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Qualcomm Unveils Auto Game Plan at CES
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1/6/2014   5 comments
Qualcomm will leverage its strong presence in the in-car cellular modem market to advance automakers’ telematics business and join the brewing in-vehicle infotainment platform battle by introducing auto-grade Snapdragon.
Freescale Rolls Platform for Wearables Design
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1/6/2014   5 comments
Freescale, seeing opportunity in enabling a yet-to-be-defined wearable market, is rolling out at CES the industry’s first reference platform for wearable device design, flexible enough for a host of applications ranging from fitness and healthcare to infotainment.
Industry Analyst Predicts Hotspots at CES
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1/3/2014   3 comments
At CES 2014, focus shifts from larger, more traditional CES staples such as television and PCs to smaller, personalized devices.
Must-See TV at CES: Mobile Display Processing
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1/3/2014   10 comments
Not-to-be-missed at CES next week is this demo on how motion video quality of movies and NFL football games, displayed on smartphones or tablets, can be sharpened with display processing technology.
Gesture Interface at CES Taps Ultrasound
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1/3/2014   3 comments
Gesture recognition software for Android and Windows from Elliptic Labs will be on display at CES using ultrasound speakers, standard MEMS microphones, and transducers.
CES 2014 to Spark Android vs. iOS In-Car Battle
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12/18/2013   25 comments
Google will roll out its response to Apple's iOS in the Car at CES. The announcement includes the formation of an industry consortium and the adoption of communication standards, connecting Android phones with cars.
NXP on route to automotive future
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1/18/2013   4 comments
The car is the next frontier in consumer electronics, going from mode of transportation to personalized mobile information hub.
Atmel talks touch enabled curves and Internet of Things
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1/17/2013   2 comments
From curved touch surfaces to the Internet of Things, American semiconductor company Atmel is making waves in the world of consumer electronics.
To-do list beyond UHDTV: Audio, voice, connectivity
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1/15/2013   6 comments
Despite the hoopla over Ultra HDTV at CES, three unmistakable trends have emerged, and consumer electronics companies are busy addressing them.
Fairchild pumps up volume on analog and power in mobile
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1/15/2013   8 comments
Fairchild semiconductor may not be a well known consumer brand, but at CES 2013, the analog and mixed-signal company showed just how important it was to the smartphone space.
Samsung’s $250 Exynos 5-based Arndale dev board
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1/14/2013   3 comments
At CES, Samsung Semiconductor showed us its recently launched Arndale community development board, complete with an Exynos 5 Dual SoC, the ARM Cortex-A15 dual-core CPU and ARM Mali T604 GPU.
CES: Maxim shows heart, turns up volume on audio
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1/14/2013   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated shows how its microcontrollers and power management systems can be used to full effect in consumer electronics.
CES slideshow: Next big (or little) things
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1/12/2013   21 comments
Found on the International CES show floor, here are some small gems and big trends that might well alter the consumer electronics landscape in 2013.
Rambus: From dark to light (bulb)
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1/11/2013   21 comments
Rambus has gone back to the whiteboard to reinvent not only itself, but also LED lighting and mobile TV.
CES: Samsung touts green memory
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1/11/2013   8 comments
Samsung, as a huge player in the entire connected ecosystem, has decided it needs to tackle the problem and at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, was touting its “green memory” to clean up the data center.
Broadcom CTO on UHDTV and Wi-Fi in everything
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1/11/2013   19 comments
Broadcom co-founder Henry Samueli identified three key trends at the Consumer Electronics Show of 2013.
FCC chair looks to break Wi-Fi traffic jam
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1/10/2013   5 comments
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced a plan to free up a large chunk of airwaves for better Wi-Fi. He also touted "mobile body area" technology for medical applications.
Video: Intel’s CES press conference highlights
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1/10/2013   5 comments
At CES, the firm announced a pull-in of its low powered processors from fourth generation to third generation Ivy bridge products, exceeding even its own previously stated power targets, for what the company hopes will produce thinner, lighter, longer battery life devices.
ARM CEO on '56-inch smartphones', IoT rollout
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1/9/2013   5 comments
From CES, ARM CEO Warren East talks about radical changes in the TV business and what ARM can do to speed to roll out of the Internet of Things.
Sharp doubles down on large screen TV
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1/8/2013   2 comments
Sharp Electronics said the Japanese company's future would rest squarely on TV that are bigger and broader, with higher resolution.
CES: Too many cooks dumbing down smart TV?
