The second day of CES 2016 also saw some interesting innovations in technology. In our last post we had brought to you the noteworthy tech announcements of Day 1. Here we bring you the highlights of Day 2.
- Sony Unveils a Prototype TV
Sony unveiled a prototype TV which it claims has four times more brightness than its competitors and can show 4K programming. The company used a technology called Backlight Master Drive to showcase the prototype TV and it said it could emit 4,000 nits of brightness. This is four times brighter than the 1,000 nits of brightness as claimed by companies like Samsung and LG for their display TVs. This is almost 10 times brighter than majority of the current TVs. As per Sony, this technology is unique for the company.
The company said that an app will be launched which will be named Ultra. With this app, 4K movies which are encoded for HDR, can be bought and streamed easily.
The X93D, Sony’s flagship TV using which people can watch HDR movies and shows, was also displayed at the event.
- Development of New Chevy Bolt Electric Car
General Motors displayed the new Chevrolet Bolt electric car which can work towards a future of autonomous driving and handle sensors, cameras and supercomputers. The production version of the car was unveiled at the CES. The car has a 200-mile battery range. Mary Barra, CEO of GM said “It is an upgradable platform for new technology.”
The Bolt can seat five passengers and has a 10.2 inch touch screen. With a 240 volt charger, it can be recharged to 80 percent of the capacity of its battery in just an hour. Excluding a $7,500 federal tax credit, it will cost around $37,500.
- Netflix Goes Global
At the CES, Netflix announced that it has extended its service across the globe. 130 more countries will now be able to use this web-streaming service. Reed Hastings, Chief Executive of Netflix announced on Wednesday.
Hastings said about the entry of Netflix in countries like Saudi Arabia, India, Poland, etc.: “You are witnessing the birth of a global TV network.” He added “Netflix has gone live in nearly every country in the world, but China.” This is because China has limited the access of major companies of America in China’s huge consumer market.
Apart from these announcements other big developments also took place on the second day of the International CES. In the coming days, we hope to hear more exciting tech announcements.
What about you?
Which one did you like the best? Do you have anything to add to the list? We would like to hear your thoughts on this.