Highlights from the stunning wall of big screens at CES 2012 include no-glasses-required 3D TVs and displays as thin as half an inch.
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Sony's latest editions show the sort of attention to picture quality that once made the Bravia line the envy of the industry. But Sony's dated design aesthetic hints at the financial trouble the company is having. One CES bright spot for Sony was the release of its 55" Crystal LED display. Even in the convention center hall, the six million discrete LEDs that make up set revealed an exquisite picture. We have no idea how much the prototype cost to produce, but we do know that Sony had this TV roped off with two employees guarding it. You don't suppose the 6 million LEDs were hand-placed?
Server Market SplitsvilleJust because the server market's in the doldrums doesn't mean innovation has ceased. Far from it -- server technology is enjoying the biggest renaissance since the dawn of x86 systems. But the primary driver is now service providers, not enterprises.