CES kicks off Wednesday in Las Vegas

Posted at 7:56 AM, Jan 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-04 10:38:01-05

This week, Las Vegas will be in the spotlight as the global tech show, CES, begins in Sin City. 

Each year, tens of thousands descend on Las Vegas for CES. It's like Disneyland for tech enthusiasts. 

The show kicks off January 6 and runs through January 9—providing us with a glimpse at the upcoming tech trends for the year.

CES organizers say drones will soar at this show—with a record number of exhibitors  showing off the latest tech when it comes to unmanned systems. 

Keynote speakers include big names like General Motors CEO Mary Barra—and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. 

But the big news could come from Ford—Yahoo Autos reported in December that Ford and Google will team up to build self driving cars. The announcement rumored to happen at the show.

Now fun gadgets are always the highlight of the event. One preview: Samsung is showing off three projects from their Creative Lab. 

These ideas from Samsung's employees include a smart belt called WELT that can help people manage their health more discretely, a hand controller for virtual reality devices —and TipTalk, a watch strap that syncs with your smartphone and transmits calls when the wearer touches their ear. 

Another fun tidbit: ABC's Shark Tank will also be hosting an open casting call at the event—hoping to snag some entrepreneurs with big ideas and a solid product.

The casting call is open to exhibitors and the general public.