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CES 2012

  • Workers arrange a display of home appliances at an LG Electronics booth at the Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Jan. 8, 2012.

    Appliances getting smarter: You could get a text from this fridge

    January 12, 2012

    Appliance makers at this year’s International Consumer Electronics show presented a bold vision for a futuristic home, where everything from your washing machine to your oven is connected through the Internet and easily accessible from a smartphone or tablet.

  • CES attendees get hands-on Tuesday with the HTC Radar 4G, one of the latest Windows Phone devices to be delivered to market by Microsoft and partners at CES 2012.

    Innovative products abound: Here are this show’s best of the best

    January 12, 2012

    Among the thousands of products displayed this week at the International Consumer Electronics Show, from phone cases to iPad-powered guitars to waterproof speakers, a select few were chosen to be honored with the CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award.

  • New technology would warn drivers of imminent crash

    New technology would warn drivers of imminent crash

    January 12, 2012

    As internet connectivity continues its invasion of everything from televisions to washing machines at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show, car manufacturers are looking to harness the internet to make driving safer and more convenient.

  • Super thin 55-inch OLED televisions are displayed at the Samsung Electronics booth during the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nev.,on  Jan. 10, 2012. CES, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, runs through Friday.

    Big screens on a big stage: Companies showcase newest in TV technology

    January 12, 2012

    Around almost every corner at the central hall of the International Consumer Electronics Show lie rows upon rows of televisions from some of the industry’s biggest manufacturers, each competing to perfect the viewing experience.

  • New sensation: Phones that let you feel the world

    January 12, 2012

    Sure, today's phones can deliver the sound of a heartbeat. But how would you like to actually feel the throbbing? A few companies want to replace the crude vibration motors in today's phones and tablets with something that provides a much wider range of sensations, allowing you to feel the rumble of a Harley or the reverberation of a shotgun blast.

  • U.S. Micro Corp. has opened a $15 million plant at the Las Vegas Beltway and Buffalo Road.

    What better time to show off new tech recycling center than during CES

    January 11, 2012

    Thousands of people are in town this week to see how consumer electronics are born. Some of them took a little side trip to see where they go to die. U.S. Micro Corp., a computer recycling company formerly based in Smyrna, Ga., officially opened its new 130,000-square-foot plant and headquarters in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

  • Old and new technologies merge at CES

    January 11, 2012

    Typically a coming out party for the newest and hottest items in the tech world, the International Consumer Electronic Show is also home to digital twists on gadgets from bygone eras.

  • Ford Motor Company President and CEO Alan Mulally (L) responds to a question during a CES Innovation Power Panel at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan. 11, 2012.  Verizon Enterprise Solutions President John Stratton listens at right. CES, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, runs through Friday.

    Executives at CES say U.S. must improve education

    January 11, 2012

    A panel of CEOs at the International Consumer Electronics Show talked philosophically Wednesday about innovation and what they agreed to be a formula for success — a plan that would likely get high fives from residents of Nevada.

  • Peter Fannon (L), Vice President of Corporate and Government Affairs for Panasonic, shows Gov. Sandoval some of Panasonics newest digital cameras at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, Wed. Jan 11, 2012.

    Sandoval at CES: ‘I can see so many things I’d like to have’

    January 11, 2012

    Gov. Brian Sandoval made his first visit to the floor of the International Consumer Electronics Show on Wednesday and, like many visitors to the annual gadget showcase, saw lots of stuff he'd like to have.

  • Recording artist Will.i.am shakes hands with Paul Otellini, president and CEO of Intel Corporation, during Otellini's keynote address at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan. 10, 2012. Will.i.am is involved in an ultrabook creative campaign in which he tours 12 cities, creates 12 songs, and engages in 12 philanthropic ventures.

    Intel wows CES crowd with ambitious plans, product announcements

    January 10, 2012

    The world’s largest semiconductor chip maker used the big stage of the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Tuesday to announce plans to get into the smartphone business with a Chinese multinational company and an established American company.

  • J.J. Wulf of PRG from Las Vegas installs the lighting in the JVC booth during set up on the trade show floor of the Consumer Electronics Show inside the Las Vegas Convention Center on Monday, Jan. 10, 2012.

    What’s hot at CES? Tech journalists give their views

    January 10, 2012

    Among the 100,000-plus people expected to descend on Las Vegas this week for the Consumer Electronic Show are dozens of technology journalists, ranging from lone basement bloggers to teams of reporters, videographers and photographers from major tech websites and traditional news outlets.

