CES 2016 is on this week in Las Vegas and has brought a number of new developments in tech and gadgets. Whether the annual show has become a bit overblown in recent years given the hype that surrounds it, here are some key highlights worthy of attention. They include:
This is an interesting bit of news to come from CES 2016 as virtual reality and wearables continue to excite people worldwide. Oculus has been at CES before and is again this year, but now it will be selling for $599 with units shipping March, 2016.
The popular streaming service announced it will expand its service to 130 new countries. Netflix is available in the Americas, Western Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand while China, North Korea, Syria and Crimea can’t access it due to U.S. government policy.
Canadians still have to get access to titles available in the US by using a VPN or IP masking technology which means that without doing so it seriously diminishes the power of the service. One wonders if this will apply to other countries outside of the U.S. too based on licensing agreements or other restrictions. We certainly hope not.
News about Blackberry may interest Canadians more than most and now it looks as though BlackBerry 10 might be out the door. CEO John Chen said that one, and possibly two, phones that the company pl ans to introduce will run Android. Chen also said the Priv will land on the US carriers Sprint, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile this year.
Stay tuned for more CES 2016 highlights and a recap of some of the key things that have happened.