Out under the glittering lights of Las Vegas last week, the world was introduced to thousands of new consumer tech innovations. CES is the world’s largest showcase of its kind, a beacon for tech brands and companies ranging from three-man startups to titans of the industry. They come together and show what newfangled gadgets they have on offer for the everyday man. We have seen televisions that roll up like yoga mats, rings that can be coded to play music when sensing a colour, a self-diagnosing medical kit for your baby, space toilets, slicker-than-average self-driving future cars and, of course, you’re not a tech show worth your salt if you don’t have at least one prototype of a flying taxi. If all these gadgets had to have one thing in common it would be the firm acknowledgement that the Internet of Things (IoT) is no longer novelty but a matter of fact. Everything that can, will have some form of artificial intelligence (AI), data collection, and smart assistant built into it. A...

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