TECH BYTE: Tech of the Future on Display at CES


LAS VEGAS, Nev. (WDEF) — The Consumer Electronics Show may be over, but it’s shown us we have lots of cool tech products to look forward to in the near future.

From transportation to robots – exciting things are ahead in the tech world, and CES 2020 is giving us a preview.

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Hyundai is showing off its version of a flying taxi, which it’s calling a Personal Air Vehicle.

The car company is teaming up with Uber to make it happen.

The electric PAV will use the airspace instead of the road, helping out with traffic congestion.

It can even go up to 180 miles per hour!

Mercedes-Benz is revealing its Vision AVTR, inspired by the movie, Avatar.

This car can drive autonomously, but it looks just as fun driving it yourself.

It’s all electric, with a recyclable battery, and doesn’t have a steering wheel.

How do you get around then? You just put your hand in the control center.

Want some extra help around the house – in particular, the kitchen and bathroom? There are some new robots that can help.

Samsung’s Bot Chef can help you make variety of things – from coffee to tofu.

This sous chef’s arms hang down from a kitchen counter to put ingredients into a pan for you.

If you’re a Star Wars fan, you’ll love another robot from Samsung that’s similar to one of its newer droid characters, BB-8.

Ballie is a yellow rolling ball that can listen to your commands – like waking you up, turning on your appliances, and even playing with your pet.

Charmin has a more unusual RollBot that can bring you a new roll of toilet paper if needed.

Its “Smellsense” device can also warn you on your smartphone if your bathroom smells not-so-nice.

There are so many more cool tech products that we just don’t have time to talk about.

Many of them, you never knew you needed!

Head over to to check them all out.

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You can watch Emily Cassulo weeknights on News 12 Now at 6 and Prime News at 7 with John Mercer. Emily also does stories on different tech products and issues for Tech Byte, which airs Mondays on News 12 Now. She joined the WDEF news team in September 2016 from News 12’s sister station in Columbus, Mississippi, where she worked as an anchor, producer and reporter. Emily is no stranger to the Volunteer State. Before moving to Mississippi, she worked at WBBJ-TV, covering crime and severe weather throughout West Tennessee. She loves living in Chattanooga, and exploring what the Scenic City has to offer. Emily is a Florida native, graduating from the University of Central Florida with a degree in broadcast journalism and minor in political science. While in college, Emily worked part-time as a reporter/web producer at News/Talk 96.5 WDBO. She broke her first news story there, which made national headlines, and covered the 2010 Central Florida congressional elections and the high-profile Casey Anthony trial. When she’s not busy reporting, Emily enjoys shopping, reading, playing the piano, and spending time with family and friends. Feel free to e-mail her at if you have any story ideas or just want to say ‘Hi.’