International CES 2014: Innovative Technology Trends to Watch Out For
International CES 2014: Innovative Technology Trends to Watch Out ForREUTERS/MARIO ANZUONI

The Consumer Electronic Show holds an annual awards event to honour the best innovations in the industry. This year Samsung and LG won several prizes in the consumer electronics category.

Samsung won 12 more awards than last year and achieved 36 in total across 29 categories. Samsung won two for best innovations and four in the Eco Design category.

Other awards include Samsung Chef Collection Slide-in induction, Samsung 850 Pro, Samsung NX1 camera, Galaxy Tab S 10.5-inch/ 8.-inch, Gear S, Gear VR, Level over, YOUM blended display, Samsung LPDDR4 Mobile DRAM to name a few.

The Slide-In induction is an oven lined with LED lights for clearer cooking. The Samsung 850 Pro is a Solid State Drive (SSD) powered by 3D vertical NANAD flash memory technology to achieve top speed. The NX1 camera comes equipped with 28MP APS-C BSI CMOS sensor and can click Ultra HD/ 4K videos. This camera also integrates WiFI connectivity and a dust and splash resistant magnesium alloy body. Both the Samsung Tab winners sport Super AMOLED screen with thinner and lighter footprints.

The Samsung Gear S is a Smartwatch with a curved display, and the Gear VR headset is compatible with Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The YOUM bended display can portray WQHD with flexible AMOLED technology.

The South Korean electronics manufacturer, LG, bagged 10 awards this year in four highly competitive categories: Home Appliances, Computer Peripherals, Video Displays and Wireless Handsets.

LG won for the breakthrough 77-inch curved flexible 4K OLED TV, the highly acclaimed LG G3 smartphone and the revolutionary LG EcoHybrid Dryer with Heat Pump technology.

Other LG products, which were recognised, including the 4K Ultra HD and OLED TVs, computer monitors and home appliances, will be announced January 7 during the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas.

This marks the third year in a row that LG's OLED TVs and premium G Series smartphones have earned CES Innovation Awards.

Sponsored by CEA and endorsed by the Industrial Designers Society of America, the CES Innovation Awards highlight product advancements in technology design and engineering. CES Innovation Awards are selected annually by a panel of prominent industry designers, engineers and journalists who judge product entries on a variety of criteria including user value, aesthetics, innovative design, quality and contributions to quality of life.