Whether it’s something that can help your sales force in the field or something that can let you complete a task better and quicker than the competition, a simple gadget can make all the difference. At this year’s International CES in Las Vegas, there were dozens of companies displaying existing and upcoming technologies that could impact one or more industries. Here are some of the more intriguing items we saw.
You couldn’t walk more than 20 feet at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas without running into some new form of wearable technology. And if the Consumer Electronics Association is right, the same will be true of the streets in your town before long.
Consumer interest in buying wearable devices in 2014 has quadrupled from 2012, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. The majority of that interest revolves around fitness devices.
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The gaming world stepped out of the shadows of CES this year. Fascinating new gaming tech stood shoulder to shoulder with big screen TVs, smartphones and tablets at the massive electronics show, offering a glimpse at how we might be playing in the months and years to come. While not all of these devices and services will earn a spot in our gaming set-up, they all offer an intriguing vision. Here are eight worth watching.