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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

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...

Neutrano Photowatch, Eyes-On

01/09/2008, [CES 2008] Telling the time has gotten a little bit more fun with the Photowatch from Neutrano. Nothing mind blowing here, save for the following :- 128 x 128 LCD display USB rechargeable 8-hours of viewing time Included software to zoom and crop photos...

QuadTri Pad prototype on display

01/09/2008, [CES 2008] Check out the QuadTri Pad – a one-hand keyboard that could possibly improve data input capability where mobile devices are concerned. It requires all five fingers on your hand to perform some touch-typing, but I must say it will probably...

Dexpreso DEX2000 backup system

01/09/2008, [CES 2008] While the Dexpreso DEX2000 might sound more powerful that the DEX1000, there are pros and cons to both sides. The DEX1000 can handle making backups of your data in different discs and formats without having you being there, but it needs to be...

Dexpreso DEX1000 backup system

01/09/2008, [CES 2008] Making a backup of your work or data is more than important despite many people (including me) throwing caution to the wind by thinking a hard drive failure will “never happen to me”. Why not reduce the risk with the Dexpreso...

Lime D735 portable video recorder

01/09/2008, [CES 2008] Thanks to miniaturization, we get smaller and smaller devices these days, and the Lime (Life Is More Entertaining – what an acronym!) D735 portable video recorder is almost as small as a large cellphone. One thing that strikes me the most...

iShoes to the fore!

01/09/2008, [CES 2008] Adding an ‘i’ prefix in front of your product name is old hat these days, but that hasn’t stopped Ilya Kaganovich and Boris Kaganovich from Plymouth, Minnesota to come up with the iShoes. This pair of motorized shoes helps to...

Piggy iPod speaker with cool controls

01/09/2008, [CES 2008] This porcine speaker works with your iPod and iPhone, and I must say it impressed me with the sound quality. While the design isn’t exactly cute per se, the fact that Amethyst included a glowing mouth adds to the appeal of this...