Each year, every company in the world of tech converges on Vegas to show what's going to be hot in the next 12 months. 2014 was no exception, and we attended the Consumer Electronics Show to catch some video of the coolest stuff.
eHow Tech editor Dave Johnson describes the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in this introduction to the best tech of the show.
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3Doodler is a recent Kickstarter sensation that was also a hit at CES. Watch it in action as an artist creates objects out of thin air.
Imagine the feel of snowboarding, anytime. That's the idea behind this single-wheeled, self-balancing electric skateboard. Watch it in action tearing up the CES show floor.
Smartwatches and activity monitors are hot these days -- CES was packed with gadgets like the Fitbit and Nike Fuelband. But Basis could well be the most sophisticated example of a watch that helps you live healthier and meet your fitness goals.
Anki DRIVE is a slotless race car that you control from your iPhone. Part race track, part video game, it's a ton of fun. Watch us play it on the CES show floor.
The C1 is a prototype car from the future: it's an all-electric, two-wheeled, gyroscopically stabilized vehicle with a 200-mile range. You can drive one later this year, and see it at CES by watching this video.
Ozobot is a tiny robot that follows colored trails on paper or on the surface of a computer screen (like an iPad) This fun little bot is the center of puzzle and racing games -- check it out in action at CES.
Some ideas you see at CES are downright revolutionary. Take the Nano Port, which could let you combine and detach gadgets magnetically -- never plug anything into anything else ever again.
One of the strangest keyboards you're ever likely to see, TREWGrip flips things around so you're typing while gripping a portable keyboard that looks like it came from space. We've got video of a 130 word per minute typing whiz to prove it works.
MOSS is a new modular robotics system -- parts like sensors and actuators snap together magnetically for a creative experience anyone can enjoy without programming knowledge. See them in action at CES.
Imagine placing your phone on the table at Starbucks or McDonalds and having it start to charge automatically. That's a reality in some cities. Check out the sci-fi tech behind it and see how to get in on the action yourself.
Goji is an innovative smart lock that lets you into your house electronically, takes pictures of visitors so you know who's there, and even can tell if someone knocks on the door. Check it out at CES.
It might look a little creepy -- at least that was the consensus from folks at CES -- but Mother can monitor everything from whether your doors are open to if your kids are brushing their teeth.