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Previewing A New Decade Of Tech As CES 2020 Gets Set To Open in Las Vegas

Participants try out new technology at the CES 2020 conference.
Participants try out new technology at the CES 2020 conference.

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What will watching TV be like in the 2020s? Amid new gadgets and glitz, the CES tech show in Las Vegas aims to offer some answers, many of which boil down to more streaming and more efforts to glue you to your phone.

The show’s keynote addresses, once dominated by computer and chip makers, will this year feature executives from TV networks NBC and CBS and upstart video services like mobile-focused Quibi and free streamer Tubi. Topic one will be the streaming wars — not to mention mounting costs for consumers who want access to everything — as giants NBC Universal and WarnerMedia prepare to join the clash with Netflix later this year.

CES, formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show, started Sunday in Las Vegas with two days of media previews. The show floor opens Tuesday through Friday. More than 170,000 people are expected, with 4,500 companies exhibiting, according to its organizers. The show takes place across a sprawling set of hotels and convention centers equivalent to more than 50 football fields.

Today on AirTalk, we’ll preview some of the biggest trends and gadgets that were unveiled during Sunday night’s media preview and look ahead to what we expect to come out of CES 2020.

With files from the Associated Press


Connie Guglielmo, editor-in-chief of CNET  who is at CES in Las Vegas; she tweets @techledes

Jeremy Kaplan, editor-in-chief of Digital Trends, an independent online publication covering consumer tech products and trends; he tweets @SmashDawg