NetGear and Orb Networks will be announcing an interesting new service that enables you to enjoy the media normally available only in your home -- including live TV -- from anywhere over the Internet.
This year's CES event will undoubtedly become known for the advancement of the in-car entertainment system. Delphi and Comcast announced today that they're working on video for cars, downloaded via satellite. NVIDIA will be unveiling technologies for in-car entertainment, putting traffic, mapping and movies into a single box. Delphi is also rolling out a "repeater," which receives XM radio through a central, well-placed home antenna, then re-broadcasts it wirelessly to multiple XM radios in the house.
- And watch out for a massive wall of in-home media players and related technologies and products from Video Without Boundaries; Zoran; Broadcom and Digital 5; Tao and Giant International; and many, many others.
We can expect an orgy of new mobile phone announcements. For starters, Hop-On will show off its new PDA camera phone. Samsung Telecommunications America will roll out what it claims is the world's first phone with speech-to-text capability.
On the storage front, Seagate plans to steal the show with its