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The laptop took another step closer to irrelevancy this week with Qualcomm’s introduction of its 800-series processor.
Dr. Paul Jacobs unveiled these new quad-core engines during his keynote address on Monday, but what should strike fear into the hearts of those companies that still depend on selling conventional computing products is that the 800 series turns a smartphone into something almost as powerful as a laptop.
The 800 series runs at 2.3GHz per core, and if the
Las Vegas – I have to hand it to Huawei, the Chinese cellphone and tablet maker. They know how to handle the crowds of reporters, bloggers and others who jam into overcrowded rooms to hear the latest product announcements from major CE companies.
Unlike some other companies who held press conferences – now called media events -- at the Mandalay Bay on Monday, Huawei kept tabs of the number of RSVPs it received before the show, then found that more people would show up than
Attempting to answer the age-old question of “Just how much did I walk during International CES?” Fitbug handed out versions of its Bluetooth pedometer and is hosting a Walking Challenge during the show.
Although I’m sure there are plenty of press members who will scoff at my numbers (especially the TWICE photographers), here is my tally for Press Day and Day One of the show using the
Opening day of the 2013 International CES may have been Tuesday, but for those of us in the media it was 24 hours earlier on “Media Day,” where members of the press, bloggers and other assorted analysts of various stripes get a preview of what attendees get to see on Day One in person … or live via a variety of media that CE technology provides to society.
CES has become, in the words of a former TWICE reporter, Greg Scoblete, “a cultural touchstone.” At
With the virtual content locker system known as UltraViolet scheduled to pop up in various companies’ announcements throughout this week’s International CES, discount store chain Walmart got the jump on the crowd by revealing that its Vudu movie streaming service is expanding its UltraViolet- enabled Disc-to-Digital activations from at home.
Walmart also said it will be launching a new Facebook app that will give people access to exclusive movie content.
The day before International CES begins, traditionally called “Press Day” but seems to me to be like a speed dating marathon between media and exhibitors.
This year is no different and one of the things you will be reading and hearing about later today and during the show is 4K or Ultra HD TVs.
While 4K sets are not going to dominate the show the way HDTV used to five years ago, they will garner plenty of media attention.
The 60-inch plus sets in this format
The headline is a little misleading. Santa’s online service was really not involved, but the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s (NORAD) Tracks Santa program hit highs in calls, emails and social-media followers on Dec. 24.
The 57-year-old operation, which is run by volunteers out of Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado, uses NORAD’s worldwide radar network and defense satellites to keep tabs on St. Nick as he travels the world.
In the consumer electronics realm, direct-to-consumer (D to C) sales have become more than just an option.
In-house e-commerce sites have turned into vital firewalls for hundreds of CE original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) wishing to maintain profitability amid disappearing margins in their brick-and-mortar retail channels.
The challenge facing OEMs is in how to implement and maintain a D-to-C strategy without creating conflicts. It is possible to accomplish this feat
2012 started with rumors about Apple TV and it ends with rumors about Apple TV.
With all the Apple TV talk going back to last year, you would have thought we would have seen a product by now, but that wasn’t the only surprise this year. There were plenty of others.
For instance, who would have thought when the industry gathered for International CES in January that by April Best Buy’s CEO Brian Dunn would be thrown out the door? Maybe some did, due
Sears Holdings announced Thursday that New York Mets player development VP Paul DePodesta has been elected to its board of directors.
For us baseball fans, DePodesta is best known for his stint as the assistant general manager for the Oakland A's under GM Billy Beane. Beane became fascinated by the young Harvard grad with an economics degree, who was toiling anonymously for the rival Cleveland Indians, after DePodesta sat in on trade talks between the two teams. Beane hired him
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