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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

HyperDrive COLORSPACE gets an upgrade

01/10/2008, [CES 2008] Remember the HyperDrive COLORSPACE that you saw last year? Well, there is a new version that will be released this month known as the COLORSPACE O. It shares the same dimensions as the previous COLORSPACE, measuring 133mm x 75mm x 25mm while...

Q-Cute MP3 player

01/10/2008, [CES 2008] The Q-Cute MP3 player ain’t for serious geek types, but they make pretty interesting gifts for kids and the young-at-heart. It comes in the form of a cartoony animal, complete with a backpack that actually stores the pair of headphones....

Digital Mobile Microscope

01/10/2008, [CES 2008] The Digital Mobile Microscope (FUN-300) that you see here from Vitiny is definitely interesting amidst the plethora of cloned iPods found in the International Gateway section of the CES. Since there is a ton of digital cameras around, why not...

Pennda Multi-functional Residential Gateway

01/10/2008, [CES 2008] Now here’s an interesting device – the Pennda (a play on the word Panda, perhaps, since this product hails from China?) Multi-functional Residential Gateway. Don’t get scared by it’s name – this device is a wee bit...

i-Buddy puts more emo into IM

01/10/2008, [CES 2008] We are all familiar with emoticons on our instant messaging programs, and time has shown that emoticons have evolved to include animation. Here’s a possible next step up – a USB device that helps convey even more emotions via the...

Double Agent: new headphones with SD card from SkullCandy

01/10/2008, [CES 2008] I met with SkullCandy COO, Jeremy Andrus, and he showed me this new product hidden in a room in the back of the booth. Users load the SD card with music, plug it in the headphones and that’s it, they are ready to go snowboarding. The...

Bang & Olufsen EarSet 3 Headphone with built-in Microphone

01/10/2008, [CES 2008] Bang & Olufsen unveiled its new high end headphone at CES. I had the opportunity to try it at the company’s suite at the show. The design is excellent, fitting any kind of ear size, staying firmly in place. Of course the sound...

Optimus Maximus Keyboard Hands-On

01/10/2008, [CES 2008] We played with the (elusive) Optimus Maximus OLED keyboard from Art Lebedev and here are our first impressions: as we expected from the previous photos, the keyboard is quite bulky. The keys feel like one of the older mechanical keyboard (think...

Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 Hands-On, High Speed Burst Shooting

01/09/2008, The Megapixel war is over as consumer understands that better optics are the real key to capturing better images. While the lenses do not grow larger, the computing and storage capacity of cameras do. Casio has found a way to use it: ultra fast photo and...

Portable stereo sound on Orbitsound T3

01/09/2008, [CES 2008] The old school way of getting portable stereo sound was through the use of headphones, but Orbitsound from UK has come up with something different – the T3 device. It is slightly larger than the average BlackBerry and is best experienced...

PC cases look more like HiFi unit

01/09/2008, [CES 2008] The Noblesse line of PC cases certainly look more like the center console of a mini HiFi system than a computer case thanks to its design. Some might call it tacky and overstated, while others will definitely love the ‘all-in-one’...

Versuz Scoreboard plays it loud

01/09/2008, [CES 2008] Seventy Inc. wants to get kids out more often instead of letting them lounge around in the living room all day long playing video games. Hence, the Versuz Scoreboard that marries the functions of a portable electronic scoreboard and audio...

Aura SoHo conference speakerphone

01/09/2008, [CES 2008] Conference phones are dime a dozen these days, but one of them pops up occassionally that makes you stop and take a second look. The Aura Soho is one of them, being a full duplex speakerphone that features the patented SoundClear Digital Signal...

Blinger makes it a snap to spend money

01/09/2008, [CES 2008] Now here’s another method that makes it easier for you to spend money – the Blinger. This handheld wireless device offers a real-time, constant connection between you and your back account – all you need to do is slip your...