CES is a slog. It's big, it's loud, and it's often exciting. Apple's never there (why would they bother?), but it's still an important tech show with huge announcements across the tech industry. In 2017, CES starts earlier than usual — January 5, in fact — but there are days of events and announcements beforehand.

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There's a huge variety of exciting things happening, from smartphones to virtual reality to televisions, connected washing machines and lots of weird, wonderful robots. The show gets bigger each year, and that means more awesome tech news, devices, products, and services will be coming your way!