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.)
Sort of a helmetcam for the shirt pocket…
“Panasonic’s First-Person 4K Camera Debuts at CES, Set for Launch in Late 2014,” from engadget
[Panasonic] revealed 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 Reading
Roku TV, as in, it’s own branded TV set…
“Why Roku TV Will Save the Company,” by Fortune Tech.
Roku introduced 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 Tech
A huge 4KTV that doesn’t weigh 400 pounds…
“Sony 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 picture.)
See more at TV Technology
Some love for sound…
“Sony to Expand High-Resolution Audio to More Products,” 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 Everything,” from the Los Angeles Times.
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 Angeles Times.
A 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 Technology Review.
Competition looks like this…
“Leaked 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 Entrance …
“Christopher Lloyd Arrives at CES in Iconic Time Machine,” from CNET.
Actor Christopher 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 correspondents liked…
“Introducing the Best of CES 2014 finalists!” from, well, engadget.
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
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