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Consumer Electronics Show 2014: Day 2

A push by Yahoo, surprises from Sony, and virtual reality.

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It’s Day 2 at the International CES in Las Vegas, and the good stuff keeps on coming.

One of the biggest events of the day was Marissa Mayer’s keynote. The Yahoo CEO laid out the tech giant's plan for the next year, which includes Yahoo News Digest and Yahoo Magazines apps as part of the company's strong mobile push. Yahoo News Digest will, reportedly, incorporate the technology Yahoo acquired from teenager Nick D’Aloiso when it purchased his app Summly for $30 million in 2013. Nice being young.

In a keynote delivered by its CEO Kaz Hirai, Sony announced the Life Space UX projector, a device that would turn your walls into 4K image displays. In case you missed yesterday’s post, 4K refers to the number of pixels (4,000)—and that's a heck of a lot of pixels. Sony also unveiled a 4K camcorder with crisper images than HD can even imagine. The downside? The price tag is almost $2,000.

But those weren’t even the best parts of Sony’s day. The company also announced the PlayStation Now, which allows PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4 users to stream games over the Internet. Other devices (like the PlayStation Vita) are coming soon. What isn’t streaming nowadays?

On the topic of renewable energy, how does a solar-powered battery for your smartphone sound? Sounds pretty good to us, and tech company EnerPlex is on its way to making that happen, unveiling a $100 smartphone battery case that users recharge with solar energy. It will be available for iPhones and Android smartphones.

To finish it all off, something weird. Tech company Oculus took another step toward virtual reality gaming, unveiling a headset called the Crystal Cove Prototype, with an HD display. We’re that much closer to Tron, people!

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