The recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was dominated by two things - wearable technology and AI assisted gadgets. From toothbrushes telling us how to polish our teeth, to smart beds suggesting how to sleep, to video games that adapt to our style of play this year saw AI come of age from a consumer perspective.
2012 was the year of the smartphone (there are one billion in use and half of the UK population owns one). And now that the world has woken up to the joy of apps, it's inevitable that 2013 will be the year of the tablet. Once again, Apple must be credited for kick-starting the market with the iPad but there are plenty of desirable rivals that can undercut its price.