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Corning is making its Consumer Electronics Show (CES) debut this year. And though it's a newcomer, it's one of the most talked about and prevalent companies at the convention. This year the CES is focused largely on touch screen tablets and smart phones, and Corning makes the material—called Gorilla Glass-that encases nearly all these devices.
With a slew of new product offerings, 3D will continue its assault at retail this year. LG, Samsung and Panasonic all plan to include the technology in a wider array of products— most importantly in TV sets and Blu-ray players that aren’t being aimed at the high-end, early adopter audience.
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Apple rolled out its new Mac App Store, in an effort to steal some buzz from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It officially went online on Thursday morning with Apple releasing a software update for the Snow Leopard OS.
With Apple having paved the way for tablets last year, 2011 is when the competition is hoping to chip away at the company’s dominance in the category. It’s going to be a tough fight, though.
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Apple has zero official presence at CES but the specter of Steve Jobs shadow looms large over every single bit of activity at the annual tech convention.
Apps and Internet connectivity are everywhere. At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, you’ll see more devices incorporating PC-like functions. And they'll be not just smartphones and set-top boxes, but TVs, digital cameras and printers as well.
This could also be the year fitness goes high tech, as 2011 Consumer Electronics Show is including a Sports and Technology summit. This follows a growing trend in exercise related video games, including the Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect and PlayStation Move.
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Returning cash to shareholders is possible this year, Greg Brown, CEO of Motorola Solutions, told CNBC Tuesday.
Hewlett-Packard on Tuesday afternoon announced that it will hold an event in San Francisco on February 9 at 10 a.m. to announce new developments in its mobile strategy.
It’s pretty astonishing just how quickly Apple iPhone users have grown to rely on the phones—and how much control they have given it (along with the iPod Touch and iPad) over their day to day lives.
After predicting in his last two keynote addresses at the Consumer Electronics Show that innovation from the consumer electronics would help the U.S. economy rebound, Gary Shapiro is standing by his message. The question is now whether there is enough innovation to jump-start things for 2011, especially after consumer confidence unexpectedly dipped in December.
Robotics company iRobot has unveiled its re-imagined Scooba robot floor washer at the Consumer Electronics Show. It's smaller, faster, quieter and definitely ready to go where few robot mops have gone before—and no human ever really wants to go—behind the bathroom toilet.
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Another year, another CES. I’ve seen so many that they all begin to blend. But change is always afoot in the consumer electronics business, and so there’s something new every time.
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Motorola is splitting its consumer-oriented side, which makes cell phone and cable set-top boxes, from the professional business of selling police radios and barcode scanners to government agencies and large companies.
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Matt Hunter is the senior technology editor at CNBC.com.
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