The International Consumer Electronics Show kicked off in Las Vegas, previewing the new hot gadgets for 2014. As AP's Haven Daley reports, wearable tech and connected cars are two of this year's top trends. (January 7)
WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY IS ALL THE RAGE AT THIS YEAR'S GADGET FEST.
DOZENS OF DIFFERENT SMART WATCHES ARE BEING SHOWCASED..SOME TO MAKE PHONE CALLS...OTHERS TO MONITOR YOUR HEALTH.
AND ACCESSORIES LIKE THIS HANDBAG WHICH DOUBLES AS A PORTABLE SPEAKER.
THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF VIRTUAL AND AUGMENTED REALITY GOGGLES AND GLASSES...INCLUDING THIS COMBINATION HEADPHONE-VISOR PROTOTYPE FEATURING NEW DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY.
[SOT/Edward Tang, CEO & Co-Founder - Avegant ("auv-ah-gant")] ("It's called a virtual retina display. How that's different from other display technologies is that there is no screen at all. The image is projected directly onto your retina.")
SPEAKING OF DISPLAYS, CURVED AND FLEXIBLE TELEVISIONS SEEM TO BE EVERYWHERE HERE, MANY FEATURING NEW 4K OR ULTRA HD TECHNOLOGY.
[SOT/Jonathan Zupnik/VP of Marketing - RCA] ("You are putting four times the amount of pixels in the space that you currently see. High definition today is two million. These sets produce eight million, giving you a sharper picture and also allowing you to sit closer to your TV and still see a wonderful picture.")
[SOT/Haven Daley/Associated Press]
("And for the first time in CES history, virtually every major auto manufacturer is showing off their connected cars here at the show.")
[SOT/Jim Pisz ("pies")/Corporate Manager - Toyota] ("At some point in the future, you're going to see a convergence of automated driving, connected vehicles, new power trends like the fuel cell, all coming together and creating a new mobility that I think people are really going to enjoy for the future.")
THE FUTURE ALSO PROMISES SOME HIGH-TECH CONCEPT CARS AS WELL.