CES 2014 was home to a lot of awesome announcements. Some of the latest and greatest in technology are put on display in the yearly Consumer Electronics Show. Want a nice glimpse into the future? Go to one these shows; it’ll be sure to blow your mind. CES 2014 was no different. It was one of the most noteworthy shows in the history of CES. Here are some of the top moments and gadgets that were put on display for CES 2014.
Michael Bay’s Onstage Meltdown
Let’s start this countdown on a humorous note. Michael Bay was brought in by Samsung to advertise their new Curved 105 inch ultra-HD television. However, there seemed to be some issues with the teleprompter and Bay was forced to improvise. Eventually, he proved to be a better director than orator and he just left the stage.
Sony PlayStation Now
For all the gamers out there, PlayStation Now was a dream come true. In a world of NetFlix, Hulu Plus, and HBO Go, it was just a matter of time before gaming went streaming. PlayStation Now allows gamers with a PS4, PS Vita, Sony Bravis TV, or tablet to stream their favorite videogames to any of these devices. Want to play The Last of Us on your PS Vita? PlayStation Now is going to make that possible. Now will also allow gamers to play their favorite PS3, PS2, and PS1 games on their PS4. All in all, Sony is making big steps to revolutionize gaming. It’s very possible that PlayStation Now will do to gaming what NetFlix did to television.
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Sony had quite a show this year. The Xperia Z1 Compact was easily the best mobile phone that was at CES 2014. It’s done what no other Android OEM was able to do: Make a small version of a flagship with absolutely no compromises. The Xperia Z1 Compact is a small phone with a 4.3 inch display. However, it has all of the same specs as it’s 5 inch older brother, the Sony Xperia Z1.
Just a few years ago, virtual reality seemed like a pipe dream. However, with the Oculus Rift making its debut at CES 2014, this sort of thing may not be as far off as we think. The Oculus Rift is just a prototype of virtual reality technology, but it’s the most amazing thing we’ve seen yet.