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Each year in the first week of January, tech companies congregate at CES in Las Vegas to show off their newest products. We're here to show you what's cool, what's interesting, and what's going to change your life in the year to come.
What will 2016 be like? If this year's newest products are any indication, it's going to be smarter, more connected, and even a little bit whimsical. Read on if you want a sneak peek at what everyone's going to be talking about this year.
One of the biggest trends we're seeing thus far is a continuation of something we saw last year: the connected home. In the past, internet-connected lights, bathroom scales, and other gadgets merely connected to an app — it was cool to control them using a tap of your smartphone, but they couldn't do much more than that. Now we're starting to see these things work together, presenting you with useful information that could actually make your life easier. Gadget-makers have also realized that things don't just need to work well, they need to look good and fit in with your personal style, too.
Here are 13 gadgets that could transform your 2016 for the better.
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