The Wallet MP3 is only slightly thicker than a credit card, and it plugs directly into a PC. Image: Jon Fortt
LAS VEGAS – At the Consumer Electronics Show, you often find those geeky product gems tucked away in a little booth away from the action. That's where I spotted the Wallet MP3.
It's an MP3 player the size of a credit card, complete with a USB connector that plugs into a MOREJon Fortt - Jan 10, 2008 10:48 AM ET
The innovative Rolly robotic speaker system, which is not yet available, is emblematic of the company's improved fortunes. Image: Sony
LAS VEGAS - After a rough couple of years, Sony is beginning to look like its old self.
It might be too soon to declare a total comeback, but the electronics giant finally seems to have momentum. Those quarterly losses that at times topped $500 million as Sony (SNE) struggled to turn MOREJon Fortt - Jan 9, 2008 2:33 PM ET
Journalists prepare for the start of the Sony pre-CES press conference. Image: Jon Fortt
LAS VEGAS - Fresh from its news that Warner has backed its Blu-ray format for high definition, Sony (SNE) is vying to show that it is still an electronics innovator, and isn't languishing in the shadow of iPod maker Apple (AAPL).
To that end, the electronics giant said it will immediately begin selling an 11-inch version of a MOREJon Fortt - Jan 6, 2008 7:24 PM ET
At next month's Macworld show, will the trendsetter say goodbye to hard drives?
Apple's MacBook Pro could get a storage upgrade soon. Image: Apple
What do you get when you cross an iPod with a Mac?
A super-slim laptop that uses chip-based flash memory in place of a spinning hard drive, of course. If the rumors are right, Apple (AAPL) will unveil one at the annual Macworld confab next month.
Before you begin salivating MOREJon Fortt - Dec 21, 2007 6:00 AM ET
Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers gives a presentation in July. Image: Cisco
To understand why Cisco CEO John Chambers is still bullish on the company's growth prospects in an uncertain economy, consider the change underway at the BBC.
The European public service broadcaster is in the throes of a major digital transformation. Its online operation, bbc.co.uk, moves a staggering 1.3 petabytes of data every month to its audience – the equivalent MOREJon Fortt - Dec 12, 2007 8:30 AM ET
The iPod family. Image: Apple
Greg Joswiak has what you might call a busy job -- he's charged with marketing two of Apple's biggest hit products, the iPod and the iPhone. That might sound easy considering the buzz Apple's product announcements generate, but there's more to the task than promotion; he works with the company's engineering teams to decide what the next iPods and iPhones will look like, what features they'll MOREJon Fortt - Nov 25, 2007 12:49 PM ET
Apple's iPod is the king of holiday gadgets. But can the company deliver another round of blowout sales in its make-or-break season?
iPod nano. Image: Jon Fortt
It's 7 p.m. at an Apple Store less than six miles from the company's Silicon Valley headquarters, and even in early November, it's already a madhouse. Throughout the upscale mall space, customers are busily poking and prodding the latest iPods and Macs, gushing about how MOREJon Fortt - Nov 25, 2007 12:42 PM ET
New Home Server aims to bring big-business technology to the home -- but it will be a tough sell HP's MediaSmart Server runs Microsoft's new Windows Home Server operating system. Image from Microsoft.
Yes, it has come to this. Now that consumers have multi-PC homes, wireless networks, and thousands of digital files floating around, they need a computer whose sole purpose is to keep an eye on the other computers.
At least, that's MOREJon Fortt - Nov 9, 2007 8:57 AM ET
Jobs has thrived by owning the user experience – but rivals hope he's going too far Apple CEO Steve Jobs greets attendees after an iPod event in September. Photo: Jon Fortt
Remember when Apple was the tech industry's underdog?
It's not anymore. As rival device makers seek ways to dethrone Apple's iPod and derail the iPhone, they're increasingly casting Apple (AAPL) as a selfish mega-company that plays by its own digital rules, manhandling MOREJon Fortt - Nov 8, 2007 9:20 AM ET
Sony expects that products like this KDL-46XBR2 TV will be a hit this holiday season. Image: Sony
Never mind the mortgage blues: Sony executives say signs already point to this being one of the best-ever holiday seasons for consumer electronics sales.
During an invitation-only press event Monday night in San Francisco, Sony Electronics President Stan Glasgow said that despite recent doom-and-gloom predictions about fallout from the subprime mortgage mess, he is confident MOREJon Fortt - Nov 6, 2007 12:32 PM ET
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