LAS VEGAS - Two big takeaways from Sony's press event at the Consumer Electronics Show:
One, Sony (SNE) is doubling down on 3-D. Two, it's getting serious about the web and open standards. The media and electronics company made both priorities clear in a few ways.
For 3-D, Sony announced several components designed to bring a version of the movie experience into the home. The equipment alone won't do it, though; in an MOREJon Fortt - Jan 7, 2010 6:02 AM ET
LAS VEGAS - When he took the stage to deliver the opening keynote for the Consumer Electronics Show, Steve Ballmer took a novel approach to the hype Apple and Google have generated in the mobile space:
He sidestepped it.
Instead of talking much about his own ambitions in smartphones and tablets, the two emerging platforms that are generating plenty of buzz at the annual gadgetfest, the Microsoft (MSFT) CEO focused on more MOREJon Fortt - Jan 7, 2010 6:00 AM ET
By Michael V. Copeland
If you want a hint at where innovation in the gadget world is headed, talk to the chip guys. These nuggets of insanely complex silicon that companies like Intel, AMD (AMD), Atheros, Broadcom and Marvell (MRVL) are creating today will end up in the phones, laptops, televisions and mobile video/music/Internet devices of tomorrow.
We all know that Intel is dead-set on making WiMax -- wireless access measured in MORETodd Woody - Jan 14, 2008 2:00 AM ET
By Yi-Wyn Yen
LAS VEGAS - One of the amazing things about the Consumer Electronics Show is all the cool toys you'd like to have, but don't really need or can't really afford. Like Panasonic's 150-inch plasma screen TV. Or a $3,000 flight simulator.
The basic version of the DreamFlyer retails for $2,800, and the premium version that includes pedals costs $3,225. It does not include the PC, video game MOREyiwyn - Jan 10, 2008 2:30 PM ET
By Yi-Wyn Yen
LAS VEGAS – Last month Veoh, an Internet TV startup that offers shows from "30 Rock" to "The Young and the Restless" online, discovered a telling statistic about consumers. Of the 23 million viewers who visited the site, a whopping 40 percent of them were watching shows on the Web during prime-time hours.
"Given the option, instead of sitting in front of the TV watching cable or satellite broadcasts, MOREyiwyn - Jan 10, 2008 12:23 PM ET
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
By Michal Lev-Ram
LAS VEGAS -- Paul Jacobs got his start in a robotics lab in the south of France. Now he runs Qualcomm, one of the world's largest wireless technology companies. Fortune sat down with Jacobs at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to talk about the future of wireless services like mobile TV, 4G technology and Qualcomm's recent legal troubles. Late last month Qualcomm suffered a significant setback MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Jan 10, 2008 6:00 AM ET
Sony's XEL-1 flat TV with OLED technology drew big crowds at the Consumer Electronics Show. Image: Jon Fortt
LAS VEGAS - After chatting with Sony Electronics President Stan Glasgow, I had to see what the hype was about. So I headed over to Sony's booth here at the Consumer Electronics Show to check out a $2,500 flat-panel TV with a screen a little bigger than paperback book.
Yes, at 11 inches, it's MOREJon Fortt - Jan 9, 2008 5:05 PM ET
Pioneer showed off concept TVs that offer a first: near-absolute black in a flat-panel display, providing brilliant contrast. Image: Jon Fortt
LAS VEGAS - In the United States, plasma televisions are losing the high-def battle with LCD screens. But at the Consumer Electronics Show, plasma backers including Pioneer and Panasonic clearly believe it's not over.
Plasma's problem has always been the side-by-side comparison with LCD on the showroom floor. Because LCD screens MOREJon Fortt - Jan 9, 2008 3:25 PM ET
By Yi-Wyn Yen
LAS VEGAS - The Consumer Electronics Show is increasingly about media and content, so it's no surprise that online advertising companies were setting up parties in the parking lot outside the Las Vegas Convention Center. AOL and Microsoft have white tents and Yahoo has a purple one. But the biggest search giant is missing.
While Google (GOOG) is not attending CES as an official exhibitor this year, don't MOREyiwyn - Jan 9, 2008 3:13 PM ET
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