CES 2014: Sony CEO Kaz Hirai keynote

Sony CEO Kaz Hirai will give a keynote address at CES starting at 8:30 a.m. PT on Tuesday, January 7.

  • Kent German 1/7/2014 4:16:44 PM
    Good Morning, all. It's the "official" Day 1 of CES 2014! Welcome to CNET's live blog of the Sony CEO Kaz Hirai keynote.
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  • Kent German 1/7/2014 4:18:51 PM
    I'll be hosting you here until the keynote beings at 8:30 am PT. Bringing you the news from inside the room are Brian Bennett and Daniel Terdiman with the words and James Martin with the pictures.
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  • James Martin 1/7/2014 4:23:16 PM
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  • Daniel Terdiman 1/7/2014 4:24:09 PM
    Good morning, everyone. We're here at the keynote for Sony CEO Kaz Hirai. We should be getting started in just a few minutes.
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  • Kent German 1/7/2014 4:24:09 PM
    Yesterday brought us full day of press conferences including LG, Makerbot, Samsung, and Toyota. CNET covered most of them, which you can review here. That link also will show you the other events we'll be covering today, including CNET's Next Big Thing at 3pm today.
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  • James Martin 1/7/2014 4:25:01 PM
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  • Daniel Terdiman 1/7/2014 4:26:04 PM
    Officially, we should be six minutes from go time, but it's hard to imagine they'll be ready that quickly. But who knows?
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  • Kent German 1/7/2014 4:26:40 PM
    Welcome to Dan and James, you can follow them on Twitter at @GreeterDan and @Jamesco.
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  • James Martin 1/7/2014 4:27:04 PM
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  • Kyle 1/7/2014 4:30:11 PM
    Do you think the Sony VR headset will be announced today?
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  • blade runner 1/7/2014 4:34:33 PM
    yes i think Sony VR headse will be announced today do you
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  • Kent German 1/7/2014 4:35:33 PM
    There could be a fair amount of news out of this keynote, perhaps for the PS4.
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  • James Martin 1/7/2014 4:35:57 PM
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  • Kyle Mezrahi 1/7/2014 4:36:26 PM
    I doubt it, but I hope a Sony Windows Phone will be announced at this event.
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  • James Martin 1/7/2014 4:37:41 PM
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  • Kent German 1/7/2014 4:38:54 PM
    @kyle: I'd be surprised if that happens. Maybe at Mobile World Congress.
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  • James Martin 1/7/2014 4:41:33 PM
    Shapiro says history shows disruption is essential for economic growth, and the CEA is a champion for that innovation.
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  • James Martin 1/7/2014 4:42:00 PM
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  • Brian Bennett 1/7/2014 4:42:02 PM
    I'm in the house!
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  • Brian Bennett 1/7/2014 4:42:20 PM
    And my what a packed house it is!
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  • Daniel Terdiman 1/7/2014 4:43:04 PM
    Here we go, folks.
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  • James Martin 1/7/2014 4:43:11 PM

    Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association

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  • Brian Bennett 1/7/2014 4:44:28 PM
    MEMs sensors make life smarter.
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  • Brian Bennett 1/7/2014 4:45:07 PM
    The quantified self and wearable technology is improving our lives says CES head.
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  • James Martin 1/7/2014 4:46:40 PM
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  • Brian Bennett 1/7/2014 4:46:43 PM
    3D printing and other disruptive tech like dirverless cars will tranform the world.
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  • Brian Bennett 1/7/2014 4:47:30 PM
    A whole array of products are here at CES are excellent examples of this, he says.
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  • James Martin 1/7/2014 4:47:30 PM
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  • Brian Bennett 1/7/2014 4:48:14 PM
    CES is a great time to look back at our legacy and those leaders who came before us.
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  • Brian Bennett 1/7/2014 4:48:43 PM
    Technology is what separates us from animals.
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  • Brian Bennett 1/7/2014 4:49:14 PM
    CES respresents the idea that as humans we must reach higher and higher.
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  • James Martin 1/7/2014 4:49:38 PM
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  • Brian Bennett 1/7/2014 4:50:14 PM
    Startups represent this kind of passion to disrupt traditional thinking.
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  • Brian Bennett 1/7/2014 4:50:44 PM
    We have more exhibitors and conference goers than ever before.
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  • Brian Bennett 1/7/2014 4:51:10 PM
    In fact it's the largest this show has ever been.
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  • James Martin 1/7/2014 4:51:13 PM
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  • Brian Bennett 1/7/2014 4:52:16 PM
    The CEA foundation is focused on improving lives.
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  • James Martin 1/7/2014 4:52:22 PM
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