CES 2012: News Roundup – January 11, 2012 – TechnoBuffalo


In the second day of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, there were many consumer technology trends and products that emerged from the show floor.  Below are TechnoBuffalo’s top CES headlines for Wednesday, January 11, 2012.

1) Sony’s Music Unlimited Service is Coming Soon to Your iOS Device

Today, Sony announced that they are gearing up to compete with the likes of Spotify and Rdio on iOS devices, with a new report confirming the Japanese company will launch its Music Unlimited service on the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad within the next few weeks.

The music streaming service is already available on Android, PC, and PlayStation, and it seems iOS users have not been forgotten.

Read more from Killian Bell: Sony’s Music Unlimited Service is Coming Soon to Your iOS Device

2) Hands-on with the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Processor

Today, Qualcomm has announced a new Snapdragon S4 processor.  Consumers don’t often get excited about chips, but this new chip is reportedly able to deliver Kinect-like abilities to your mobile device.

TechnoBuffalo’s own Jon Rettinger had a chance to film a demo of the new chip here at CES 2012, and while there were a few hiccups in the demo, it’s worth keeping in mind that this isn’t a final production chip, so a few missteps are to be expected.

Watch this video from Jon Rettinger: Hands-on with the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Processor (video)

3) Sony Xperia S Will be Available in U.K. in March

Sony announced their new smartphone, the Sony Xperia S for launch in the United Kingdom.  It was one of the company’s first devices since dropping Ericsson from its smartphone venture — and we were lucky enough to go hands-on and get some first impressions of the new device.

It is reported that this device will be a big hit for the Android community, with a stunning 4.3-inch HD display, a slender form-factor, and a dual-core 1.5GHz processor. It also boasts NFC capabilities, 32GB of internal storage, a HDMI port, and it’s PlayStation certified.

Read more from Killian Bell: Sony Xperia S Will be Available in U.K. in March

4) OnLive to be Available on All Google TV Devices

OnLive announced today that their popular game streaming service would be integrated into all current and future Google TV devices. By making use of the additional OnLive wireless controllers and subscribing to the service, gamers with Google TV tech will soon be able to instantly stream and play video games.

Read more from Joey Davidson: OnLive to be Available on All Google TV Devices

Repost from TechnoBuffalo.com


About Winston Sih

Winston is currently the Digital Media Producer-Correspondent for City television stations across Canada, producing content for the network’s digital properties including Breakfast Television, Cityline, CityNews and Entertainment City. He is also an on-air correspondent for the network’s in-house productions where he can be seen reporting on the latest social news and trends.