By Lisa Johnston
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Las Vegas – Audio company Sound United will step up its presence in the wireless multiroom-audio market through its Polk and Definitive Technology brands, which announced plans to offer wireless speakers incorporating DTS’s Play-Fi technology.
The Wi-Fi-equipped products will ship throughout the year, the company said without offering details about its product roadmap.
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.
Las Vegas –Audi, GM, Honda, Hyundai and Nvidia have teamed up with Google to form the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA) to bring the Android OS into the dashboard.
The goal is to deliver the same user experience from smartphones and tablets in the dash, the alliance said.
Las Vegas – Chevrolet wasted no time rolling out its 2014 International CES news, announcing last night the addition of OnStar 4G LTE to a portion of its fleet starting this summer.
Chevy will add 4G LTE starting this summer to 10 vehicles, including the Corvette, Impala, Spark and the Silverado, said Alan Batey, senior vice president of Global Chevrolet. More vehicles will be added later in the year.
“This is the largest number of cars with built-in 4G LTE from the Spark to the Vette. This is not just for the rich and famous,” Batey said.
Las Vegas — The Polaroid brand returns to the TV category at the 2014 International CES, with line of affordably priced LCD TVs, including a 50-inch Ultra HD LCD TV model and a Polaroid-branded tablet.
The brand has been licensed to Empire Electronics by PLR Holdings for TV category. Under the brand’s prior stewardship, Polaroid TVs had grown into a powerful volume mover for the mass market.
Las Vegas – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), in conjunction with Radius Networks, will conduct its first-ever scavenger hunt at the 2014 International CES next week.
Those wishing to participate in the fun can download the Android or iOS CES mobile app. These people will be given clues as to where to search, and the first three verified players who collect all the available badges will receive a prize.
The prize can be received in the CES press room located in the South Hall Connector, room S229.
Las Vegas – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) will launch an initiative to connect veterans with U.S. tech jobs at the 2014 International CES.
The program will be run with USTechVets and will focus on helping the estimated 1 million veterans in the country by utilizing their skills and experience to land civilian tech careers.
Las Vegas - The 2014 International CES will feature Hollywood stars, popular musicians, sports legends and TV personalities promoting innovative products and technologies revolutionizing the ways consumers work, play, connect and access information.
CES, which will run from Jan. 7 to 10, here, will feature a wide range of celebrities.
Denver – Tablet supplier Archos will unveil its first U.S.-market smartphones at International CES, where the company will show two Android smartphones that it plans to offer as unlocked models and through carriers.
The Archos 50 Helium 4G with 5-inch 1280x720p HD screen and the 4.5-inch Archos 45 Helium 4G with 854x480 FWVGA screen both feature Android 4.3 OS. Both are also upgradeable to Android 4.4.2 KitKat, and both feature IPS display.
Unlocked, the GSM/W-CDMA/LTE smartphones will sell for $249 and $199, respectively.
Las Vegas – Samsung Electronics (booth 12004) is unveiling at International CES next week the latest installments to its NX family of mirrorless compact system cameras (CSCs) and connected Galaxy cameras.
The NX30, which ships in the first quarter at a $999 suggested retail and includes an 18-55mm kit lens, features a pro-quality 20.3-megapixel APS-C sensor, an advanced hybrid autofocus system, a wide ISO range (100 to 25,600), and 9 fps continuous shooting.