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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

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...

NeoNode N2 Hands-On

01/09/2008, Neonode pioneered the full touch screen phone long before Apple. Although it runs on Windows Mobile, it has a user interface that is unique to the brand. The touch screen uses a proprietary infrared technology called zForce designed to work better with...

Samsung Stereo Plasma Display

01/09/2008, Samsung was presenting its 3D-ready (stereo capable) by showing a few games and movies. It works with shutter glasses that synchronize with the TV by infrared (IR). We see in stereo because our eyes see the world from a slightly different perspective. To...

Panasonic 150-inch Plasma TV

01/09/2008, [CES 2008] CES would not be CES without ridiculously large displays. This year, Panasonic has a 150” Plasma display that looks… stunning! Samsung and LG have seemingly dropped from the (size) arms race to focus on cost and size reductions for...

Kodak Easyshare V1073 & V1273

01/08/2008, [CES 2008] Kodak paraded a couple of its pre-production units of the latest Easyshare cameras – the V1073 and V1273. The images you see here and in the photo gallery are that of the former, which comes with 10 megapixels while the V1273 has 12...

LumiPrint illuminated photo frame

01/08/2008, [CES 2008] LumiPrint from Delkin is really neither here nor there, and is actually a different way of doing things. It stresses that it is not a digital photo frame, so you don’t have to worry about memory cards, LCD displays and even digital...

National Geographic iGen NV20/20

01/08/2008, [CES 2008] National Geographic came up with a night scope last year known as the iGen, and this time they have released an update, boasting night vision technology that snaps photos as well. Black and white images are stored on an SD memory card (no SDHC,...

Samsung Giorgio Armani in the flesh

01/08/2008, [CES 2008] At long last, here we have the Samsung Giorgio Armani handset in the flesh. Just like the suits from Armani, the handset itself looks extremely understated yet elegant, coming in a glossy all-black color. It features the Samsung CROIX user...

Visteon Headrest Entertainment System

01/08/2008, [CES 2008] Bringing kids on a long road trip can be annoying especially if they have grown up on a diet of video games instead of good ol’ books. The Visteon Headrest Entertainment System could help alleviate boredom, as it not only plays back DVDs...

GloWriter for busy folks

01/08/2008, [CES 2008] I’m not too sure just exactly how busy one must be to purchase the GloWriter, but presumably there must be a market for it somewhere. This device can be mounted in your vehicle near your dashboard, allowing you to write down notes or...

Viliv UMPC is extremely portable

01/08/2008, [CES 2008] Looks like Viliv is going to jump onto the UMPC bandwagon with the unimaginatively named Viliv UMPC. It runs on the latest Intel Menlow platform that supposedly gives greater power efficiency compared to older chips, but then again I...

Viliv X5 DIC low on connectivity

01/08/2008, [CES 2008] The Viliv X5 DIC is the lowest end of the the X5 range, as it shares all the same hardware specifications with the X5 VANT and the X5 AIO, but loses out in terms of connectivity. There will be no internal GPS chipset, no WiFi or Bluetooth...