GRAPHIC: Companies new to this year's CES gadget show include firms that have been around for generations."
2. Various of John Deere's self-driving tractor
3. SOUNDBITE (English) John Stone, John Deere:
"This is our first year having a booth and being an exhibitor at CES. And now why are we here? We're here because we're a tech company, we're a 181-year-old tech company. We've got a great story to tell and every technology that's at CES 2019 that really matters, like artificial intelligence and machine learning, like the massive internet of things, like self-driving vehicles we've been investing in these products for a long time. We've got a great story to tell. We haven't told the story too well in the past and that's what we're here to do"
4. Various of John Deere's self-driving tractor
5. Procter & Gamble booth at CES 2019
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Phil Duncan, Procter & Gamble:
"We're proud that P&G is a 181-year-old innovator. So of course we've got a long history of being a wonderful innovation company bringing new technologies and breakthrough ideas to consumers for a long time. We are a bit of a newbie here at CES but as a first-time exhibitor quite proud as we demonstrated how to bring great technology and integrate it into consumers lives every day."
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8. SOUNDBITE (English) Thomas Rabe, research fellow, Procter & Gamble:
"I am the inventor of Opte, the world's first beauty device that actually scans the skin, instantaneously identifies where you have hyper pigmentation and uses a chip printer to actually precisely remove the signs of that imperfection instantaneously."
9. Close of Rabe demonstrating Opte
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10 . Various of Harley Davidson's LiveWire electric motorcycle
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Marc McAllister,Harley Davidson:
"We're very much a motorcycle business and being part of the Consumer Electronics Show isn't, it hasn't really lined up with our portfolio until now. Because now we are in the electronic consumer electronic business with Harley-Davidson Livewire."
12. Various of Harley Davidson's LiveWire electric motorcycle
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Marc McAllister, Harley Davidson:
"This is the first in our portfolio. We will be electrifying motorcycling"
The companies founded by blacksmith John Deere and candle-and-soap-making duo Procter & Gamble may not be the hip purveyors of new technology they were in 1837.
But they're first-time exhibitors at this year's CES gadget show, along with other unlikely newcomers such as missile-maker Raytheon, outdoorsy retailer The North Face and the 115-year-old motorcycling icon Harley-Davidson.
The four-day consumer-electronics show opened Tuesday with some 4,500 companies exhibiting products and services and more than 180,000 people expected to attend. It's the place startups and established tech giants alike go to unveil everything from utilitarian apps to splashy devices.
That's one reason Harley-Davidson is using the show to announce the commercial launch of its first electric motorcycle LiveWire. The motorcycle will have a cellular connection, as many cars do these days, so people can keep track of their motorcycle's charge or check where they parked it through an app.
Consumer goods giant P&G, best known for Pampers diapers and Tide detergent, is showcasing heated razors, a toothbrush with artificial intelligence and a wand-like device that scans the skin and releases serum to cover up age spots and other discoloration.
And John Deere has hauled in self-driving tractors and a 20-ton combine harvester aided by artificial intelligence. The combine has cameras with computer-vision technology to track the quality of grain coming into the machine so that its kernel-separating settings can be adjusted automatically. Farmers can monitor it remotely using a smartphone app.