Getting Connected at the Consumer Electronics Show
Las Vegas, NV (WBEN) An insider in the world of technology says don't expect anything life changing at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, but there will still be plenty of things to keep gadget geeks going.
"I think connected TV, as in getting content not from cable or satellite, will be talked about," says Heather Sidorowicz of Southtown Audio and Video. "We'll also see more happening with ultra HDTV, also known as 4K." She says the 4K is four times the high definition's resolution, and TVs will be wider, larger, and thinner.
Companies will also compete to see which one can provide more internet connection. "Whoever can do that fast, whether it's Sony, Panasonic or AppleTV. It's about what you want to see, when you want to see it," says Sidorowicz. She says cell phone companies will also try to get the next big phone product, after catching up to the iPhone5.
SIdorowicz says she's heard rumblings about car technology at the show. "The car that does not have a driver, Google's been working on that, I'm excited about that and keeping my eyes open for that," says Sidorowicz. She's also hearing whispers about video technology in cars. "There's something called Google Glass, that will be able to show you video on the glass while you're driving. If you've seen 'Minority Report,' that's the same idea. I'd love to see what they'll actually be showing," she notes.