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1/8/2013   22 comments
Smart TV is turning out to be a slow learner, but not through its own fault, as LG, Samsung and Panasonic scramble to redefine smart TV.
CES slideshow: Gadgets galore at opener
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1/7/2013   11 comments
A trend at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show is the proliferation of devices using wireless and sensors while leveraging apps running on smartphones and tablets. Here are some examples.
Your Invite to Our IoT Party
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1/7/2013   Post a comment
This brand new Designline aims to be a destination for technologists on the emerging Internet of Things. Jump in and help us make it great.
Updated: Printed battery maker expands in Wisconsin
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1/31/2012   5 comments
Blue Spark Technologies said it will expand production of printed carbon-zinc batteries in West Bend, Wis.
Texas Instruments shows off Pico HD projector
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1/21/2012   11 comments
At CES, Texas Instruments was keeping its eye on the big picture, through its littlest chipsets. The firm was literally beaming as it showed off its latest generation of DLP projector chipset, the Pico HD, capable of HD WXGA resolution projections from up to 100 inches away.
Android 4.0 running on AMD Brazos platform spotted
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1/21/2012   9 comments
Despite Intel’s best efforts to cozy up to Google and focus the firm’s entire ultra-mobile strategy on Android, CPU rival AMD is showing it doesn’t need a partnership to run Google’s latest and greatest iteration on its own platform.
iRobot shows off tablet headed AVA bot at CES
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1/19/2012   3 comments
Even robots at CES were letting tablets get to their heads, especially iRobot’s AVA, whose swivel head, perched atop its articulating torso and holonomic base, was an iPad. AVA, who tootles around on her set of semi-spherical wheels has six degrees of motion freedom, and is head and shoulders more advanced than her little brother --the Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner—made by the same firm.
Sphero's robotic smart balls roll the CES showfloor
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1/18/2012   5 comments
Robots at CES came in a multitude of shapes and sizes, but one of the smaller, friendlier looking devices was Sphero, the world’s first smartphone controlled robotic ball. Sphero, which weighs in at just 168 grams with a 74mm diameter is controlled using Bluetooth from either an Apple device or Android smartphone, with a range of up to 50 feet.
Pandora's Music Genome Project drives success at CES
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1/18/2012   1 comment
Pandora internet radio may seem like a rather recent phenomenon, a startup borne of the last couple of years, but the company has actually been working on its highly advanced music selection algorithm for 12 years. The company counts 125 million listeners in the U.S. and is rapidly expanding its reach.
Android will run better on our chips says Intel
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1/17/2012   23 comments
Intel may have missed the smartphone boat the first time around, but the chip maker is determined not to let the opportunity set sail without it again, making its first big moves in ultra-mobility at last week’s CES 2012. Showing off a reference design smartphone and announcing partnerships with both Motorola and LG, Intel is determined to make its mark on mobile this coming year, starting with the Chinese market and then expanding out.
Audi, Daimler infotainment systems explore connectivity at CES
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1/16/2012   Post a comment
Cars are increasingly changing their character - from a motorized vehicle with a few electronic components to a giant mobile universal device with a set of wheels.
Windows on ARM will not be terribly successful says analyst
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1/15/2012   26 comments
While CES has previously been a show filled with big announcements and brand new technologies, this year’s show was a little different, with more incremental advancements centered on refining devices people already own.
Kivic ONE brings AirPlay to cars at CES
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1/15/2012   2 comments
With the recent surge of smart devices, demand to play one’s media anywhere and everywhere is also on the rise. This demand has spawned companies like Kivic, which was showing off its range of wireless and AirPlay compatible products at CES in Las Vegas last week.
Behringer brings massive iNuke Boom iPod dock to CES
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1/15/2012   1 comment
Professional audio and music equipment vendor, Behringer, unveiled its Eurosound consumer electronics line in Las Vegas for CES this week, with some 50 new products.
Pure's digital radios pump up the volume at CES
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1/15/2012   3 comments
Pure, a consumer facing subsidiary of graphics company Imagination Technologies, has made its name with a range of innovative, attractive Internet, FM and digital radios. A British company, Pure made its debut in the UK with its Evoke-1 in 2002, which was so successful, it catapulted the firm to become the largest digital radio manufacturer in the world.
10 unmistakable trends at CES 2012
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1/13/2012   35 comments
We roamed the show floor; and here are 10 unmistakable trends we think will be appearing near you in the consumer electronics world in 2012.
