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  • Nintendo 3DS

    The device will be the first mass market consumer device to offer stereoscopic 3D images without the need for special glasses – something analysts see as critical to the success of 3D in the market.

  • Mark Zuckerberg

    The Golden Globes are taken far less seriously than the Oscars. They're voted on by only 90 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press, but they're also a lot more fun for attendees.

  • Tiger Woods

    When I interviewed Eric Wisemen, CEO of VF Corp, at the ICR Xchange retail conference in Orange County, I asked him if it was difficult for one of his company's brands, Wrangler, to stand by Brett Favre after the football legend's sexting scandal.

  • Ricky Gervais

    The Golden Globes aren't until Sunday night but parties and gifting suites are already underway.

  • Call of Duty Black Ops

    For the second year in a row, retail sales were down in the video game industry — the first time it has recorded negative growth in back to back years.

  • Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect, a gesture-recognition controller – a camera that is able to detect subtle movements and sounds from players.

    The 2010 retail numbers are expected to show their second consecutive decline—a first for video games.

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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.

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    Automakers are integrating all manner of new technology into their vehicles, and while it's safe to say people don’t generally buy a car just for its cool technological features, you’d never know it by Detroit's marketing efforts.

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    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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    The US consumer is spending again, Sir Howard Stringer, chairman, CEO and president of Sony, told CNBC Thursday.

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    CES kicks off today and buzz is already building about the hot new devices and services that will grab the attention of consumers and investors. Some clear themes have already emerged and it's all about new mobile devices, seamless integration of streaming and traditional content, more powerful chips, and persistent 3D.

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    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.

  • With 1.5 million square feet of exhibition space, more than a few gadgets will be competing for attention at CES. What should you be watching?

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    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.

  • Stocks ended just below record two-year highs with solid double-digit gains for the year after a quiet New Year's eve session that ended with the major indexes narrowly mixed. Alcoa and American Express rose, while Hewlett-Packard fell.

  • Stocks turned negative in the final minutes of trading, but were on pace to end the year just below record two-year highs with solid double-digit gains for the year amid thin New Year's Eve trading. Alcoa rose, while Hewlett-Packard fell.

  • Stocks pared losses as the Dow and S&P 500 rose amid thin New Year's Eve trading, as the markets struggled to end the year on an upbeat note.  Alcoa and Verizon rose, while HP fell.

  • Microsoft’s Kinect was a solid hit this holiday season, but the game console’s success alone may not be enough to boost the video game industry for next year, said Evan Wilson, entertainment analyst at Pacific Crest Securities.

  • Cramer looks at both sides and makes the call.

  • Stocks traded mixed ahead in lackluster trading, although the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq hit new two-year highs on thin gains amid a lack of economic news. Alcoa and 3M rose, while American Express fell.