In 2014, shoppers can expect a variety of new tech gadgets that target consumers of all ages, and even their pet, according to one tech expert.
The PetBit is a small activity tracker that attaches to a pet's collar and records your pet's daily movements. The device wirelessly syncs with a mobile app so that a user can keep track of their pet's activity and in turn use this information to set daily goals.
The gadget, which is waterproof and has a high-resolution display, is priced at $99, and will be available this spring, said Michael Prospero, reviews editor at Laptop Mag.
Shopping and working online may be quick and convenient, but it also increases the risk of being a cybercrime victim.
And it doesn't matter whether the website is on a desktop or a mobile device, the goal of the hacker is basically the same: separating users from their personal information.
Websites accessed via desktops and laptops are the most risky, experts say.
China Mobile acknowledge to CNBC that the iPhone on its plans may bemore expensive than the phones offered by its competitors, and Apple CEO Tim Cook emphasized its focus on the quality of its devices as opposed to the number of customers it reaches, but demand for the Apple brand in China is clear, according to Arik Hesseldahl, senior editor at Re/code.
"For Apple, it's always been about making the best products and not making the most. And so we want people to have an incredible user experience with our products," Cook told CNBC in an interview. "This is what's important for us."
Video game retailer GameStop forecasts lower-than-expected quarterly earnings on weak sales of games for older consoles, and console game sales could fall even further, according to one tech expert.
GameStop said it expects quarterly earnings of between $1.85 and $1.95 per share while analysts were expecting $2.14 per share, according to Thomson Reuters.
Recent credit card breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus have put the topic of cybersecurity front and center once again.
Though the extent of the current attacks are still being investigated, consumers shouldn't think the worst is over. According to one expert, victims will likely be dealing for a long time with the fallout of having their information stolen.
"We should expect these people to be targeted for spam and phishing campaigns in the near future—perhaps ones masquerading as warnings from Target or other major retailers about the data breach," said Max Eddy, junior software analyst at PCmag.com.
For people looking to get fit in 2014, there are a few standout tech devices that might be worth buying to help meet those health and fitness goals, according to Trae Bodge, senior editor of retailmenot.com.
The Misfit Shine, which is compatible with iOS devices, aims to be a stylish alternative to the standard tracker band by clipping on to the user's clothing. It is also water-resistant up to 50 meters, notes Bodge.
A number of large telecom players are making moves in mobile.
T-Mobile fired a shot across the telecom bow at the Consumer Electronics Show on Wednesday, announcing the Breakup Plan, aimed at helping customers of other carriers switch to T-Mobile.
The plan includes T-Mobile's picking up the fees that competitors charge customers who cancel.
Ultrahigh-definition televisions may have grabbed more of participants' attention than curved screens at the Consumer Electronics Show this year, but consumers probably need further persuading to shell out for all those extra pixels.
So-called 4K TVs, which have four times the resolution of other HD TVs, are being displayed by LG, Sony, Samsung and many other manufacturers at the show.
Wearable devices make up this year's hottest tech niche, and gadget makers that aren't already in the game have been scrambling to develop and sell their own, according to one tech expert.
"Every year you have to have ... one hot category that everybody wants to get into. This year it's definitely wearable stuff," said CNET Senior Editor Dan Ackerman at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The future is now and it's in Las Vegas. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is underway and as expected the technologies are dazzling visitors.
This year some of the latest and greatest inventions are in television, wearable devices, self-driving cars and connected homes.
The smartwatch continues to evolve and, of course, Google Glass has techies excited for its release later this year.
Health, which is a big focus at CES, is getting a lot of play because of the public's interest in fitness, according to one tech expert.
"There are a lot of companies making fitness wearables and those will probably have the largest most immediate impact on the public," said Michael Gorman, senior editor at Engadget.