Monthly Archives: January 2008

People are still watching ads

FCC Chairman Michael Powell once famously referred to TiVo as “God’s machine.” I wouldn’t go that far, but having a DVR is pretty awesome. Watch when you want, pause live TV, never miss an episode of your favorite series. You collect TV shows, rather than just watching what happens to be on right this second. […]

Lea… Ving… On A Jet Plane

While most of my fellow CES attendees are staked out at the slots trying to get in a little more gambling, I’m staked out on the laptop cropping photos, and trying to get in one last post.  I had been looking for the cool, new toys here at the show and finally found some I […]

Watch what you want

Even though this is a gadget show, content’s role at CES increases with each successive year. Which makes sense, because most consumers ultimately don’t care about technology, they care about what they can accomplish with it. If you shell out for a new HDTV, what you care about is being to watch compelling hi-def programming. […]

PC, TV & Cable

Remember the PC versus TV debates of years ago? Even back then, I thought the correct answer was “both.” But the differences between the two devices blur more every year and they both end up being a box connected to a monitor that displays content. One trend that’s of interest is the ability to connect […]

Even More From The Floor

On Monday I mentioned the LimePC, a handheld-sized Linux based PC. I tried to get back that day to get pics, and couldn’t find the booth again. On my journey today, I stumbled upon it. Now I’ve got some details. For a full-function PC, this thing is tiny. That’s a business card next to it […]

Truly Mobile Marketing

If you’ve never seen the t-shirt TV up close, it’s hard to fully appreciate it.  I first saw these in New York a couple of years ago, and they really do make you stop in your tracks. From the picture at left, it’s hard to fully appreciate the technology.  What is essentially a flat panel […]

More From The Floor

Day two had me out wandering the show floor again. While Gizmodo and Engadget have been posting on everything from a pig shaped iPod dock to robot shaped iPod docks, I thought I’d look at stuff that I might actually buy or use (or play). So here’s round two in the gadget run-down. Bowers & Wilkins […]

Kevin Martin at CES

FCC Chairman Kevin J. Martin spoke today at CES and did a Q&A with Gary Shapiro, President & CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association. In his remarks, he talked about the coming Digital Transition, confirming that the “hard date” continues to be set in stone. Actually, he remarked on a number of issues, but I’d […]

Flight of the Conchords at CES

I neglected to mentioned that Brian Roberts had three guest appearances as part of his presentation. Toshihiro Sakamoto, President of Panasonic AVC Networks Company, came out to talk about the two tru2way-enabled HD sets that will be available later this year, as well as the AnyPlay device. The ubiquitous Ryan Seacrest came out to chat […]

Cable Brings You More

I’ve been to CES a few times over the last five years. On my first few trips, it did seem a little odd to notice cable’s absence. Comcast Chairman & CEO Brian Roberts described a very similar experience in his keynote this morning, talking about walking the show floor a few years ago with Time […]