Pogue http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/12/technology/personaltech/in-las-vegas-its-the-future-of-high-tech-state-of-the-art.html Video http://video.nytimes.com/video/2012/01/09/technology/100000001274472/the-ces-no-shows.html
“ If you just peek into the huge International Consumer Electronics Show, you might think that it’s mostly a deafening showcase for tablets, thin TV screens, superthin laptops and Android phones. But if you… walk all 15 miles of exhibit halls — you’ll discover that, in fact, you were right.
- Pogue on “ Sampling the Future of Gadgetry ”
In his brief, spot-on video on “ The CES No-Shows ,” the Times’ Sam Grobart says a big reason why CES matters less today is that consumer technology’s focus has shifted from hardware to software
The New York Times captures the heart of CES DAVID POGUE SAM GROBART
That’s all it is – a buzzword for a thin laptop the likes of which has been on the market for years
“ If you want to be the first to own a new ultrabook, travel back to 2008 and buy the first MacBook Air.” – Ad Age Digital Next (my post)
Don’t hold your breath for the OLED revolution
“ LG and Samsung displayed prototype 55-inch OLED screens that were so thin, you could shave with them. (OLED is a breathtakingly clear, crisp, colorful, expensive kind of screen...)
“… What could be sharper than 1080p hi-def? Why, four times as many pixels, of course. That’s the idea behind the so-called 4K television, like the prototype from LG.
“ And if you understand that much, you’ll enjoy the even greater silliness of Sharp’s 8K prototype. (What’s so silly? Even if you bought one of these screens, you’d have nothing to watch. Nobody broadcasts or sells movies in 4K or 8K resolution.)”
“ Sony CEO Sir Howard Stringer… said that Sony will deliver more than 300 connected devices to consumers in the next 3 years, which includes everything from smart TVs to the upcoming PlayStation Vita handheld.” - VentureBeat
For Samsung's 7500 and 8000 series TVs, all you have to do is say ‘Hi, TV’… for the TV to turn on and know who's there.” – Ad Age
Nuance (powering Dragon, Siri) and others also announced voice controls; MSFT is also promoting this heavily for Xbox, ahead of an anticipated Siri TV from Apple