Oooh, Shiny: Next CES Las Vegas Around the Corner

With two weeks left before the next Consumer Electronics Show kicks off in Las Vegas, the event is already making plenty of headlines. Set to be held at the Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center and several major hotels, 2015 CES will feature new product unveilings that include Sony's clip-on wearable eyewear, new app-enabled cars, LG's quantum dot televisions and lots of smart appliances for the home.

2015 CES is scheduled to run from Jan. 6 through 9. In addition to show floor exhibits, keynote speeches and the annual CES Innovation Awards, the program will include an international matchmaking reception for U.S. companies looking to do business overseas, an Extreme Tech Challenge in which startups can pitch their ideas to Virgin CEO Sir Richard Branson, new Wearable Tech Awards and an open call for the entrepreneur-focused TV show Shark Tank.

Among the keynote speakers set to appear at the 2015 show are Boo-Keun Yoon, President and CEO of Samsung; Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel; John Chambers, Chairman and CEO of Cisco; and Margo Georgiadis, president of Americas for Google. The event is expected to attract thousands of exhibitors at two major locations: CES Tech East and CES Tech West.

3D Printing to Wearables

First held in New York in 1967, CES has been a launching platform for some of the biggest consumer electronics innovations to have hit the market in recent decades. Among the products that made their debut at the event are the VCR, the interactive compact disc, Microsoft Xbox, Blu-ray discs, 3D HDTV and the 3D printer.

Last year's show attracted 160,498 attendees from more than 140 countries and featured 3,673 exhibitors on nearly 2 million square feet of floor space. More than 20,000 new product announcements were made during the conference.

The coming CES will highlight a range...

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