We're not talking "Terminator" (we hope), but we are talking connected everything from toasters to trains, all enabled by the big push for faster, stronger 5G wireless networks.
The Yoga 710 is portable and productive, and it can rotate 360 degrees on its hinge. Not bad for an affordable small laptop.
Starting at $199, this tablet shows that Android has arrived in the corporate world. The Tab3 10 for Business is built to take a full day at the office, with sturdy construction and the enhanced security and manageability of Android for Work.
It's a basic Windows tablet, but the detachable keyboard lets you be productive at will.
Android Marshmallow's support for multiple user accounts lets Lenovo set up a kids mode with parental controls. You can monitor what children do and where they go on a tablet, and for how long.
The Lenovo Flex 4's 14-inch and 15-inch versions will both offer high-end options on everything from processors to connectivity. Battery life promises to be good, too,
HP thinks its Elite x3 Windows phone can escape doom by focusing on corporate customers. It's a reasonable plan facing incredible odds.
Denver Bronco cornerback Aqib Talib used the Surface Pro's handwriting tools to help celebrate his team's victory, a nice comeback for the Surfacegate-plagued device.
As Ford triples its autonomous research fleet, it's also getting new toys, including a LiDAR small enough to build into a sideview mirror. That moves LiDAR from geeky experiment to something any car could use.
Google and Apple's products are rivals to SYNC 3, but Ford still went to the effort to make it seamless to use them with other SYNC features.
For everyone who can't afford a Tesla Model S, the Chevy Bolt offers nearly as much range for about $30,000, plus other future-y features that anyone could like.
The two EVs, one a near-final prototype and the other a near-utopian concept, show Volkswagen's focusing at least some of its attention on the future.
There's something about the Arcimoto SRK's handlebar throttle that makes me smile even if this EV has no "vroom."
But if Faraday Future does succeed in jump-starting EV innovation, that's probably okay with Elon Musk.
The ThinkPad X1 tablet could have copied the Surface Pro 4 and called it a day, but instead it built in more versatility.