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Major tech breakthroughs, product launches and tech executives at CES 2014


ARLINGTON, VA--Jan. 17, 2014: With never-before seen tech breakthroughs and thousands of new products launched, innovation took center stage at the 2014 International CES®. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the 2014 CES ran January 7-10, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Innovation: Keeping America Open for Business SuperSession.”

“Technology of the future was widespread at the 2014 CES where executives from every major industry came to see, touch, interact and do business at the world’s intersection for innovation,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president of International CES and corporate business strategy. “Amazing new products emerged in the areas of wireless, apps, automotive, digital health and fitness, 3D printing, startup tech and so much more. It was an incredible event that brought the global tech community together and successfully celebrated and showcased the amazing innovation that is a hallmark of our industry.”

More than 3,200 exhibitors showcased their latest technologies and major tech breakthroughs, launching some 20,000 new products to capture the world’s attention, including the following product highlights:

3D Printing

3D Systems ChefJet CEL Robox MakerBot Replicator 3D printer series


Samsung HW-H600 and MX-HS8500 GIGA ClearView invisible speaker Clio LG SoundPlate

Automotive Electronics

Audi Traffic Light Assist and Audi Virtual Cockpit BMW Active Assist Corvette Performance Data Recorder Cobra JumPak Hyundai Blue Link Open Automotive Alliance with Google

Computer Hardware & Software

Cronycle App EyeLock Myris Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Nvidia Shield Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2

Connected Home Wellness LG EasyLoad Dryer Door and LG HomeChat LG HomeChat Moneual Rydis H68 Pro Robotic Vacuum Okidokeys Canary home security Samsung DW80H9970 and Samsung RH9900 Mother lifestyle management device

Digital Health and Fitness

Intel Edison Chip for wearable tech Jaybird Reign Fitness wristband Kolibree Smart Toothbrush LG Lifeband Touch fitness activity monitor Moneual Smart Wristband Baby Monitor Razer Nabu Reebok CrossCheck Rest Mimo Baby Monitor Scanadu Scout Sleep Number X12 Smart Bed

Digital Imaging/Photography

Leica Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH Liquid Image Ego LS Panasonic HC-W850 Polaroid Socialmatic Samsung NX30

Electronic Gaming

Avegant Glyph BenQ XL2720G Gigabyte Brix Pro Steam Machine iBuypower SBX Steam Machine Oculus Rift Crystal Cove Razer Project Christine Sony Playstation Now


Airtime’s wireless HDMI dongle Avegant Glyph FINsix world’s smallest AC adapter Oledcomm LiFi technology


Dish Super Joey and Dish Virtual Joey app LG 77EC9800 UHD OLED TV and LG webOS Smart TV Panasonic 4K Ultra HDTV the new “Life+Screen” AX800 series Samsung - 105-inch curved UHD TV and 78-inch U9000 curved UHD set Sharp – Aquos HD TV lineup including new Aquos Quattron+ Sony 4k Ultra Short Throw Projector

Wireless and Wireless Devices

Cronycle App Huawei - Ascend Mate2 4G Smartphone LG G Flex Martian Notifier Mophie Space Pack Sony Xperie Z1 Compact Typo iPhone Keyboard Case

“CES is a tremendous venue to launch new products, meet with customers, press, shareholders and partners,” said Sally Washlow, president of Cobra Electronics.

Other major announcements like the Parrot Jumping Sumo, Sphero Robots and Sonostar’s e-ink Smart Watch debuted in sensor technology, wearable tech, the Internet of things, high-resolution audio and green technology. In total, the 2014 CES featured 25 market-specific TechZones and 15 major product categories.

The International CES attracts highly sought after experts and brings together leaders from a broad array of industries to survey and transact. The 2014 CES featured more than 250 conference sessions and 850 speakers including founders, presidents and CEOs from the following organizations:

AT&T Audi Cisco Ericsson Facebook Go Daddy Intel MakerBot Microsoft Nest Pandora Pebble Publicis Qualcomm Redbox Instant by Verizon Salesforce ExactTarget Sony Twitter Xbox, Microsoft Yahoo Zuckerberg Media

Additionally, Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA hosted U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on the CES stage during the “Innovation: Keeping America Open for Business SuperSession.” And, new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler had a one-on-one conversation with Shapiro.

“CES is the world’s crossroad for innovation, strategic partnerships and consumer excitement,” said Joellyn Gray, director of marketing for Fujifilm North America.

Hollywood stars, musicians, sports legends and TV personalities attended the 2014 CES to promote the latest innovations in consumer technologies. Television host, journalist and author Maria Menounos served as the Entertainment Matters Ambassador for the Entertainment Matters at CES program. Variety’s Breakthrough of the Year Awards celebrated a diverse range of talent from the fields of film, television, music, comedy and more at a premiere red carpet event. Actor, comedian, rapper and radio/TV personality Nick Cannon hosted the awards where Olivia Munn was honored as Breakthrough Actress, Janelle Monae was honored as Breakthrough Music Artist, Amy Schumer was honored for Breakthrough Comedy, and actress Kristen Bell accepted the Breakthrough Film honor on behalf of the film “Veronica Mars.” Other celebrity sightings included: Pharrel Williams, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Shaquille O’Neal, Tim Tebow and more. Plus, Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer, The Walking Dead and Anthony Zuiker, creator and executive producer, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation were both featured CES speakers.