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January 7, 2014 | By Peter Pae
There will be a lot to talk about at noon when we have a Google+ Hangout with The Times' social media editor Stacey Leasca, who is at the epicenter of the world's biggest consumer electronics show. But it may not be all about gadgets -- though there are plenty of them at CES.  Rather, the talk of the show, which officially kicked off Tuesday, has been two unrelated incidents: film director Michael Bay having an onstage meltdown and the T-Mobile CEO getting kicked out of an AT&T party.
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BUSINESS
January 7, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
LAS VEGAS -- Pebble has rolled out the second edition of its popular smartwatch and it's worth checking out. The new Pebble Steel is a premium version of the wearable gadget that costs $249 -- $100 more than its predecessor. Live updates: More fireworks as T-Mobile CEO booted from AT&T party Internally, the Steel functions the same as the original Pebble. It connects to a user's smartphone through Bluetooth to relay messages, function as music remote control and run apps.
BUSINESS
January 7, 2014 | By Jessica Naziri
LAS VEGAS  -- When it comes to CES, most people think of small portable devices and other electronic gadgets.  But this year the hottest new gadget at the giant consumer electronics show may well be the car. Automakers are embracing smartphone and mobile computing technologies, and looking into ways to safely integrate our digital lives into our driving experiences. The big news from nine of the big automotive firms appearing at the show is a plan to make new vehicles a little more like the smartphone with a big push toward “an industry standard” for connected cars and “in-vehicle mobile app ecosystems.” Many of the car companies showcasing at CES say they have opened up their in-car systems to encourage outside developers to create apps that add functionality to their cars - similar to the way apps let users do so much with smartphones.
BUSINESS
January 6, 2014 | By Jon Healey
For the third year in a row, Dish Network announced at the Consumer Electronics Show a product that gives TV viewers yet more control over the shows that are beamed into their homes. This time, though, the company isn't likely to draw a lawsuit from the major TV networks. The product in question is the Super Joey, a set top box that works in conjunction with Dish's Hopper digital video recorder. Think of the Hopper as the living room's set top and the Super Joey as an extension for the bedroom or the kitchen.
BUSINESS
January 6, 2014 | By Chris O'Brien
LAS VEGAS -- As expected, talk of the smart home has been a big topic on the second day of the International Consumer Electronics Show. The Times previewed this trend a couple of weeks ago.  In a show so far lacking any startling product breakthroughs, it seems the deeper push to connect every corner of the home is a perfect example instead of the way technology is changing our lives by its growing presence in our lives.  [Video]...
ENTERTAINMENT
January 6, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Michael Bay is known for his big, loud action spectacles, but an appearance at CES 2014 in Las Vegas on Monday afternoon found the "Transformers" director awkwardly, uncomfortably quiet. While participating in a Samsung news conference to hype the company's new curved UHD TVs at the Consumer Electronics Show, Bay was rattled by a teleprompter glitch, then flubbed his lines and walked off stage. Bay was initially brought up with "Transformers" footage playing and said, "My job as a director is I get to dream for a living.
BUSINESS
January 6, 2014 | By Andrea Chang and Salvador Rodriguez
LATEST: More fireworks at CES 2014 -- T-Mobile's chief executive gets  kicked out of rival AT&T's event. LAS VEGAS -- Director Michael Bay stopped short of offering an apology for storming off the stage at Samsung's news conference. In a blog post on the director's website, Bay said: "Wow! I just embarrassed myself at CES. " Bay was blindsided by a malfunctioning teleprompter Monday afternoon while appearing on stage at Samsung's news conference to help tout its new 105-inch curved UHD (see video above)
AUTOS
January 6, 2014 | By Jerry Hirsch
Toyota Motor Corp. released new details on its fuel cell car Monday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas - including plans for an adapter allowing the car to power your home. The automaker chose the big tech gathering to display the four-seater, which looks like a futuristic Prius, to highlight its advanced engineering. A fully-fueled vehicle will be able to supply enough energy to power a house for a week in an emergency, Toyota said. Its engineers are working on an adapter that will connect the car into a home's electrical grid.
BUSINESS
January 6, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
LAS VEGAS -- The 2014 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show kicked off Sunday night with Unveiled, the introductory event for the electronics convention. Numerous companies showed off their latest gadgets and software. To help you sort through them, here are our top five most eye-catching devices from Unveiled. 1) There were gadgets of all sizes at Sunday night's event. From Orbotix came Sphero 2B , a smartphone-controlled, two-wheeled toy said to travel 14 feet per second and leap three to four feet in the air. 2)
BUSINESS
January 5, 2014 | By Peter Pae
Check out all the latest electronic gadgets being previewed Sunday, ahead of the official kick off of CES on Tuesday, when 150,000 industry attendees are expected to invade Las Vegas for the nation's biggest consumer electronics show.  Reporters from around the world -- including a team from the Los Angeles Times -- are already on the scene for two days of previews and news conferences that will include a look at what's hot and what's not. ...
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