CES 2020 Preview with Andrea Smith

Jan 06, 2020

The Consumer Electronics Show is the tech industry’s annual showcase of the best technology and innovations expected in the year ahead. Giving us an exclusive preview before the show starts is tech expert, Andrea Smith.

Galaxy Book Flex α

For consumers, the coolest devices are new laptops, like the Galaxy Book Flex α from Samsung.  With a QLED display and aluminum body, it’s a great example of the sleek, durable and user-friendly laptops made for productivity and entertainment.  It’s a 2-in-1 form factor in a thin, light design that works with the Active Pen for drawing capabilities.  It also has nearly 17 hours of battery life and fast charging support.  Look for launch announcements in the first half of 2020.


As expected, we are seeing more connected devices – everything from coffee makers to sound systems, but their convenience sometimes makes us overlook  potential risks.   McAfee, the cybersecurity company, urges people to be aware of the security risks associated with having connected devices in the home, while offering some simple steps to protect your devices.  Start with strong passwords, or using an online password management tool, and be stringent when it comes to sharing logins. While it can be tempting to share passwords to streaming services and social media, your personal login should remain personal. Always use two-factor authentication and make sure to update device firmware for any security patches. These tips will help reduce the risk of being compromised.


Each year the show floor space for the healthcare industry gets bigger, as companies like Tivic Health are using technology to make products that improve our daily lives. If you’re one of the 50 million Americans suffering from allergies, the ClearUP Sinus Pain Relief device was recently named to TIME’s 2019 Best Inventions list and for good reason!  It relieves sinus pain without drugs or any side effects. Instead, it uses low-level electrical stimulation to clear up sinus pain due to allergies. This product is FDA-cleared, clinically proven with three out of four people experiencing sinus pain relief, and is available without a prescription.  One treatment takes just five minutes and lasts up to 6 hours. ClearUP is available at Amazon, BestBuy.com and select Best Buy retail stores, Walgreens.com and https://tivichealth.com. MSRP $149.