Consumer Electronics Show launches in Las Vegas

The Consumer Electronics Show launches in Las Vegas today showcasing new technologies in areas as diverse as cameras and gaming, smart phones and wearable technology.

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Fitness wristband monitors heartbeat and calorie intake

LG Electronics has unveiled a fitness wristband to monitor the user's heartbeat, calorie consumption and movement, as well as incoming phone calls and music controls.

A visitor to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas tried on a Lifeband Touch Credit: REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

The Lifeband Touch measures performance via fitness apps and a touch screen.

It can also be combined with earphones that measure blood flow signals from the inner part of the ear to monitor heart rate and oxygen consumption.

Transformers director walks off stage at major launch

Film director Michael Bay walked out of a major product launch on the first day of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas after appearing to be lost for words.

The director of the Transformers films and Pearl Harbour was speaking at the launch of Samsung's new curved TV when he stopped abruptly, saying: "The type is all off, sorry. I'll just wing this".

A Samsung executive then prompted him to ad lib with some questions, but the director apologised and walked off stage.

Michael Bay later explained on his website that he "got so excited to talk" that he skipped a line, causing the autocue to "get lost".

"I guess live shows aren't my thing," he added.

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Consumer Electronics Show launches in Las Vegas

The Consumer Electronics Show opens in Las Vegas later today showcasing new technologies in areas as diverse as cars and gaming, smart phones and wearable technology.

A man tests a virtual reality gaming accessory which translates his movements into the video game Credit: REUTERS/Steve Marcus

The conference website says it is expecting more than 150,000 people to attend from more than 150 countries.

The four-day show is not open to the public and often provides a first glimpse of new products and emerging trends in technology.

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