Ceatec: Gizmos a go-go a la Tokyo

The annual show has a well-earned reputation as a peek into our gadget future. The 2010 edition is guaranteed to be full of some of the geekiest stuff going.

Ceatec 2010

The annual show has a well-earned reputation as a peek into our gadget future. The 2010 edition is guaranteed to be full of some of the geekiest stuff going.

<b>Cell phones of tomorrow</b>

Ceatec is always a reliable place to spot some of the coolest, most forward-thinking, and sometimes impractical concept designs for cell phones.
(Posted in Crave by Erica Ogg)
October 6, 2010 10:57 PM PDT

<b>Sharp shows glasses-free 3D</b>

Its prototype no-glasses-necessary 3D displays are smaller than Toshiba's TVs, but impressive, and could be practical for mobile gadgets.
(Posted in Circuit Breaker by Erica Ogg)
October 6, 2010 12:32 AM PDT

<b>Toshiba to launch more tablets next year</b>

Company plans to release tablets in the U.S., Japan, and other countries next year, a Toshiba engineer tells WSJ.
(Posted in The Digital Home by Don Reisinger)
October 6, 2010 8:14 AM PDT

<b>Wraparound plasma screen is one good turn</b>

Fujitsu converts what looks like your standard building column into an interactive billboard by wrapping it with a plasma display equipped with a motion-sensing camera.
(Posted in Circuit Breaker by Erica Ogg)
October 5, 2010 10:51 PM PDT

<b>3D mobile display could transform gaming</b>

NTT DoCoMo demos a 3D display that combines glasses-less 3D technology with a stylus and force feedback--and that lets a virtual chameleon flick a pen out of your hand with its tongue.
(Posted in Circuit Breaker by Erica Ogg)
October 5, 2010 10:09 PM PDT

<b>Hitachi aims MEMS display at tablets, smartphones</b>

At Ceatec, Hitachi Displays unveils a prototype display, developed with a U.S. company, that uses microelectromechanical systems, or MEMS, technology.
(Posted in Nanotech: The Circuits Blog by Brooke Crothers)
October 5, 2010 3:52 PM PDT

<b>Sharp's Galapagos, other tablets tease at Ceatec</b>

Several tablets, ranging from 5 inches to more than 10 inches make their debut at Ceatec. But only one has a firm shipping date.
(Posted in Circuit Breaker by Erica Ogg)
October 5, 2010 2:30 AM PDT

<b>Lumix--as much a camera as a phone</b>

Panasonic's site shows off the Lumix Phone, which features 13.2 megapixels, a flash, a multicoated lens, and simple photo sharing.
(Posted in Crave by John Chan)
October 5, 2010 7:50 AM PDT

<b>Sony's giant outdoor 3D LED display</b>

Sony brought its 3D LED Display system to Ceatec this year, where it demonstrated 3D viewing on a giant scale.
(Posted in Circuit Breaker by Erica Ogg)
October 5, 2010 1:10 AM PDT

<b>Ceatec 2010: Hands on with Panasonic's 3D camera</b>

Panasonic's Micro Four Thirds camera with 3D lens fares much better in bright light, we found after taking it for a brief spin at the annual Tokyo gadget fest.
(Posted in Circuit Breaker by Erica Ogg)
October 4, 2010 10:23 PM PDT

<b>Eyes-on, glasses off, with Toshiba's glasses-less 3D TV</b>

The talk of Ceatec so far is the 3D TV from Toshiba that requires no 3D glasses. We check it out in person and find that while it works surprisingly well, there are some major drawbacks.
(Posted in Circuit Breaker by Erica Ogg)
October 4, 2010 9:09 PM PDT

<b>Hitachi-LG hybrid drive does away with HDD</b>

A second-generation Hitachi-LG hybrid optical drive can eliminate the need for a hard disk drive in laptops.
(Posted in Nanotech: The Circuits Blog by Brooke Crothers)
October 4, 2010 9:51 PM PDT

<b>Preview videos from Japan's massive tech expo</b>

Ceatec 2010, the big Japanese electronics showcase, doesn't open until tomorrow. But CNET has some early videos from inside that provide a taste of what's to come.
(Posted in Crave by Scott Ard)
October 4, 2010 6:24 AM PDT

<b>Toshiba shows off glasses-free 3D TVs</b>

The displays are small, the prices are large, and the seating area is specific. But still, a longtime goal has been reached.
(Posted in The Digital Home by Don Reisinger)
October 4, 2010 10:23 AM PDT

<b>Why some Ceatec gadgets get lost in translation</b>

The annual Japanese gadget fest, kicking off Tuesday, is a hotbed of cutting-edge tech. But look while you can--not all of it makes it stateside.
(Posted in Circuit Breaker by Erica Ogg)
October 4, 2010 4:00 AM PDT

previous coverage

<b>Panasonic to unveil Lumix Phone next week</b>

At Ceatec outside of Tokyo, the company will be unveiling its new Lumix Phone brand--camera phones that bear the Lumix digital camera name.
(Posted in Crave by John Chan)
October 1, 2010 11:15 AM PDT

<b>Unicycle-riding bot Seiko-chan learns new trick</b>

Now, in addition to riding forward and backward at 2 inches per second and idling in place, she can navigate a curved balance beam.
(Posted in Crave by Leslie Katz)
September 29, 2010 11:39 AM PDT
 

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