Associated Press

Posted on January 6, 2014 at 4:07 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 6 at 4:07 PM




The Associated Press has a team of writers, photographers and video journalists at the International CES, the annual tech gathering in Las Vegas. We will be producing a variety of spot and enterprise stories from the show, including a Gadget Watch fixture highlighting some of the notable products.

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We are staffing Sony's press conference at 8 p.m. and expect to file stories and photos.



LAS VEGAS — AT&T Inc., the country's second-largest wireless carrier, is setting up a "1-800" service for wireless data. Websites that pay for the service will be toll-free for AT&T's wireless customers, meaning the traffic won't count against a surfer's monthly allotment of data. By Peter Svensson. SENT: 540 words.


LAS VEGAS — Dolby, long known for pristine sound, is now trying to improve what you see. At the International CES gadget show, the company unveiled Dolby Vision, a technology that increases the brightness and contrast of TV sets. Prototype models will be on display from TV manufacturers such as Sharp and TCL. By Ryan Nakashima. SENT: 380 words.


NEW YORK — More choice — and confusion — is coming to the next generation of TVs. At least three new software systems are announced for Internet-connected television sets, which let viewers watch Internet video and interact with friends online on the big screen. The new smart TV operating systems will compete with software already available from Google and individual TV manufacturers. By Anick Jesdanun. SENT: 980 words, photo.

— GADGET SHOW-ROKU TV — Roku Inc. is launching a line of TVs that play video from services like Netflix without requiring a set-top box. SENT: 310 words, photo.

— GADGET SHOW-LG'S WEBOS TV — LG will bring the software that once powered Palm's smartphones to the majority of its Internet-connected TVs this year. SENT: 380 words, photo.

— GADGET SHOW-DISH'S HOPPED-UP HOPPER — Dish unveils new Hopper setup that can record eight TV shows at once. SENT: 320 words.

— GADGET SHOW-TOYOTA-HYDROGEN-POWERED CAR — Toyota bumps up hydrogen-powered car in U.S. to 2015 with focus on California. SENT: 300 words.

— GADGET SHOW-HUAWEI-REVERSE CHARGING — Huawei, China's largest cellphone manufacturer, is releasing a phone that can be thought of as the inflight refueling system of the mobile world: It can be used to recharge other phones. SENT: 270 words.

— GADGET SHOW-SHARP'S 4K LITE — Japanese electronics maker Sharp is bridging the gap between expensive 4K TVs and HD versions with an in-between solution that's also priced in the middle. SENT: 130 words.

— GADGET SHOW-PANASONIC-4K WEARABLE — Panasonic unveils a product that combines two big tech trends — ultra HD and wearable devices — with a portable, camera that hooks onto your ear and records in ultra-high definition 4K video. SENT: 130 words.

— GADGET SHOW-LG'S FIRST WEARABLES — Korean electronics maker LG is jumping into the wearable fitness market with earbuds that will measure your heart rate and a wristband that goes further than the Nike FuelBand SE unveiled in November. SENT: 130 words, photo.

— GADGET SHOW-LG ELECTRONICS-CURVED PHONE — LG Electronics, three wireless carriers to introduce curved-screen G Flex phone to U.S. consumers. SENT: 200 words, photos.

— GADGET SHOW-NVIDIA-CROP CIRCLE — A 310-foot "crop circle" in a California barley field that mystified locals this week was explained Sunday: it was a publicity stunt by Nvidia Corp., a maker of chips for PCs and smartphones. SENT: 340 words.

The AP.