Coming into CES 2014, we knew there would be some recurring themes at the show: wearables, connected cars, home automation and 3D printing would all have a major presence on the show floor. So, we were sure to talk to some of the biggest names in those industries to give us the lowdown on what's new and what we can look forward to in 2014. Naturally, when you've got a slate of CEOs and celebrities coming to talk to you, you wan't to give them a proper forum in which to chat, and this year's Engadget stage was bigger and better than ever. Our interview lineup was packed from day one through day four and included the likes of new Sony Electronics President Mike Fasulo, Fitbit co-founder and CEO James Park, Nest founder Matt Rogers, MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis and hip-hop superstar 50 Cent. And, of course, we also got to chat with Mr. CES himself, Consumer Electronics Association CEO Gary Shapiro.
Not all the interviewing happened on stage, either. We chatted with Sony CEO Kaz Hirai, Will.i.am (3D Systems' new creative director) and Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe out on the show floor, too. Of course, that's just a sampling of the folks who joined us, so head on past the break for a full list. We recommend settling in someplace comfy with a nice bottle of pinot, some cushy headphones, and letting the words of some of the biggest names in tech in all the world wash over you.