If it's Jan, it must be CES time! Of all the products ZDNet editors saw at CES 2024, they picked a TV, a laptop, an AI device, and a tech accessory they most recommend. But wait, there's more - including their pick of the best innovation overall - the Holoconnect Holobox
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Tech companies need to consider fundamental human factors science when developing products. Ignoring human factors science can lead to wasted resources, design failures, and loss of user trust.