The best gadgets we saw at CES 2018

Another CES is in the books. The country’s biggest consumer electronics show featured some 3,900 exhibitors spread out over 2.75 million square feet, making it the largest floor in the show’s history, according to the CTA.

Our bodies and brains are exhausted from all the new gadgets, but before we cast off the show for good, let’s take a look at some of the best things we saw at this year’s event. We’ve asked our staff to handpick an item or two that really stood out in the halls of the Sands and the flickering lights of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Here are a few of our favorites.

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Mozilla Tests Firefox ‘Tab Warming’

Mozilla Tests Firefox ‘Tab Warming’
Published on January 15, 2018 at 09:45PM
Catalin Cimpanu, reporting for BleepingComputer: Mozilla is currently testing a new feature called “Tab Warming” that engineers hope will improve the tab switching process. According to a description of the feature, Tab Warming will watch the user’s mouse cursor and start “painting” content inside a tab whenever the user hovers his mouse over one. Firefox will do this on the assumption the user wants to click and switch to view that tab and will want to keep a pre-rendered tab on hand if this occurs. “Those precious milliseconds are used to do the rendering and uploading, so that when the click event finally comes, the [tab] is ready and waiting for you,” said Mike Conley, one of the Firefox engineers who worked on this feature.

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