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At CES, New Robots Deliver More Coos Than Utility

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Whirlpool's Kitchen of the Future is on display at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The concept includes a cooktop and connected backsplash that offers recipes and other information. Whirlpool hide caption

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Smart watches based on Qualcomm chipsets are displayed at CES — but do consumers want them? Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Forget Wearable Tech. People Really Want Better Batteries.

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Developers Jelena Jovanovic (from left) and Christoph Kohstall and Intel Corp. CEO Brian Krzanich watch the Nixie wearable drone camera at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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In Vegas, Intel Hopes A Smart Idea Takes Flight

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Irene Chen and Longlai Zuo, with the China-based company Quality Technology Industrial, show off their top-line phones, which cost about $100. Aarti Shahani/NPR hide caption

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When It Comes To Smartphones, Are Americans Dumb?

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The San Francisco-based startup CellScope has built a tool to do ear exams at home, instead of going to the doctor. Cellscope hide caption

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Self-Tracking Gadgets That Play Doctor Abound At CES

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The Navigate Jacket from Wearable Experiments uses GPS navigation and a mapping app on the wearer's smartphone to signal directions. It's part of a new trend of wearable tech that some speculate will be a billion-dollar industry. Rupert Kaldor /Wearable Experiments hide caption

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Tech Fit For The Showroom, But The Runway Might Have To Wait

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Lenovo's first television set that uses Google's operating system. Lenovo hide caption

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A TV That Watches You? Must Be Time For The Consumer Electronics Show

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