LAS VEGAS —
The smoke seemed to clear somewhat in Glitter Gulch on Day No.
2 of International CES, where 100,000 people have gathered to ogle new
electrical stuff. TV Technology’s
Shameless Aggregation Division is once again on this like white on rice. (At left, Intel employed a flying whale for its presentation. Image courtesy of CES
of a helmetcam for the shirt pocket…
“Panasonic’s First-Person 4K Camera Debuts
at CES, Set for Launch in Late 2014
,” from engadget
a UHD camera that folks can wear on their head with the help of a plastic mount
that wraps around their ears and neck.
See more at engadget
A little rounding out on 4KTV content….
“Gentlemen, Start Your 4K Engines,
at Light Reading.
In a flurry of
moves at the CES show in Las Vegas this week, Comcast, DirecTV, Netflix and
Amazon announced deals to deliver 4KTV programming to Samsung's new line of
4KTV sets later this year. In addition, Samsung will team up with M-Go to
stream 4K content from DreamWorks.
See more at Light
Roku TV, as in, it’s own branded TV set…
“Why Roku TV Will Save the Company
by Fortune Tech.
Roku TV, its first attempt to offer actual televisions loaded with its
software. The company will work with Chinese electronics makers Hisense
and TCL to produce several models, ranging in price from several hundred
dollars to upwards of $1,000, depending on screen size.
See more at Fortune
A huge 4KTV that doesn’t weigh 400
Demos 147-inch 4K (Projector) TV,
” from us.
The 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector will be available in the Unite
States by summer of 2014 for approximately $30,000 to $40,000. (Yes, there’s a
See more at TV
Some love for sound…
“Sony to Expand High-Resolution Audio to
,” from TWICE.
Sony said at least one Blu-ray HTiB will ship this year with decoding of
high-res files in multiple formats, including 192/14 FLAC, DSD and double DSD.
One such HTiB on display is the BDV-N7200W with Bluetooth and nearfield
communications technology. One new AVR with high-res decoding is the
7.2-channel STR-1050 with built-in Wi-Fi, AirPlay and Bluetooth.
See more at TWICE.
And this ‘Internet of Everything’ thing apparently has to do with pizza…
“CES a Showcase for ‘Internet of
,” from the Los Angeles
You won't find
Apple, Facebook or Microsoft exhibiting at CES—at least not officially—but
Pizza Hut, Ford and Schwinn are here.
See more at the Los
perspective on powering all those gizmos…
“The Hottest Technology
Not on Display at CES: Smart Radio Chips
,” from MIT Technology Review.
Beyond the glitz of
the International Consumer Electronics Show, the wireless industry faces a fundamental
problem: more features and faster data transmission are draining phones’
batteries faster than ever. Fortunately, there’s room for improvement inside
the devices, in parts known as power amplifiers that turn electricity into
radio energy. See more at MIT
Competition looks like this…
Ad Points to T-Mobile Paying Customers’ Termination Fees to Switch Service,
” from ZDNet.
A leaked ad spotted by mobile site Droid Life points to further
indications that T-Mobile will "pay your family's termination fees"
from AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint when they trade in their devices.
See more at ZDNet
And the winner for Best Grand
“Christopher Lloyd Arrives at CES in Iconic
,” from CNET.
Lloyd arrived at CES 2014 in his iconic time-traveling vehicle from "Back
to the Future," the DeLorean, as part of a celebration of the 120th year
of Gibson guitars.
See more at CNET.
And here’s what engadget’s army of
the Best of CES 2014 finalists!
Engadget’s senior editors have been pounding the pavement at the Las Vegas
Convention Center to find top contenders for the 13 categories.
See more at, well, engadget