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CES 2014: What you missed on day 3

CES 2014 is slowly inching its way towards the finish line, with smartwatches, adventurous startups and more curved TVs than you can shake a 3D-printed stick at.

So what did day three have in store for gadget gannets? We've rounded up some of the highlights of the bustling Las Vegas trade show.

One of the biggest stories today happened over at camp Samsung, where in a discussion with Bloomberg Samsung's mobile executive VP, Lee Young Hee, revealed that the company is on track to launch its next flagship smartphone.

Intriguingly, he claims the Samsung Galaxy S5 will see a radical departure from the Galaxy S4, whose design was notably similar to its SIII predecessor. "Mostly, it's about the display and the feel of the cover," Lee teased.

Elsewhere at CES, the Korean electronics giant has been making headlines after one of its press conferences for a new TV was scuppered by Hollywood director Michael Bay fleeing the stage after an attack of stage fright.

Another technology taking the show by storm is 3D printing, and one startup is making waves with its own take on the in-vogue trend. 3Doodler is a Kickstarter success that squirts hot plastic from the nozzle of a special pen, allowing users to create artistic 3D structures at a moment's notice.

It's an innovative new form of 3D construction, and 3Doodler co-founder Daniel Cowen told ITProPortal that he hoped the device will be rolled out to schools for science, art and design and technology lessons. With eyes set on the UK market, it's hoped that 3Doodler could be seen on British shelves as early as March for around £99.

Also in the kooky land of three dimensional replication sits a world first: a "kitchen-ready" 3D printer that is able to produce edible structures using sugar and liquid chocolate.

Delegates were given the chance to sample a few of these delicacies at the 3D Systems stand where the ChefJet series of printers were being showcased.

Having created a Digital Cookbook app, the company claims that the printers are ready to take their place on the kitchen counter immediately, as people learn how to engineer their own 3D confectionary from home.

It won't come cheap though, with just the most basic model costing around £3,000.