Ultrabooks expected to drive growth of cache SSDs
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1/13/2012   13 comments
Shipments of cache solid state drives—NAND flash drives that run alongside a separate hard drive—are projected to soar by more than 100-fold between now and the end of 2015, thanks in large part to Intel's Ultrabook initiative, according to market research firm IHS iSuppli.
CES Analysis: Mobile defines TV
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1/12/2012   12 comments
Brace yourself for the dawn of a new consumer electronics era, one in which TV no longer defines itself. Evident in this year’s Consumer Electronics Show was the notion that mobile devices are beginning to redefine what TV must do next – in terms of apps, services and connectivity that hardware will need to accommodate.
LaCie hits CES with its Thunderbolt products
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1/11/2012   2 comments
Computer hardware maker LaCie was out to strike a home run at CES with new Thunderbolt interconnect technology products, including its 2big external hard drive, a follow up to the firm’s double SSD “little big disk.”
EE Times editorial wrap up of CES press day
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1/11/2012   3 comments
EE Times reporter Sylvie Barak and TechInsights analyst Allan Yogasingam discuss the news from CES press day. Highlights included Intel's Nikiski concept running on an Ultrabook, Haswell, DX11, Nvidia's Asus Transformer demo, and gadgets from Pepcom.
Body monitoring devices; a healthy trend at CES
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1/11/2012   4 comments
A particularly healthy trend at CES 2012 is to be found in body monitoring devices. These devices, typically running on low power ARM based chipsets can be strapped on to a person’s arm or chest, and monitor various bits of body activity, from calorie intake to sleep quality, daily exercise and much more besides.
Nest Thermostat keeps it cool at CES
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1/11/2012   2 comments
Smart home is a term which gets thrown around rather a lot at tech trade shows, but one device that really exemplifies what a modern smart home can be is the Nest Thermostat. Designed by members of a team who worked on Apple’s iPod, the Nest is a sleek looking digital thermostat which can actually “learn” its owners’ schedule and then continue to regulate temperature to suit the user’s preferences and patterns.
Scenes from the CES show floor, day one
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1/11/2012   2 comments
Scenes from the show floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center on the official opening day of CES 2012.
Connected TVs still a holy grail at CES
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1/11/2012   2 comments
While technology pundits forecast the possibilities of futuristic televisions, George Haber of silicon tuner vendor Cresta Tech believes TVs first have to overcome their regional limitations.
Ultrabooks get some much needed extras
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1/10/2012   4 comments
Mooly Eden, GM of Intel's PC Client group, showed off new bells and whistles coming to Ultrabooks at a pre-CES press conference.
3-D TV or Myspace TV?
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1/10/2012   13 comments
Consumers have been lukewarm toward 3-D TVs in the past two years. Even some of us in the media who used to be hungry for 3-D are no longer drooling. But never mind that. All the major TV companies, ranging from Samsung and Panasonic to Sharp and Sony, announced a host of new 3-D products at press conferences Monday. Meanwhile 3-D TV pitch took a back seat, compared to Samsung’s new “enjoy and share” connectivity strategy, or Panasonic’s announcement on a partnership deal with Myspace TV.
Ballmer foretells new era in computing, entertainment and smartphones in final Microsoft CES keynote
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1/10/2012   6 comments
Steve Ballmer’s delivery of the last Microsoft CES keynote, 17 years after Bill Gates first took to the stage in 1995 with a CES workshop, signified the end of an era, and the beginning of a new stage in Microsoft’s story, a stage in which it emerges fully from behind the WinTel duopoly and competes toe to toe in the smartphone, entertainment and mobile computing arenas, a competition defined as much by ecosystems as it is by technology.
Seeking U.S. comeback, Nokia launches smartphone
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1/10/2012   6 comments
Nokia President and CEO Stephen Elop launched the company's new high-end Lumia 900 smartphone for AT&T's 4G LTE network at CES in Las Vegas.
Samsung: Free the TV challenge
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1/10/2012   7 comments
Nowadays, every TV manufacturer dreads being categorized as just another TV company. Samsung has a plan to combat the problem. And it might not be a bad plan. The Korean giant is determined to leverage its current position as the world’s number one TV brand, the number one smartphone vendor, and one of the strongest semiconductor manufacturers. If the company plays its cards right, Samsung could be the latest company to rewrite the history of consumer electronics, which is traditionally plagued
EE Times editorial wrap up of CES Unveiled
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1/9/2012   4 comments
EE Times editorial was on location in Las Vegas on Sunday for the opening CES Unveiled event to see what is hot, trending and exciting at this year’s show.
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