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Soul Blade earbuds want to help improve how you run @ CES 2021

February 19, 2021

Many of us always take our music with us. Whether we have over-ear or on-ear headphones, or in-ear earbuds, a lot of people carry some sort of personal audio product with them all the time. However, one group often struggles to find earbuds that work for

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Joule is making your home energy consumption smarter @ CES 2021

February 19, 2021

It seems like every year we use more and more electricity in our daily lives. Moving our work to our homes has not lessened that consumption - in fact, it has certainly increased it. No longer can we let our air conditioner hibernate a little during the d

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VirtuItaly brings the art gallery experience to your home @ CES 2021

February 19, 2021

The past year has stolen a lot from us, but one of the biggest losses has been the ability to travel and experience new places and cultures. Traveling is big part of life for many people of varying backgrounds. The experiences of going to parks, restauran

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Wi-Fi 6E and The Wi-Fi Alliance are making our lives faster @ CES 2021

February 18, 2021

Our lives are increasingly connected, and many of those connections are made via Wi-Fi. These days, while many of us are working from home, signal strength and speed have become even more important than before. Not because of this need, but in support of

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OrCam MyEye turns text to speech for the visually impaired @ CES 2021

February 18, 2021

The modern world relies very heavily on sight. While podcasts have brought audio back to a primary method of communication, much of what we do is visual. Phones, despite their name, have a strong focus on visuals. Even things as simple as eating at a rest

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Petpuls is a wearable, using AI to give your dog a voice @ CES 2021

February 18, 2021

Wearable health tech has become a normal part of our lives. Many people wear a smartwatch or fitness tracker on their wrists that tracks your activity. Some people wear more specialized devices, like DFree, to track more specific medical issues. But, this

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Sugr makes for clearer digital assistant experiences @ CES 2021

February 17, 2021

Anyone who has ever owned a virtual assistant has had the experience of calling them without them ever responding. Or, even weirder, is when you don't summon them and they respond. After they are paying attention, it's not guaranteed that things will go a

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BioflightVR makes world-class medical training accessible @ CES 2021

February 17, 2021

Pauly Suchy is the Business Director at BioflightVR, a health care education company that uses Virtual Reality (VR) to train doctors, nurses and students. He joined us at CES 2021 to talk about the company's training platform and their vision for the futu

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WOSH makes handwashing available without running water @ CES 2021

February 17, 2021

Tetsuya Morimoto, Senior Manager of the Japanese company, WOTA Corp., joined us at CES 2021 to tell us about their new WOSH handwashing station that is ushering in a convenient and efficient new community sanitation system. The WOSH handwashing station is

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HairMax makes regrowing lost hair as easy as a ballcap @ CES 2021

February 13, 2021

Hair loss is a common problem, but one that many people find embarrassing despite having little to no control over the situation. An entire industry of products and services has been created around the problem and its solutions. Some solutions come in the

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Learning the key to a more simple life with Everykey @ CES 2021

February 13, 2021

Everyday life is so busy. There are so many things, every day, that we are accountable for. We're so busy running around all over the place and trying to keep up with everything. It's so easy to get lost in our routines. I, for one, seem to constantly be

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ScopeMedia gives online fashion retailers a boost @ CES 2021

February 13, 2021

As consumers, the overall process of bringing an already well-established line of products to market seems to be routine and relatively simple in our minds. For example, if we want or need a new suit, we visit retail stores (whether brick and mortar, onli

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Wayzn turns your sliding door into an automatic pet door @ CES 2021

February 11, 2021

Pets can require a lot of attention. In particular, they need to go outside to do their business fairly regularly. This can pose a challenge when you're working, whether you're working from home or going into an office. They may also need to go while you'

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Impulse Neuro-Controller makes you faster when gaming @ CES 2021

February 11, 2021

For gamers, one of the most important things is controlling your timing. Every fraction of a second in response time can be the difference between getting the shot or getting shot. Gamers go out of their way to find just the right mouse and keyboard to be

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Swidget is future-proofing your smart home devices @ CES 2021

February 11, 2021

There is no doubt that smart home devices are becoming a normal part of most homes. Whether it be a daily driver type device, like a connected thermostat, or a less complex product, like a lightbulb, connected devices are everywhere. One of the big proble

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Reflexion trains athletes' brains to improve performance @ CES 2021

February 10, 2021

When we think of professional athletes, we can immediately imagine the amount of work that goes into training. The long days in the gym to improve their bodies, and then even more time on the field, court, or rink in order to improve their specific sport

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Tovertafel brings joyful play to late-stage dementia patients @ CES 2021

February 10, 2021

Sjoerd Wennekes is the co-founder of Tover, a Dutch company that specializes in interactive games for people with severe cognitive disabilities, and he joined us at CES 2021 to tell us about their signature product, Tovertafel.Tovertafel, or Magic Table,

