Jan. 8 - Curved televisions, wearable devices and Ford's C-Max Solar Energi concept car are displayed at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Jillian Kitchener reports.
The next big thing could be right here - at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Samsung is helping define this year's "big picture" with a curved 105 inch television. CNET's Bridget Carey explains: (SOUNDBITE) (English) BRIDGET CAREY OF CNET, ON CURVED TV, SAYING: "Right now you can buy a curved TV, but if you can't decide if you want it flat or not you can choose a flexible ones. Curved is supposed to be a more immersive experience when it surrounds you. Not everyone wants curved all the time." Wearable devices are also among the hot items at CES. Samsung Galaxy's Smart Watch is one to look out for, with features at the flick of a wrist. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BRIDGET CAREY OF CNET, ON SMART WATCH, SAYING: "But it has apps now that can give you a quick glance at the sports score with an ESPN app, you can see who texted you, what calls you missed." Smart Home innovation is literally transforming the fridge, among other home appliances, into space-age command centers. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BRIDGET CAREY OF CNET, ON HOME CONNECTIVITY, SAYING: "It is about what gadgets in your home can be Internet connected and what else they can do. You are even seeing a crock pot that can be Internet connected and let you when the food is done and toothbrushes that tell your smart phone how well you are brushing." Ford's C-Max Solar Energi concept car is absorbing the sun, and a great deal of attention. The company is hoping to go off the grid to harness the power of the sun through rooftop solar panels and a large manifying shield.