Click on the link below to see the CES Slide Show


Consumer Electronics Show / New Equipment Digest Slide Show

CES celebrated its 50th anniversary in June, but the show currently unleashed on Las Vegas feels like a considerable milestone.

The first Sin City CES opened its doors 40 years ago, for starters, and the format switched from two shows every year (remember heading west in the winter and east in the summer?) to just Vegas 20 years ago. Bill Gates announced his retirement from the day-to-day grind at Microsoft in his keynote a decade ago this week, and autonomous cars hit the show floor in earnest for the first time five years ago.

But the show celebrates the future, not the past. Some of the gadgets in the slide show could change how we live. Far more than not, though, will flop and be forgotten before the show wraps up Friday.

The slide show highlights some of our favorite robots, drones and other tech spread across the equivalent of 50 or so football fields in the Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center and across the rest of Sin City. Click on the link above to view the slide show.

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