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What you must see at CES 2014

It's the final stretch of CES! It can be overwhelming to digest all the news coming out of the show in Las Vegas, but fear not -- this episode highlights some of CNET's must-see products:

- Don't bother mounting the Sony 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector on the ceiling.

- Say goodbye to tangled charging cords with Intel's wireless charging bowl.

- Kick up your feet on the road when the Audi A7 takes the wheel for you.

- Hisense and TCL keep smart TV simple with new Roku TVs.

- Play air hockey on this … Read more

Gadgets with split personalities shine at CES 2014

It's time to take a look at some of the more quirky products on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. In this episode:

- Learn about Razer's Project Christine, a high-end gaming rig prototype that makes it easy to build your own PC. (Mineral oil is involved.)

- Switch your headphones into a video-playing visor with the Avegant Glyph.

- Behold the ultimate mobile-device mashup, the ZTE Projector Hotspot.

- Judge a new twist on the tablet-laptop hybrid with Toshiba's latest prototype.

- Never let go of your BlackBerry addiction with the Typo iPhone keyboard case. … Read more

Nokia's Lumia Black update coming to your phone now

Nokia today started its worldwide roll out of its Lumia Black update, which brings a few noticeable new features to Lumia phones. The news was announced both on Microsoft's Windows Phone blog, and Nokia's blog.

Lumia Black is a firmware update that tweaks a few features of the Windows Phone operating system and adds new apps that launched with Nokia's Lumia 1520 phablet in 2013.

There are seven major changes in this update, but two of the most eye-catching are the home-screen folders and a new glance screen. On your Windows Phone's home screen, you can … Read more

Gaming has a growing presence at CES 2014

As the annual Consumer Electronics Show rolls on in Las Vegas, we're checking out new video game tech. Sony unveiled its PlayStation Now streaming service and Valve pumps out new Steam Machines for playing PC games on your living room TV. CES is also a time where we see new concepts, like advances in 3D virtual reality gaming and ways to play Android games on your TV.

In this episode:

- Watch a demo of the PlayStation Now streaming service.

- Learn why the Steam Machines could shake up the gaming status quo.

- Play Android games on your … Read more

Windows 8.1 update images pop up online

An update to Windows 8.1 reportedly planned for the spring is now showing off online via a series of leaked screenshots.

Served up by Russian Web site Wzor, the images show the same internal version number currently found in Windows 8.1 Pro (version 6.3.9600) but the full build number is intentionally blanked out. Assuming the images are accurate, that means the update won't carry with it Windows 8.2. But it won't be a simple service pack or collection of security updates, at least according to Wzor.

Instead, the update is being dubbed a … Read more

Bendable TVs, smartwatches headline CES 2014

The Consumer Electronics Show has officially kicked off and CNET Update is covering the biggest stories each day from the convention in Las Vegas. And this time, not all of the buzz was about technology.

In this episode:

- Learn what mattered on Press Day at CES 2014.

- Check out the barrage of new 4K products, including Sony's televisions, camcorder and even a Lenovo monitor.

- Deck out your wrist with new health-trackers like the LG Lifeband Touch, the Razer Nabu, and Sony's Core. But the star of the wearables so far looks like the Pebble Steel. … Read more

CES 2014 gadgets offer new ways to track your life

All week long, CNET Update will break down the top stories from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The show floor isn't open to all attendees yet, but the media got an early peek at many of the new gadgets debuting this week. Several getting early buzz are Internet-connected devices that keep track of your daily activities -- and it goes beyond tracking your steps.

Learn more on the products mentioned in this episode:

- Sense Mother

- Kolibree smart toothbrush

- StickR TrackR

- Fitbug Orb fitness program

- Netatmo June

- Sapphire Wellness Watch

- PrioVR gaming exoskeletonRead more

Wearable tech, gaming garner early CES buzz

CNET Update is packing for Las Vegas:

In this episode of CNET Update:

- Learn about the new sleep-tracking tricks the Basis Band will show off at CES.

- Keep watch for gaming news on Valve's Steam Machines and virtual reality headsets.

- Learn the TV lingo of Ultra HD and 4K video, as YouTube demos technology for streaming high-def at high speeds.

- Brace yourself for a deluge of smart appliance coverage at this year's show.

CNET Update delivers the tech news you need in under three minutes. Watch Bridget Carey every afternoon for a breakdown of … Read more

LG Lifeband wristband photo leaked?

CNET Update needs more high-tech bangles:

In this episode of CNET Update:

- Get an early peek at LG's WebOS TV and the Lifeband Touch wristband -- both which may be shown off at CES next week.

- Bump your phone one last time as Google kills the file-sharing app later this month.

- See if Winamp will be reborn with a new owner.

- Watch for Sony to come out with its first Windows Phone by mid-2014.

- Buy a no-contract customizable Moto X for less.

- Learn how Netflix is testing a cheaper subscription plan for some … Read more

Tech to keep your resolutions on track

CNET Update is making goals:

In this special edition of CNET Update, learn how technology can help with your New Year's resolutions.

- Need an extra push to get fit? Wear a fitness-tracking bracelet like the Fitbit Flex or Fitbit Force for a constant reminder to stay active.

- Turn gym time into game time with the Goji Play and an iPad.

- Workout at home with personalized videos on the FitStar app.

- Keep things tidy with the Neato XV Signature Pro robot vacuum cleaner. And stay on top of household chores with reminders and tips on the … Read more