What you must see at CES 2014CNET's Bridget Carey highlights some of the most interesting products on display at the Consumer Electronics Show, including Sony's 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector, Intel's wireless charging bowl, and the Audi A7 self-driving car.
Reporting from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, I'm Bridget Carey and this is your CNET Update. CES 2014 is wrapping up and it's been a busy week of news on bendable TV, Smartwatches, self-driving cars and smart home sensors. CNET is making it easy on you today just it all because we rounded up the must see products all in one page. Among the items that caught the attention of our editors is a short-throw projector from Sony. It projects images with 4K resolution and it looks like living room furniture. It sits right under the wall it beams up to and instead of being needed to be mounted to the ceiling, in the back of the room, Intel came up with a new concept in wireless charging with the charging bowl. Just dump your gadgets into the bowl to get a recharge. But it's not something that you can get just yet. Car makers are also pushing in to the frontier of the self-driving car. Audi's A7 uses forward-looking radars and sensors to see traffic ahead and there's a windshield-mounted camera to monitor lane lines and a rear radar to know when the car is coming up on either side. The point of this is to give a driver a break when they're moving less than 40 miles an hour, almost like smart cruise control. Editors got a demonstration in live traffic situations and it responded smoothly when someone cut in front of the car. There was plenty of buzz also about massive televisions with 4K resolution and some of that flat and curve with the touch of a button. But sometimes it's nice when smart TV is just get more simple. Take for instance, the new Roku TVs which have the Roku streaming technology built-in when you turn on the set. Roku is partnering with Chinese manufacturers Hisense and TCL on this first Roku TVs that will come out in the fall. You've seen laptops that bend in new ways. It had the detachable keyboards to transform into tablets. But, how about a desktop computer that can also be a tabletop tablet? The Lenovo Horizon 2 is an all-in-one computer. But when you fold in the kickstand, it's like a massive Windows 8 tablet that comes with games like air hockey. This is Lenovo's 2nd generation model which is coming out in June starting at $1,500. The Smarter Home is another big thing this year. It's a way to set up automatic controls for your home like programming the kitchen lights to come on when they sense you. The company Smart Things is working with big names like Belkin, Sonos and Philips to make products that work with its home automation system. Maybe soon you can program your coffee maker to start brewing when you reach for a cup. That is your tech news update. You can catch up on all of the must-see products and moments from the show at ces.cnet.com and follow along on Twitter. From the Las Vegas Convention Center, I'm Bridget Carey.