Digital Trends Best of CES 2014 award finalists

Digital Trends best of ces 2014 award finalists
When you have more than 3,200 exhibitors packed into 1.92 million square feet of sprawling convention space, picking “the best” of any one thing can be an overwhelming task. But that’s exactly the challenge Digital Trends’ expert editors took on as they tirelessly combed the show floor of CES 2014.

From staples like TVs and smartphones to the booming new market for fitness tech, we agonized over picking up to five products from every category to honor as finalists in the running for our Best of CES awards. And when the sun set down in the Nevada desert on day one of CES, we piled 18 cranky writers in an overstuffed meeting room and made them agree on the five most outstanding products across every category in the show, which will compete for Best in Show.

It wasn’t easy, but we distilled this year’s must-see products into one exclusive list – and it will only get more exclusive as we pick a single winner in every category on Wednesday evening. Who’s in the running? Check out the fierce competition, and make sure to check back for Digital Trends’ Best of CES award winners on Thursday.

Gaming

Sports and fitness

Smartphones

Tablets

Wearable tech

Mobile

Computing

Home video

Home audio

Headphones

Automotive

Photography

Cool tech

Home (combined kitchen, smart home and appliances)

Best in show

Emerging Tech

Computers will soon outsmart us. Does that make an A.I. rebellion inevitable?

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Deals

Here are the best 4K TV deals for November 2018

There's no doubt that a good 4K smart TV is the best way to take your home entertainment setup to the next level to enjoy all your favorite shows, movies, and games in glorious Ultra HD. We've got the best 4K TV deals right here.
Home Theater

Time for a TV upgrade? Here’s what you need to know about 4K Ultra HD TV

Ultra HD 4K has quickly taken over the world of TVs. But what is Ultra HD 4K, how does it work, and most importantly, should you upgrade, or keep your old TV? We explain it all right here.
Home Theater

The seven best TVs you can buy right now, from budget to big screen

Looking for a new television? In an oversaturated market, buying power is at an all-time high, but you'll need to cut through the rough to find a diamond. We're here to help with our picks for the best TVs of 2018.
Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S9, S9 Plus, Note 9 set to receive Android 9.0 Pie in January

Android 9.0 Pie has been released. But is your phone getting Android 9.0 Pie, and if so, when? We've done the hard work and asked every device manufacturer to see when their devices would be getting the update.
Mobile

What is Android fragmentation, and can Google ever fix it?

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Mobile

Looking Glass owners will soon be able to get more holograms on Vimeo

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Computing

The MacBook of 2021 could kiss the keyboard, and Intel, goodbye

Apple announced a new MacBook Air, which brings a fairly basic update to the line. But if you follow the rumors, there's a much bigger sea change happening. Based on patents, rumors, and pure imagination, here's what we think it'll be like.
Cars

Infiniti is using Formula One racing to hone its hybrid skills

Infiniti is partnering with the Renault Sport Formula One team, and not just to put sponsor stickers on the race cars. The luxury brand claims its engineers are working with their F1 counterparts to develop future hybrid tech.
Gaming

Blizzard Co-Founder Allen Adham says ‘we have not forgotten’ core Diablo fans

Blizzard fans are skeptical of 'Diablo Immortal,' but company co-founder Allen Adham is confident players will like it when they play it. He told us that multiple Diablo projects are underway and hinted at end-game content in 'Diablo…
Computing

Privacy is becoming obsolete, but not everyone thinks you should fear its demise

As technologies like Alexa and Siri that require more information about us continue to develop, is privacy going to fall at the wayside, or can we take back control of our data to retain our privacy?
Emerging Tech

To make more room for livestock, the Dutch will moove cows to a floating farm

A Dutch company is developing a floating dairy farm, which they hope to use as a proof-of-concept for future agricultural systems. The farm will use automated cleaning and milking robots, while recycling waste into fertilizer.
Emerging Tech

Driverless cars can only take you so far. This is how smarter cities are being built

Companies and municipalities came together at the annual Smart Mobility Summit, to share new technologies for building smarter cities. They also offered insight into the challenge cities face.
Home Theater

As Amazon turns up the volume on streaming, Spotify should shudder

Multiple players are all looking to capitalize on the popularity of streaming, but it has thus far proved nearly impossible to make a profit. Could major tech companies like Amazon be primed for a streaming take-over?