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  • Businesses Go Consumer at CES Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 10:31 AM ET
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    The saying goes, “The customer is always right,” and at the Consumer Electronic Show that proves true in more ways than one. Businesses are adopting consumer gadgets, and they may get more from their employees.

  • TiVo Offers 'Couch Potatoes' More Choices: CEO Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | 1:09 PM ET

    Only 38 percent of television viewing is done live, and that gives TiVo more opportunity to offer its recording services to "couch potatoes" everywhere, CEO Thomas Rogers told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Hollywood Goes High-Tech at CES Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | 11:58 AM ET
    Will Smith

    Steve Ballmer, Eric Schmidt and other technology executives might come to mind as some of the people you would run into at CES. These days though, you’re just as likely to see Will Smith and  Hollywood moguls at the convention.

  • Pandora Wants to Disrupt Traditional Radio: CEO Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | 11:36 AM ET

    Internet radio company Pandora is "laser focused" on expanding its market share and disrupting the traditional radio business, CEO Joseph Kennedy told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Intel's Consequential Smartphone Announcement
    By: Jon Fortt
    Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | 10:47 AM ET

    Intel has signed up Motorola and Lenovo to use its chips in smartphones this year -- a surprise that is the most consequential announcement of the Consumer Electronics Show so far from a stock perspective.

  • Voice Control: Next Big Thing in TV? Tuesday, 10 Jan 2012 | 11:33 AM ET
    People mingle in front of a display of LG Electronics televisions.

    Up next in the efforts to woo technology-minded consumers are major changes in the way we communicate with televisions — specifically, voice control. Try having a conversation with your device.

  • Will Ultrabooks underwhelm this year? It's too early to say, but some analysts think it's going to be a while before we see a new technology or advancement that lives up to the hype.

  • CES: More Streaming Deals But No Synergy Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 3:32 PM ET
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    Even though the Consumer Electronics Show is supposed to be about electronics, in recent years it is also about the content that is served on those electronics. This year, I predict, will be the same.

  • Breakthrough Innovations Unveiled at CES Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 9:36 AM ET
    Since 1967, the Consumer Electronics Show has been the place to unveil new technology and products, from the VCR in 1970 to Microsoft’s Avatar Kinect in 2011. Although in recent years no single product has sparked a technology revolution, over the last few decades many innovative technologies have been displayed for the first time at the iconic show. This year, CES experts are expecting Ultrabooks, the PC version of Apple’s lightweight Macbook Air, to be the hot product.Here's a look at some of

    Since 1967, the CES has been the place to unveil new technology and products, from the VCR in 1970 to Microsoft’s Avatar Kinect in 2011. Here's a look at some of the major debuts throughout its history.

CES Videos

  • AOL's CEO on Monetizing 'Patch'     Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | 5:15 PM ET

    Tim Armstrong, AOL CEO, discusses the newest technologies coming out of CES this year; plans to monetize Patch; and his company's long-term growth strategy. Also, the Fast Money traders weigh in on the play in the tech space.

  • What's Best Buy Buying?    
    By: Jon Fortt
    Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | 1:55 PM ET

    A look at what Best Buy is looking to buy at CES, with CNBC's Jon Fortt.

  • Trading Corning's New Gorilla Glass 2     Tuesday, 10 Jan 2012 | 5:18 PM ET

    Wendell Weeks, Corning CEO demonstrates the strength of its Gorilla Glass 2, which is 20% thinner than the original product, and discusses how it could generate profits for Corning. Also, the Fast Money traders weigh in with the play on the stock.

  • Highlights from CES 2012    
    By: Jon Fortt
    Tuesday, 10 Jan 2012 | 4:55 PM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt shares highlights from the world's largest tech trade show: Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

  • Sony's Wave of New Products    
    By: Jon Fortt
    Tuesday, 10 Jan 2012 | 2:37 PM ET

    Sony is announcing new products at CES in Vegas. Is it enough to keep investors happy? Kaz Hirai, Sony executive deputy president, and CNBC's Jon Fortt, discuss.

CES Slideshows

  • The 10 Coolest Gadgets at CES 2012 Friday, 13 Jan 2012 | 11:58 AM ET
    Attending the Consumer Electronics Show is not good for your bank account. No matter how new your TV is or how high tech your home might be, there's always something better on the way – and once you see it, you often want it.There is, however, a lot of repetition in the Las Vegas Convention Center halls. After a couple of days, the myriad TVs start to run together, and it starts to seem like every booth is offering some variation of an iPhone case.Some items rise above the fray – and these are o

    Some items at this year's show rise above the fray — and these are often the ones that resonate with consumers. Here are a few of the most interesting things on display this year.

  • Celebrity-Promoted Products at CES Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | 3:11 PM ET
    Celebrities are making the rounds again this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.The tech show has reeled in a star-studded lineup, and the stars are drawing attention.Whether they are endorsing a product or service, revealing their own branded product line or just there to draw crowds to some of the latest innovations, celebrities are everywhere at CES 2012.

    Celebrities are making the rounds again this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The tech show has reeled in a star-studded lineup, and the stars are drawing attention.

  • Breakthrough Innovations Unveiled at CES Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 9:36 AM ET
    Since 1967, the Consumer Electronics Show has been the place to unveil new technology and products, from the VCR in 1970 to Microsoft’s Avatar Kinect in 2011. Although in recent years no single product has sparked a technology revolution, over the last few decades many innovative technologies have been displayed for the first time at the iconic show. This year, CES experts are expecting Ultrabooks, the PC version of Apple’s lightweight Macbook Air, to be the hot product.Here's a look at some of

    Since 1967, the CES has been the place to unveil new technology and products, from the VCR in 1970 to Microsoft’s Avatar Kinect in 2011. Here's a look at some of the major debuts throughout its history.

  • 15 Influential Innovations of the Past 50 Years Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 10:32 AM ET
    Innovation has come at such a dizzying pace in recent decades that it has transformed our world in ways once only imagined in science fiction. As part of our "Future of Innovation" special report, we decided to take a look at some of the most influential innovations of the recent past. Compiling a definitive list turned out to be difficult, if not impossible — and almost certainly up for fierce debate. Nevertheless, we gave it a shot. Here is our list of the 15 of the most influential inventions

    Here is our list of the 15 of the most influential inventions over the past 50 years, created using a variety of studies as reference points, including ones from Knowledge@Wharton and Popular Mechanics.

CES Related Links

Polls

  • Poll: Has CES Become Passe? Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 12:56 PM ET
    CES 2012 - A CNBC Special Report

    The 2012  expo will be the last for Microsoft, which begs the question — is the tech world moving too fast for a big, annual event?

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