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January 14, 2013 at 11:02 AM

CES: A few gadgets that caught my eye

(From Saturday’s personal technology section …) LAS VEGAS — Picking favorites is hard when there are thousands of new products being unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show, but here are a few that caught my eye. Samsung Ultra High Definition TV: It’s time to start building an addition on your home if you want one of Samsung’s…

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January 14, 2013 at 9:10 AM

CES photos: Boomboxes galore

LAS VEGAS — If the Kirkland-based Bluetooth trade group made a dime for every Bluetooth device shown at CES last week, the group could buy itself a skyscraper and a 787. Everywhere you looked were Bluetooth accessories, especially boomboxes that stream music from phones and PCs. Here’s a sample of the boomboxes I saw on the floor,…

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January 17, 2012 at 10:34 AM

CES 2012: Powering gadgets with body heat

LAS VEGAS — Some companies spend millions building huge booths and producing glitzy stage shows for the Consumer Electronics Show. Perpetua, a little energy-device company in Corvallis, Ore., sent Jerry Wiant with a laptop and a few gadgets to set on a table. That’s all it took to hook me, though. Wiant’s demonstration of “energy harvesting” gizmos…

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January 10, 2011 at 10:25 AM

CES: Next Windows tablets aimed at Android more than iPad?

(Today’s column from CES, on Microsoft’s Windows and tablet news …) LAS VEGAS — Here at the Consumer Electronics Show, you can see every TV set, iPhone accessory and cellphone ever imagined. There are thousands of products in more than a million square feet of exhibition space, packed with more than 140,000 people. But what’s really hard to…

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January 7, 2011 at 4:14 PM

CES: Windows 7 tablet anyone?

There are plenty of Windows 7 tablets to challenge the iPad if you look hard enough at CES, or live in Asia. I guess people won’t have to wait for Windows 8 on ARM processors after all. Here are a few of the Windows 7 tablets on display here and there, among the dozens and dozens of…

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January 7, 2011 at 3:06 PM

CES video: Windows Phone streaming to new Media Center TV box

LAS VEGAS — Here’s a demonstration of how content can be streamed from a Windows Phone to the new set-top boxes based on Windows Media Center running on an embedded version of Windows. The devices take advantage of a “play to” capability built into Windows and based on DLNA media networking standards. Mark Pendergrast, senior program manager,…

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January 7, 2011 at 11:20 AM

CES photos: The hottest cars, bikes and …

LAS VEGAS — The hall full of car stereos and auto gadgets is getting smaller, squeezed by new areas for health products and accessories for the iPad and other Apple gadgets. Carmakers are also higher profile as they recast cars and trucks as rolling gadgets, with electric propulsion and dashboard computers. But there are still a few…

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January 6, 2011 at 5:00 PM

CES video: Pen-powered plasma TV

LAS VEGAS — Here’s a new plasma TV on which you can draw pictures and manipulate images with a pen. Actually it’s a stylus that receives infrared signals from the screen. LG will begin selling the displays in about six or seven months. It would be great fun in a rec room, but it’s intended for…

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