February 7, 2008

Latest Technologies Center Stage CES 2008

World's largest consumer technology tradeshow promises bright future amid uncertain economy.
The annual consumer electronics show in Las Vegas is a glitzy event where the best new products make their debuts. This year saw the launches of hundreds of gadgets and demonstration of some amzing technology that we're going to see in our offices and homes this year. This year's show was all about size and design-with products becoming either much bigger or much thinner! Here are some of the high lights of the show.

CES 2008: Panasonic's Enormous 150" Plasma TV Dwarfs All Competitors.

The opening keynote address from the president of Panasonic, Toshihiro Sakamoto, had one thing that Bill Gates' keynote yesterday lacked: A monstrous 150-inch plasma screen Panasonic calls the Life Screen. In Las Vegas and at CES, nothing counts quite so much as excess, so it looks like Panasonic has bragging rights for this year.

Video: Hitachi 1.5 LCD TV hands-on

What? Wasn't everyone ninja-spelunking the cavernous halls of CES 2008 this evening? For those who couldn't, here's Hitachi's 1.5 LCD TV in a silky pirouette just for your viewing pleasure. Funny enough, 1.5-inches never looked so chubby

Motorola z10 and rokr z8
Motorola has announced that it has updated it banana sliding Z8 mobile phone at CES in Las Vegas with the launch of the MOTO Z10. The new MOTO Z10 adds movie editing software allowing users to make movies as well as watch them on the go. Users will be able to capture high-quality video, edit clips, create transitions between scenes and add title slides and a soundtrack. Then, budding filmmakers can upload their creation to share with friends and family through any number of Web sites such as YouTube, Google, Yahoo! and ShoZu. The new mobile phone, which will still have a strong focus on movie watching will come with the same 2.2-inch QVGA screen that displays video at 30 frames per second. New to the model is a 3.2 rather than 2.2 megapixel camera and support for memory cards up to 32Gb rather than 4Gb. The camera will retain its 3.5G HSDPA, GSM/GPRS/EDGE connectivity as well as the Symbian/UIQ software. The new handset will be available before March 2008.

CES 2008: Samsung P2 PMP has Bluetooth, Gets reviewed

Now I know that we’ve already covered this, but the difference is we actually have one now. In fact, it was given to SlashGear, and we had a Bullshit, you know, the card game, tournament with it as the prize.In fact, I am quite proud to write that I am the winner of that tournament and thus I got the pleasure of doing an unboxing video of the thing, which you will find below. I haven’t had it long, in fact I won it just before dinner, and when we got back, it was finished charging and I just finished syncing 4GB of music to it, and I’ve had some time to play with it.

Macbook Air

Introducing MacBook Air. The world’s thinnest notebook.

MacBook Air is ultrathin, ultraportable, and ultra unlike anything else. But you don’t lose inches and pounds overnight. It’s the result of rethinking conventions. Of multiple wireless innovations. And of breakthrough design. With MacBook Air, mobile computing suddenly has a new standard.

Macworld: Apple Announces Time Capsule – Wireless Backup Device

Time Machine is great. The new feature in Mac OS X Leopard lets you run backups without even thinking about it. Unless you have a notebook, that is. Plugging and unplugging cables is so 2007. Time Capsule is a new companion device for the Time Machine software. Essentially an Airport base station with a hard drive in it, the box has four ethernet ports and 802.11n WiFi.

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