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CES 2014 Tech Titans open show in Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS, NV, January 7, 2014, Press Release from CES : The 2014 International CES® opens today as a record breaking show with more than 3,200 exhibitors across the largest show floor in history – more than two million net square feet of exhibit space – breaking last year’s previously set record of 1.92 million net square feet

New Intel CEO, Brian Krzanich, delivered a Tech Titans keynote address Monday evening as a pre-event evening to highlight innovation at the ingredient level. Krzanich explored how connected devices create immersive experiences that change the way we live, work and play.

Krzanich demonstrated a half-dozen products that seamlessly connect devices and people to create ‘technology experiences,’ all of which will become available in 2014. They are the following:

•Smart earbuds that when paired with an app on your smartphone monitor pace, location and even heart rate, using sensors built into the earbuds themselves.

•‘Jarvis,’ is a hands-free headset that interacts with a smartphone.

•A new smart watch that unlike others in the category requires no tethering devices, has its own connectivity and includes smart geo fencing, to track a wearer’s location.

He also presented ‘Wearables are a key component of Intel’s vision of the connected future.' Krzanich announced several partnerships with creative industries like fashion, animation and gaming. Together with Barneys, Opening Ceremony and the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Intel is working to promote wearable devices in fashion.

Another announcement was that Edison, part of Intel's Quark family of SoCs, will feature ‘a full Pentium class PC in the form factor of an SD card.’ This ultra-low power, 22nm Dual Core SoC can be used to power wearable devices. ‘We’re creating a network of devices, all smart, all coming together, all powered by Edison,’ he said.

Krzanich, who took over as CEO of the world’s largest semiconductor maker last May, also said the company would not produce a single chip in 2014 that uses conflict minerals and invited 'the entire industry to join us in this journey.'

Rupert Stadler, chairman of the board of management of AUDI AG, delivered a second Tech Titans keynote address Monday night to discuss the future of innovation in the automotive industry and its direct impact on the consumer technology market. Stadler envisions a future where cars drive themselves and where roads might one day guide vehicles. Helping to build that future is its partnership with Nvidia and its Tegra K1 as the processor of choice and AT&T to introduce in-car LTE in the U.S.

Audi introduced its highly anticipated Sport Quattro LaserlightV8 hybrid concept car. The vehicle can go 90 miles on a single gallon of gas and will be available in piloted driving mode. With laser headlights three times stronger than LEDs, it can light the road for nearly a third of a will be available in piloted driving mode. With laser headlights three times stronger than LEDs, it can light the road for nearly a third of a mile. Stadler emphasized the synchronization of Audi and the electronics industry debuting, ‘the full spectrum of what it means to be a leader in innovation.’

Innovation and the promise and power of technology drove this year’s preshow press events that kicked off with CES Unveiled LAS VEGAS on Sunday night with 99 tabletop displays where exhibitors provided a sneak preview of their show floor product launches. Twenty five exhibitors then revealed new products during CES Press Day on Monday. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the 2014 International CES opens today and runs through Friday, January 10.

To find out more about what is happening at CES 2014, please, click on articles below in Author's suggestions' list and view the video atop this article.

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