CES 2014: A recap of Day 0 Press Day

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CES is an annual event where we get to play with the latest gadgets and technology. Direct to you, we will be providing first hand experiences of all our encounters. Day 0 is also known as Press Day where while the exhibit halls are closed, companies throw large press conferences to kick off their presence. Here is our recap of Day 0 Press Day:

Michael Bay at Samsung Press Conference
During a rare presence on stage to put his backing behind the Samsung curved 105″ TV, Michael Bay walks off stage unexpectedly. Reports say that his teleprompter failed and rather than improv his prepared answers, he ditches it all and cuts his losses. In a future statement on Michael Bay’s personal blog, he states that he was embarrassed and confirms that the teleprompter got lost. See the video below:

Sony Press Conference
Check out Hokan’s coverage of the Sony Press Conference.
To add to his article, Sony’s other major announcements revolved around 4K (surprise surprise). Two new TV’s were introduced, but the focus was shifted to content delivery. That was when Netflix CEO Reed Hastings took the stage and promised streaming 4K content. For the technologically savvy, the bandwidth requirements hovers around 15 Mbps for seamless playback, or ATT Uverse’s 2nd from the top plan. If you plan to go big, you must also live big.

Intel Announcement of the Edison
The PC, once again, has shrunk. This time it was announced during the Intel keynote to be the size of an SD card. The Intel Edison computer boasts a dual core 400 mHz Pentium CPU, Bluetooth and WiFi. While not the fastest chip in the world (circa 1998), Intel began marketing this chip as “wearable technology”. The specific example was an Intel Edison attached to your infant’s clothes and if detected to be tossing and turning, it would initiate a bottle warmer to start warming the milk.

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Pepcom Digital Experience
Pepcom’s yearly invite-only showcase boasts the largest gathering of companies outside the CES exhibit halls. What drives the fun environment are the themes, catered food and open bar. This year the theme was “Wonderful Gizmos of Oz.” While the Wizard of Oz movie played overhead, costumed characters such as Elfaba, Glinda, Dorothy, Munchkins, and Tin Man wandered the floor and posed for pictures.

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Elfaba stayed in character the entire night with her wide confident steps and glaring stony eyes.

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Shortly after this picture, he slipped the lollipop into my back pocket.

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Catered food included carved ham, tater tots, sliders of every kind, etc. All while The Wizard of Oz movie played overhead.

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Source: The VergeMichael Bay’s Personal BlogIntel

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JR Cajigas is a foodie by day and...foodie by night. In between meals he is a tech writer and photographer. Yummers!