The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is a magnet for tech heads of all kinds.

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coolest new products from virtual reality and smart home gadgets to

electric cars and wearable electronics. The show got Wired magazine`s full

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ANTHONY MASON: Yes, we do want it all. The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is a magnet for tech heads of all kinds. This week, the world`s top technology companies unveiled their coolest new products from virtual reality and smart home gadgets to electric cars and wearable electronics. The show got Wired magazine`s full attention. And here to tell us about this year`s themes and some of the biggest surprises is Wired Editor-at-Large Jason Tanz. Jason, good morning.

JASON TANZ (Wired Editor-At-Large): Good morning.

ANTHONY MASON: It looked like there was some really cool car stuff at this show.

JASON TANZ: Yeah, yeah. I mean, we`ve all been waiting for the tech industry to sort of get its hooks into the automotive industry for a long time. And over the last couple of years, that`s really happened. And you can see it at this year`s CES in particular, what`s really interesting is that Chevy unveiled its new Bolt car.

ANTHONY MASON: Mm-Hm.

JASON TANZ: Despite the fact that the Detroit auto show is next week.

ANTHONY MASON: Yeah.

JASON TANZ: They made their big announcement at CES. And it`s pretty exciting. The-- the-- the deal with the Bolt is everybody`s been waiting for a car that costs less than thirty thousand dollars and that can go two hundred miles between charges. This is an all-electric vehicle.

ANTHONY MASON: Right.

VINITA NAIR: Wow.

JASON TANZ: The Bolt can do that. The Tesla costs more than that. This is-- there`s been a race to get to these sort of markers. And the Bolt looks to be the first to do it.

ANTHONY MASON: That`s a huge step.

JASON TANZ: Yeah.

VINITA NAIR: There were two other cars on your list, the Faraday Future and the Lyft by GM.

JASON TANZ: Yeah. So I`m going to start with the GM and Lyft actually. They-- they announced a partnership. Lyft, as you guys might know, is sort of like Uber. It`s a ride-sharing service. You hail cars like taxis. GM partnered with Lyft to announce that they are going to develop a fleet of self-driving cars--

ANTHONY MASON: Yeah.

JASON TANZ: --that people don`t own.

ANTHONY MASON: Yeah.

JASON TANZ: But they can sort of beckon to them through an app. And what`s interesting about that is not just, of course, that GM is getting into self-driving cars or that they`re partnering with the company like Lyft. But it`s sort of this new model for car ownership. You don`t need to own your self-driving car.

ANTHONY MASON: Own a car.

JASON TANZ: And maybe this is what-- maybe this is what that looks like.

ANTHONY MASON: A very millennial attitude, by the way.

JASON TANZ: Absolutely. Yeah, that`s right. And Faraday Future is actually another company that`s developing something similar. They-- they`re been this kind of secretive company that`s-- that`s raised, you know, a ton of funding from a Chinese-- Chinese funder, and they unveiled their concept car, which was this kind of bonkers car called the FF01, it is also all electric. It`s a concept car, like I don`t think we`re going to see these things on the road. You can see it there. It looks a little nuts. But--

ANTHONY MASON: I want one.

JASON TANZ: --they have like-- they`ve got four engines, one behind each tire, you know, it`s like insane. But their model is also one where you pay a subscription fee and you get a car delivered to you.

VINITA NAIR: So he wants to hear about the cars, I want to hear about the home stuff, because some of the stuff is-- is like the washer and dryer it seems like it could be life-changing.

JASON TANZ: Yeah, yeah. So we`ve been hearing about the connected home forever. I mean, I went to my first CES like fifteen years ago when they were talking about the connected home. And what`s interesting now is instead of these big platforms, what you`re starting to see are actual-- just sort of individual devices that are a little bit more modest about what their connectivity is. So-- so there is a new washer-dryer called Marathon. It`s an all-in-one washer-dryer. There are a few of those out there already. What`s interesting is that-- that it does have connectivity in it. It is smart. It has things like a camera in it. It has a way of, you know, an app that`s associated with it. But it doesn`t give a hard sell on the connectivity. That`s sort of almost a Trojan horse, to see where connectivity goes and they`ll be able to add that as it goes.

VINITA NAIR: Right.

JASON TANZ: So you don`t-- you`re not paying extra for some huge big internet of things play. You`re buying a great washer-dryer for a pretty good price that then has this sort of growth potential.

VINITA NAIR: All right. When you get in the car and get me the washer- dryer. Jason Tanz, thank you so much.

JASON TANZ: Thank you.

VINITA NAIR: Coming up, a record Powerball lottery drawing has ticket buyers in a frenzy. Winning all of it could not make you a billionaire but for most of U.S., they would make you close enough.

You`re watching CBS THIS MORNING: SATURDAY.

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VINITA NAIR: Someone out there is just six numbers away from striking it rich. And we mean really rich. The largest lottery jackpot in American history is up for grabs tonight and the much-anticipated Powerball drawing gets underway at 10:59 PM eastern time. The winnings which already stand at eight hundred million dollars easily takes the top spot from 2012`s Mega Millions jackpot of six hundred and fifty-six million. Though, if you win, nearly all financial experts recommend taking the one-time cash payout. That brings you down to four hundred and ninety-six million dollars. Of course, everyone who bought a ticket already thinks they`re a winner.

MAN #1: This is it.

MAN #2: That`s the winning tickets.

MAN #3: Winning tickets. Winning.

MAN #4: Those are the winning numbers right there.

WOMAN #1: I`m going to have a lot of money.

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VINITA NAIR: So the odds of winning are one in twenty-- two hundred and ninety-two million, rather. So we wanted to give you an idea of just how long those odds are. There are fifty-one million pixels in this monitor and we have hidden a single red pixel in this image.

ANTHONY MASON: You have better odds of finding that pixel blindfolded using only a pin than winning the lottery. In fact, you`d have to do it six times in a row. How extraordinary is that.

VINITA NAIR: Really. Did you buy tickets?

ANTHONY MASON: I haven`t bought a ticket because I`m one of those people who never gets any numbers.

VINITA NAIR: I know you so well, I bought you tickets.

ANTHONY MASON: What a sweetheart.

VINITA NAIR: I did.

ANTHONY MASON: I might even give you like ten percent.

VINITA NAIR: But I was going to say you`re going to give me fifty percent. Legally binding.

All right. Up next, it is the first red carpet even of the Hollywood award season. The Golden Globes, it is happening tomorrow night. And we have a preview for you.

For some of you, your local news is next. The rest, stick around. You`re watching CBS THIS MORNING: SATURDAY.

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