Consumer Electronics Show kicks off in Las Vegas

Crews are setting up booths in the exhibit halls and companies are giving sneak peeks at their latest creations at CES.
January 6, 2014 7:10:59 PM PST
If the Bay Area seems a little empty after the holidays, it may be because tech industry is spending this week in Las Vegas at the annual Consumer Electronics Show. CES hasn't officially started yet but the show is already bustling.

Crews are setting up booths in the exhibit halls and companies are giving sneak peeks at their latest creations.

There are eye-catching curved televisions, but they may have some bugs to work out. There are Ultra-HD sets - a super sharp picture some call the future of TV. Of course, people said that about 3D TVs a few years ago.

People are also buzzing about drones.

Some of the drones come from Silicon Valley startups. There are twice as many startups at CES as just a couple years ago.

Some are excited over the tiniest wearable technology and some is over the biggest gadget of all, cars.

Audi showed off a car that drives itself - up to 40 miles an hour, as long as you don't have to change lanes. It's a work in progress. Meanwhile, Chevy is turning automobiles into a 4G hotspot. And the latest Corvette shoots HD video.

General Motors and Audi are working with Google to build cars that run Android, the smartphone operating system.


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