Day No. 1
was chockfull of new gadgets, announcements, keynotes and people using the
a friend at the show: “CES is starting and wireless/cellular communications has
slowed to 300 baud dial-up modem rates. Remember those days?”
Shameless Aggregation Division brings you the headlines from the first official day of the Consumer Electronics Show, otherwise known at International CES.
“Sony 4K Consumer Cam Unveiled
While the show is mainly aimed at the consumer market Sony
has announced a few products that are look very appealing to news and
See more at News|Shooter.
sets for everyone!
“Sony Bows Nine New UHD Sets
from B&C’s intrepid George Winslow.
Besides announcing nine new UHD sets, Sony executives also
touted a variety of content alliances, ranging from new 4K movies and TV shows
to upcoming live 4K production at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
See more at B&C.
OTT TV for everyone!
“Sony Announces Internet TV Service
,” from GigaOm
Not discouraged by Intel’s failure to launch its OnCue TV
service, Sony just announced at CES that it wants to become a pay TV provider
of is own and offer customers in the U.S. a cloud-based TV service with live TV
and cloud DVR functionality.
See more at GigaOm.
3D printer for nearly everyone…
“Here’s a $499 3D Printer
,” from engadget.
After the deluge of announcements from MakerBot and 3D
Systems over the past two days, it's likely going to be tough for any other 3D
printing companies to cut through the noise.. though XYZprinting's got a $499
See more at engadget.
drive? Not a problem…
“Audi Shows Off a Compact Brain for
,” from MIT
Carmaker Audi showed off a book-sized circuit board capable
of driving a car.
See more at MIT
“Meet Edison, Intels’ Tiny Plan to Power
the Next Generation of Wearables,
” from ReadWrite
Check out Intel's latest entry in the micro-microcomputer
sweepstakes—a full Linux computer called the Edison, which is no bigger than an
See more at ReadWrite.
there be optimism…
“Forecast: CE Industry Revenues to Reach
Record $208 Billion in 2014,
” from us
as in TV Technology.
Revenues for the consumer electronics industry are projected to grow 2.4
percent in 2014, reaching a new record high of $208 billion, CEA said. See more
“CES Covers 35 Football Fields
also from us.
The 2014 International CES open[ed] today as a
record-breaking show with more than 3,200 exhibitors across the largest show
floor in history – more than 2 million net square feet of exhibit space.” I.e.,
35 football fields.
See more at TV
Here’s what show organizers crowed about…
that when paired with an app on
your smartphone monitor pace, location and even heart rate, using sensors built
into the earbuds themselves.
,” a hands-free headset that interacts with a smartphone.
A new smart watch
that unlike others in the category requires no
tethering devices, has its own connectivity and includes smart geo fencing, to
track a wearer’s location.
self-driving Sport Quattro LaserlightV8
concept car, said to be able to 90 miles on a single gallon of gas
LG G Flex
, a curved OLED display
with the “world’s first curved battery” a (6-inch HD display; Lifeband Touch
fitness activity monitor with OLED display and Bluetooth connectivity; LG
Homechat with voice-messaging/texting option to appliances.
Monster’s DNA WirelessPro Headphones
are wireless and noise cancelling with controls built in; and GODJ
, a portable, standalone DJ device
that fits in hand.
Sharp’s Aquos HDTV
including the new Aquos Q+ with 10 million more sub pixels, built in upscaling,
audio and Bluetooth streaming (“first on market to play UHD content”); and Smart Central
, an App that compiles all
content into one search function.
Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G Smartphone
with a curved shape, 6.1 display, LTE Cat4 150 mbps, Bluetooth 4.0, Quad core
1.6 Ghz processor, multiscreen tech, 4050mAh battery, reverse charging to
charge other devices, 5 MP front camera and panoramic selfie. @[email protected]
, 3D glasses
with stereo cameras that allow interaction with what’s on the screen, “direct
Livio Radio’s SmartDeviceLink
standardize a way to bring apps into the dashboard of all vehicles.
whole-home DVR service, SuperJoey
when paired with the Hopper allows users to record up to eight shows at once
and 2,000 hours of content; Wireless
streams content to any TV in the house.
authenticator for increased online security; 360Fly
, a 360-degree self-contained waterproof mountable camera; and
Soundboard power Plus
, a 5200mAH
charging power plus wireless audio capabilities.
Panasonic’s Toughpad FZ-M1
rugged tablet; 4K Ultra HDTV
“Life+Screen” AX800 series with voice activation and face recognition
technology and advanced personalization; 4K
, the first waterproof 4K professional camera; and the Toughpad 4K tablet
with 20-inch LCD
display—“the first to offer 4K resolution.”
around a thin, embedded 3D-sensing camera that can be embedded in desktops,
laptops, tablets, etc. RealSense 3D cameras will scan objects for 3D printing.
is a precise
touch-enabled pico projector with a built-in Android OS that transforms any empty
wall into an interactive 80-inch tablet.
smart TV platform is lets users seamlessly toggle between live TV, on demand
entertainment, recorded programming, personal content, apps and more with a
single touch of a button.
revealed and demoed first electric racing car; Qualcomm
will begin to integrate Snapdragon
into the cars adding WiFi
105-inch curved UHD TV, the “world’s first and largest curved
UHD,” according to the CEA, has 11 million pixels with auto depth enhancer
giving a 3D effect without glasses; Bendable
, an 85-inch push-button Ultra HD set that turns from flat panel to
curved; and the new PRO tablet series
12.2-inch with full size virtual keyboard.
North American debut of Toyota’s fuel
concept with 300 mile driving range, zero-to-sixty in 10
seconds, no emissions and hydrogen tank refueling in three to five minutes.
MakerBot’s Replicator 3D
printer series including the Mini, Replicator and Z18 with 100 micron layer
resolution, full color LCD displays, app and cloud enabling with onboard camera
options for print monitoring and sharing.
calculates body composition via electrodes sensing the difference
between muscle and fat, provides exercise advice based on individual goals and
first in-home video
download 4K service,
from Sony Pictures Entertainment; 4K Handicam
; Life Log
smart wear experience; and Xperia Z1
compact smartphone with 20 megapixels.
Here’s yesterday’s collection:
CES: TVs That Read Your Mind, Almost