The first week back in 2016 has been suitably jammed with news thanks to CES 2016 in Las Vegas.
Announcements tumbled out thick and fast from the great and the good of the tech world, ranging from new tablets and laptops, to VR headsets, connected car technology and a host of weird and wonderful gizmos.
V3 has put together a rundown of what we felt were the most interesting, exciting and intriguing announcements from the show as CES comes and goes for another year.
10. Weird and wonderful gadgets
As always there were plenty of gadgets unveiled at CES, from bendy, foldable TV screens, to drones and fitness belts. Yes fitness belts.
Samsung’s oddly named Welt Belt is designed to be worn as a normal belt, but also monitors the wearer's health information, such as waist size, diet, steps taken in a day and time spent sitting down. It is then supposed to recommend ways to improve your health.
Special mention should also go to Samsung for going big on the annual ‘smart fridge’ announcements with an appliance that contains a 21.5in HD LDC screen that can display calendars, photos and text messages.
Another fun product on show was Sensorwake, which can be programmed to emit certain smells when you wake up in the morning, such as fresh croissants or coffee, to help get you out of bed with a spring in your step.
V3 can't help thinking that the disappointing reality of no fresh croissants or coffee waiting for you will lead many to turn against the Sensorwake.
Meanwhile, as the BBC reported, LG showed off the first concept model of a fully bendable TV screen that, while not the finished article just yet, could lead to a world of electronic newspapers and TVs that you can set up and take down at a moment's notice.
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