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Preview of All Electronics Previews Goes into New Territory

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It's a preview of the event that gives us the mother of all previews of what the tech world has in store for us within about the next year or so. 

CES Unveiled New York is a tease for the giant Consumer Electronics Show held the first week of each year in Las Vegas. 

Big categories this year will include those you might expect: TVs, wearables, lots of fitness, but perhaps the most anticipated trend each year -- the trends no one could've predicted, technology reaching into devices you might not expect it to -- like electrical outlets. 

One of those is a Brio outlet.

"It's an anti-shock outlet which would save thousands of lives across the US and the world. First it knows when something is appropriately plugged into the device, secondly then it recognizes if something needs power, it can differentiate between a finger and an appliance," said Jocelyn Painter, of Brio.

The Tellspec Food Sensor meantime is a mini-spectrometer that'll help you differentiate between food that claims to be healthy and food that actually is.  

"We throw light at the particles of the food and we read the wavelength and the number of photons and this gives us the unique fingerprint of the food, from calories, carbohydrates, proteins, fats, as well as ingredients," said Isabel Hoffmann, of Tellspec.

Even rubber duckies, real rubber duckies that you stick in the water are becoming e-rubber duckies.

"He's designed to interact with children.  Helps them go to sleep, help them learn how to read, help them learn how to count, help them wake up in the morning, and help them learn different tasks during the day like make their bed, clean their room, that sort of thing," said Don Inmon, of Pi Lab, the creators of the e-rubber ducky.

Temperature sensors on the bottom can also warn you when the bath water is too hot or even serve as a thermometer to take the temperature off a baby's forehead. ClientIP:,, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP