Other highlights of this year’s International Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas include a fridge you can text
By Samuel Gibbs in Las Vegas and Charles Arthur
Link to video: CES 2014 opens its doors If you laid all the wristbands, smartwatches and head-mountable cameras at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) end to end, they would probably run the length of the Las Vegas strip, where the show is in full swing.
But what the firms showing off “wearable” technologies this year would dearly love to know is: will anyone buy them? Because if wearables – devices with computer chips that can monitor your heart rate, steps taken, and even location – don’t take off, then the consumer electronics industry will have to fall back on its reliable sellers: big TVs, tablets and PCs.
Or it might just grab your attention with this year’s other surprise: household appliances you can text – so you can ask your washing machine how it’s getting on.
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