here at CES in Las Vegas, you’ll quickly find out just how overwhelming the show floor can be — especially now that there are two locations.</p><p class=”speakableTextP2″> 4K TVs, curved screens, and smart home solutions continue to dominate, but don’t miss growing trends like robotics, medical tech, and 3D printing.</p><p> There’s a lot to see, so we’ve made it easy with a self-guided tour that includes some of the more notable products, companies and growing trends.</p><h3>Las Vegas Convention Center</h3><p> Download: Show Floor Tour PDF</p><p> 1. A first for <span data-shortcode=”no-autolink”>HomeKit
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    “Siri, brew a cup of coffee.” iDevices released one of the first <span class=”link” section=”shortcodeLink”>HomeKit-compatible products</span>, the Switch. The Bluetooth and Wi-Fi-enabled device lets anything plugged into it be controlled with Siri voice commands or through an app.</p><p> 2. ZTE. What if you could upgrade your phone the way you could a PC? That’s what ZTE, a leading Chinese phone maker, is showcasing. The Eco Mobius’ parts can be swapped and upgraded by simply replacing its various modules.</p><p> And don’t leave without testing <span class=”link” section=”shortcodeLink”>ZTE’s Star 2</span>, an impressive voice-controlled smartphone.</p><p> 3. Belkin. Charging ahead with home automation, Belkin is showcasing a new lineup of connected devices. Look out for a water-usage sensor, an alarm notifier, and even sensors for detecting when windows are opened.</p><p> Plus, take an early look at Belkin’s Echo technology, a system of sensors that collectively analyze your utility usage.</p><p> 4. Parrot. Camera-laden drones are an ongoing trend at Parrot, but this year, the company is also focusing on car tech. The <span class=”link” section=”shortcodeLink”>RNB 6</span> lets you upgrade any car (including older models) with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay.</p><p> 5. Intel Everywhere. Going beyond PCs, korea SLA fixtures abutments Intel is taking its investments to wearables. One of its focuses is on <span class=”link” section=”shortcodeLink”>Quark</span>, an SD card-shaped chip that can be plugged into a variety of wearable devices.</p><p> While you’re here, check out the Lenovo LaVie Z, a 1.7-pound 13-inch laptop powered by Intel’s new Broadwell chip, which significantly increases battery life and lets laptops go fan-free.</p><p> 6. Streaming TV. Cord cutters, rejoice. Streaming TV is finally becoming a real option and <span class=”link” section=”shortcodeLink”>Dish’s $20-per-month SlingTV</span> is a compelling example. The service works on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, LG Smart TVs, Xbox, and ESPN makes it shine.</p><p> But Dish isn’t the only one in the game, keep an eye out for competing services like <span class=”link” section=”shortcodeLink”>Sony’s Playstation Vue</span>.</p><p> 7. LG. In 2015, 60 percent of LG’s TV lineup will be in 4K, with a combination of both <span class=”link” section=”shortcodeLink”>flat</span> and <span class=”link” section=”shortcodeLink”>curved screens</span>. The new sets will run on the <span class=”link” section=”shortcodeLink”>WebOS platform</span>, a smart TV interface that can stream in 4K. For those who can’t decide between curved and flat, there’s even a <span class=”link” section=”shortcodeLink”>77-inch flexible concept TV</span>.</p><p> And don’t miss the <span class=”link” section=”shortcodeLink”>G Flex 2</span>, a curved smartphone that can withstand drops and pressure thanks to its flexible screen.</p><p> 8. The connected car. While the real car showcase is in the North Hall, take a look at Panasonic’s connected car setup. The company, which has a solid track record of building in-dash units, is now incorporating Apple CarPlay and Android Auto into its hardware.</p><p> 9. Samsung. Curved screens are <span class=”link” section=”shortcodeLink”>still plentiful at Samsung</span>, where the company is now taking its flexible screens to desktop monitors. Bendy screens aside, the new focus is on <span class=”link” section=”shortcodeLink”>Quantum Dots</span> (also called nanocrystals), which allow even LED screens to appear brighter and more colorful.</p><p> Also take a look at <span class=”link” section=”shortcodeLink”>Milk VR</span>, a new virtual-reality game streaming service, along with a bevy of smart home appliances and a <span class=”link” section=”shortcodeLink”>105-inch bendable 4K TV</span>.</p><p> 10. Sony. As the company’s <span class=”link” section=”shortcodeLink”>lineup of 4K TVs expands</span>, its also offering ways for consumers to create 4K content. Take a look at the <span class=”link” section=”shortcodeLink”>various camcorders</span> and <span class=”link” section=”shortcodeLink”>action cams</span> that shoot in 4K, and korea SLA fixtures abutments don’t miss Sony’s <span class=”link” section=”shortcodeLink”>impressive 4K projector</span> (available for a modest $9,999).</p>

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