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Roll-up TV screens, smart cities and robots: we preview the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show




A member of a show crew sets up exhibition for the booth of Intel prior to the CES 2018 at the Las Vegas convention Center on January 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
A member of a show crew sets up exhibition for the booth of Intel prior to the CES 2018 at the Las Vegas convention Center on January 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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The Consumer Electronic Show (CES) kicks off in Las Vegas this week with the newest technology in everything from televisions and wearables to virtual reality and robots.

In recent years, the auto industry has capitalized on CES to showcase advancements in self-driving cars, electric technology and infotainment, and this year is no different.

Other expected trends include developments in smart city infrastructure and 5G wireless technology. Some of the new gadgets include Alexa for your bathroom and a television screen display that rolls up like a poster. No, really.

What are the biggest technological trends at this year’s CES? What are the most interesting gadgets? And what are the potential flops?

Guests:

Dan Ackerman, senior editor at CNET; he tweets @danackerman

Matt Burns, managing editor for TechCrunch; he tweets @mjburnsy