Spark | Jan 12, 2014 | 5:49

Tech Trends at CES 2014

Journalist Pete Nowak is at the Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas, and will tell us about the boom in fitness apps and gadgets, and the ways our cars and homes will be more connected.

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