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Throwback CES: Celebrating 50 Years of Innovation


Sara Rice, Social Media Intern, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)
The very first CES was held 50 years ago this week in New York City. Since then, CES has evolved to become the gathering place for innovators, entrepreneurs and the latest technologies across all industries.

CES has showcased an estimated 700,000 products since its start in 1967. These include world-changing innovations such as the VCR (1970), the DVD (1996), digital radio (2000) and Blu-ray recording standards (released in 2002), as well as more recent technologies — such as consumer 3D printers, AR/VR, artificial intelligence, smartphones, tablets, self-driving vehicles, 5G wireless, the Internet of Things, drones and 4K Ultra HD Television.

In 1967, 17,500 attendees came to see 117 exhibitors with products like radios and black and white TVs. To celebrate this anniversary, see photos from the first CES show floor.
 
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