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Geek heaven in Las Vegas

The future is now and it's in Las Vegas. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is underway and as expected the technologies are dazzling visitors.

This year some of the latest and greatest inventions are in television, wearable devices, self-driving cars and connected homes.

The smartwatch continues to evolve and, of course, Google Glass has techies excited for its release later this year.

Health, which is a big focus at CES, is getting a lot of play because of the public's interest in fitness, according to one tech expert.

"There are a lot of companies making fitness wearables and those will probably have the largest most immediate impact on the public," said Michael Gorman, senior editor at Engadget.

A bartender serves drinks at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center before the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas.Joe Klamar | AFP | Getty Images

And the "Internet of Things" is a buzz-worthy term in the tech world. One can expect plenty of devices to impact households just like on "The Jetsons" TV cartoon series. There will be smart devices, including home appliances, light bulbs, doorknobs and more with Wi-Fi connectivity.

"I'm looking forward to the time when you walk into the house, your house knows that you're home and it just kind of does everything that you like to do, like if you go out for a run in the morning and come back it's already got your coffee brewing, maybe it turns up the thermostat to your preferred temperature," said Gorman.

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Don't expect to go buy those devices today though.

"The future I was talking about is not going to be here anytime soon but we are getting a lot more of these appliances that have Wi-Fi in them and once they have wireless connectivity the possibilities really open up," Gorman said.

—By CNBC's Christina Medici Scolaro.


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