Knowing their audience quite well, the adult entertainment industry holds their annual get together in Las Vegas to coincide with the CES. There is also a very pertinent crossover between the adult and tech industries - porn has a tendency to drive, and be driven, by technology. Which means HD DVD when it comes to high-def.
We have had our fair share of new GPS navigation systems at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. But if it's the basics you are looking for and you need a navigation system that is always with you, than it probably does not get much better than Telenav's Navigator.
All around Vegas there is to be found an enigmatic advertisement from Texas Instruments: "It's all in the mirrors." They are referring to Digital Light Processing, something Texas Instruments invented in 1987 and which they are today putting to use in HD TV's and projectors across the industry.
There's something to be said for a company called "Honest Technology" selling DVD burning software, but I digress even before I begin the story. If you're like me then you've probably got rid of most of your old VHS and casette collections.
AMD said that it is developing guidelines for computer case and motherboard design that will allow the creation of improved small form factor PCs (SFF PCS).
Let's get this out of the way first: Microsoft's newest operating system bears more than a passing resemblance to Apple's OS X. And that's a good thing. At first glance, anyone familiar with OS X's Dashboard and desktop widgets will experience a feeling of déjà vu when they see the Windows Sidebar and Desktop Gadgets.
While the Blu-ray and HD DVD camps are still at each other's throats, we are seeing the first hybrid high-definition solutions entering the home video market. Earlier this week, LG announced a hybrid HD DVD - Blu-ray player; Warner followed up late Tuesday with a hybrid hi-def disc that can be played both in HD DVD and Blu-ray players.
More pun-prone journalists than I might be moved to wax lyrical about how Dell is getting into the business of selling trees... Well, not literally, but at his CES keynote this morning company CEO Michael Dell announced that the company will be offering an inexpensive, around $2 - $6, option when buying a new computer to plant a tree which should offset the energy consumption of that machine.
Dell has updated its XPS enthusiast PC line with a an overclocked quad-core machine and an elaborate cooling system. The H2C Edition puts the price tag of the XPS desktop series deep into Alienware territory.
Microsoft showed off a system, named "Sync", for synchronizing data you want to take on the road. It also do other tasks that make driving easier and safer. Ford Motor Company is making Sync real in twelve of its products this year.
Two crappy things in this world: (1) Your car breaking down and you not knowing why; and (2) going to get it fixed and being charged an arm, a leg and some other essential regions in order to get it fixed.
Another iPod accessory? Yes, another iPod accessory has indeed arrived. We've seen our share of iPod accessories at CES, from different speakers and docking stations to a marvelously designed yet obscure EGO waterproof case from Atlantic.
If ever there was a perfect product displayed at a mammoth trade like CES, Aliph's Jawbone might be it. The Bluetooth headset, which is available exclusively for Cingular Wireless customers, uses Aliph's Noise Shield Technology to virtually eliminate background and present clearer conversations.
Ritek is showcasing HD DVD-R (write once) and Blu-ray Disc (BD) blank discs at the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) taking place in Las Vegas from January 8-11.
Sony is demonstrating two slim TVs that incorporate OLED (organic light-emitting diode) technology at CES 2007 in Las Vegas (January 8-11).
Toshiba America Electronic Components (TAEC) announced at CES 2007 that it is offering a selection of four embedded NAND solutions developed by Toshiba: GB NAND, LBA-NAND, GB MCP and Package-on-Package (PoP).
Las Vegas (NV) - You didn't think that Intel would leave all that dual-socket fame for itself, did you? At CES, Intel showed off an 8-core desktop system build on a 2P workstation board with two quad-core processors. Intel claims that the system trumps AMD's fastest Quad-FX by 61% in one key benchmark. And yes, we do have pictures of this beast.
Shuttle is known for making small form factor computers, but the City of Industry-based computer company is now developing a tower-sized machine. Company officials showed off a red and black paneled case that used much of the same air guide and heat dissipation technology as the SFF Shuttle computers.
Las Vegas (NV) - 1080p is really what you should be looking for in a new high-definition HDTV, but the next generation is just around the corner: Westinghouse showcases a 2160p - commonly referred to as a Quad HDTV. If you think this TV is expensive, you are absolutely right.
It would seem that most of the HD TV manufacturers went out and stood in line for their Nintendo Wii's, and the Xbox 360's are out in force in demonstrations left and right. Less ubiquitous is the Playstation 3, which is hard to stop at even the Blu-ray booth.