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CES 2014: Vanilla Ice, Shaq, Mark Cuban, and more talk hot tech trends -- VIDEO


With more than 150,000 attendees and 3,000 exhibitors, this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas proved to be one of the biggest in its history. Some of the biggest trends included 3-D printers, wearable tech, headphones galore, 4K, and curved TVs.

And while the Super Bowl of Tech boasts industry professionals, techies, and early adopters, the conference is also known for its fair share of celebs endorsing the next big brands and products in tech.

Billionaire entrepreneur and Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban made an appearance at the Samsung press conference and roamed the floor revealing what he thinks the next big thing in tech will be and how to really get his attention with an investment pitch:

Viral videos of 2013: 'What's Trending' host Shira Lazar ranks the biggest hits -- VIDEO


As 2013 draws to a close, we’re looking back at 2013’s biggest, best, and most memorable YouTube videos with some help from the data crunchers over at Tubular Labs. As we delve into the biggest videos of the year, we also couldn’t help but notice some bigger trends:

'What's Trending' host Shira Lazar: Who's winning the social media Oscar race?


As buzz around the 85th annual Academy Awards leads up to the big night, movie lovers, celebrities, and experts are all taking to social networks to reveal their Oscar picks. But the choices that are making the most noise online might not be the ones that statistics analysis expert Nate Silver came up with, and they certainly show some interesting differences from what the critics are saying. But Oscar night always yields some surprises. So move over Ebert, social media data is in the house!

At Oscar.com, the Academy invites you to join the conversation in their Oscar Buzz section which reveals some of the current trending topics, including Adele, James Bond, and Naomie Harris. But let’s take a deeper dive and see what some data analytics firms and social media experts are seeing when they crunch the numbers, shall we?


Who were the year's biggest breakout stars online? Shira Lazar fills us in -VIDEO EXCLUSIVE

What’s Trending host Shira Lazar knows the web. She’s interviewed the biggest YouTube stars and everyday on the show counts down the top five trending viral videos on YouTube. So who better to narrow down the year’s most popular online trending topics, exclusively for EW. Check out her picks, from Jimmy Kimmel’s videos to the McKayla is Not Impressed Tumblr, below, and on YouTube (of course!) by clicking here.


YouTube 'Tweet-a-thon' to benefit homeless youth

Move over, 12-12-12 — there’s a new star-studded charity benefit in town.

Tonight, the What’s Trending YouTube channel will host the First Annual Tube-a-Tweet-a-thon Holiday Spectacular. Notable guests include the popular online a cappella group Pentatonix, actor and comedian Kevin Pollak, and Snoop Lion. Proceeds from the event go toward Covenant House, a charity that supports homeless youth.

The program airs tonight at 9pm ET. You can watch the promo video after the jump.


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