CES offers convention goers attractions outside convention halls

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When an estimated 200,000 guests arrive for this year's Consumer Electronics Show, they’ll be wowed. They'll also discover much of the activity this year is taking place outside convention halls.

For example, a drone light show presented by Intel will happen nightly above the Las Vegas Strip. Hundreds of aircraft equipped with special lights choreographed and synchronized to the Bellagio Fountains.

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As for what else people hope to see this year: Much of it relates to connectivity and convenience.

"I think you can see the trends, moving toward mobility, whether it's cars, phones, tablets, computing," said convention-goer Dominique Carruba.

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That mobility he mentioned, evident in some fully autonomous Lyft vehicles. The cars are each equipped with cutting edge technology from a company called Aptiv.

The car will shuttle convention goers to and from the strip. An emergency driver will be on standby, but make no mistake, the car itself does all the work.

For tech types and gadget gurus, CES is nirvana; a glimpse into the not-too-distant future brought to you by Las Vegas.

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