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posted in January 2008
At CES, there are two fairly huge floors devoted to what would generally be thought of as information technology. Video producer Fritz Nelson and I made the rounds and found some great new technology.
So, I'll admit it right up front -- I'm no consumer electronics expert. I love electronic toys, but other than that, I'm about as qualified to cover the consumer electronics show as you are. That said, I hit press conferences from LG and Toshiba this morning, and here's what I learned.
There's almost no doubt that in one way or another you'll be getting TV on your phone and other mobile devices. Last year at the consumer electronics show, Samsung laid out a technology called AVS-B. Now, archrival LG is proposing a standard of its own which is being actively trialed here in Las Vegas.
Last night's press preview revealed three predominant themes: First, a good number of manufacturers are seeing the benefit of providing more energy efficient / eco-friendly technology. Second, gamers continue to drive the mass market some of the most cutting-edge advances in desktop hardware. And finally, if they couldn't think of anything else, manufacturers put an iPod port on their gear, spiffed up the design, and called it a new product.