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See the Coolest Gadgets From the Consumer Electronics Show

More than 170,000 people attend the trade show each year to see what the future holds.

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Every year, technology exhibitors and journalists— mostly men — meet at the Consumer Electronics Show to check out the new technology different companies have to offer. Some people questioned if the technology displayed was actually needed, or if it was just for show. The Guardian writes that the show seemed “less about real innovation breakthroughs solving unmet needs and more about incrementally improved nice-to-haves for the 1%.” CES has also been widely criticized for its lack of diversity, since it has not had a female keynote speaker for two years in a row and the technology sector has been in hot water for sexual misconduct allegations.

Despite the issues facing CES, more than 170,000 people attend, and some of the technology at the trade show is worth taking a glance at. Check out some of the images below to learn more about what technology you should keep on your radar this year.

Channel Manager Anton Bosneaga of Artec 3D demonstrates the Artec Leo handheld smart professional 3D scanner during CES 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 9, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world’s largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs through January 12 and features about 3,900 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 170,000 attendees. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
A 3D print out of U.S. President Donald Trump sits in a 3D printer during CES 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 9, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world’s largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs through January 12 and features about 3,900 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 170,000 attendees. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
The Mito underwater robot by Navatics is demonstrated in a tank of water during CES 2018 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center on January 9, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The USD 1,500 robot can be used for pool inspection or oceanic observation. It has a 130-foot depth rating and can travel at seven feet per second. Its active stabilization control algorithm allows the pilot to hover or make minute adjustments in position underwater. It features interchangeable batteries that last up to two hours, 4K video recording and 1080p HD live streaming. It also shoots eight-megapixel still images and has two 10-watt LED lights. CES, the world’s largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs through January 12 and features about 3,900 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 170,000 attendees. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Attendees examine a 5G immersion display at the Intel booth during CES 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 9, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world’s largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs through January 12 and features about 3,900 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 170,000 attendees. (David Becker/Getty Images)
Rapper Iggy Azalea performs at a Monster Inc. CES party at Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace on January 9, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada.(Brandon Magnus/ENT/Getty Images)
Mercedes Smart Vision EQ concept vehicle is on display during CES 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 9, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world’s largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs through January 12 and features about 3,900 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 170,000 attendees. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
An attendee examines LG’s Nano Cell display at the LG booth during CES 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 9, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world’s largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs through January 12 and features about 3,900 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 170,000 attendees. (David Becker/Getty Images)
An attendee walks through LG’s televison display at the LG booth during CES 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 9, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world’s largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs through January 12 and features about 3,900 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 170,000 attendees. (David Becker/Getty Images)
Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands wears a virtual reality controller glove during the official opening of the Holland Startup Pavillion in the Sands convention hall during CES 2018 in Las Vegas on January 9, 2018. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Honda 3E-A18 (L) and 3-C18 concept robots are shown at CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 9, 2018. (DAVID MCNEW/AFP/Getty Images)
Sony president and CEO Kazuo Hirai present the newest generation of the Aibo robot during a Sony press event on the eve of CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 8, 2018. (DAVID MCNEW/AFP/Getty Images)
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