The future of technology is geared to make life easier and parents need all the help they can get. Lucky for us, the latest inventions in consumer technology were on display at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show. Scroll on to see some of our favorite innovations in family tech for this year.

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Octobo

Octobo is not what you would expect a robot to look like. Resembling a stuffed animal, it was designed as a tool to help improve your child’s motor skills using innovative sensory technology. Compatible with tablets up to 8 inches, this cuddly STEM toy uses an accompanying educational app to help screen time become more interactive.

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Julia

Julia may look like a food processor, but it is so much more. Using a Smart Kitchen Hub (a dedicated voice-enabled tablet) this intelligent cooking system offers step by step guides to recipes and even suggests meals. With Julia, you have the ability to weigh, chop, knead, mix, cook and steam all in the same device.

photo: Pressure Games

Countdown by Pressure Games

Countdown is a handheld, screen-light gaming platform designed to get kids and families actively gaming together -- around the table, around the backyard and on the go.

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Hot Wheels id

Hot Wheels id blends traditional Hot Wheels play with a digitally connected racing system. Players can download the free app, scan Hot Wheels id vehicles and conquer countless thrilling challenges to win in-game rewards.

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Blinks by Move38

Blinks by Move38 is the world's 1st smart tabletop game system. Blinks combines the immersive qualities of digital gaming with the hands-on, face-to-face family fun of tabletop games. 

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Star Wars D-O Interactive Droid

The Star Wars D-O Interactive Droid by Hasbro lets kids and fans display and play with a droid inspired by the little roller droid from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. 

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St. Noire

Take family game night to the next level when you play this Alexa-powered murder mystery board game. St. Noire features multiple storylines and endings, immersive sound design and cinematic voice performances.

—Jennifer Swartvagher

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