San Antonio — The Progressive Retailers Organization was at the Westin La Cantera Hill Coun
Las Vegas – Premium audio brand Bang & Olufsen came to International CES to unveil its latest custom-installed home speakers, a 3D OEM autosound system for Audi, and a new opening-price TV lineup that includes the company’s first smart TVs and first TVs with DLNA networking.
Las Vegas – Luxury-audio brand McIntosh unveiled its first products since its purchase last fall by Fine Sounds from D+M Group.
The seven new products are two-channel audio electronics components, including three integrated amps, the company’s first stereo receiver in about 20 years, a tube preamp, a turntable, and a digital preamp with five built-in DACs.
Las Vegas – DTS is putting in an appearance at International CES to demonstrate Headphone:X multi-channel surround sound technology, which promises to deliver up to 11.1 virtual surround channels over any pair of headphones.
The company is also talking up its first third-party Play-Fi licensing deals for its Play-Fi wireless multiroom-audio technology with Asus and with startup Wren Audio, a direct-to-consumer company headed by former Harman executive Mike Giffin. Play-Fi turns Wi-Fi-equipped Android smartphones into wireless multiroom music sources.
LAS VEGAS — Samsung president Dr. Stephen Woo gave a terrific International CES big-stage keynote but was overwhelmed by the star power of another president — William Jefferson Clinton.
The 42nd president of the United States spoke passionately about the power of technology to help people around the world — especially the poor. Clinton also tackled gun control, climate change, healthcare challenges and the American political scene in 15 brief minutes.
In the South Hall at CES. The Parrot AR.Drone choppers are controlled via an app and can fly either manually controlled by a smartphone or tablet or in automatic mode.
LAS VEGAS — The second annual IAWTV Awards were held at the Palazzo Theatre at the Venetian Resort Hotel as part of the International CES Entertainment Matters Conference.
The IAWTV Awards is an official web television industry awards show established for content creators, by content creators.
The winners are:
Best Animated Series – “Red vs. Blue”
Best Cinematography – “H+ The Digital Series” – Brett Pawlak
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LAS VEGAS — The participants in the annual TWICE Retail Roundtable looked past a tepid 2012 holiday season toward an uneven 2013, with one or two potential bright spots.
The roundtable, held Monday and moderated by TWICE senior editor Alan Wolf, had execs from the nation’s top retailers and distributors give their take on 2012 and what will lead the industry this year.
Attempting to answer the age-old question of “Just how much did I walk during International CES?” Fitbug handed out versions of its Bluetooth pedometer and is hosting a Walking Challenge during the show.
Although I’m sure there are plenty of press members who will scoff at my numbers (especially the TWICE photographers), here is my tally for Press Day and Day One of the show using the Fitbug Air:
Press Day: 12,391 steps