Top 5 Tech Articles You Might’ve Missed - Week of December 30, 2013

03 Jan 2014

The 2014 International CES trade show kicks-off next week, and more than 150,000 attendees will take in the latest consumer technology from around the world. CNET shared its list of six trends to watch during the show, including The Internet of Things, OLED, Ultra HD and 4K.

Additionally, our own Dr. Sean McCarthy discussed the future on Gigaom, describing 4K technology as the advanced guard that can open the door Ultra HD. On the same note, Digital Spy posted ten key points consumers should know about 4K and Ultra HD before bringing the technology into their homes.

In other technology news, Communications Daily featured our own Vice President Evan Groat in a discussion of the Department of Energy’s proceedings on set-top efficiency, as well as our CTO David Grubb’s remarks on the cable industry’s transition to the cloud.

What are you looking forward to seeing at this year’s CES? Let us know in the comments!

  1. 6 things we'll see at CES (whether we want to or not) (Dec. 31) By Geoffrey Morrison, CNET: It's that magical time of year: Lists are made and checked twice, little eyes sparkle with anticipation, and countless children (at heart) prepare for the unveiling of something new and incredible.I speak, of course, of the Consumer Electronics Show, where manufacturers from around the world show off their upcoming products.
  2. What’s next for Ultra HD? (Dec. 29) By Dr. Sean McCarthy, Gigaom: Resolution isn’t the only reason to adopt a 4K Ultra High Definition TV. Costs are coming down and the TVs offer plenty of other technological tweaks.
  3. 4K Technology and Ultra HD: 10 things you need to know (Dec. 31) By Anthony Ball, Digital Spy: With the buzz around 4K technology and Ultra HD building, and many Ultra HD televisions creeping on to the market, Digital Spy brings you ten things about the equipment that you need to know before it enters your household.
  4. DOE Tables Set-Top Energy Efficiency Proceedings as MVPDs Get Advocates to Back Expanded Plan (Dec. 24) By Jonathan Make, Communications Daily: The Department of Energy abandoned efforts to regulate the energy efficiency of set-top boxes and network equipment and ways to test the power consumption of set-tops, as 11 multichannel video programming distributors and three of their box suppliers reached a deal with advocacy groups.
  5. Cable to the Cloud Brings Content to Consumers as Operators Seek Tech-Friendly Mantle (Dec. 24) By Jonathan Make, Communications Daily: Cable is undergoing a transition to the cloud, moving functionality out of operator-supplied hardware in subscribers' homes to systems' own networks so equipment updates can be more easily delivered and content is available on a wide array of CE devices.
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