(CBS) -- Ordinary things like wine openers, luggage and mirrors are getting high tech upgrades designed to make your life easier.
At CES in Las Vegas, the biggest trend in consumer electronics this year is built-in digital assistants, like Alexa.
“You can just talk in a room that has smart light bulbs and not worry about having a separate speaker.” Lindsey Turrentine, editor and chief with CNET.
More voice controls are coming to cars as automakers enhance self-driving features and turn the dashboard into a movie screen.
TV screens are getting bigger and bendier.
“We already heard about a large 65” rolling display from LG. So you just roll it up like a map,” Turrentine says.
There’s a focus on health tech from babies to seniors.
“We’re seeing more and more companies dive into personal health as the population ages.”
Hip Air are like airbags for your hips. An accelerometer and gyroscope in the belt detect when you’re falling and trigger the CO2 canister.
You don’t have to carry this carry-on luggage. When paired with a high tech wristband, it follows you using sensors and cameras.
While CES showcases futuristic tech, conference organizers are being criticized for being behind in terms of diversity.
Originally, the keynote line-up was all male, prompting a backlash online.
“it comes at a time when there’s been a lot of attention on the lack of women representation of women in industry, not just the tech industry. They have women on panels, but there are more opportunities to show that women are a force in tech,” says Connie Guglielmo editor-in-chief for CNET News.
A sign of the times...that the future is now.