Hot new tech products at Consumer Electronics Show

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PHOENIX -- Each year, the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas gives us a glimpse of the future by unveiling the latest high tech devices. 

That show is underway right now. And on Tuesday's Good Morning Arizona, we got an early look at some of the hottest new gadgets.

Tech guru and journalist Paul Hochman joined us from the floor of the CES to show off what's new.

The CES is the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies and next-generation innovations. It showcases more than 3,500 exhibitors, including manufacturers, developers and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content, and technology delivery.

Hochman says there are two big trends this year: sound and security.

"Everybody wants better sound," he says. "Samsung, which came out with curved TVs last year, has introduced a curved sound bar. It can enhance the sound of flat TVs. Flat TVs have skinny speakers, so they need a sound bar to make it sound better."

Hochman also addressed security and privacy issues that come with advanced technology. He says the new "smart wallet" can help.

"What's different about it is how it works and what it does for you," he says. "On the other side, there's a touch screen. You scan all your credit cards and loyalty cards into it, once. And it's encrypted."

Drones are also a hot topic this year. Amazon and DHL are showing off large versions of the remote-controlled, camera-equipped hovercraft that will drop packages on your doorstep.

Cars are also going high tech. BMW is showing off an automated valet feature: The driver gets out of the car and issues a "park yourself" command through a smart phone or smart watch.

Mercedes-Benz is offering technology that that monitors, predicts and self-corrects a driver's every move.

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