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CES latest: Drones, wearables and...a Walkman?

The first day of the the International Consumer Electronic Show kicked off Tuesday and there was plenty to talk about.

But some of the headline-stealers included drones, wearable tech and the Walkman. Yes, the Walkman.

The drones are coming

Developer Christoph Kohstall shows the Intel Nixie wearable drone camera.
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Developer Christoph Kohstall shows the Intel Nixie wearable drone camera.

Drones are getting cooler – and a little more creepy.

At a keynote event Tuesday afternoon, Intel's chief executive Brian Krzanich unveiled Nixie, a wristband that transforms into a selfie-snapping flying camera drone.

Krzanich also showed off the company's RealSense technology that enables autonomous flying drones to navigate around obstacles. For example, if you were walking towards the drone or tried to grab it, it would move out of the way avoiding contact. While the tech is definitely impressive, it's also starting to feel like the drones may be getting a little too smart. Read more here or check out the press conference video.

A chip to turn anything into a wearable

Intel didn't just show off drones.

The company also unveiled Curie -- a button-size system-on-a-chip that includes a processor and sensors, which enables it to track activity.

This computer on a chip will make it easier for manufacturers to design and make low-power wearables. And because of its small size it can be integrated into a lot of different products including smart jewelry pieces like rings or even connected buttons.

Read more about the computer on a chip and what it means in CNBC's story.

Wearables get normal

Speaking of wearables, there's a ton of them at CES this year and a lot of the devices are beginning to look a lot less techy and much more stylish.

Check out our list of three wearables you will actually want to wear in 2015.

The Walkman is back

Sony is bringing back the Walkman brand (Note: Millennials, this was before our time. See explanation here).

But this device won't use cassettes, instead it will be all about playing different music file formats.

The Walkman's return though won't come cheap. The device is priced at about $1,200.

Read more about the Walkman's comeback here.