You’d be forgiven if you didn’t pay much attention to CES this week. There’s been quite a lot going on outside the world of consumer tech, and the virtual event wasn’t nearly as splashy as the Las Vegas extravaganzas of years past. Still, there were a bunch of gadgets on display this year, and we pored over all of them to find the most important devices and trends, from rollable screens to cleaning tech to X-Men arcade games.
This week on Gadget Lab, WIRED digital director Brian Barrett joins us to talk about the good, the bad, and the just plain weird of CES 2021.
Find our picks for the best of CES here or watch the video here. Read more about rollable phone screens here. Read more about all the clean tech at CES here. Follow all of our CES coverage here.
Brian recommends Athletic Brewing non-alcoholic beer. Mike recommends the Instagram account Siblings or Dating? Lauren recommends journalist Sachi Cunningham’s Instagram account, seasachi, for photos and videos of surfers on giant waves.
Brian Barrett can be found on Twitter @brbarrett. Lauren Goode is @LaurenGoode. Michael Calore is @snackfight. Bling the main hotline at @GadgetLab. The show is produced by Boone Ashworth (@booneashworth). Our theme music is by Solar Keys.
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