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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

Otterbox Tandiem Series

01/07/2010, [CES 2010] Today marks the release of the Otterbox Tandiem Series which features a polycarbonate case with over-molding on a single piece. This means it boasts versatility and offers superior protection to the device that it protects. And just which is...

Beamz Interactive Music System rolls out

01/07/2010, [CES 2010] Make some noise everyone! The Beamz Interactive Music System is now available, jumping aboard the music-cum-gaming bandwagon in an interesting sort of way. The ShadowBeamz gives you the opportunity to be an angel as you play something that...

Sharp introduces Quad-Pixel HDTVs

01/07/2010, [CES 2010] Sharp has introduced HDTVs with 4-element pixels in a bid to radically improve color rendering. Most Ts have 3-elements pixels (red, green, blue), but Sharp has red, green, blue and yellow. It’s a bit the same idea found in color inkjet...

Panasonic Skype in TV hands-on

01/07/2010, [CES 2010] We went to check the live demo of Skype embedded in Panasonic’s HDTVs. It seems very simple to use (more so than on a PC), and you really get full screen video, but that’s definitely not in HD. The content was in SD, and upscale...

Que reader hands-on

01/07/2010, [CES 2010] The Que reader looks really great, there’s no question about that. Next to it, the Kindle looks so cheap, but it is still the best selling ebook out there, I think. That said the Que’s user interface and demonstration content (USA...

Palm pre plus

01/07/2010, [CES 2010] The Palm pre plus was announced earlier today, where it will arrive at Verizon Wireless later on the 25th this month for a yet undisclosed price. Too bad it won’t roll out with webOS 1.4, and what’s different about the pre plus...

Gunnar Optiks go 3D as well

01/07/2010, [CES 2010] Could this be the year of 3D? After all, everyone’s rolling out HD 3DTVs this CES, and 3D movies are also gaining traction thanks largely to Avatar’s unprecedented box-office performance. Gunnar Optiks does not want to miss out on...

Neato XV-11 robotic all-floor vacuum system

01/07/2010, [CES 2010] Too pooped from the day’s work at the office? Neato has just the thing for you with their XV-11 robotic all-floor vacuum system. It tips the scales at around 13 lb, and comes with an onboard Room Positioning System (RPS) which merges both...

ioGear Wireless HD Kit

01/07/2010, [CES 2010] Wireless is the way to go, and ioGear has come up with its Wireless HD Kit. For folks who love model numbers this is the unpronounceable GWAV8141K, where it supposedly makes your home less of a mess – either that or it makes more space...

ioGear Solar Bluetooth hands-free car kit

01/07/2010, [CES 2010] ioGear knows that green is in (can’t you tell by their corporate color?), and their Solar Bluetooth hands-free car kit is pretty self-explanatory. It allows you to hook up with any Bluetooth-enabled device, letting you have both hands on...

Palm Press Conference Wrap-Up

01/07/2010, [CES 2010] Palm picked up a slew of accolades at CES last year with the release of their pre smartphone as well as its webOS, but somehow they did not manage to translate that success on the commercial front to one huge money spinning business. Well, let...

Palm pixi plus

01/07/2010, [CES 2010] Finally, Palm came up with their pixi plus a few months after their pixi (read our pixi review) made headlines. This smartphone is targeted at those who want to make their maiden jump to the wrorld of smartphones, and the most important...

NVIDIA @ CES: new Tegra, Audi, Stereo

01/07/2010, [CES 2010] If you have not followed our live coverage of NVIDIA this morning (you should have!), here’s an overview of what happened: First, NVIDIA’s CEO laid out the case for a tablet format, before announcing Tegra 2, a low-power mobile chip...

NVIDIA Tegra 2 officially launched

01/07/2010, [CES 2010] Tegra 2 is official and put simply, it looks awesome. NVIDIA estimates that it is four times faster than the original Tegra chip while staying in the same power and thermal envelope. And looking at the diagram, we can understand why: the chip...