The 2013 Consumer Electronics Show is just a week away, and rumors are flying about what products will be unveiled at the show. CES 2013 will likely bring 'smart' appliances, Windows 8 devices, and maybe a weird new TV from Samsung.
Before we dive in to gadgets, it’s worth noting that the show itself may be changing a bit this year. For years, CES has been absolutely huge, devouring a good chunk of Las Vegas as big companies show off their latest and greatest. But last year, Microsoft announced it wouldn’t be attending CES 2013, and other major players like Intel, HP, and Sony will be absent as well. As Matt Burns at TechCrunch points out, that means Lenovo and Samsung will be the biggest companies in attendance -- which leaves plenty of room for smaller startups to demonstrate their products.