Your voice and phone take center stage at the 2018 CES tech show in Las Vegas

By Claudia Lugo/Technology Editor

LAS VEGAS (Tell Us USA) - Approximately 180,000 attendees and media from around the world are converging on Las Vegas this week at the 2018 CES to be among the first to experience VR, AR, AI, self-driving vehicles, 5K wireless phones, 8K TVs and robots that offer home security. Whoa!

The Consumer Technology Association's (CTA's)™ U.S. Consumer Technology Sales and Forecasts is measuring the size and growth of nearly 100 individual consumer technology products due to hit the marketplace this year.

Some of the most popular gadgets over the holiday season were smart speakers with digital assistants from Amazon and Google . Apple is coming out with its own speaker this year; Microsoft and Samsung have partnered on another.

As the annual gadget show kicks off in Las Vegas this week, manufacturers are expected to unveil even more voice-controlled devices — speakers and beyond — as Amazon and Google make their digital assistants available on a wider array of products. If these prove popular, you’ll soon be able to order around much more of your house, including kitchen appliances, washing machines and other devices.

The four-day event officially launches Tuesday. It generates $354 million of spending for the city as attendees fill up hotel rooms and restaurants, book nightclub tables and scoop up souvenirs at retail shops.

CES, which is closed to the public, will feature nearly 4,000 exhibitors ranging from top international tech giants to bootstrap startups. They cover a wide range of industries, from automobiles and music to health and sports.

The Tell Us USA News Network crew is on the ground in Las Vegas, and will bring you breaking news, photos, videos and commentary from the largest consumer electronics show in the world. We’ll be posting updates regularly so check back often to see the newest tech items, that make you want go Whoa!.





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