What’s Trending Today?
The first day of CES 2014 got the internet buzzing yesterday as over 150,000 people experienced a myriad of product launches, keynotes and new technology in less than 12 hours. Luckily, with the help of FH blackbox, we have identified all the news you don’t want to miss!
Yahoo and it’s CEO, Marissa Mayer, really made a splash yesterday as Mayer introduced Yahoo’s future plans to make a “massive shift to mobile.” During the hour-long keynote, she was joined on stage with John Legend, Katie Couric, Tumblr CEO David Karp, New York Times tech columnist David Pogue and cast members from Saturday Night Live. Mayer explained their commitment to delivering news via smartphone and tablet by introducing Yahoo News Digest and Yahoo Tech, the company’s new digital magazine. The SNL cast conducted a news update spoof, while soulful musician, John Legend, closed the show.
Retired NBA all- star Shaquille O’Neal also made an appearance to promote his partnership with PowerCard smartphone charging device with Monster products.
Audi definitely made headlines as it announced its partnership with Nvidea to launch the self-piloted Audi A7 vehicle. The vehicle made its debut by maneuvering itself onto the stage and stopping just before the steps which led to hundreds of excited spectators. The car manufacturer also introduced its partnership with Google to establish the Open Automotive Alliance as well as its dive into smarter LED and laser lighting that will allow vehicles to use sensors to adjust light intensity based on its surroundings.
SONY revealed its new streaming service called “PlayStation Now” where games are stored in a cloud. This will allow non-console owners to experience the world of PlayStation on their TVs, tablets and mobile devices. Although there was no mention of pricing, a closed beta is set to launch at the end of January with a full roll out expected this summer.
Stay tuned for the trending topics of Day 2 at CES 2014!