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Best of CES 2020: New Tech You’ll Actually Use

Every year, new technology is announced and unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). This year, thousands of people gathered in Las Vegas, Nevada, to pitch the newest technology. From smart TVs and soundbars coming out later this year, to wellness pods that can detect when an elderly family member falls down, here’s the best technology of CES 2020.

Best Home Theater Tech of CES

Samsung Q950TS 8K TV 1 best of ces
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Every year, CES features new innovations in TVs and home theater, and this year was no different. One of the best new TVs that was unveiled at CES this year was the Samsung Q950 TV. This 8K TV has a 99% screen-to-body ratio, with a bezel of only 2mm surrounding the screen.

While there are not many movies that are shot in 8K, this TV uses AI to analyze individual pixels and upscale content to look as good as possible.  It also has side- and top-facing speakers to fill your room with 3D audio.

Samsung did not announce when this smart TV will be available or how much it will cost.

If you’re currently in the market for a new TV, check out

Vizio Elevate soundbar
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Once you have your 8K TV, you’ll want to elevate your audio experience with Vizio’s new Elevate soundbar. This innovative soundbar has auto-rotating speakers that can bounce sound off the ceiling to provide a 3D audio effect. Then they can rotate down for regular stereo sound to deliver more musicality.

This soundbar also has two-way left, center and right front speakers and a wireless 8-inch subwoofer. Vizio did not announce when this wireless soundbar would be available or how much it would cost.

Best Computer Tech

Samsung SSD best of ces 2020
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With the T7 Touch Portable SSD, you will be able to store up to 2TB (terabytes) of data in the palm of your hand. And, with the built-in fingerprint scanner, you can protect your data from falling into the wrong hands.

Despite its size, this SSD will deliver speeds up to 1GBps in read-write performance. That means you could transfer 50GB (gigabytes) of data in 6 minutes (nearly 10 times faster than a traditional hard drive).

The T7 Touch Portable SSD will go on sale later this month with a starting price of $129.99 for the 500GB model.

If you want to know more about the difference between SSD and HDD, check out our article here.

Best Smart Home Tech of CES

Whisk’s Food AI best of ces 2020
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Samsung is looking to take the guess-work out of cooking with its new Family Hub refrigerator that suggests dishes you can make with the ingredients you have. This smart fridge has built-in cameras that scan your food items and a built-in food AI that curates meals based on your personal preference.

Lockly vision smart lock and video doorbell
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With the Lockly Vision smart lock and video doorbell, you get the best of both worlds. You can open this smart lock remotely with the companion app, or with a physical key, a numerical key code, with the Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa, and even with your fingerprint.

This smart device will notify you when visitors approach your door and start recording HD video. You can then talk to visitors in real-time and save your video recordings to the cloud or the internal SD video storage so that you can review them later.

The Lockly Vision will be released later this year for $399.99.

If you are looking for a new doorbell, but don’t know where to start, take our quiz to find out what is the best video doorbell for you.

Linksys Wellness Pods best of ces
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Your WiFi router will now be able to detect every breath you take and every move you make. The new Linksys Wellness Pods are able to detect motion by analyzing disruptions in wireless signals up to 1,500 times a second. With its wireless AI sensing technology, these pods can detect when there is an intruder or when an elderly family member falls down, without the need for any wearable devices or cameras.

According to Samsung, these pods will help those “who want to better manage their health, as well as monitor the health of loved ones, especially the growing aging-in-place population.”

Samsung did not announce when the Wellness Pods will be available or how much they will cost.

To see more smart home devices that are made to help the elderly age in place, check out our list of the best smart home devices for the elderly.

10Minds Motion Pillow 2
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If you live with someone who snores, you can get a good night’s rest again with this smart pillow. The 10Minds Motion Pillow 2 analyzes your breathing patterns and adjusts your head with its built-in airbags. By moving your head as you sleep, this smart pillow improves airflow through the nose to alleviate snoring.

This memory foam pillow is currently available to buy on Amazon for $378.

If you’re still having trouble getting a good night’s rest, check out our list of the best sleep apps.