Brief news items and worthy reads about the latest happenings from CES 2016.
Sony debuts a turntable: During Sony’s CES presentation, the company announced several musical updates. But the most unusual was the unveiling of the PS-HX500, a turntable that not only plays vinyl records, but can convert their contents to digital formats as well.
New Google Cast partners: One of last year’s big CES announcements was the launch of Google Cast, speaker streaming software from the tech major. This year, the company announced multiple partnerships for Google Cast: Bang & Olufsen, Harman Kardon, Philips, Onkyo, Pioneer and Raumfeld. All of those tech companies have agreed to add Cast support to their Internet-connected speakers this year.
New products from Pioneer: Pioneer unveiled three new products at the show. First is the Elite SX-N30 Network Stereo Receiver, which has built-n WiFi, Bluetooth, and Apple Airplay connectivity. Second is the XDP-100R Digital Audio Player, which uses the technology from OnkyoMusic for direct downloads. Finally, it introduced a set of high-end headphones.