By Lisa Johnston
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Las Vegas – Bang & Olufsen came to International CES with the avowed intent to make it as easy to access music at home from the cloud and from networked sources as it is to turn on a light.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
While BMW, Google and even Bosch demonstrate fully automated self-driving cars, French automotive technology company Valeo announced its more specific Remote Parking and Automated Valet Parking technologies, along with the production readiness of its Traffic Jam assistance technology.
CES 2014 Las Vegas – Three in-dash A/V navigation systems launched by Alpine are the company’s first in-dash head units with HDMI inputs to display video stored on MHL-enabled Android phones and on the iPhone 5, 5s and 5c.
The three are also the company’s first head units compatible with Automotive Data Solutions’ iDatalink Maestro modules, which connect to factory databus systems to retain OEM-infotainment features that would be lost when the factory radio is replaced.
CES 2014 Las Vegas— Skullcandy has announced its first headphones specifically targeted toward women.
The company is also expanding its sports headphones offerings.
The women-specific line consists of ear buds and headphones with adjustments in clamping pressure and form-fitting female-specific ear gels with Pureclean.
The line, which will have fashion-forward designs, according to the company, will launch in March for retails ranging from $29.99 to $99.99.
BOOTH 14200 Sony CEO and president Kazuo (Kaz) Hirai wistfully reminisced about the wows that impacted him a kid and how he wanted to instill that sense of wonder throughout the myriad layers and divisions of his company, taking his audience on a journey from his childhood to future during his keynote at the Venetian Hotel.
Las Vegas — Sony plans to expand playback of high-resolution audio files to Blu-ray HTiBs and an active tabletop speaker for the first time, and it will add high-resolution decoding to more A/V receivers, the company said here at International CES.
Sony also plans soon to ship its first portable high-resolution headphone DAC soon, and it brought a portable high-resolution pro-audio recorder into consumer channels.
LAS VEGAS Head cheerleader of innovation — Consumer Electronics Association president/ CEO — opened International CES Tuesday morning calling the show “the largest CES ever, with more than 2 million net square feet of exhibit space, the largest innovation event in the world,” during his traditional morning kickoff keynote speech at the Venetian Hotel.
CES 2014 Las Vegas — Panasonic subsidiary Aupeo will team with DTS to launch a multichannel music-streaming service later this year using the DTS-HD surround codec.
Aupeo will target automakers as well as mobile devices incorporating DTS Headphone:X technology, which delivers surround sound through any pair of headphones.
Las Vegas – Onkyo is diversifying its Onkyo-brand headphone assortment with the first of a planned series of lifestyle-driven headphones, and it will launch its first WiSA-certified wireless home theater products, including speakers, later this year, Gibson Brands chairman/CEO Henry Juszkiewicz told TWICE.
Las Vegas – Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer was joined Katie Couric, John Legend, David Pogue and Saturday Night Live’s Cecily Strong and Kenan Thompson who helped illustrate some of the changes being made by the Internet stalwart.
Mayer ran through a long list of changes that she has been implementing at Yahoo since taking over as CEO earlier this year. This includes revamping how news will be delivered, improved video and entertainment and two new online magazines covering the tech and food categories.