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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

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...

CES 2008 – What Happened Last Week-End?

01/07/2008, The Show opens in a few hours, but the CES pre-show was busy. Here are the posts (as of Monday 7 at 00:45) that we published over the week-end, including the review of the newly announced Sony Mylo 2: January 6Signature Mini USB 2.0 Portable Drive...

Meccano Spykee Vox and Spykee Miss Voice-Activated Robots

01/07/2008, Click to zoom Spykee is introducing the Spykee Vox and the Spykee Miss, each targeted at a specific gender, it seems. Each robot has an iPod dock, but it is said to be compatible with other mp3 players as well – but I’d like to see the...

Meccano Spykee Cell, Bluetooth-Controlled Robot

01/07/2008, The Spykee Cell is another build-it-yourself robot from Meccano. It is remote controlled via Bluetooth (from a cellphone). The robot can move and snap pictures and transmit them back to the cellphone for permanent storage. The loudspeaker module allows it...

Signature Mini USB 2.0 Portable Drive

01/06/2008, [CES 2008] These bite-size Signature Mini USB 2.0 Portable Drives come in a bevy of colors that will definitely catch your eye, although should you settle for either the high end or low end model, you will only have one color to choose from (the 250GB...

Swissgear Notebook Cooler

01/06/2008, [CES 2008] Swissgear has rolled out a spanking new Notebook Cooler that comes with an optional built-in USB hub – needless to say, should you opt for that function, you will have to fork out a little bit more. Anyways, the Notebook Cooler is unique...

Swissgear 7-to-4 Port Mini USB Hub

01/06/2008, [CES 2008] Swissgear has just released its 7-to-4 Port Mini USB Hub that consists of a couple of parts. What you see above is the device in its full glory on the left and with the top section detached on the right. Perfect for those who juggle with tons...

C2 Climate Control

01/06/2008, [CES 2008] Ever worked in an office where the air-conditioning is way too cold for you, or you’re sweating despite everyone else against you lowering the temperature? The C2 Climate Control from Herman Miller does away with all that and more. Using...

Becker Traffic Assist 7977

01/06/2008, The Becker Traffic Assist 7977 GPS navigation system will sit prettily in most vehicles, tipping the scales at a mere 7.1 oz. while measuring just 0.75″ thin. Each $599 purchase will come a complimentary lifetime subscription to real-time traffic...

Sony DCR-SR220 camcorder

01/06/2008, [CES 2008] Sony DCR-SR220 camcorder is the latest in a long line of hard-drive Handycam camcorders, featuring a sleek body and robust capacity. It comes with a 60GB hard drive that can record up to 41 hours of video – making you reach for a power...

Sony DCR-SR85 camcorder

01/06/2008, [CES 2008] Sony has just unveiled its DCR-SR85 camcorder which comes with 60GB of hard drive space that can store up to 41 hours of video. This would probably mean you will run out of power on your Handycam before you run out of recording space. The SR85...

Sony DCR-SR45 camcorder

01/06/2008, [CES 2008] Sony’s DCR-SR45 camcorder is the cheapest among the lot of DCR SR Handycams that was released – and it is no surprise that it has the smallest hard drive as well at 30GB. 30GB of storage space translates into approximately 20 hours...