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TVs that rise out of a credenza. Robot legs that help you walk. A wand that "erases" skin blemishes. A tasty burger with no meat -- and, of course, a smart toilet. We saw all that and more in Las Vegas last week as CES 2019 -- the world's biggest technology show -- took over the city.
CNET spent a full week covering the show from top to bottom, and we asked a few of the dozens of staffers we had on-site to summarize the key trends. Their answers are below -- and they provide an executive summary of what you can expect from the tech world in 2019 and beyond.
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But while it was a good show for Google, it was arguably even better for a company that wasn't officially present in Las Vegas: Apple shocked by throwing open the gates of its walled garden with a slew of new AirPlay and HomeKit partners, and Samsung TVs will even offer an iTunes video app. Samsung, meanwhile, dropped a bomb of its own towards the end of the show: Its eagerly anticipated Galaxy S10 line of phones will be officially unveiled in San Francisco on Feb. 20, likely alongside a Samsung foldable phone, too.
All the while, no one in Las Vegas could stop talking about (and eating) the new version of the Impossible Burger, which debuted at the show. The second iteration of the meatless burger tastes so much like the real thing that it threw CNET's vegetarian Joan Solsman for a loop when she tried the Impossible tartare. "I haven't eaten beef in a decade, and the new fake meat at CES comes close enough to cow to gross me out. That's a compliment, I think," she said. -- John Falcone
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Who won CES 2019: Amazon or Google?
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