CES CES 2008

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    On a five-mile, test drive around town, I was connected to the Internet (getting far better speeds than my hotel room). But the real fun part was all the bells and whistles.

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    Companies are picking up on Nintendo's motion-sensing technology, incorporating it into new electronic products, some of which go beyond the realm of video gaming.

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    On a five-mile, test drive around town, I was connected to the Internet (getting far better speeds than my hotel room). But the real fun part was all the bells and whistles.

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    Some electronics retailers had huge success in 2007, but the year left others bruised. A CES retail panel featured executives from both kinds of companies.

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    Games such as Activision's "Guitar Hero" are off the charts, but they have led to an odd phenomenon: Not only are real guitar players competing against fake guitar players. Real guitar companies are now making fake guitars

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    Ford Motor has signed up some tech heavyweights to help with "Sync," its in-car satellite communications system, With help from Microsoft, Sirius and others, Ford's car of the very near future is something like a GPS, digital music player, cell phone and voice recognition system on wheels.

  • Titans of Technology

    Gary Shapiro, president & CEO of the Consumer Electronics Assn., shares his take on CES and the tech industry with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.

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    Here's my TV interview today with Microsoft's Robbie Bach. Bach who is Entertainment & Devices Division president, talks exclusively about Xbox, Zune, iPod, HD DVD vs. Blu-ray and the economy. Take a look as I think you'll find it very interesting. For one thing, he says Xbox is recession proof.

  • Hot gadgets from the Consumer Electronics Show, with CNBC's Jim Goldman

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    Welcome to the belly of the beast, Central Hall at the Consumer Electronics Show. Some 140,000 people will be making their way through this part of the Convention Center. That's 280,000 feet all looking to step on mine.

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    By: Ted Kemp,|News Editor

    Think CES is about playing with fun, new electronic toys? Think again. Success in our business is not just predicting the new, new thing, but predicting the new, new thing's timing," says VC partner Don Rainey.

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    Certainly one of the hottest technologies at this year's CES is the 27-inch Organic Light Emitting Diode television by Sony, which is just three millimeters thick.

  • The best picks from CES, with David Pogue, The New York Times tech columnist and CNBC's Bill Griffeth

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    By: Associated Press

    In his keynote speech, Microsoft's founder sees new opportunities for the tech giant's technologies and outlines deals with some big-name content partners.

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    Mobile chips, HDTV and Robot Guitar. Portfolio's Kevin Maney shares his favorite products from the show.

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    At the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, Intel Chief Executive Paul Otellini spoke with Jim Goldman about the future of the semiconductor giant and the industry as a whole. The CEO waxed optimistic. "You have to remember, 75 percent of Intel's sales are non-U.S. ...And there seem to be no signs of a global 'R-word' out there," the CEO declared.

  • H-P's New Products

    Hewlett-Packard is looking to ride the convergence between online and television, an Todd Bradley, EVP of H-P's person systems group, discusses H-P's new products with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.

  • Viva Electronics

    A gadget update from CES, with CNBC's Jim Goldman

  • Favorite CES picks, with Brian Cooley, CNET.com editor-at-large and CNBC's Bill Griffeth

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    Awareness. That's the word CES exhibitors use most when you ask what they hope for out of the show. Everyone turns out all the stops to alert everyone else to their presence—and everyone does it at the same time. That's why "CES Unveiled," a pre-show press event, takes on the air of a Tunisian bazaar or a Chicago futures trading floor

  • Leggett & Platt's Starry Night bed.

    Talk about a life of leisure. At CES, you'll find a bed that has theatre-in-the-round capability, wireless connectivity, an iPod docking station and a DVR. Oh, and by the way, it is also supposed to eliminate snoring.

  • CES: DVD Duel

    It's victory for the Blu-Ray high def format and Sony, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin

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    Its big, loud, crowded and a feast for the senses – which is why rookie visitors to the greatest show on earth may need to know these ten dos and don’ts.

  • Sony Playstation 3

    Sony's game console sales figures for the holiday shopping season reached more than 3.9 million units in North America, but Playstation 3 is still well behind Microsoft's Xbox 360.

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