CES 2008

  • CES Leavings: The things they carried


    I was planning on posting this last week but Hickey didn’t send back his list so I decided to add my own. Essentially, I thought it would be cool to see what the CG crew was carrying during CES, offering a glimpse into the one-man-band that is a professional blogger these days. Take a look at our list and give us some recommendations for better/lighter/cooler gear to carry in the future. Read More

  • Hitachi goes thin, Lindsay Lohan thin

    At CES, Hitachi announced a PDP that’s only 1.5-inches in depth. No, you read that correctly. A 1080p plasma display that’s only 1.5-inches. While they won’t be out till Spring, you may want to clear out some room now for the 32-, 37- or 42-inch set and invest a few more pennies into the piggy bank. Picture after the jump. Read More

  • CES's last echoes show me a nifty iPod vending machine

    [photopress:ipods.jpg,full,center]Though things like this are common in Japan, you don’t see them much here in the States. I snapped this iPod vending machine in McCarran Airport in Las Vegas, as I prepare to board a plane to San Francisco to attend MacWorld. The prices were the same as retail, which was good, but I don’t understand something. Things out of vending machines are… Read More

  • Gaming section at CES sucked ween, PR reps didn't fare so well either

    In case you were wondering why our gaming coverage was close to non-existent at CES other than a hands on with Nyko (they saved CES for us in terms of gaming) or the Wü is because it sucked. It was the worst display I’ve ever witnessed at any show. The fact that they called it the ‘Gaming Showcase’ is a joke. There was no showcase other then crappy gaming chairs, stupid… Read More

  • Iona Cube: Dead simple Internet radio for under $50

    http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf Conventional Internet radio hardware devices are about to get a kick in the expensive, cumbersome pants if Cambridge Consultants has anything to say on the matter. I got a quick peek at the pretty-much-ready-to-go Iona Cube concept at CES and I was mightily impressed. If and when this doodad finds a distributor… Read More

  • 'Starry Night' bed is great for everything but sleeping

      Sleep experts say that the bedroom should be devoid of distractions like bright lights, television sets, and four 8-inch subwoofers. The Starry Night bed has all of these things. So if you’re like me and you enjoy setting aside a good 2-3 hours of TV time before you fall asleep, this bed might just be a dream come true for you. There’s a 1080p projector built into the… Read More

  • CES 2008: It's done and we're tired, thanks for tuning in!

    CES 2008 is done, and while it was a blast, I’m glad it only happens once a year. My legs feel like Jell-O, my feet look like the pulled pork special I had last night, and I think my liver booked an earlier flight, because I can’t seem to find it. We saw some pretty amazing stuff, hung out with some cool people, made some tasteless jokes, and made up the word Blounge™. This has… Read More

  • CES 2008: Belkin gets it right

    We get a lot of schwag at conferences like CES, some better than others. My favorites, though, came from Belkin, who’s understated schwag bag was brimming with simple Belkin-branded goodies, like these Belkin mints and this Belkin lip balm. Sure, there was a really cool USB hub and other stuff, but the point is they’re smart enough to include useful stuff with their logo. Read More

  • CES 2008: Cooler Master's VW case is crunchy, should stay on the shelf

    Cooler Master makes pretty decent computer cases, but I’m taking issue with this licensed VW bus case. It’s like this: If you mod your case to become a VW bus, then you’re a college student with too much time to kill who likes Phish and calling people “braugh”, but if you buy it off the shelf like that, then you want to be a college student with too much time to… Read More

  • Saddest CES Meatball/Hush Puppy Name Award goes to…

    After much deliberation, we have decided to award the best CES Meatball/Hush Puppy Name Award to young Eric for his entry “Danny’s Glans.” While simply saying “Danny Glans” would have been far more comedically valuable, his contribution to our daily lexicon here at the show is immeasurable and simply mentioning Danny Glans in our company wrought gales of laughter… Read More

  • Ummm… WTF

    http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf Read More

  • CES 2008 Exclusive: CrunchGear interviews Penn Jillette about Crackle.com, Mormons, and his choices in technology

    Penn Jillette, the long-haired half of Penn & Teller, is a quiet, sincere, restrained man. He’s known for his controversial thoughts on all manner of things, from politics to religion to the colorblind. Sony has launched a new video site called Crackle and has Jillette as a featured video blogger. The idea is that Jillette will “live blog” his life with the four HD… Read More

  • We're bloggin from the Blounge™

    Doug doesn’t like me. Do you see John’s socks? [photopress:IMGP4491.JPG,thumb,pp_image] That’s Devin and Matt bloggin. [photopress:IMGP4496.JPG,thumb,pp_image] That’s me and Mike. Read More

  • CES 2008: Play It, Record It


    For millions of years, people have been listening to music. But now, thanks to new technology, they can actually make music as well. At CES, I came across a few items that made my inner musician geek out, including a self-tuning guitar and a pretty sweet drum synth pad, plus a couple of new recording gadgets for capturing your awful performances of “She Bangs” on the go. Pics… Read More

  • Booth Beauties of CES


    Sorry, but we had to do it. These were the classiest ladies at the show.
    Hit the link for our little gallery. Read More

  • LG undouches itself in two short days: The LG Watch/Phone concept photographed

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    I’m all for companies protecting their intellectual property and I respect embargoes and NDAs. But when companies hide their precious, yelling at you about taking pictures of things in plain sight it pisses me off. Well, Matt and Devin stopped by the LG booth today and, surprise, the super secret watch was ready for them to photograph. All… Read More

  • Sony's medium-sized OLED TV is gorgeous


    Not a lot of info on this one, but you have to see it to believe it. The thing is about as thick as a laptop screen, and the picture is stunning. It’s sharp as hell and the contrast was excellent. Considering the little ones (as opposed to this ~24-in. guy) are going to cost $2,500, though, I don’t even want to think about the dent this one is going to make in your bank account. Read More

  • New Parrot Bluetooth car stereo coming in March

    Another entry in the no-CD-necessary line of car stereos will be showing up in stores this March. The Parrot RK8200 will blur the line between stereo and hands-free car kit, offering stereo Bluetooth (A2DP/AVRCP), 12-key numeric keypad, and iPod, USB, SD card, and analog inputs. There’s also a little compartment behind the flip-down faceplate that you can use to stash your phone… Read More

  • Moneual I*magine barely looks like a media center PC, has really nice external touch screen

    I thought this was another oversized satellite radio home kit from afar. As I got closer, I figured it was some sort of retro bread crisper. Then when I got even closer, I could have sworn it was a big giant container like you use at the bank to whoosh your cash through those magical tubes (only red instead of gray). Finally, I realized it was some sort of PC with wonderful widgets and knobs… Read More

  • Hands on with Nyko's slew of gaming accessories

    Front Man retails for $59.99 and it’s wireless. I trekked ass from the LVCC to the Hilton to check out Nyko’s line of gaming accessories for the Xbox 360, Wii and PS3. This is what I found. Read More

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