CES

  • Analyst: Apple is a full year ahead of competition

    As Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster walked the floors of the 2008 Consumer Electronics show he, like many other attendees, found himself thinking about Apple (AAPL) and Steve Jobs.

    "While Apple was not at the show," he writes today in a report to clients, "the company's impact is felt at CES."

    Signs of the company's influence, he says, were evident in three broad areas:

    Hardware design. "The simple, industrial design that began with the MORE

    - Jan 9, 2008 8:02 AM ET
  • GM chief introduces greener, safer cars at CES debut

    By Yi-Wyn Yen

    LAS VEGAS - GM CEO Rick Wagoner announced his arrival at the Consumer Electronics Show Tuesday night by rolling up in a silver Chevy Volt. But it was another concept car that Wagoner introduced during his keynote speech that wowed the crowd -- the electric-fuel cell hybrid Cadillac Provoq.

    In hopes of changing negative perceptions about big American car makers, Wagoner -- the first automotive chief executive to speak MORE

    - Jan 9, 2008 12:28 AM ET
  • Comcast CEO: Content, content, content

    By Stephanie Mehta

    In his first-ever keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show Tuesday, Comcast  CEO Brian Roberts seemed to be saying content is king. (Not what you'd expect from the nation's largest distributor of pay television.)

    Roberts, who was joined by radio personality and "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest for part of his speech, told the Las Vegas audience Comcast (CMCSA) is embarking on a strategy to make a vast library MORE

    - Jan 8, 2008 3:56 PM ET
  • Hands off: A screen you command in 3D

    By Yi-Wyn Yen

    LAS VEGAS - Imagine using a touchscreen that you don't have to touch. Samsung's 57-inch LCD functions like a touchscreen by recognizing a person's motion from a short distance.

    Interactive media company Reactrix has partnered with Samsung to use its Wavescape technology that allows people to interact with one of these high-tech screens from up to 16 feet away. Reactrix has spent five years working on the system MORE

    - Jan 8, 2008 3:21 PM ET
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  • CES: A paler shade of green

    By Michael V. Copeland

    LAS VEGAS -- The quiet here in a booth sponsored by Dell is at odds with the pandemonium all around at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Four plywood lounge chairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames sit on a dark floor made of some obviously recycled material. In one chair , a guy with headphones covering most of his head quietly taps on a laptop. Squares of MORE

    - Jan 8, 2008 1:02 AM ET
  • The Yahoo Mail box of the future

    By Michal Lev-Ram

    LAS VEGAS -- Forgot the in-box; get ready for the u-box.

    As in universal e-mail in-box. In a speech Monday at the Consumer Electronics Show, Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang said the Internet company is opening up Yahoo Mail to outside developers to create an in-box that will combine e-mail, text and instant messages along with multiple social networking accounts on one page. In other words, whether you receive a MORE

    - Jan 7, 2008 5:51 PM ET
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  • Pretty painful in pink: The MP3-playing Taser

    By Michael V. Copeland

    LAS VEGAS -- What's the best music to accompany getting incapacitated by a Taser? Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust," maybe, or The Doors, "The End." That's what is running through my mind as Tom Smith, chairman and co-founder of Taser International prepped me for a little shock treatment therapy today at the Consumer Electronics Show.

    For the woman who wants to consolidate her personal protection and MORE

    - Jan 7, 2008 5:11 PM ET
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  • Warner: DVD format war hurt movie sales

    LAS VEGAS - Why did Warner Bros. choose last week to exclusively back the Blu-ray format for high-definition DVDs and ditch HD DVD, a move that could end the bitterest battle in the electronics industry?

    - Jan 7, 2008 4:06 PM ET
  • Apple Mac enjoys 27% market share -- among tech reporters

    With 1.83 million square feet of floor space to cover, it's not easy to gather in one place the 600 media representatives who have flocked to Las Vegas for the orgy of marketing excess that is the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show. But in the press lounge on Sunday, Valleywag's Jordon Golson found 129 reporters and bloggers (they wear different badges this year), and he used the opportunity to take MORE

    - Jan 7, 2008 10:47 AM ET
  • Korean phonemakers on the rise, but have nothing new to show at CES

    By Michal Lev-Ram

    LAS VEGAS -- While Korean mobile phone manufacturers LG and Samsung Electronics made significant headway in mobile sales last year, they've come empty-handed to the Consumer Electronics Show, a showcase for companies to introduce their hottest new gadgets.

    Ehtisham Rabbani, vice president VP of product strategy and marketing for LG's mobile phone business, said cell phone sales rose 28 percent in 2007 but he was vague about what new MORE

    - Jan 7, 2008 2:32 AM ET
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