And we start in California with the revelation that DTS is to unveil its "next-generation object-based codec technology" in the form of DTS:X – the successor to its DTS-HD Master Audio technology.
According to DTS, nearly nine out of ten home AV receiver and surround processor manufacturers have signed up to launch DTS:X-compatible products during 2015 – such as Onkyo and Pioneer.
Read more: dts.com
8K TV in the Middle East
If you're paying a visit to IBC Content Everywhere MENA in the Middle East this month, you'll have the chance to catch a glimpse of Super Hi-Vision from Japanese national broadcaster NHK.
The 8K TV screen tech – 16 times the resolution of standard HD – has arrived in the region for the first time, with further events planned for both Latin America and Europe throughout 2015.
Read more: ibc.org
Archos to unveil new 4G devices
Archos is to unveil its new range of 4G-ready, Android-powered smartphones and tablets at CES 2015, which includes a refresh of its Helium product range and has prices starting from under £80.
Highlights include the Archos 50 Diamond smartphone (pictured) – featuring an octa-core processor and 2GB of RAM. The 80b Helium tablet, meanwhile, boasts a 1.5GHz quad-core processor.
Read more: archos.com