San Antonio — The Progressive Retailers Organization was at the Westin La Cantera Hill Coun
LAS VEGAS — The Alliance For Wireless Power (A4WP) demonstrated to the press its initial flexible charging working spec at a breakfast on Wednesday.
The group, made up of 30 member companies including Samsung, Qualcomm, Powermat and Texas Instruments, showed off charging surfaces that transfer power from a distance of up to 30mm through materials such as tabletops or car consoles.
The spec allows charging of multiple devices simultaneously without physical contact to the charging surface.
LAS VEGAS – TomTom upgraded its cellular-delivered HD (High Density) Traffic service with improved real-time detection of traffic incidents and more accurate time-of-arrival estimates, thanks to a major expansion of the number of vehicles tracked in real time to 76 million from a year-ago 3 million, the company announced.
The 6.0 version of HD Traffic “is able to report the location and length of traffic jams on highways five times more accurately than the previous version of TomTom HD Traffic,” the company said.
“Hopper Transfers allow a user to transfer any DVR recording to an iPad so you can watch it anywhere – even without an Internet connection.”
“With the new Hopper with built-in Sling technology, DISH customers can now watch all their live TV, DVR and on-demand content on PCs, mobile devices and tablets – in the home and outside the home.”
LAS VEGAS – Westinghouse Digital is stepping up the 4K Ultra High Definition plate at International CES in big way by unveiling edge-lit LCD models in the 50-, 55- and 60-inch screen sizes. It’s also showcasing a 110-inch 4K behemoth.
Rey Roque, Westinghouse Digital’s marketing senior VP, said that just as the company brought high-resolution value to the first 1080p HD sets, it is now poised to bring value to Ultra HD.
Las Vegas - Telco supplier Ericsson is teaming up with internationally known electronic-music producer and DJ Avicii to produce the world’s first crowd-sourced song created from sound files contributed via Internet by people all over the world.
Las Vegas – Chinese cellphone supplier ZTE came to CES to burnish its high-end credentials, launching its most sophisticated smartphone to date.
The 4G LTE-equipped Grand S is a quad-core 1.7GHz Android phone with 5-inch 1080p display and 6.9mm-thick chassis.
Executives called the phone the world’s thinnest quad-core LTE phone with 5-inch full-HD display.
The phone will launch first in China in the late first quarter or early second quarter, and the company is in discussions with U.S. carriers to launch the device.
Las Vegas — Ecko Unltd. launched glow-in-the-dark earphones at International CES this week.
Offered in six colors, the Glow earphones have 7.8mm drivers, a tangle-free cord, in-line mic and carrying case. Frequency response is listed at 20Hz to 20kHz, with an impedance of 16 ohms at 1kHz, and a sensitivity of 98dB SPL at 1kHz.
They’re currently available for a $29.99 suggested retail.
Ecko Unltd. is a division of Mizco International.
LAS VEGAS – DarbeeVision (LVH suite 1965) is revealing here its consumer-priced video clarity and depth enhancement device called Cobalt.
While DarbeeVision’s original product, the Darblet, is optimized for high-end home theater video enthusiasts, the Cobalt has been designed to add Darbee Visual Presence depth and clarity to HDMI video for a $269 suggested retail price.
Las Vegas — Chinese cellphone supplier Huawei added its name to the growing list of suppliers offerings smartphones based on the Windows Smartphone 8 OS.
The Ascend W1 will be available in China and Russia this month, followed by the U.S., Eastern Europe, Middle East and other countries at unspecified times.