CES wraps up with futuristic new products from all around the world (but are gadgets now too nosy?)

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The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas came to a close on Friday after four days packed with the latest futuristic solutions for all areas of life.

Relaxation technology was a big theme this year, with companies such as Adilson and Neural Up showing off sleek pods that let you briefly escape the stresses of life, even in crowded environments.

Years - Delivery - Robots - Food - Packages

As with past years, delivery robots designed to transport food and packages were once again a major force at CES, with new bots coming out from both major tech firms and lesser known startups.

Smart beauty and health devices, connected appliances, and futuristic entertainment products as usual dominated the show floors across the convention.

Gadgets - Ones

But, many of the hottest new gadgets are also the nosiest ones.

This week's CES tech show in Las Vegas was a showcase for cameras that livestream the living room, bathroom mirrors that offer beauty tips and gizmos that track the heartbeats of unborn children.

Kind - Data - Users - Photos - Monitor

All will collect some kind of data about their users, whether photos or monitor readings; how well they'll protect it and what exactly they plan do with it are the important and often unanswered questions.

These features can be useful - or at least fun - but they all open the door for companies and their workers to peek into your private life.

Week - Intercept - Ring - Company - Amazon

Just this week, The Intercept reported that Ring, a security-camera company owned by Amazon, gave a variety of employees and executives access to recorded and sometimes live video footage from customers' homes.

Our data-driven age now forces you to weigh the usefulness of a smart mirror against the risk that strangers might be watching you in your bathroom.

Company - Privacy - Mind - Things - Hackers

Even if a company has your privacy in mind, things can go wrong: Hackers can break in and access sensitive data, or your ex...
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