  • Build ‘Star Trek’ tricorder, win $10 million

    January 10, 2012

    On “Star Trek,” doctors were able to diagnose ailments with the quick scan of a tricorder. Now, the organization that developed the X Prize series is offering a $10 million prize to anyone who can develop a diagnosing tricorder.

  • A CES attendee checks out Samsung's Galaxy Note, a cross between a tablet and a cellphone, Jan 11, 2012.

    Rise of smartphones and tablets has products morphing

    January 11, 2012

    Smartphones burst onto the consumer electronics scene several years ago, and were followed shortly after by the growth of the tablet computer. The continued rise of both devices is on full display at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show, and the line separating what makes a smartphone and what makes a tablet is beginning to blur as phones get bigger and tablets get smaller.

  • Rise of smartphones draws hundreds of third-party manufacturers to CES

    January 10, 2012

    Mobile devices, especially smart phones, have dominated CES for the last several years. While the major players in the mobile industry like Nokia, Sony Ericsson and Verizon Wireless have booths at the convention, the rise of the smartphone has created niche markets that have attracted hundreds of third-party manufacturers to CES.

  • Motorola pledges to use Intel chips in smartphones

    January 10, 2012

    Motorola Mobility and Lenovo on Tuesday said they will use Intel processors in smartphones and other devices, giving the chipmaker its first entry into a market it has long coveted.

  • Amazon gets on board with UltraViolet movie system

    January 10, 2012

    An Amazon.com executive said Tuesday that the retailer has signed a deal with a Hollywood studio to sell movies that can be downloaded from an online "locker" system five studios have put together.

  • Nintendo gives 2nd glimpse of Wii U game machine

    January 10, 2012

    Nintendo Co.'s upcoming Wii U game console will come with a controller that has a big, touch-enabled screen. At first glance, that seems like an obstacle to the kind of casual multiplayer gaming that made the first Wii console such a breakout hit.

  • Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, right, talks with Ryan Seacrest during his keynote address at the 2012 International CES tradeshow on Jan. 9, 2012, in Las Vegas. CES, the world's largest consumer electronics  exhibition, starts Tuesday.

    In Microsoft’s final CES keynote, Steve Ballmer touts Windows 8

    January 9, 2012

    Microsoft Corp. made its International Consumer Electronics Show swan song — or maybe it didn’t — on the eve of the kickoff of the 2012 show that begins Tuesday in Las Vegas, where more than 140,000 people will begin poring over thousands of gadgets and gizmos for four days. Latecomers to Steve Ballmer’s CES-opening keynote address were turned away from the packed ballroom.

  • Shiro Kitajima (R), president of Panasonic Electronics Marketing Company of North America, shakes hands with recording artist Justin Timberlake (C) and Myspace CEO Tim Vanderhook during a Panasonic news conference for the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 9, 2012.  Vanderhook and Timberlake helped introduce Myspace TV, a social TV service that will be available on Panasonic televisions.

    New ‘Myspace TV’ to mash television, social networking

    January 9, 2012

    A new partnership between Myspace and Panasonic announced Monday at the International Consumer Electronics Show is looking to redefine how people interact with their televisions.

  • A security guard enters the Las Vegas Convention Center for the Consumer Electronics Show on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012. The annual show exhibiting the newest in tech gadgets opens Jan. 10.

    Press gets first peek at the new toys and technology showcased at CES

    January 8, 2012

    Consumer electronic trade press from around the world had their appetites whetted for gadgets great and small Sunday as the Consumer Electronics Association unveiled what it considers some of the best devices to be shown at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show.

  • A view of casinos on the Las Vegas Strip.

    $632 for a room? Must be time for CES

    January 9, 2012

    Looking for a cheap room on the Strip this week? Good luck. Room rates at the Riviera, normally one of the most affordable places in town, are more than eight times normal January prices, thanks to the annual International Consumer Electronics Show. The Riviera, which is close to the Convention Center, had rooms available for $39 this past Thursday night. Tuesday and Wednesday nights, those same rooms are going for $499.

  • A taxi cab drives down the Strip Thursday, April 28, 2011.

    More taxis on the streets for upcoming conventions

    January 9, 2012

    The Nevada Taxicab Authority had a special meeting last week to reverse a cab allocation decision involving additional taxis during the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show and the Adult Entertainment Expo.

  • Justin Bieber poses backstage after winning the award for Top New Artist during the Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 22, 2011.

    2012 CES: Celebrity list includes Bieber, Snooki, 50 Cent, LL Cool J, Overeem

    January 8, 2012

    Hollywood stars, music icons, sports legends and A-list entertainers make up the superstar appeal as they arrive en masse for this week’s ...

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