CES: Tablets, ereaders, TVs — need power savers?

January 9, 2010

minipakPower sockets that sense when you leave a room and shut down.  Portable hydrogen fuel cells.  Pocket windmills that store electricity. Those were some of the little-noticed green power-savers tucked into a little corner of the otherwise monstrous Consumer Electronics Show floor in Las Vegas.

CES: Nokia CEO says 4.6 bln mobile users, 5 mln Ovi email users

January 8, 2010

nokiaNokia Chief Executive Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo spent much of his keynote speech at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas talking about the growth prospects for emerging markets.  He showed moving videos about people in India and other parts of the world using cellphones for everything from finding out crop prices and ordering fabric, to mapping the spread of killer diseases and learning English.

CES: Gadgets from the Consumer Electronics Show

January 8, 2010

The Consumer Electronics Show is underway, with myriad companies announcing new devices and services. Here’s a sample, as seen through the lens of Reuters photographers Mario Anzuoni and Steve Marcus.

CES live blog

By Reuters Staff
January 8, 2010

Our live blog features contributions from Reuters Staff as well as our Guest Bloggers: Michael Gartenberg (gartenberg), vice president of strategy and analysis at Interpret; James McQuivey (jmcquivey), vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research ; Mike Vorhaus (mikevorhaus), president of Magid Advisors; Avi Greengart (avigreengard), research director of consumer devices at Current Analysis; Ross Rubin, Director of Industry Analysis at NPD (rossrubin, npdtech displaysearch.)

CES: Samsung demos camera, media frame, MID with LTE links

January 7, 2010

Samsung showed off these prototype gadgets at the Consumer Electronics Show as part of a selection of demonstrations Verizon Wireless put together to highlight potential uses for a high-speed wireless network based on LTE technology. Samsung was very coy about potential availability but it was happy to give a basic view on how the devices could work. The idea is for photos to be sent wirelessly from a camera to devices such as a prototype media frame that could receive video as well as photographs. Samsung’s mobile Internet device, a small hand-held gadget with a screen larger than a phone, could potentially record video and stream it directly to the picture frame over LTE.  Here’s the demo:

CES: Ford’s Mulally digs hands-free, in-car Pink Floyd

January 7, 2010

Here’s Ford CEO Alan Mulally getting excited about the new MyFord Touch in-car tech system, launched today at CES.

CES: Motorola shows off media tablet prototype (video)

January 7, 2010

Motorola's media tabletHere’s a short clip on Motorola’s prototype tablet video player.  The device was part of a set of demonstrations from Verizon Wireless at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The operator was showing concept applications for its next generation high-speed LTE network, expected to cover up to 30 U.S. markets this year.
Motorola says the tablet could be available for the fourth quarter this year, but that would depend on Verizon Wireless and other factors. The price hasn’t been set but could be around $300 for the device. The prototype runs on an Nvidia chip and uses Google’s Android as its operating system. It could support up to 32 gigabytes of external memory that could be used to download videos to watch later. Movies could also be streamed over the wireless network. Here’s Motorola’s Don Schoch with a quick overview.

CES: Plastic Logic’s CEO shows off Que proReader (video)

January 7, 2010

Here’s Plastic Logic CEO Richard Archuleta discussing the pricing of the Que proReader, which was introduced today at CES. The device is targeted at business users, but it is already being considered a rival to Amazon’s Kindle and Apple’s as-yet-unannounced-yet-widely speculated tablet computer.

CES live blog

By Reuters Staff
January 7, 2010

Our live blog features contributions from Reuters Staff as well as our Guest Bloggers: Michael Gartenberg (gartenberg), vice president of strategy and analysis at Interpret; James McQuivey (jmcquivey), vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research ; Mike Vorhaus (mikevorhaus), president of Magid Advisors; Avi Greengart (avigreengard), research director of consumer devices at Current Analysis; Ross Rubin, Director of Industry Analysis at NPD (rossrubin, npdtech displaysearch.)

CES: I want a flying drone (video)

January 7, 2010

I mean, who doesn’t want their own drone? The military has them, so why can’t I?