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Gadgetry Cacophony at CES

Attendance-wise, CES is having a fat year. Bloated crowds meander through the show floor's arteries, clumping around deposits of cool gadgets, blocking the flow for those not willing to get a little physical and squeeze themselves through. Press conferences overflow, locking out anyone who's not in ...

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Sony’s Many Flavors of 3D

Last year's CES was 3D TV's great big debutant ball. The world was shown something kind of cool-looking and told, This is the future of home entertainment! Behold! Everyone oohed and aahed appropriately, then went out and bought tablets. It's OK that 3D TVs still aren't exactly commonplace in the ty...

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Verizon Trots Out Its LTE Litter

Verizon aims to populate its nascent 4G LTE wireless network with nearly a dozen new devices over the next six months, the company revealed Thursday at its press event at the Consumer Electronics show. It showed off four smartphones, two tablets, two small notebook computers and two mobile hotspots....

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RIM Opens the Cover on Its PlayBook

The 2011 Consumer Electronics Show kicked into full swing Thursday as exhibitors threw open the show floor doors and let in the throngs of gadget gawkers gathered at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Larger vendors' booths were immediately swamped with attendees poking and prodding the newest wares.

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Windows ARMs Itself

Microsoft may have big things in store for the world of tablet computers. However, anyone attending CEO Steve Baller's keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show Wednesday hoping to see a parade of upcoming Windows tablet devices likely left disappointed. Instead of lining up an array of almos...

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Motorola Unleashes an Android Onslaught

Motorola launched a salvo of mobile devices Wednesday at its press event at the Consumer Electronics show, including a new tablet device running Android 3.0, aka "Honeycomb." The launch comes a day after Motorola Mobility split into its own company, a move that the market reacted favorably toward Tu...

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Samsung Shows Off Svelte New Smartphone

A couple of weeks ago, talk surfaced of a super-thin and super-bright phone in the works from LG. Despite whatever happens with the so-called "LG B," it won't be the only handset around with a bright smile and the thin waistline. At Samsung's CES event Wednesday, Omar Khan, CSO of Samsung Telecommun...

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The Bridge That Intel Built

Intel managed to draw a standing-room-only crowd at its Wednesday press event. Even those who were fortunate enough to get a seat had to fight for elbow room. The main event, of course, was Sandy Bridge, the new line of processors Intel broke news with earlier this week. Wednesday's event was a more...

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Gadget Gawking at CES: Mini Projectors Still Just Good Ideas

The doors to the Las Vegas convention center opened Thursday, and the Consumer Electronics Show is now officially in full swing. I'm in no position to do an official head count, of course, but the crowd seems just a little thinner than it did last time I was here. Certain parts of certain halls just...

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Samsung Gives TV Viewers the Skinny With New LED-Backlit Series

Samsung, like a whole lot of other TV makers displaying their wares in Las Vegas this week, is emphasizing the Web capabilities of its new TVs. Among those features is what Yahoo calls the "cinematic Internet," which allows television viewers to use the remote control, rather than something like a w...

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Ballmer Offers Tempered Optimism in CES Keynote

Steve Ballmer's presentation at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas was free of the dancing, screaming, sweaty antics he's sometimes known for when he takes the stage at conferences and conventions. Instead, the Microsoft CEO's first CES opening keynote speech laid out his company's vision fo...

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Toshiba Gives HDTVs New Tricks

Toshiba kicked off its CES press conference by reminding the audience of the ad space it bought right underneath the ball at last week's New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square. Perhaps the company liked the idea of kissing 2008 good-bye -- it was around this time a year ago that Warner Bros. dec...

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LG at CES: Look Ma, No Wires!

Wires will find few friends in Las Vegas this week. Companies showing off their wares at CES are committed to cutting the cord and going wireless, whether you're talking about home network connections or high-definition TV content. Wireless HD was one highlight of LG's showcase here Wednesday mornin...

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Asus Fattens Up Its Little Notebook Lines

As of a few nights ago, it was still possible to get a room at a decent place on the Las Vegas strip at a bargain rate. That was a good sign for travelers but a bad sign for the Consumer Electronics Show -- not to mention the city's hospitality industry. When everything falls into place, CES is supp...

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