Techcheck with Doug Delony

Find posts by keyword
Find posts by date


Tech Talk: Hollywood director’s awkward moment at CES

by Doug Delony / KHOU 11 News

Posted on January 7, 2014 at 1:18 PM

LAS VEGAS – Samsung is showing off a new curved screen TV at the Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas, and they recruited Hollywood director Michael Bay for a little help. This and more in today’s Tech Talk…

== Samsung’s curved glass ==
Samsung has unveiled a new TV you can curve inward using a remote control. They say this could do away with the glare you sometimes get from the sun or certain lighting in a room. The TV was a big hit at CES, but it was something that happened during the presentation that has a lot of people talking (see below).

== Michael Bay walks off ==
Hollywood director Michael Bay was called in to help show off Samsung’s curved TV, but the presentation didn’t go according to plan. The Transformers and Armageddon director was supposed to read from a teleprompter, but he claims it was thrown off after he skipped a line. The director looked nervous and was unable to recover. He eventually said “I’m sorry” and walked off the stage.

== Corvette to include dash cam ==
(CNNMoney) -- General Motors unveiled on Sunday a system that pulls together driving performance data with dashcam video -- giving drivers of its flashy Corvette sports car a way to record and share their experience behind the wheel. The Performance Data Recorder will be available on the 2015 Corvette Stingray, the automaker said, calling it an "industry first." "The fully integrated system enables users to record high-definition video, with telemetry overlays, of their driving experiences on and off the track," GM (GM, Fortune 500) said. After parking, drivers can relive their route -- whether it was around a racing speedway or downtown for groceries. Read more, click here.

Questions? Comments? Feel free to reach out to Doug on Facebook ( or Twitter (@DougDelonyKHOU)