Twenty-four-karat gold hamburgers, macaroni and Cheetos popsicles and tortilla hot dogs aren’t the only eye-popping inventions to hit the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) this year.

Technology and innovation have been a vital part of The Ex since it began, way back in 1879. In the early days, there was a focus on advancements in agriculture, but other technologies, including the phonograph, telephone, television and synthetic fabrics entered the mix over the years, making The Ex a place to see the newest innovations even before they hit the marketplace.

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