What’s hot at the monster CeBit show?

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The coolest tech

It bills itself as the world's largest technology fair. The CeBit 2016 show which runs this week in Hanover, Germany indeed is large and most of the major players make an appearance there. Here we take a look at some of the coolest technologies being shown at the show.

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Hot Pepper

Softbank’s humanoid robot Pepper at the IBM exhibition. Pepper uses intelligence from IBM’s Watson to learn and perform a variety of functions.

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The Internet

A visualization of the Internet at the Telekom exhibition.

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Big bot

NOX the BIG robot.

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Drone code

An employee of Aibot shows a Multicopter X6, which can scan barcodes.

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Altered universe

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann look at head-mounted display units at the Brother International exhibition.

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Big Gig

Vodafone Germany plans to roll out a gigabit network to many of its customers in the coming years, it said at Cebit 2016 in Hanover, Germany

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The cloud

Deutsche Telekom turned on its Open Telekom Cloud service at the Cebit trade show.

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Digiwell managing director Patrick Kramer shows the syringe his company will use to implant NFC chips into visitors at Cebit.

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Ouch still

Digiwell's NFC implant alongside the syringe used to inject it and a one-euro coin for scale.

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Hand reader

Digiwell managing director Patrick Kramer reads his business card from an NFC chip implanted in his left hand, at the Cebit show.

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3D has it

On its stand at the Cebit trade show in Hanover, Germany in March 2016 Hewlett Packard Enterprise built The Avatar Platform, which can create articulated, animatable models from a 3D scan of a person.

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HP’s Avatar Platform can be used as a virtual changing room for online clothing sales.

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Pollution protection

A model wears an outfit designed to protect the wearer from polluted air.

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Your muscles or ours

A model presents Antelope.club muscle-activating wearables.

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A display of hexadecimal code

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Fast fashion

A model wears an outfit created with a 3D printing pen.

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Cool 3D

A 3D printer makes a model of Brandenburg Gate at the exhibition stand of iGo3D.

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Doodle pen

An employee of iGo3D shows goggles created with a 3Doodler printing pen.