🍪 CES gets weirder than ever
Top of the mornin’ to ya, friends. Before you forget, it’s a three day weekend this week - MLK day is next Monday. Ain’t that like finding spare cash in your pocket?
Now let’s get to the good stuff.
In the oven this week:
🤖 All the weirdest inventions from CES
💬 Poll of the week: which geeky gadgets would you actually use?
🍪 Cookie crumbs: bite sized headlines
🍫 Chocolate chips: 5 sweet treats for founders
😂 Snickerdoodles: memes for that long weekend
CES IS WEIRDER THAN EVER
Where in the world can you find a light up car, AI pet fitness tracking collar, and robots making boba all in the same room?
‘Cause that’s where CES happened this week.
What's CES, you ask?
It’s an annual trade show for the gadget geeks. Tech manufacturers, investors, developers, and everyone else up and down the supply chain go to this thing.
Every company gets a booth in this giant convention center. Think of it like your 6th grade science fair - a giant hodgepodge of the best and worst ideas ever.
Did we go so you don’t have to? You betcha.
Here’s our highlight of the top 10 best/weirdest things:
It’s similar to walking on a moving walkway at the airport. You can even get up to 7 mph with this thing… just fast enough to avoid getting beat up for being that nerd wearing fake rollerblades:
They call it "digital camouflage" 🤔
The real question is ... why???
It blows. Like, literally blows purified air into your face (and no, it doesn’t prevent you from catching COVID):
The company promises these plants aren’t easy to kill:
It sits on the inside front of your toilet, collects and analyzes the urine, and sends the results to your phone. Urine luck, because the hardware itself actually looks pretty slick:
Now you can finally have a friend feed you things to say on that awkward first date.
Ahh, what can't civilization do at the forefront of technology?
POLL OF THE WEEK
POLL: WHICH GEEKY CES GADGETS WOULD YOU USE?
Alright, you've seen it all.
Now sound off - which of the more bizarre inventions would you actually use?
Take your vote 👇🏽
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