The Consumer Electronics Show opens in Las Vegas later today showcasing new technologies in areas as diverse as cars and gaming, smart phones and wearable technology.
The conference website says it is expecting more than 150,000 people to attend from more than 150 countries.
The four-day show is not open to the public and often provides a first glimpse of new products and emerging trends in technology.
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TV favourite Cilla Black, who has died aged 72, gave viewers a "lorra, lorra laughs" during her long career.
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Blind Date and Surprise Surprise star Cilla Black,72, has died, according to reports.