TVs, cars, DVRs get makeovers

The Associated PressJanuary 7, 2014 

LAS VEGAS — Highlights Monday from the International CES, the technology industry’s annual gadget show.

 • Toyota said that a hydrogen-powered vehicle that emits only water vapor as exhaust will go on sale in the U.S. in 2015, a year earlier than it promised just two months ago. The electric car, which Toyota calls FCV for now, uses hydrogen as fuel for a battery. Toyota says it will have a range of 300 miles, can accelerate from standstill to 60 miles per hour in 10 seconds, and can refuel its hydrogen tank in three to five minutes. Toyota says it will focus on selling cars in California at first.

 • Samsung Electronics Co. is tackling the problem of getting ultra-high-definition content to its new TV sets by teaming up with the Internet streaming services of Comcast, Netflix and Amazon. Samsung said it would get UHD content through partnerships with U.S. streaming services, bypassing traditional delivery.

 • Panasonic unveiled a product that combines ultra HD with a portable camera that hooks onto your ear and records in ultra-high definition 4K video.

 • Dish Network Corp. unveiled a new digital recorder system that can record eight TV shows at once.

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