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April 04 2013

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January 13 2012

18:41

What Do You Think About the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)?

Imagine 150,000 people from 140 countries wandering 1.6 million square feet of exhibit space in search of the latest whiz-bang flat-screen TV, tablet, smartphone or souped-up teched-out car. This is the International CES show in Las Vegas, which has mushroomed from 17,500 attendees in 1967 to the massive techno-hordes of today. This could be either your most incredible dream or a nightmare waiting to happen. Often, for tech journalists and bloggers, it ends up being both. So what's your take on CES? Have you attended and enjoyed what you experienced? Is it your idea of the 7th level of Hades? Vote in our poll (where you can choose multiple answers) and explain more in the comments below.


The Consumer Electronics Show is...

To hear more about CES, check out the latest edition of the Mediatwits podcast, with two tech journalists reporting from the conference floor.

P.S. From the CES website:

Products that Debuted at CES

Videocassette Recorder (VCR), 1970
Laserdisc Player, 1974

Camcorder, 1981

Compact Disc Player, 1981

Digital Audio Technology, 1990

Compact Disc - Interactive, 1991

Mini Disc, 1993

Radio Data System, 1993

Digital Satellite System, 1994

Digital Versatile Disk (DVD), 1996

High Definition Television (HDTV), 1998 Hard-disc VCR (PVR), 1999

Digital Audio Radio (DAR), 2000

Microsoft Xbox, 2001

Plasma TV, 2001

Home Media Server, 2002

HD Radio, 2003

Blu-Ray DVD, 2003

HDTV PVR, 2003

HD Radio, 2004

IP TV, 2005

An explosion of digital content services, 2006

New convergence of content and technology, 2007

OLED TV, 2008

3D HDTV, 2009

Tablets, Netbooks and Android Devices, 2010

Connected TV, Smart Appliances, Android Honeycomb, Ford's Electric Focus, Motorola Atrix, Microsoft Avatar Kinect, 2011

This is a summary. Visit our site for the full post ».

August 02 2011

06:35

Peter Kafka: Why watch TV at home when you have a perfectly good iPhone to squint at?

AllThingsD :: Yet more evidence that “mobile” is relative when it comes to smartphones, iPads, and online video. Here’s another study that says lots of people are watching stuff on their gadgets when they’re just a few feet from their own TVs. This one comes from Nielsen, and was commissioned by the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing trade group. The takeaway: Users are most likely to watch video via apps from the likes of YouTube, Hulu and others when they’re at home.

Continue to read Peter Kafka, allthingsd.com

February 16 2010

19:23
MacGyver Multitool

Anyone know if the MacGyver Multitool is real? Read more | Permalink | Comments | Read more articles in Gadgets | Digg this!

Tags: Gadgets

November 10 2009

10:48

The 18-Button OOMouse Cures Your Clicking Cravings

Are you sure your current mouse has enough buttons?
Tags: Gadgets
10:48

The 18-Button OOMouse Cures Your Clicking Cravings

Are you sure your current mouse has enough buttons?
Tags: Gadgets
10:48

The 18-Button OOMouse Cures Your Clicking Cravings

Are you sure your current mouse has enough buttons?
Tags: Gadgets

November 09 2009

11:30

Does Sony Ericsson's Aino Try Too Hard to Do Everything?

Is Sony Ericsson's Aino mobile phone useful despite having so many functions?
Tags: Gadgets
11:30

Does Sony Ericsson's Aino Try Too Hard to Do Everything?

Is Sony Ericsson's Aino mobile phone useful despite having so many functions?
Tags: Gadgets
11:30

Does Sony Ericsson's Aino Try Too Hard to Do Everything?

Is Sony Ericsson's Aino mobile phone useful despite having so many functions?
Tags: Gadgets

November 06 2009

22:29

Gadget of the Month Club

Hey, Verizon (& Google & Apple & Dell & BestBuy….).

I want to try the Droid but I am already in indentured servitude to AT&T for my iPhone (and have no particular desire to lose it). As much of a gadget geek as I am (I’m no Leo Laporte – my wife would’t let me be – but I do love the darned things), it’s still just not worth the $2,600 commitment to get another phone, even if Michael Arrington is having orgasms over it.

I’ve been arguing on This Week in Google that what I want is a Gadget (or Phone) of the Month Club. Let me try it. It’s worth it for the phone and device companies because they just might seduce me into buying. They’d get more press from the folks who matter – early adopters. They’d sell more gadgets and service plans. They could even use it to try out new gadgets (who wouldn’t pay to be a beta tester for the coolest gadgets?).

I wish someone (are you listening, Best Buy? is there an entrepreneur out there looking for something new to do?) would start a club that would rotate gadgets among freaks every month (or two). Obviously, it won’t work if we all expect to get the Droid as soon as it’s out without paying full freight. So charge more for that privilege. Every month, the one-month fee for a particular device goes down. I’m willing to pay a premium to try the Droid the first month or a Chrome-powered netbook. But I’ll wait three or four months to get my hands on a Nokia N900. The market will determine the demand: let us bid up the premium for the first-month Droid. Mind you, I’ll also pay an entrance fee to be a member of the club (maybe a dozen of us can do it on our own).

If I fall in love with a gadget I try, I can buy it. If I don’t, Netflix-like, I send it back and then get the next one. If I break it, I pay for it. Whoever runs this club doesn’t have to put up all the capital to get the hardware; our fees and deposits will create good cash flow.

What’s not to love?

: LATER: Surely Dave Winer would join the club. He just bought two new gadgets and already stopped using one.

November 05 2009

20:10

The Most Eco-Friendly e-Paper is Here!

Some of the features include 6-inch flexible size, using Microcup technology, very low usage of power etc.
Tags: Gadgets
20:10

The Most Eco-Friendly e-Paper is Here!

Some of the features include 6-inch flexible size, using Microcup technology, very low usage of power etc.
Tags: Gadgets
20:10

The Most Eco-Friendly e-Paper is Here!

Some of the features include 6-inch flexible size, using Microcup technology, very low usage of power etc.
Tags: Gadgets
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