The Consumer Electronics Show officially kicks off Wednesday 6 January and is expected to feature 3,600 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 150,000 attendees. The annual gadget extravaganza is the place for companies large and small to show off new connected devices, ranging from a 360-degree camera to an app which tightens your shoelaces. This years event will see 500 start-up companies – nearly double the number seen last year – who will be exhibiting their latest products.

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The Consumer Electronics Show will run from the 6-9 January and will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Centre in Las Vegas, Nevada.