Future Tech Now: A Video Tour

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Future Tech Now: A Video Tour
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Each passing year brings us that much closer to robot kittens and hover cars. Will this be the year you can fly your Chevy to the pet mechanic? Probably not, but here are 16 exciting products that will make 2013 feel like the future.

Welcome to the Future
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Welcome to the Future

We've rounded up gadgets that represent some of the most exciting, fun, and useful technologies you'll see in 2013. To find them, eHow Tech editor Dave Johnson combed the show floor at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. Watch Dave welcome you to the show floor.

Watch "Welcome to the Future"

StickNFind
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StickNFind

Tired of losing your keys, TV remote, or puppy? StickNFind is a coin-sized gadget that you affix to stuff you never want to lose and can track via your smartphone.

Watch a video about StickNFind

Archos TV Connect
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Archos TV Connect

Cutting cable out of your budget? Archos TV Connect is an Android set-top box that puts a vast array of video, music, games, and even video teleconferencing on your television screen.

Watch a video about Archos TV Connect

Liquipel
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Liquipel

Never fear dropping your phone in water again: Liquipel is an invisible treatment that renders your phone utterly impervious to liquids.

Watch a video about Liquipel

Horizon Fuel Cells
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Horizon Fuel Cells

They say hydrogen fuel cells might be the power source of the future. The future is now: Charge your phone and other portable electronics via clean, safe, reusable hydrogen fuel cells.

Watch a video about Horizon Fuel Cells

Haier Vision Control TV
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Haier Vision Control TV

Control your TV with nothing more than a glance. Check out this cutting-edge eye-control interface for televisions from Haier.

Watch a video about Vision Control TV

Whee Me
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Whee Me

Robots. Is there anything they can't do? Apparently not -- here's a robot that gives back massages. And you can buy it today. Watch the video to see it in action.

Watch a video about Whee Me

Polaroid im1836
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Polaroid im1836

One of the oldest names in photography has a cutting edge camera. Powered by the Android operating system, it can run apps (think about Instagramming your photos directly from the camera) and even play games (Angry Birds when you're done shooting pictures of birds).

Watch a video about the Polaroid im1836

Variable Technologies Node
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Variable Technologies Node

Star Trek's tricorder is here. Node is a tiny gadget bristling with interchangeable sensors. Great for DIYers looking to design their own high tech gadgets, and also handy around the house.

Watch a video about the Node

Modular Robots Cubelets
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Modular Robots Cubelets

What do you get when you combine high-tech Lego-like blocks that each perform a unique function? Tons of robotic fun for kids of all ages. Watch the video to see how Cubelets can be turned into robots with no programming necessary.

Watch a video about Cubelets

iSmartAlarm
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iSmartAlarm

Home security systems are great, but the monthly monitoring fees get expensive. iSmartAlarm is a cutting edge alarm system that keeps you informed via your smartphone, which allows you to skip all those monthly monitoring fees.

Watch a video about iSmartAlarm

Dream Cheeky iLaunch and iStrike
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Dream Cheeky iLaunch and iStrike

Fun in the office! Fire foam darts across the room and fly a helicopter that drops a ping pong ball payload -- all from your smartphone.

Watch a video about iLaunch and iStrike

Combat Creatures
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Combat Creatures

Remote controlled robots. That fight. What else is there to say? This could well be the most perfect toy for any kid. Or grownup.

Watch a video about Combat Creatures

Ion All-Star Guitar
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Ion All-Star Guitar

It's time for guitars to go high tech, right? Add your iPad to the All-Star Guitar controller for guitar lessons the 21st century way.

Watch a video about the Ion All-Star Guitar

Neurosky Necomimi
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Neurosky Necomimi

Literally, "cat ears," in Japanese, Necomimi is a brainwave-controlled set of kitty ears that telegraph your thought patterns for all the world to see.

Watch a video about the Neurosky Necomimi

Puzzlebox Orbit
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Puzzlebox Orbit

Want to do more with your brain power? Then check out the Puzzlebox Orbit, a helicopter that you fly with the power of your mind.

Watch a video about the Puzzlebox Orbit

Archos Gamepad
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Archos Gamepad

What do you get when you combine an Android tablet with gamepad controls? One of the most fun and innovative tablets on the market.

Watch a video about the Archos Gamepad

Evado Filip
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Evado Filip

Have you ever longed for a Dick Tracy-style wristwatch that could keep you in contact with your kid? Dream no more -- the Filip looks unassuming, but lets your child send his or her location to four emergency contacts with the press of a button.

Watch a video about the Evado Filip

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