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Fauna Audio is putting amazing audio into your glasses @ CES 2021

February 10, 2021

Listening to our favorite songs and movies, and even taking conference calls are all very important aspects of our daily lives. And it seems that we usually need to make sure that we aren't disturbing coworkers and others around us. Now, we all love a goo

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Wizest helps build expert, winning investment portfolios @ CES 2021

February 08, 2021

William Littlefield is the CTO of Wizest, a 2-year-old next-generation investment trading platform that takes the complexity and drudgery out of wealth building.While young professionals recognize the value of building an investment portfolio, Littlefield

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Pleco water monitor provides real-time data for real impact @ CES 2021

February 08, 2021

Marcelo DeCarmagc, the co-founder of Nudge Systems and the Pleco water monitor, hails from a background of instrumentation and measurement. His partner and co-founder works in the water utility industry. In 2014 they experienced one of the severe droughts

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Signal Cortex simplifies task management for staff & managers @ CES 2021

February 08, 2021

Matt Crowley CEO of the start-up, Signal Cortex, is the former CIO for Philadelphia and Cleveland airports. During his time with the airports, he became accustomed to working in complex situations with large traffic flows and heavy background work done by

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GXC makes virtual learning feel more like being in person @ CES 2021

February 07, 2021

One of the accidental and unplanned themes of 2020 was definitely remote learning. Whether it be schools trying to virtualize their lessons or corporate conferences trying to maintain their engagement, the struggle has been intense. Tools like Microsoft T

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Future Seating wants to improve the way you spend your time @ CES 2021

February 07, 2021

The quality of the desk chair you use is incredibly important. We use them for work, for gaming, and even for downtime. However, too often, the chairs we use are really poor quality, or have been around too long (just ask Pam on The Office). But, now that

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Fluo Labs is shining a neon light on allergy treatment @ CES 2021

February 07, 2021

If you suffer from allergies, you know that they can be debilitating. Common items around you can cause you to suddenly struggle to breathe. Some people can't have pets because of dander, even if they love them. Some people can't have flowers around becau

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Ninu Perfume creates unique scents for different occasions @ CES 2021

February 06, 2021

Modern technology has led to a new concept of individualized experiences. The concept can range from small, home breweries or distilleries, to automated drink mixers. These experiences have begun to branch out, with the latest one coming to us, care of Ni

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Acconeer's small radar sensors can create new experiences @ CES 2021

February 06, 2021

Radar-based technology has been around for decades but has seen massive changes. In particular, the size of the sensor arrays has shrunk in ways that are nearly impossible to imagine. Originally, radar sensors required huge dishes mounted on towers or dom

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Package Clipper wants to protect your deliveries from theft @ CES 2021

February 06, 2021

These days, package theft is a huge issue. Chances are, you or someone you know has had at least one item stolen off of the front porch. We have even had a review product stolen from our office after being delivered. The problem gets worse year over year,

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CL360 is a bright lighting idea for 360 photos and videos @ CES 2021

February 05, 2021

One of the growing trends in digital photography and videography is 360. There are a lot of ways to take advantage of this medium, but it also produces a number of unique challenges. The biggest issue has been in lighting. You can't set up a whole big roo

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Smart Home Need helps you identify needs and solutions @ CES 2021

February 05, 2021

The concept of the smart home is getting pretty popular. A recent study shows that 13% of homes have a smart bulb and 9% of homes have a smart outlet. With acceptance like that, it is no surprise that some concern over the way these devices work together

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DialogueTrainer's avatars teach corporate communication @ CES 2021

February 05, 2021

At CES 2021, Todd Cochrane interviewed Michiel Hulsbergen, CEO of DialogueTrainer, a professional development company that teaches better corporate communications skills through virtual simulations. Based out of The Netherlands, DialogueTrainer has been d

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BOON Spotlight provides private and personalized shopping @ CES 2021

February 04, 2021

At CES 2021, Todd Cochrane sits down to talk to Dylan Grey, founder of BOON, an award-winning startup from the UK that is revolutionizing online shopping with psychological research and AI technology. The company has built the technology to create a perso

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Essence USA introduces healthcare and security products @ CES 2021

February 04, 2021

Israel-based security manufacturer Essence introduced various new 5G forward-compatible security products at CES 2021.In our interview, Todd Cochrane talks to Josh Locke, Director of Sales for Essence USA. Essence provides smart connected-living solutions

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Biohacking ORB is a new age professional wellness multitool @ CES 2021

February 04, 2021

One of the latest trends in medicine is called biohacking. The idea is to use science and technology in order to make the body function better and more efficiently. The ultimate goal is to enable people to control their own journeys in order to achieve th

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Rendever is allowing seniors to get back into the world @ CES 2021

