The 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show kicked off at the Las Vegas Convention Center today featuring more than 3, 200 exhibitors touting the latest technological creations across 15 categories.
From wearable tech to intelligent toothbrushes to sharper-than-life HD screens, we scoured this year’s big reveals for the most creative gadgets and innovations to look out for on the trade-show floor:
3D TVs: out. 4K TVs: very, very in. These Ultra HD televisions made an appearance at last year’s trade show, but manufacturers like Samsung, Sony and LG have made big strides in their high-res displays over the past year, upping quality as prices for the consumer continue to decrease. Size-wise, Vizio might be leading the pack with its 120-inch Reference Series Ultra HD LED Smart TV, clocking in at 6 feet high, nearly 9 feet wide and weighing more than 100 pounds.
This morning, Samsung introduced its innovative 105-inch curved Ultra HD display and announced plans to release smaller, more living room-friendly models, as well. The curved display features four times the resolution of HDTVs and is designed to mimic the feel of 3D IMAX screens — minus the pesky glasses.
But what to watch on these flatscreen behemoths? Netflix is expected to launch a streaming in 4K feature any day now, so get ready to get up close and personal with the next season of “House of Cards.”
Ever wish your refrigerator could tell you what to cook for dinner? Turns out we’re not too far from that. LG’s new Home Chat smart platform allows users to control their LG home appliances, including refrigerators, vacuums and washing machines via text and voice commands. You can even ask your fridge what groceries its out of — in person at home and through text while at the supermarket — ensuring that you’ll never forget to buy milk again.
Other cool household gadgets include the Belkin Crock-Pot WeMo Smart Slow Cooker, which can be controlled remotely via smartphone and hits shelves in March, and the Kolibree Internet-connected toothbrush, which helps track your brushing habits over time through a smartphone app for maximized minty freshness.
Apple Computer Inc.'s plan to move to Intel Corp.'s processors appears to be coming togetherNew Intel platforms are just around the corner, while Apple's Mac OS X for Intel processor machines has been brought up to speed, according to developers.
Apple has even moved to trademark Rosetta, the company's software solution for running existing PowerPC-based applications on Intel-based Macs, according to an application filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Thus, with all of the components it needs to offer the machines apparently at its fingertips, the Cupertino, Calif
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