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Toshiba, the Japanese electronics maker, said Monday that it would be the first on the market with a TV that displays images in 3-D without requiring viewers to don dedicated glasses.
Most users don’t protect their phones the way they protect their PCs, which is naive. "Today the money is in figuring out how to secure mobile devices and networks, so you’ll see tons of players in it and tons of players benefiting.”
The numbers are out for Las Vegas, and they look promising. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reports that the number of visitors to Sin City in November rose nearly three percent from the year before, to 2.9 million people.
Tablet computers are shaking up the computer industry. And no doubt—HP's Slate has been the big buzz at CES last week. Some say the timing couldn't be better for HP with the company unveiling the Slate ahead of Apple's version of the tablet computer.
CES is all about innovation. 3D TVs, touch screen PCs and interactive video games are the stars of the show here. They're the heavy weights. The must have gadgets that every nerd and techy worth their salt rushes out to buy.
I grabbed Comcast CEO Brian Roberts for an interview at CES. After walking the show floor he says it seems that the *consumer* is king, as all these technologies on display give increasing flexibility for how, when, where and what consumers can watch.
To quote CBS Interactive President Neil Ashe “Historically ‘next year’ was always the year for mobile in the interactive space and this year, I think it’s actually true."
This year's Consumer Electronics Show comes at a time when the economy is recovering and job losses are perhaps peaking.
Apps are big business at this year's event. Hundreds of exhibitors at the show are pitching them along with their other new wares. There's even a separate area called the iLounge.
"Maybe officially this is the end of the recession." That was the message from my cabbie tonight on my way to dinner. He might have something there.
Now that 3D versions of movies have proven to be cash cows at the box office, the entertainment and consumer electronics industries are hoping to cash in on the experience in people's homes.
The company has been putting the pieces together for a soup-to-nuts approach to all kinds of technology, starting with the network, focused on video as an entertainment and communications medium, and offering devices up and down the food chain.
There's a huge trend dominating the floor at CES this year, and it's not a new gadget. It's social media.
The Consumer Electronics Show officially opens today and though attendance will be slightly down, hopes are higher than ever that the gadgets and technology here will rev up the media business.
Despite a power problem that delayed the kick-off to the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show by 25 minutes, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer delivered the show's opening keynote, proclaiming "screens" everywhere.
Seems like all things wireless will own CES this year - for example: Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard will unveil a tablet PC during tonight's keynote, and the race is on to release this device before Apple's tablet hits the market.
You know a technology has truly arrived when you find it in the Central Hall at CES. And this year, that's where visitors will find the Mobile DTV TechZone, dedicated to all things mobile television.
As attendnace continues to decline at the tech extravaganza, the buzz here is that the show itself is fighting for relevance and three- and four-day visits by attendees are now more likely overnight affairs. In short, attendance is no longer mandatory.
For many people, media is no longer about ownership, but about access. And that means a shift is in order for the next generation of consumer electronics devices.
2010 is going to be a big year for 3-D: on the heels of the huge success of Avatar, 3-D will expand both at theaters and in home entertainment.