February 03, 2021

Social isolation has been a growing problem in modern life and has grown worse in the past year. It's a particular problem for the older population, many of whom have had major life changes, moving out of their homes and into various versions of eldercare

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Typewise brings intuitive typing to your fingertips @ CES 2021

February 03, 2021

David Eberle, CEO and Co-Founder of Typewise, joined us at CES 2021 from Switzerland to talk about his company's unique take on the mobile keyboard. Typewise is a smartphone keyboard that works on iPhone or Android devices, promises up to five times fewer

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Alango's Wear and Hear products improve hearing and health @ CES 2021

February 03, 2021

Dr. Alexander Goldin is the founder and CEO of Alango Technologies, a 20-year-old Israeli company that specializes in personalized digital hearing amplification systems. If you use hands-free technology in your vehicle, wireless earbuds, or a speakerphone

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CleanAirZone makes your indoor air quality better @ CES 2021

February 01, 2021

There are a lot of reasons why people are interested in clean air. Between allergens and viruses, pet dander, and more, many people decide to add cleaning technology to their homes and offices. This is in large part because indoor spaces have more air con

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fashon turns your closet on with a digital closet system @ CES 2021

February 01, 2021

Jong-Hyun Ko is the founder of fashon, a Korean company that has developed a Digital Closet tool to make fashion clothing shopping fast and efficient. It's a brand new company debuting its product at CES for the first time. The fashon Digital Closet is d

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Lasso Loop closes the recycling loop for homeowners @ CES 2021

February 01, 2021

Stuart Chater, communications manager for Lasso Loop Recycling, joined us from Sydney, Australia for CES 2020.Lasso Loop is a two-year-old company that aims to make the recycling process more elegant and efficient for homeowners, right at the source. Trad

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Autoslide makes any sliding glass door autonomous @ CES 2021

January 31, 2021

If you have a pet dog and a sliding door, you likely have to stop what you're doing and go open that door a dozen times a day to let the dog in and out. If you have a multi-level home, it can be even more of an inconvenience, especially now that many of u

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RoadPrintz makes roadwork safer and less expensive @ CES 2021

January 31, 2021

There are some aspects of daily life that very few people actually know how they work. One area that we know very little about is roadways. People are often shocked to see just how big traffic lights and road signs actually are. They would also be amazed

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GoSun is bringing the solar revolution to your home @ CES 2021

January 31, 2021

At CES 2016, we met Patrick Sherwin, the founder of GoSun. The company was announcing a fascinating new solar stove that was built through inspiration from Patrick's experience working with roofing. It uses solar directly to cook food in a tube, and can b

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Mighty Health keeps your body in shape and your mind alert @ CES 2021

January 30, 2021

As folks age, their health needs slowly change, sometimes to the point that they don't realize their decline. James Li, co-founder, and CEO of Mighty Health tells of the time his father was rushed into the hospital for emergency open-heart surgery. He was

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DFree is an early warning system for your bladder @ CES 2021

January 30, 2021

There are a lot of things that happen as you age, one of which is something very personal that most people don't like to or won't talk about. Probably the most common one is the concern of bladder control. There are 500 million people worldwide that truly

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iWONDERCOOK takes the hassle out of preparing a fresh meal @ CES 2021

January 30, 2021

After a long day at work, whether you're working from the office or working from home, sometimes the energy or interest to cook dinner can be limited. For some, it means going and getting fast food. For others, it means jumping on an app and ordering deli

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WooBloo SMASH puts a smart projector anywhere you need it @ CES 2021

January 29, 2021

The last 12 months has created an interesting new reliance on entertainment. Being locked in our homes has forced us to look for new ways to spend our free time. A lot of it has driven us onto services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video because there are

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FaceMe allows for a more personal product experience @ CES 2021

January 29, 2021

At CES 2020, we had the opportunity to be introduced to FaceMe by CyberLink. While most people think of CyberLink because of its video-related software, FaceMe takes that video processing knowledge and applies it to one of the most sought after aspects of

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Hero Trainer brings the only fitness reward app for gamers @ CES 2021

January 29, 2021

A lot of people hear the word "gamer" and picture of a certain kind of person in their mind. But contrary to popular belief, the world of gaming is actually quite vast and getting more diverse all the time. There are so many different types of video games

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Follinic makes regrowing lost hair as easy as wearing a cap @ CES 2021

January 28, 2021

Hair loss is a common problem for a large portion of people. We may immediately think of male pattern baldness, but females have hair loss problems, too. There have been many treatments over the years, from creams to pills, and even hair transplants. The

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RoboEatz ARK 3 automates the kitchen of a restaurant @ CES 2021

January 28, 2021

For small restaurants around the world, like most businesses, one of the largest costs is payroll. The real problem for restaurants is that margins are usually razor thin. Over the past few years, many restaurants, especially here in the United States, ha

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