• How Social Media Is Reshaping CES

    How Social Media Is Reshaping CES

    If you’ve been Tweeting or Facebooking or G+ing at all this week, you’ll notice that there is something called “CES” happening in Las Vegas. CES is clearly overwhelming the tech news cycle – it can’t be helped – but this seems to be the first time it’s started overflowing in social media causing one TC writer to quip: “Wish what happened… Read More

  • Nobody Wins At CES

    Nobody Wins At CES

    Rather than do a CES pre-round-up of exciting products I’d like to address this interesting slant on the whole “massive electronics trade show in the middle of the desert” concept that has kept the Gadgets crew here up for the past few weeks. MG said Apple won CES. He was being snide, but, in a way, honest because, in the end, nobody wins CES. The Consumer Electronics Show is… Read More

  • For The 5th Year In A Row, Apple Wins CES. Before It Starts. Without Showing Up.

    For The 5th Year In A Row, Apple Wins CES. Before It Starts. Without Showing Up.

    Are you ready for CES? I know I am. The PR emails are flowing in and I’m going to respond to every single one of them. I can’t wait to hear about Samsung’s social media stuff. And Vizio’s new thingy. I can’t wait to get my hands on that one thing made by those guys who did that other thing last year that no one bought. It’s gonna be fantastic. So… Read More

  • Microsoft Bows Out Of CES 2013, Cites Marketing Transitions

    Microsoft Bows Out Of CES 2013, Cites Marketing Transitions

    This year will be Microsoft’s last year at CES where the company usually runs the keynote and takes up a huge portion of the show floor. “In looking at all the ways that Microsoft is now reaching its’ customers today (its’ owned events, marketing campaigns, retail stores, etc.) this felt like a natural time to make this transition,” wrote an MS PR rep. This will… Read More

  • In Which We Reveal The Top CES 2012 Trends Without Breaking Embargoes

    In Which We Reveal The Top CES 2012 Trends Without Breaking Embargoes

    CES 2012 is going to be a crapshoot of predictable products. How do we know? Meetings, lots and lots of pre-show meetings. Like previous shows, Apple will not be present in person but still has a major presence. Consumer electronic companies are seemingly trying to build product lines and feature sets that compete directly with current and future Apple products. It’s as if these… Read More

  • Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer To Keynote CES (Again) In 2012

    Microsoft head honcho Steve Ballmer will return to CES in January 2012, kicking off the consumer technology tradeshow with a preshow keynote, the fourth time he’ll be taking the stage to do so. “We are pleased to welcome Microsoft back to the CES keynote stage,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), which owns and produces CES. Read More

  • Video: First American To Try Out Robotic Exoskeleton HAL-5

    The so-called HAL-5 is probably the most advanced of the robotic suits designed to help elderly or disabled people walk out there. Made by Japan-based Cyberdyne, it enables handicapped people to walk around and lift heavy objects almost effortlessly – by thought alone. Read More

  • Meet The Men Who Delivered CES To Your Door

    This is the CG CES Crew: Jon Orlin, Matt Burns, Greg Kumparak, Kyle Thibaut, Devin Coldewey, and John Murillo. Nicholas was somewhere else and I was taking the picture. They are the coolest bunch of guys you’d ever want to meet and we had a blast talking to you via Twitter and UStream all last week. If you’d like to see the things we carried, check out Jon’s post on his… Read More

  • Streaming CES: How We Did It

    As the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show wraps up today, we’d like to share a few secrets. The CrunchGear writing team, with support from TechCrunch TV, provided more than 20 hours of live CES video coverage, taking our viewers right to the industry and media access only exhibit floor. For a look at video highlights, check out ces.crunchgear.com. Hundreds of Twitter questions were answered… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang on Android Vs. Apple

    Gillmor Gang 01.08.11 (TCTV)

    The Gillmor Gang reconvened after the holidays. Robert Scoble took the occasion as an opportunity to catch up on some much-needed rest from his Vegas hotel room, albeit on camera. CES continued to be the ghost of conferences past, as the @Scobleizer famed let’s-walk-the-show-floor-with-a-camera-tour took a record 60 minutes or whatever. For those who remember Johnny Carson, this has… Read More

  • Hulu Plus coming to Android

    Hulu CEO Jason Kilar made an appearance at the Samsung press event at CES today, where he announced that a Hulu Plus app will be coming to Android 2.2+ in the coming months. He demoed the app on a Samsung Galaxy S running Android 2.2. Unfortunately, there was no mention of the price of the app, nor if it will net you an extra subscription fee. I guess time will tell. [via Mobile Burn] Read More

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