LAS VEGAS – Gary Shapiro, poobah of the Consumer Electronics Association, likes to call International CES "the greatest show on earth." With more than 150,000 people in attendance here this week, he’s certainly entitled to a measure of grandiosity. It’s the only show on the planet that brings together a decidely eclectic audience drawn from the consumer electronics, mobile, PC, healthcare, semiconductor and software industries.
And a lot of bloggers.
What follows is a sample of both the small and big things we found on the CES show floor that might well alter the consumer electronics landscape in 2013.
Good photo story, Junko I wish you'd stopped by our event on Monday evening to see the IBM/Shaspa/ST Smart Home demo. It showed the future of the local and cloud-based smart home. http://www.st.com/internet/com/press_release/t3380.jsp
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.