USA TODAY - One wireless carrier boasts its unconventional plan to woo smartphone owners, and even man's best friend is getting in on the wearable trend.
With Day 3 of the International Consumer Electronics Show in the books, let's look at the five things we learned.
1. T-Mobile targets termination fees
Turns out T-Mobile CEO John Legere's dust-up at an AT&T party was just a CES appetizer. The main course would be served at a company event Wednesday, where Legere revealed what he calls his "get out of jail free" feature.
T-Mobile will offer to pay early termination fees to users who leave AT&T, Sprint or Verizon, so long as you trade in your phone and get a T-Mobile plan. But the carrier claims they will offer back as much as $650 per line for up to five lines.
The event caps an interesting week for Legere, who made news after getting booted from an AT&T party. As he told the tech site Re/code: "I just wanted to hear Macklemore."
2. Wearable tech goes to the dogs
Fitness bands aren't just for humans. Tech company i4C Innovations created the Voyce for dogs, which they wear like a collar.
The device tracks key vital signs and calories burned, so users can get a good reading on how active their four-legged friends are during the day. Voyce can sync to your computer, smartphone or tablet through Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. There's even a built-in social network where users can compare their pets' data with others.
But don't expect it come cheaply. Voyce costs $299, and that's not counting a monthly subscription fee.
3. Here come the curved TVs
Those Ultra HD TVs with curved displays may be hitting stores sooner than we thought.
Samsung's HS Kim, VP of the electronics giant's visual displays division, says two models of curved UHD TVs will hit the U.S. during the second half of the year.
The 105-inch curved set and an 85-inch bendable Ultra HD TV will launch later in 2014. No prices have been set, but expect to pay a small fortune to own one. For perspective, Samsung started selling a 110-inch Ultra HD TV in South Korea for $150,000.
4. Beamers go all-electric
Car tech has been huge at CES this year, and BMW is among several automakers touting technologically advanced vehicles.
Its all-electric i3, available in May for $40,000, can go for about 100 miles before drivers need to recharge. The other interesting part, according to USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham: "Take your foot off the gas pedal, and the car nearly stops."
BMW product manager Jose Guerro says the i3 is aimed at commuters living in big cities.
5. Pandora plays on
Competition in the streaming music business has been fierce, between the arrivals of services such as Spotify, Rdio and - most recently - Apple's iTunes Radio.
However, that hasn't stopped one of the earliest music streaming services: Pandora. The service continues to churn along - with 76 million active monthly listeners in 2013 - as it now aims to become more integrated with the car.
Nine of the top 10 selling passenger vehicles host a Pandora app, and the company is meeting with automakers at CES to expand. "It's a massive category," says Pandora CEO Tim Westergren.
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