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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

BEKO: the stylish TV from Grundig

01/06/2008, [CES 2008] We were pleased to discover this stylish LCD HDTV that is only available in Europe for the moment. Beko is a brand from the renowned German consumer electronics manufacturer Grundig who plans to launch this elegant TV line in the US. The model...

Viable Portable Videophone For The Deaf

01/06/2008, [CES 2008] Viable has rolled out its first WiFi-enabled Portable Videophone VPAD that targets the deaf as well as hard of hearing market by using video relay service. This allows the deaf (and hard of hearing, of course) to keep in touch with hearing...

Emtrace WidgetStation

01/05/2008, [CES 2008] The Emtrace WidgetStation that you see here is definitely a looker – a fact confirmed by picking up the CES 2007 Innovations Award. This compact sized standalone device offers more than just an alarm clock function, as it is a Widget...

Rovio: WiFi enabled surveillance robot by WoWee

01/05/2008, [CES 2008] Wowee is unveiling its new WiFi enabled robotic webcam that can be controlled remotely using any Internet enabled device: mobile phone, PC or video game console. Users can explore their home or office remotely through the Rovio’s built-in...

FlyTech Bladestar from WoWee: the intelligent flying toy

01/05/2008, [CES 2008] With its sensor-based navigation, this flying toy can detect and avoid obstacles, allowing lazy users to switch from the Remote Control mode to the Auto-Pilot mode. With the Dogfight accessory you can start a war with other FlyTech Bladestars,...

ChatterBots: hilarious comments on your daily computer activities

01/05/2008, [CES 2008] Our virtual daily activities can be a bit boring sometimes, especially when it comes to handling zillions of emails before a major event… WoWee is coming with a fun solution to cheer up our digital lives: each ChatterBot has its own...

Mr. Personality: WoWee humorous personal robot

01/05/2008, [CES 2008] I don’t like the form factor of this fun companion-robot and I don’t know yet if it has a real sense of humor, but this latest creation from WoWee is interesting. Mr. Personality displays his personality on a LCD screen...

BlackBerry 8000 series

01/05/2008, Looks like the BlackBerry 8000 series has a brand new addition to the family, although the model number has not been decided upon just yet. Nevertheless, I’m sure you are more interested in what lies beneath the hood. This Vodafone offering will be...

Logitech diNovo Mini – First Hands-On!

01/05/2008, [CES 2008] The Logitech diNovo Mini is a Media Center remote control that features a full QWERTY keyboard and looks good on the coffee table. (Ubergizmo’s photo gallery. Official photo gallery) When we got to play with the Logitech diNovo Mini, it was...

Logitech Harmony One – First Hands-On!

01/05/2008, [CES 2008] Today, Logitech is launching its ultimate universal remote, saying that it tooks 2 years of research and over 1000 participants in focus groups. The key feature of this elegant remote is the online database of 225,000 devices from more than...

Logitech Squeezebox Duet Network Music Player – First Hands-On

01/05/2008, The Squeezebox is a music broadcasting device that works over the home network (WiFi). It is made of a multi-room remote controller (powered by Linux!) and one or preferably several Squeezebox receivers. Each receiver can stream a different song or...

Logitech Z Cinema Advanced Surround Sound System

01/05/2008, [CES 2008] Film buffs who are walking the budget tightrope can look forward to the Logitech Z Cinema Advanced Surround Sound System which claims to reproduce dialogue, symphonic film soundtracks, explosive gaming audio and subtle ambient sound accurately....

Lenovo Ideapad Y510, Y710

01/03/2008, [CES 2008] Lenovo (ex-IBM) is usually synonymous with very good quality business laptops with a boring (but efficient) design. Lenovo wants to change that and the “Idea” brand is how the company intends to enter the consumer market (which is...

HP Pavilion HDX 20.1-inch Notebook

01/02/2008, [CES 2008] We would rather call it a desktop replacement: with its 20.1” display, the HP Pavilion HDX is impressive at first sight. Playing with it, we liked a few things in particular: Display: the dual hinge provides better ergonomics. The screen...