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Boozy Bots, DNA Nutrition & Fridge With Garden: Why Tech At CES 2020 Is Grabbing Eyeballs

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Tech That Makes Life Easier
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Tech That Makes Life Easier

CES 2020 is under way in Las Vegas and has been grabbing a lot of attention, thanks to the innovative pieces of tech that have been introduced at the megaevent. From an AI human bot, 8K TV to rolling robots and flying cars, CES has become a hotbed of tech innovation.

However, amongst all the technology that has been featured at the event, there’s only a select few that makes our lives easier. We have compiled a list of all the nifty gadgets introduced at CES that may be small and compact, yet make a huge contribution towards making our lives convenient.

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Boozy Bots: Cosmos On Demand
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Boozy Bots: Cosmos On Demand

Every now and then, we wish there was a machine that could make Cosmos and our favourite cocktails at the press of a button, much like coffee-dispensing machines. Thanks to the innovators at CES 2020, these machines have now become a reality.

They're like coffee dispensers, but for booze. Drop in a pod filled with ingredients, slide in a glass, and less than a minute later, you'll have a martini or a Moscow mule.

Drinkworks by Keurig sells for $299 and can churn out delicious cocktails Cosmopolitan, fizzy drinks and vodka sodas.

Another robotic bartender, the $350 Bartesian, sells pods for $2.50 each, but they don't have alcohol. Instead, you fill canisters with whisky, vodka, gin and tequila.

So, if you too are a lazy soul who doesn’t like to put in the work required to make a cocktail, you can simply go for these pods. They sit on the kitchen counter or bar comfortably and churn out cocktails at the press of a button.

(With inputs from AP)

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A Fridge With Gardens
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A Fridge With Gardens

The good folks at LG understand the importance of having your leafy greens. So, they have now come up with a fridge that not just keeps them fresh but helps you grow them too.

Just when we thought indoor gardening was no longer a fad, the folks at LG have now decided to change the trend. According to LG’s website, their advanced gardening system is capable of holding up to 24 all-in-one seed packages, enough for a family of four to enjoy the healthful benefits and culinary delights of a wide range of home-grown edibles.

A key component of the automated gardening solution is LG’s non-circulating water supply technology, which evenly distributes the exact amount of water that plant packages require. This core technology prevents algae growth and inhibits unpleasant odors for a clean and hygienic environment where safe, natural herbs and leafy vegetables can grow.

So now, you can grow and keep green vegetables fresh in LG’s fridge. Happy gardening!

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Wristband For Healthy Diet Choices
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Wristband For Healthy Diet Choices

The struggle of being on a diet is real. It is not just the temptation to have unhealthy food items that makes it difficult, but the inability to decide what is healthy and what is not that makes it a tough task to accomplish.

The folks at DnaNudge collect your DNA through a cheek swab and send data related to nutrition to a wristband.

Have a genetic predisposition to high blood pressure? Maybe the wristband will tell you to stay away from salty snacks. You scan the barcode on a product, and the wristband turns red or green to indicate whether it may be good for you.

Isn’t it a lifesaving feature? If you too have difficulty deciding what is healthy for you, go for DnaNudge.

(With inputs from AP)

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Detecting Water Leaks
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Detecting Water Leaks

If you have ever had a water leakage in your home, you are probably familiar with how inconvenient it is to get it fixed. Thanks to the innovators at CES, detecting water leaks has become very easy.

Monitors from Alarm.com and Flo Technologies connect to homes' water lines and track usage. If the systems sense more water than usual is flowing through the pipes, they send an alert through their apps after all, it could just be a long shower. But if something really seems off kilter, the monitors will automatically shut off water.

Flo used CES to launch its newest sensor, a raindrop-shaped device that looks like a smoke alarm and can detect any water or moisture when attached to toilets, washers or other leak-prone areas. Each detector costs $50.

(With inputs from AP)

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Tracking The Elderly
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Tracking The Elderly

Every now and then when we are out of our homes and working, we wonder if the elderly are safe within the confines of our house.

Startups recognize the need to track the elderly and have therefore come up with sensors that can track their movement. Some sensors can determine if the elderly have moved by detecting when the fridge is opened.

“We want to enable loved ones to live on their own,'' said Ryan Herd, founder of Caregiver Smart Solutions.

Caregiver's sensors tracks the elderly through motion detection, though the product can also tell if someone has showered by measuring humidity. Another company, CarePredict, has a wrist-worn device that can detect falls and alert caregivers.

Rest assured, with new tech at CES, we’ll be able to keep our loving grandparents safe.

(With inputs from AP)

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