CES Consumer Electronics Show 2009

In Focus

Cool New Gadgets
Best Gadgets From the Show   

Features

  • Living in Hi-Def

    The world's thinnest TV, with Joe Taylor, Panasonic chief operating officer

  • Netflix's Plan to Stream Profits

    Netflix is announcing new LG TVs that stream Netflix movies. Insight with Reed Hastings, Netflix CEO and CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Channeling TiVo's Growth

    TiVo is announcing a new way to search online video, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin, with Tim Rogers, TiVo CEO

  • Ballmer Gives CES Keynote

    Microsoft's Steve Ballmers kicks off the Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas, reports CNBC's Jim Goldman

  • Samsung's flat-panel television display is shown at the 2007 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
    By: John Moore|Special to CNBC.com

    CES will be something of a preview of what’s to come for the consumer electronics industry this year. Less will have to be more, as revenue and investment shrink while buyers and profits become scarce.

Slideshows

  • Since the first Consumer Electronics Show took place in New York City in 1967, CES has been the place to show off new technology and products, from the VCR to the DVD. Even though no one product has been of such revolutionary proportion in recent years, there's been a wider array of innovative technology. This year experts are expecting small netbooks, Internet-ready televisions and TV’s made with energy-efficient and thinner organic light-emitting diode screens to attract the most attention. He

    Since 1967, CES has been the place to show off new technology and products. This year experts are expecting 3-D TVs, e-readers and netbooks to be hot topics.

  • Back in the ‘50s, the Edsel seemed like such a good idea. Alas, the car was a fairly expensive gas-guzzler released just as the country was entering a recession, and became one of the most costly blunders in the history of the car industry. In the last 25 years, many technology companies have continued the tradition of ill-timed, useless and just plain bad “innovation.” In honor of the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, we’ve compiled a list:

    The Edsel remains one of the most costly blunders in the history of the car industry. Many other maufacturers, however, are responsible for ill-timed, useless innovative products.