CES News Stream, Page 100 ▼

CES is the acronym for the (International) Consumer Electronics Show, one of the largest consumer-electronics shows in the world. Although it is held in Las Vegas today, the first CES happened in June 1967 in New York City and Bob Gavin, the CEO of Motorola was the opening keynote speaker for that first edition. Subsequently, CES was held twice a year: the summer edition was in New York, and the winter edition was in Las Vegas, that is, until 1998 when CES became a once-a-year show. CES has been the introduction place for key products and technologies, including: Pong (1975), Nintendo NES (1985), Tetris (1988), Compact Disc (1991), HDTV (1998), Xbox (2001), Blu-Ray (2003), OLED TV (2008). Check our latest CES Coverage

Fujitsu PalmSecure mouse: palm vein authentication system

01/08/2008, [CES 2008] We already published about the Fujitsu PalmSecure technology in July 2006. At that time, it was meant to be an enterprise technology for ATMs. Fujitsu told us that they are showing the mouse for the first time in the USA at CES. The scanner...

Asus Eee with WiMax – Hands-On

01/08/2008, [CES 2008] Asus has announced that it will put its weight (alongside Intel and Sprint) behind WiMax and is committed to support WiMax by offering WiMax enabled computers at affordable price. For most Asus computers, “affordable” means...

LG 4.8-inch UMPC – Wow!

01/08/2008, This 4.8” Ultra-Mobile PC (UMPC) from LG is quite interesting. It looks a little like the OQO. It connects using HSDPA (or WiFi), runs Windows Vista and it is reasonably fast for productivity apps like email and web browsing. It is built on...

Samsung Prototype Ultra-Slim LCD TV is Amazing Looking

01/08/2008, [CES 2008] Flat TVs were –again- the star of the shows at Samsung’s CES 2008 booth. Although Pioneer also has an impressively thin display (9mm thick), Samsung’s design is simply fantastic and seems closer to be a real product. The slim...

LG Watch Phones In The Flesh

01/08/2008, [CES 2008] I don’t know why, but the “watch phones” offering in Asia is quite important. That is particularly true in China. I do not know if people do buy them, but there are many models available. Most of the time, the design is bad,...

Nokia Eco Sensor Concept in the flesh

01/07/2008, [CES 2008] Here’s the Nokia Eco Sensor concept in real life – while there aren’t exactly any plans to release these concepts in the near future just yet, it is still interesting to see a real-life version albeit non-working models. The...

Belkin FlyWire

01/07/2008, [CES 2008] Belkin embraces the HD era with the FlyWire device, bringing wireless HD to the living room. Currently, the FlyWire works with just one HDTV, but according to the Belkin representative I talked to, Belkin engineers are currently working on a...

Waterproof Wireless Speaker

01/07/2008, [CES 2008] Fancy lounging around the pool while enjoying your favorite music? The Waterproof Wireless Speaker does just that for you, and it comes in two parts – the transmitter and speaker. The speaker is fully waterproof and works on the 2.4GHz...

GX-1 Duo hamburger speakers

01/07/2008, [CES 2008] Walking around the CES showfloor makes one hungry fast, considering the frenetic pace which everything moves. Along comes a piece of hardware that makes the hungry…well, hungrier. The GX-1 Duo Capsule Speaker is a pocket-size speaker...

BlueAnt Supertooth 3, Hands-On

01/07/2008, [CES 2008] How many of you folks have some sort of Bluetooth handsfree speakerphone for your vehicle? Well, for those who are thinking of picking one up, BlueAnt has yet another offering to further tempt your wallet. The BlueAnt Supertooth 3 shares a...

Airsoft Tank to annoy pets (and kids)

01/07/2008, [CES 2008] Ever wish you had an airsoft gun to pelt your kids and pets into submission? Battery Option Limited from the Far East has just unveiled a range of Airsoft Tanks – albeit a wee bit too late as Christmas has just passed, but it would still...

Toshiba Satellite P205D 17-inch Desktop Replacement

01/07/2008, The Satellite P205D is beefy enough to replace desktop machines for a large number of PC users. Its 17” display is comfortable enough for productivity tasks or photo-editing. There is ample RAM memory and the hard drive has a decent size. The price...

Toshiba Satellite U305 Thin and Light Notebook

01/07/2008, [CES 2008] The Toshiba Satellite U305 offers a good compromise between (relative) performance and price. It has a weight and feature set that would make it comparable with variants of the Sony Vaio SZ. However, the Satellite U305 sells for a much lower...

NVIDIA Announces Hybrid SLI, Increases Performance, Saves Power

01/07/2008, [CES 2008] A number of computers have two types of graphics processors: a fast one (or more), in a discrete graphics card and a more basic one, in the chipset that is soldered on the motherboard (called integrated GPU). Most of the time, the integrated...