CES is a slog. It's big, it's loud, and it's often exciting. Here at Windows Central it's becoming an increasingly important show, with many of the big names in Windows showing off their latest wares. Notably absent, though, is Microsoft. In 2017, CES starts earlier than usual — January 5, in fact — but there are plenty of events before it, so we'll be there to bring you all the latest.

Part of the excitement is the varied announcements, from smartphones to virtual reality to televisions, connected washing machines and lots of weird, wonderful robots. The show gets bigger each year, and that means more awesome tech news, devices, products, and services will be coming your way.