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.
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).
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.
Micro-Star International (MSI) will display a series of its Media Live audio/video PC systems based on the AMD Live! platform at the 2007 International CES in Las Vegas, according to company sources.
Consumer technology retail sales which includes IT, imaging, audio, video, and consumables, from the week of Black Friday through the week ending December 23, 2006, grew 6.5% from the same time period in 2005 to $8.75 billion, a slowdown from the 10% increase seen last year, according to The NPD Group.
While Toshiba America Electronic Components (TAEC) recently confirmedthat the company will not showcase surface-conduction electron-emitter display (SED) panel at CES 2007, which will open in Las Vegas from January 8-11, a recent report from Reuters noted that SED, the joint venture of Canon and Toshiba, will not be able to launch their SED TV on time again due to a patent lawsuit between Canon and Nano Proprietary.
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.
Pre CES 2007 coverage - Atlantic has a new idea how to make an iPod more useful in the outdoor world.
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.
XM, the current market share leading satellite radio service, announced today that it will delve further into in-car entertainment, offering a personal weather tracking system and an in-car video concept at next week's CES show in Las Vegas.
Lexar announced that it will have a range of new flash storage devices on display at the Consumer Electronics Show, which will open its doors on January 8.
Pre CES 2007 coverage - Don't say we didn't warn you. If you just exchanged your savings account for a shiny new 1080p LCD TV and you are showing it off to your neighbors, be aware that your bragging rights may be fading away by the middle of the year.
Toyota Motor Corporation is working on developing a new system that would enable cars to detect if the driver is under the influence, and will go into a lockdown mode if there are signs he or she is drunk.
Micro-Star International (MSI) will showcase its first medical notebook that incorporates an electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring function at the 2007 International CES in Las Vegas, according to company sources.
Pre CES show coverage - Vutec will be showing at CES a three-way monitor that provides users with an anamorphic widescreen view of standard and high definition content.
Pre CES 2007 coverage - Fujitsu has developed what is calls the industry's first H.264 format video-processing IC for HD recording and playback, which it will demonstrate at next week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
Pre CES 2007 coverage - Fremont (CA) - Patriot is joining the latest DDR2 memory frenzy. Following Corsair's PC2-8888 Dominator (1111 MHz), OCZ's liquid cooled PC2-9200 FlexXLC (1150 MHz) and Kingston's PC2-9600 HyperX (1200 MHz), the company said it would show PC2-10100 devices with a clock speed of 1302 MHz at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show.
Pre CES 2007 coverage - New York (NY) - Showtime Networks will be the next to take a shot at making video downloads for PCs more popular. The company said that it will be demonstrating a new service aimed at Windows Vista PCs at the Consumer Electronics Show 2007, which will open its doors in Las Vegas next week.
Pre CES 2007 coverage - Autonet Mobile, a company focused on in-car Internet solutions, today announced that it will launch a new service during the pre-CES Showstoppers event next week, which it says will turn a car into a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot.
Asustek Computer will showcase its XG Station, an audio-visual workstation for notebooks at the upcoming 2007 International CES in Las Vegas, according to the company.