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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

LumiPrint illuminated photo frame

01/08/2008, [CES 2008] LumiPrint from Delkin is really neither here nor there, and is actually a different way of doing things. It stresses that it is not a digital photo frame, so you don’t have to worry about memory cards, LCD displays and even digital...

National Geographic iGen NV20/20

01/08/2008, [CES 2008] National Geographic came up with a night scope last year known as the iGen, and this time they have released an update, boasting night vision technology that snaps photos as well. Black and white images are stored on an SD memory card (no SDHC,...

Samsung Giorgio Armani in the flesh

01/08/2008, [CES 2008] At long last, here we have the Samsung Giorgio Armani handset in the flesh. Just like the suits from Armani, the handset itself looks extremely understated yet elegant, coming in a glossy all-black color. It features the Samsung CROIX user...

Visteon Headrest Entertainment System

01/08/2008, [CES 2008] Bringing kids on a long road trip can be annoying especially if they have grown up on a diet of video games instead of good ol’ books. The Visteon Headrest Entertainment System could help alleviate boredom, as it not only plays back DVDs...

GloWriter for busy folks

01/08/2008, [CES 2008] I’m not too sure just exactly how busy one must be to purchase the GloWriter, but presumably there must be a market for it somewhere. This device can be mounted in your vehicle near your dashboard, allowing you to write down notes or...

Viliv UMPC is extremely portable

01/08/2008, [CES 2008] Looks like Viliv is going to jump onto the UMPC bandwagon with the unimaginatively named Viliv UMPC. It runs on the latest Intel Menlow platform that supposedly gives greater power efficiency compared to older chips, but then again I...

Viliv X5 DIC low on connectivity

01/08/2008, [CES 2008] The Viliv X5 DIC is the lowest end of the the X5 range, as it shares all the same hardware specifications with the X5 VANT and the X5 AIO, but loses out in terms of connectivity. There will be no internal GPS chipset, no WiFi or Bluetooth...

Viliv X5 AIO (All-In-One)

01/08/2008, [CES 2008] The Viliv X5 AIO (All-In-One) is similar in all respects to the X5 VANT, save for the fact that it misses out on the WiFi connectivity. So far, Viliv representatives can’t be sure of the release date although they shot a $600 MSRP as well...

Viliv X70 VANT missing the kitchen sink

01/08/2008, [CES 2008] I must say, I am extremely impressed with the Viliv X70 after taking a good, close look at it. While it certainly isn’t the smallest GPS device with PMP capabilities around, you would definitely be pleased with the amount of features...

SONY Nav-U series: the elegant GPS with dual view

01/08/2008, [CES 2008] Sony unveiled its new Nav-U line (models NV-U73T and NV-U83T) last Sunday during the CES press conference. We had the opportunity to take a closer look at it today and we liked it: the sleek and elegant design is backed up by interesting...

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...