Playstation 3 firmware update to bring in-game "cross media bar"

Users will soon be able to access PS3 console settings, send instant messages, and scroll through other system options while in the middle of a game.

Flyvo portable WiMax gaming device heading for U.S. market

Las Vegas (NV) – Posbro, a Korean manufacturer of the Flyvo G100 portable game device today said that it will be establishing a “mobile WiMax online game business” in the United States.  

Kodak to expand inkjet printer line

Kodak will launch a new, sleeker inkjet printer with a glossy black finish to complement its existing products which launched about a year ago. We have the details and pictures direct from the CES show floor.

Up close and personal with Philips' "design collection" and 3D HDTVs

Las Vegas (NV) - We rolled around the Philips CES booth today and found a lot of interesting-looking stuff, including the company's much touted "design collection" form factor and a TV that can produce a 3D picture without the need for nerdy glasses. Check out the Philips booth from CES 2008...

New Line crosses the line to Blu-ray exclusivity

New Line Cinema, a sister company of Warner Bros, has confirmed that it will follow the move to go exclusively to Blu-ray Disc.

Wii, MTV, Second Life among winners of 2008 tech & engineering Emmy awards

The 59th annual technology & engineering Emmy awards ceremony was held last night in the midst of all the CES madness, and we have details from some of the big winners.

CES: Westinghouse gives us a peak at wireless HDTVs

We had the opportunity to take a behind-closed-doors look at Westinghouse's newly announced wireless HDTV sets, as well as several other interesting products it had on display.

CES: Blu-ray movies to be playable on PSP by year's end

Las Vegas (NV) - Despite a nearly unprecedented level of anticipation, there really wasn't much to take away from today's Blu-ray press conference at CES, but a couple of the interactivity features seem promising.The press conference actually started out in mild chaos, after countless people who pre-registered to guarantee a spot were not on the list.  Turnout ended up being quite manageable, though, so I'm pretty sure everyone was able to get in.

Taser unveils leopard print device at CES

Las Vegas (NV) - Of all the things we could have expected to see at today's Taser press conference, a $400 leopard print taser was not one of them. Since the introduction of the taser, it has been seen in pop culture as a semi-torture device for police officers and the most amusing way for guys to paralyze themselves when they're drunk.

HD Radio strikes deal with Ford

Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles will come with factory-installed HD Radio equipment, thanks to a new partnership between the motor company and radio technology pioneer.

Skype comes to PSP

PSP owners will finally make good use out of the system's voice-over IP functionality, with the official addition of a custom version of the online calling service Skype.

Samsung CES press conference was dull and painful

Las Vegas (NV) - The Samsung conference consisted of 45 of the worst minutes I have ever spent in Las Vegas. Let me set the stage for you.  It was around 1:45 PM Pacific Time and I was dashing out of the room where the Philips press conference was held to head to the Samsung event, which began at 2:00. When I arrived at the Samsung conference room, there was a huge line already.  That's no surprise.  However, once they started letting people in, they quickly closed the door and told us that the room was at full capacity.  

Philips plunges further with "immersive" TV experience

Las Vegas (NV) - Philips spent almost all of the time during its CES press conference talking about expanding its TV technology to the point where it feels like you're "stepping into a mirror".Philips this year introduced a new sector in its company, called "consumer lifestyle".  It combines the divisions of consumer electronics and domestric appliances/personal care.

CES: Sony brings everything from dancing MP3 robots to OLED HDTV

Sony has impressive additions to its television, MP3 player, and mobile phone lines as shown during its pre-CES press conference.

Sony does not even say the words "Playstation 3" at CES press conference

Sony talked a lot about its less highlighted divisions at today's press event, but said absolutely nothing about the PS3 and only mentioned the PSP in passing.

Pioneer plans to innovate plasma, in-car entertainment

Las Vegas (NV) - Pioneer is working on an in-car navigation system that can control every mobile device you need, and even do it with voice recognition, as well as plasma TV sets that are so thin they literally float on your wall.Last year, Pioneer spent a nauseating amount of time in its press conference talking about its line of plasma HDTVs.  This year, car audio and video seemed to take the front seat.  The main product announcement was the AVIC-Linc, a hybrid navigation system that can be used both as a portable device and an on-dash guide.

LG talks about HDTV, universal mobile TV

Las Vegas (NV) - During LG's press conference this morning, one of the main talking points was the company's new standard called "MPH" (mobile-pedestrian-handheld).

CES 2008 – 3DRadio, “Tivo” for radio

Just like the cone-shaped Powramid surge protector that we saw yesterday, 3DRadio is developing a product that has us wondering, “Why didn’t anyone think of that before?” – It’s a Tivo-like device for radio that can record and playback multiple streams of radio bands.  The radio will have multiple antennas which record AM, FM, Satellite and HD radio signals.

Surge strip 2.0 – the Powramid

Las Vegas (NV) – The decades-old surge strip is getting a face lift with Kreative Power’s six-outlet Powramid.  This cone-shaped surge protector has widely spaced outlets and comes with an eight-foot wall cord.  We wonder why didn't someone think of this earlier... the concept is so simple. Kreative Power's Powramid 

CES 2008 – Let the overcharging begin!

Las Vegas (NV) – Remember the days when Las Vegas used to be affordable?  Back in the 80s, you could get a decent buffet here for under $5, but now such deals are quite rare.  As we gear up for all the pre-CES show events to start, we are reminded that we should have brought a bag of cash because prices are as high as the Stratosphere Tower.