CES 2007: Growing pains at the Consumer Electronics Show

CES 2007 has taken off with the first major tradeshow event for the media- CES Unveiled. Most sane journalists are sitting in the press room already bemoaning the size of the line and just how big and unwieldy the show is.

CES 2007: First live demo of mobile Wimax

Sprint-Nextel, Samsung, Motorola and Intel are offering a glimpse at mobile Wimax, also known as 802.16e or - in Sprint terms - 4G, with a first public demonstration of the technology at CES 2007.

CES 2007: LG more serious about 1080p

LG said it will be showcasing its complete LCD TV product portfolio at CES, consisting of 20 different models, nine of which support the highest currently supported HD resolution "1080p" (1920x1080 pixel, progressive).

CES 2007: MSI rings in second wave of AMD Live! entertainment PCs

AMD briefly discussed a new and upcoming AMD Live! platform its analyst briefing last month and MSI appears to be the first company to have announced the first product built on this second generation platform.

CES 2007: MSI to release second notebook with crystal inlays

Pre CES 2007 coverage - Las Vegas (NV) - If you are looking for a stylish notebook that can separate you from the masses of the Dells and HP's, but aren't quite ready to shell out $350,000 for Ego's Diamond computers, then there's another option at MSI: The S300 joins the recently introduced the M677 and features a sparkling crystal ring, consisting of 120 Swarowski crystals, that is integrated into the otherwise rather plain casing.

CES 2007: Highly integrated DTV chips expected to debut

iSuppli expects DTV chip vendors to announce a variety of highly integrated chipsets at CES 2007 in an effort to gain a foothold in the ever- increasing DTV market.

CES 2007: Corel updates DVD Copy 5 with iPod, Vista support

Corel announced today a Vista update for DVD Copy 5, available free for those who own the Gold, Platinum, or Express version of the software. The update adds support for Zune, iPod, and TiVo connectivity, and also includes certification for Windows Vista.

CES 2007: Hitachi announces 1 TB hard drive

Pre CES 2007 coverage - - Las Vegas (NV) - Hitachi this morning was first out of the gate to announce details about a 1 TB hard drive, which the company said will ship during the first quarter of this year. The announcement follows a brief statement by Seagate, which yesterday confirmed that it will also deliver a 1 TB drive within the next three months.

CES 2007: Toshiba to ship HD DVD writer in February

Pre CES 2007 coverage Toshiba today said that it will bring the first HD DVD writer drive for desktop PCs in volume next month. The new SD-H903A is also expected to make its way in consumer electronics devices such as family room HD DVD players.

CES 2007: Lacie announces $1150 Blu-ray burner

Pre CES 2007 coverage - Lacie will be hitting the Consumer Electronics Show with a bunch of new products. Perhaps most significantly an external Blu-ray writer, Firewire speakers as well as a biometric access hard drive. Get a glimpse of what Lacie will be showing.

CES 2007: A preview of what you can expect to see on the showfloor

Pre CES 2007 coverage - Las Vegas (NV) - If the pre-show announcements are an indication of the wave of new products that will be announced at CES 2007, then we have one busy week ahead of us. Join us for an overview of products and topics that may be taking the center stage between January 7 and 11.

STI accelerates Cell CPU to 6 GHz, Intel bumps 80-core chip to 4 GHz

Integrated circuit designers will come together next month in San Francisco to get updates on hardware developments at the annual IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC). Among the more visible presentations will be a next-generation Cell processor as well as AMD's quad-core Opteron and Intel's 80-core Teraflop processor.

CES 2007: Toshiba to debut external USB hard drive

Pre CES 2007 coverage - Toshiba's storage division announced today that it is working on its entry into the portable storage market, with a line of portable USB external hard drives set for release in the spring of this year.

CES 2007: Hybrid hard drives promoted through industry alliance

Pre CES 2007 coverage - Las Vegas (NV) - Four of the world's five largest hard drive manufacturers have come together to form the hybrid storage alliance - an effort to create more visibility for mass storage devices that combine traditional hard drives with flash memory technology.

CES 2007: Logitech integrates computer speakers with iPod dock

lt;i.Pre CES 2007 coverage</i) - Multimedia accessory manufacturer Logitech today announced that it is working on a new set of computer speakers that include a docking cradle to offer convenient charging and computer syncing of an iPod, PDA, or other mobile device.

CES 2007: Sandisk surprises with Flash hard drive announcement

Pre CES 2007 coverage - Milpitas (CA) - Next to the usual suspects such as high-def, networking and Media Center PCs, storage is set to become one of the key focus areas of this year's Consumer Electronics Show, which is scheduled to open its doors next Monday. Among them will be Sandisk, which will show a 32 GB solid state disk (SSD).

CES 2007: LG to unveil combo Blu-ray - HD DVD player

Pre CES 2007 coverage - Bringing out what many tepid consumers have been looking for in the next-generation DVD war, LG Electronics has announced that it is working on a device that will play both Blu-ray and HD DVD discs.

CES 2007: Samsung develops double-sided LCD

Pre CES 2007 coverage - Samsung said that it has developed the first "truly" double-sided LCD. The device can simultaneously visualize different sets of data on the front and the back of the screen.

CES 2007: A floating iPod sound system for your swimming pool

Pre CES 2007 coverage - Atlantic has a new idea how to make an iPod more useful in the outdoor world.

CES 2007: Toshiba to show fuel cell-powered MP3 player

Pre CES 2007 coverage - Las Vegas (NV) - Following Samsung's recent announcement of a fuel cell-powered notebook that apparently can run one month on one fill-up, Toshiba will be showing an update to its active and passive fuel cell research for mobile computing applications. At the Consumer Electronics Show 2007, the company will be displaying what the firm describes as substantially smaller fuel cells that are powering a DMFC (direct methanol fuel cell) notebook PC as well as a portable, hard drive-based DMFC audio player.