With the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas now well behind us, smart investors are already thinking about what we may see at next year's show. Rex Moore was able to chat with consumer technology expert Rob Pegoraro about his vision for the future.

Rob says the success or failure of Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows 8 operating system hangs in the balance.

Perhaps the most interesting concept to watch is what Rob calls television's "second digital transition," where your TV will also double as a web media receiver. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) TV, coming soon to a living room near you, is a prime example as the industry starts seeing the web as one more service your television must have, possibly replacing cable or satellite.

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