CES 2023 is over, and it was the weirdest one yet

Media attendees taking photos at CES
(Image credit: Consumer Technology Association)

Held every January, CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas offers a global platform for tech and design giants to launch their latest products. It's a great opportunity to take the temperature of the industry, and see which way the wind is blowing. And for 2023, the short version is: well, it's all gone a bit weird. 

Only a few years ago, the most you expected from brands at CES was a new range of laptops, with slightly faster processors, or minor tweaks to an existing smartphone. Now, though, it seems like no everyday product or service is safe from the reach of AI and the web. And the results can be quite perplexing.

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, T3.com and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.