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Even before we trekked out to the desert for the Consumer Electronics Show, we had a good idea that CES would be flush with smart cars, televisions, virtual reality and a bunch of weirdness. We were right! But as always, there were some surprises in store.

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This year's Consumer Electronics show is done and dusted. The booths are being packed up, the toys are going back in their boxes for another year. The most interesting, high-tech and mindblowing gadgets we saw? Drones, cars, and the true debut of virtual reality in the real world.

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The EliteBook Folio is thin. Super thin. Apple MacBook thin. And light. When you're working all day in places other than your office, that can be really convenient, as long as it doesn't get in the way of actually getting that work done. Despite sharing the same Core M processor line with the MacBook, the new HP EliteBook Folio packs a lot more power, including a double complement of USB Type-C.

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Samsung Pay is coming to Australia. Some time this year, we'll see yet another contactless payment system that lets you use your phone to buy groceries or shop in stores. Samsung's attempt, though, seems to be the most versatile and powerful yet for customers, and potentially the most trouble-free for banks to implement.

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Samsung's 2016 range of SUHD TVs will serve as the central hub of a smart home, with integrated Internet of Things wireless hardware that will be able to control smart appliances like lightbulbs, door locks, and security cameras. The TVs themselves are more powerful, too, with brighter panels, quantum dot pixels, and integrated console-grade gaming services like Sony's PlayStation Now.