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Jan 10 (Reuters) - The world's largest technology companies are showcasing a new generation of "smart" gadgets at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Some are controlled by voice and gestures, some let you dictate emails or check real-time gas prices, and others incorporate innovations in cars.

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PREVIEW > Cars, homes to smarten up at Vegas tech extravaganza (Editing by Richard Chang)