In another sign of the tentative economic recovery, the country's largest trade show saw at least a small increase in attendees, after a large drop a year ago. According to preliminary figures, The International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas had more than 120,000 attendees last week, the Consumer Electronics Association said Monday.
The Transportation Department and safety advocates joined Tuesday to announce the creation of FocusDriven, an organization dedicated to raising public awareness about the dangers of driving while talking on cell phones or texting on handheld computers.
Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. cut its full-year guidance on Monday, as ongoing weakness in its game disc sales didn't ease up over the holidays as the company had hoped. The news sent shares down sharply in extended trading.
At the International Consumer Electronics Show last week, 3-D television, electronic readers and little laptops captured much of the attention. There were plenty of other interesting ideas on display, too, from 3-D printing to a wireless cell phone tether. Here are some of the gadgets most worth keeping an eye out for this year, and some that best deserve an arched eyebrow of amusement.
France's culture minister on Tuesday unveiled a plan for adapting the country's literary patrimony to the digital age by developing what he hopes will prove a uniquely Gallic competitor to Google Books.
Eastman Kodak Co. said Monday it will draw royalties from South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. under a licensing pact that gives the companies access to each other's digital-imaging patents. The agreement ends a 14-month-old patent-infringement dispute that came before the U.S. International Trade Commission, a federal overseer that can ban imports of devices made with contested technology.
Google Inc. is expanding its Internet warehouse so people can stash more digital keepsakes from their life and work. The upgrade announced Tuesday will provide one free gigabyte of storage to all users of Google Docs, the company's online suite of word processing, spreadsheets and other commonly used programs.
Every tradeshow has these: the strange products, human snafus, and general quirkiness that characterizes a large organized event. Some of these are no doubt intentional, an exaggerated attempt to grab some publicity. Others, as you'll see, are honest (yet hilarious) mistakes. And some are just plain out of the ordinary. Enjoy!
STMicroelectronics introduced a very advanced multi-touch ‘resistive’ touchscreen controller chip, which detects up to ten simultaneous touches with fingers, nails or stylus and allows application designers to replace complex menu sequences with
E Ink Corporation, a subsidiary of Prime View International, and Texas Instruments Incorporated announced a collaboration that will combine E Ink's Vizplex Electronic Paper Displays with TI technologies, including its power management ICs and OMAP 3 processors.
A video detailing the latest device in Texas Instruments' family of "PurePath" audio products.
Like the Goths sacking Rome, the 3-D invasion has arrived. No longer a kitschy gimmick, the technology has matured, and the leading consumer manufacturers are banking on it. Indeed, 3-D was the unofficial theme of CES 2010—3-D demos littered the show floor, and all the big players (with notable exceptions) unveiled 3-D products. Could 2010 be the year that 3-D finally takes off?
Toshiba Corp. and Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. expanded its lineup of NAND-flash-based solid state drives (SSDs) including 128-gigabyte (GB) Half-Slim /mSATA SG Series SSD modules ideally suited for a variety of applications including mini-mobile/netbook PCs, and a third generation, high performance HG3 Series featuring
Cavium Networks introduced a fully standards-based Display MiniCard module intended for integration into next generation notebook PCs and netbooks to enable high performance, low latency wireless display capability for consumer and enterprise applications. The DMC module employs
Katharine Czechowski with Sungale describes the company's Kula TV device (Wi-Fi TV).
A photoblog (1/9/10) from the showfloor of CES 2010. Companies shown include Samsung, LG, Microsoft, Freescale, Interead, Panasonic, Toshiba, and JVC.
Richard Haden with Powermat demos the company's flagship product.
Michael Firth with Texas Instruments describes the company's wireless transceivers and audio amplifiers and gives a sound demo.
Doug Bartow with ADI describes their latest selection of fiber optic cables.
Stanley Song, Advanced Projects Engineer with Cannondale, describes a technology demo--a bike which uses Analog Devices accelerometers to detect bumps and hills, among other things.
Prasad Sristi with AMD describes the company's forthcoming Radeon HD 5670 graphics card.
A demonstration of the Mint Automatic Floor Cleaner from the show floor of CES 2010. The Mint uses "Northstar Guidance" to track where it cleans.
A photoblog (1/8/10) from the showfloor of CES 2010. Companies shown include AMD, Sungale, Powermat, Analog Devices, and TI.
International Rectifier introduced the IR3870M SupIRBuck integrated voltage regulator for notebook and desktop computers, game consoles, consumer electronics applications such as set top boxes, and general purpose point-of-load (POL) DC/DC converters. The IR3870M features a