It showcases the new electronic gadgets that will hit the shelves in 2014 and some emerging technologies that might enter the market more slowly. Thousands of representatives from established tech businesses, top consumer electronics retailers, technology leaders, and entrepreneurs will convene during the intense event.
It would be impossible to catalogue the diversity of electronic products on display. Buzz has already begun to stir around Apple and Google’s ventures into the automobile industry. Google has partnered up with Audi to weave smart information and entertainment technology into the driving experience. Research analyst Thilo Koslowski surmised: “The car is becoming the ultimate mobile device.”
If Google prevails, Android technology will be the system adopted for use in future vehicles. This effort is Google’s response to Apple’s partnerships with automotive manufacturers, BMW, GM, and Honda, to weave iOS operating systems into car dashboards. Smartphone technology is in development to facilitate navigation and accessibility to entertainment, apps, and services. The 2014 Consumer Electronics Show will spotlight the Google-Apple rivalry in developing smart cars. The sprawling show, taking place in the massive Las Vegas Convention Center, will be featuring much more of interest.
Just about every hotel in Las Vegas is fully booked for the annual event. Visitors are likely to need the show’s special app to navigate their way around, to its hackathons, parties, competitions, and celebrity appearances. The event is huge for the HDTV industry. Visitors can expect to see Ultra HD (or 4K) screens on display along with a wide variety of smart TV technologies.
Wearable technologies will be attracting a lot of interest at the event. TechCrunch contributor Darrell Etherington said that a whole zone is dedicated to digital wrist devices and that an eclectic assortment of face-wear (like Google Glass) devices is anticipated.
Some of these new wearable technologies will be competing on TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield stage at the show, offering a chance to demonstrate enough desirability of their products to kick-start interest in wearables.
Between wearables, smart cars, amazing high-definition screens, and connected homes, Consumer Electronics Show participants will get a glimpse of a future to be transformed by tech.