The latest technologies are unveiled when the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) continues in Las Vegas on Day 2, Wednesday, January 8. Brett Larson, Emmy Award winning technology and trends reporter, gives a glimpse of this year’s line-up of electronics, gizmos and gadgets.

BACKGROUND: The first CES took place in New York City in June of 1967. Since then, thousands of products have been announced at the yearly show, including many that have transformed consumers lives: such as the Videocassette Recorder (VCR), 1970; Compact Disc Player, 1981; High Definition Television (HDTV), 1998; 3D HDTV, 2009; Ultra HDTV, Flexible OLED, Driverless Car Technology, 2013.

Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the 2014 CES is the world’s largest annual innovation event and will take place January 7-10, 2014, in Las Vegas. The 2014 CES will draw more than 150,000 industry professional attendees to witness the next generation of consumer technology. More than 3,000 exhibitors will debut 20,000 new products across 1.8 million net square feet of exhibit space. 

During this tour, Brett Larson uncovered more cool tech trends and gadgets.

Audi A3

Audi A3

Including Audi connect and integrated 4G LTE technology as well as advanced lighting systems

The A3 sedan brings a new level of standard features, craftsmanship and attention to detail to the fast growing entry premium market. It will offer a combination of standard features including a panoramic glass sunroof, leather seating surfaces, and bi-xenon headlights, all at a base MSRP starting at $29,900. The A3 sedan plays a pivotal role in the soon to be expanding Audi A3 family. It will be joined later in 2014 by the recently announced Audi A3 Cabriolet, A3 TDI clean diesel, the high-performance S3 sedan and in early 2015, the A3 Sportback e-tron® gasoline electric hybrid (PHEV).


LG Lifeband Touch

The LG Lifeband Touch (HL84-B)

The LG Lifeband Touch is a physical activity-tracking wristband with a full touch OLED display. It offers a convenient way view key fitness data such as such as time, distance, speed, number of steps taken calories burned and projected pace. For ease of use, especially when exercising, the display turns on automatically when you rotate or move your forearm upward. It also offers wireless connectivity via Bluetooth, enable data to be transmitted from the LG LifeBand to LG’s smartphone app. This connectivity also allows the LifeBand Touch to display alerts for incoming phone calls and text messages and control music when synced with a smartphone.


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