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CES 2015 dates confirmed after close of largest show ever

CES organising body the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has announced that the 2014 iteration of the annual showcase was the largest ever in its rich history.

Outing provisional attendance numbers, CEA president Gary Shapiro noted the high level of innovation on display at the event, saying that: "It seems like the only thing missing was a time-travel machine."

"This year's show was an energising display of where the future is headed, bringing to life cool new products from every industry that touches technology," he continued.

Mr Shapiro added: "One-third of the world's population interacted with CES in some way this week as we experienced the future. From curved and flexible Ultra HD TVs and next generation smart phones to drones, robots, sensors, the Internet of Everything, Hi-Res audio, connected cars and 3D printers."

More than 3,200 exhibitors set up shop at the Las Vegas World Trade Center last week, welcoming some 150,000 industry professionals including more than 35,000 attendees from overseas.

The CEA said that it would release final CES 2014 statistics following an audit later on in spring.

The CEA also confirmed that next year's show, CES 2015, will take place from 6-9 January.

You can relive all the action from Las Vegas as it happened, or for a digest of the event, check out our list of the best products at CES 2014.