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Wed
10
Jan
John Lister's picture

Samsung Unveils 'The Wall' - a Massive 146" MLED TV

Samsung has unveiled a massive 146" television, nicknamed " The Wall " (pic). While the size is clearly too large for most homes, it uses a new approach that could mean more choices about television set size in future. Most TV sets these days use ... liquid-crystal displays (LCD). In simple terms, these TV's shine light through tiny crystals that - depending on their electric charge - either pass through and color the light, or simply show a black background that's behind the screen. Samsung's new screen is currently a prototype only. It instead uses what calls a MicroLED ... (view more)

Mon
26
Dec
Dennis Faas's picture

Microsoft Bows out of Consumer Electronics Show

Microsoft has announced that 2012 will be its last appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. But the reason remains hotly disputed. The Consumer Electronic Show is one of the biggest events in the global tech calendar, often ... used to unveil new technologies, such as the video cassette recorder, the Nintendo Entertainment System, HDTV, and Blu-ray players. Microsoft first showed the Xbox console at CES in 2001, and in 2008 Bill Gates announced his retirement. For the past 14 years, Microsoft has delivered a keynote address on the first night of the multi-day show, ... (view more)

Mon
10
Jan
Dennis Faas's picture

Consumers Wowed by Samsung at CES Summit

According to a recent report, Korean-based hardware producer Samsung appears to have drawn the most interest amongst those following the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The CES summit is one of the biggest tech-enthusiast shows of ... its kind and only happens once a year, every January. The findings in the report are a bit surprising, given that Samsung made little mention of tablet computers, which happens to be one of the most dominant topic at this year's CES. Instead, Samsung focused most of its effort at touting upcoming television technology, including 3-dimensional TVs ... (view more)

Wed
13
Jan
Dennis Faas's picture

MS Natal Will Extend 360's Lifespan, Says Microsoft

In case you were thinking that buying Microsoft's Natal for the Xbox 360 was a bad decision because most gaming consoles only last 4-5 years -- think again. Microsoft has forecasted another few years of life for the game console, which made its ... debut back in November 2005. Microsoft Natal Showcased at CES One of the most popular devices at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last week was Microsoft's Natal, a device that plugs into its Xbox 360 video game console. Natal mimics the motion-sensitive gameplay of the Nintendo Wii, which has since its 2006 launch dominated the console market by ... (view more)

Wed
14
Jan
Dennis Faas's picture

CES Attendance Plummets in 2009

It seems the abnormally low number of exhibitors at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has been paralleled by a startling slide in attendance by Joe Techie. With the recession on and consumer spending down, overall attendance is even lower than ... first expected. About a week ago, we reported that CES organizers expected the number of visitors for 2009 to be down slightly from last year's 141,000, perhaps between 130,000 and 135,000. That was evident the weekend prior to the event, when it was alarmingly easy to find a hotel room in Las Vegas, CES' annual host city. That's usually not the case ... (view more)

Tue
06
Jan
Dennis Faas's picture

CES 2009 Shrinks with Dwindling Economy

The bad news continues for the tech industry. Not long after we first heard murmurs Microsoft may be ready to lay off as much as 17 per cent of its workforce, the popular Consumer Electronics Show, held every year in dazzling Las Vegas, is rumored ... to be shrinking alongside the global economy. The Consumer Electronics Association, host of the CES, estimates that both the number of exhibitors and visitors will be down in 2009. The CEA expects about 130,000 people will attend its famous electronics show, down 11,000 from last year. In addition, only about 2,700 exhibitors are expected to attend ... (view more)

Tue
23
Jan
Dennis Faas's picture

It's Going to be an Interesting Year

Is Microsoft getting the message? For those of you that haven't heard, there is an annual event known as CES (the Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas. CES is the place where every electronics geek in the world would love to be because everything ... new in the world of electronics for the year is showcased. Typical items found at CES includes computers, coffee pots, TV's, tooth brushes (yes, even those), the latest gadgets, toys, software, and more. This year, CES 2007 invited Bill Gates to be the Keynote speaker. He addressed a crowd of about 15,000 attendees and got the shock of his life. ... (view more)

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