I'm going against the grain on this one. I'm not going to talk about digital TV, which is by far the most hyped technology at this year's CES.
I'm going against the grain on this one. I'm not going to talk about digital TV, which is by far the most hyped technology at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Why won't I talk about it (at least not in this column)? It's because I wrote that story last year, and not enough has happened in my opinion to overshadow some of the other cool technologies looking for their fair share of interest.
Some of the technologies that are getting some attention here at the show are satellite radio, and all the different things you can do with it. First-generation portable satellite receivers were just hitting the shelves last year, so the systems had some bugs (although I'm still enamored by my year-old MiFi XM radio). But now, the system are more like the portable MP3 players and radios we're accustomed to carrying.
Telematics is also a big winner here. Just walking through the hall, I see car after car that's outfitted with all the latest technologies, from enhanced GPS, to satellite radio, to Bluetooth, and so on. Not to mention, they're packed with killer audio and video systems. It's fair to say that telematics is right on the edge of becoming an exploding market.
That's it for now. Check back later for another update.