The gadgets get center stage at the International CES but in reality their usefulness is significantly dependent on their connectivity to the rest of the world. And so the topic of the afternoon day one keynote at CES is related to connecting those devices. Lowell C. McAdam, chairman and chief executive officer of Verizon Communications, will be sharing his vision of the future of connected devices and we'll be there to give you our first hand impressions in real time.

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