CES 2016

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Barb Gonzalez  |  Jan 07, 2016  |  0 comments
Netflix Co-founder and Chief Executive Reed Hastings joined Consumer Technology Association President Gary Shapiro in the opening Keynote of CES 2016 to discuss the history of TV from three broadcast networks to pay TV and VCRs to DVRs and now streaming. The emphasis was that we are moving toward what people want from TV—being able to watch anything we want, anywhere we want—and ended with an announcement that Netflix is now making that happen globally.
Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Jan 07, 2016  |  0 comments
The XDP-100R is already available in some overseas markets (most notably in Japan, where enthusiasm for hi-res audio is very healthy) but now the player is available for us nephews and nieces of Uncle Sam.

Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 07, 2016  |  1 comments
Few manufacturers make value products with Emotiva's fervor and expertise, so the new Airmotiv speaker line is big news for those who want bang for buck.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Jan 07, 2016  |  0 comments
China's TCL is out to make a name for itself. The company held its first CES press conference on the eve of the show and, as you can see from the photo, spared no expense on constructing an extravagant exhibit.
John Sciacca  |  Jan 07, 2016  |  0 comments
Design Screen's incredibly innovative projection screen folds into a piece of art when not in use.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 07, 2016  |  0 comments
The folks at SAE often find their products used in 8- to 15-channel installations, so the SAE 8300 multichannel amp offers eight times 300 watts into eight ohms (and lots more into lower impedances).
Thomas J. Norton  |  Jan 07, 2016  |  0 comments
Like many demos CES, this 2.35:1 (21x9) “scope” curved LCD widescreen Ultra HD design was likely brought in to test its commercial viability with the army of retailers who attend CES. According to the information I received, however, TCL (a Chinese company) does plan to distribute it in Hong Kong, at least initially...
Thomas J. Norton  |  Jan 07, 2016  |  0 comments
String together three of Samsung's 27-inch curved widescreen computer monitors and what do you get? An immersive gaming experience if the game itself is designed for it.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 07, 2016  |  0 comments
Focal says the flax composite driver in its SUB1000D sub ($1499) is tougher than Kevlar and prized for its low mass and high damping.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Jan 07, 2016  |  0 comments
I have no idea why this company does, apart from some form of data storage, but clearly there are arch villains and Minions involved.
Leslie Shapiro  |  Jan 07, 2016  |  1 comments
With 25 years of history creating a musical enterprise that expands far outside the 4 walls of the historic nightclub in the UK, Ministry of Sound is putting their name on a series of Bluetooth speakers.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Jan 07, 2016  |  0 comments
Blue Microphones is well known as a maker of - you guessed it - microphones. It’s been in that business for 20 years. It has more recently entered into the headphone market with the Mo-Fi powered headphones and has now debuted the Lola headphone.

Leslie Shapiro  |  Jan 07, 2016  |  0 comments
The Onkyo DP-X1 is a powerful pocket-size portable digital audio player. Expandable up to 432 GB with two micro-SDXC slots with up to 200GB capacity each, the DP-X1 can handle hours and hours of Hi-Res audio files.

Barb Gonzalez  |  Jan 07, 2016  |  0 comments
In a year when few new products surprised me, Lifeprint woke me up. Lifeprint demonstrated its photo printer and smartphone app that can make still photos appear to come alive and move. The experience brought to mind the excitement of the magical world of Harry Potter where printed photos in frames and newspapers would move like a short video.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Jan 07, 2016  |  4 comments
I speculated a few months back that what the world needs is an Atmos soundbar. The industry must have been listening, because we now have at least two such products, one from Samsung and the other from Yamaha. I haven’t heard the Yamaha, but the Samsung HW-K950 was being demonstrated at this year’s CES...