International CES finishes first full day of exhibitions.
Today marked Day One of 2014 International CES in Las Vegas. The technology convention held its first event in New York City in 1967. It has evolved from a spinoff of the Chicago Music Show to a global stage for technological innovations to be displayed and introduced to the public.
This year, CES kicked off the annual event with more than 3,200 exhibitors – a record breaking year. The convention takes up more than 2 million square feet of exhibit space in 2014 and promises to showcase the next generation of technology within a few short days.
As we previously reported in This Week in Tech News, 01.05.14, the week starts out with a pre-show press event on Sunday, followed by press day on Monday with the exhibitors opening booths today, Tuesday. During press day, twenty-five exhibitors revealed new products. These announcements include:
- LG G Flex Curved OLED Display
- LG Lifeband Touch Finess Activity Monitor
- LG Homechat
- Livio Radio SmartDeviceLink
- Panasonic Toughpad 7-inch Rugged Tablet
- Panasonic 4K Ultra HDTV “Life + Screen”
- Panasonic 4K Varicam – first waterproof 4K
- Panasonic Toughpad 4K Tablet with 20-inch LCD Display
- Samsung 105” Curved UHD TV
- Samsung Bendable TV
- Samsung Pro Tablet Series – 12.2”
- Sony 4K Handicam
One of the most talked about announcements was the 4K video download service from Sony and Netflix. The two entertainment companies have partnered to bring 4K to more users’ homes – and quickly, too.
4K has certainly been one of the main topics of innovation this year as it seems most display and video companies have announced some sort of product or service that offers 4K.
This is just a sample of what has been revealed so far at CES. More is sure to come with the exhibitions continuing through Friday.