The Consumer Electronics Show is on in full force in Las Vegas. Here are just some of Tuesday's highlights from the giant gadget show. For CNET's complete coverage, click here.
--CNET editors have announced the 30 finalists for Best of CES 2008. Vote your fave for the People's Voice Award.
--The major gripe against Blu-ray has always been that the hardware is just too expensive. Funai is looking to fill this gap.
--New handset is made from 50 percent renewable bio-materials, and its charger uses 95 percent less power than required by Energy Star standards.
--The Bug Labs platform, described as "the Lego of gadgets" by Webware's Rafe Needleman, has CNET editors excited.
--Comcast CEO Brian Roberts predicts that by year's end, virtually the entire cable industry will support an "open cable" standard that would render the bulky boxes moot.
--How do you bring giant plasma televisions from Japan to the U.S.? Why, one plane at a time, of course.
--The winner in the Blu-ray and HD DVD war is the hard drive, according to Bill Watkins, CEO of Seagate Technology.
--Using technology from a CIA-funded project at the University of California, BigStage creates a model of anyone's head by using just three photos.
--Two car computers use Windows Vista overlaid with a custom automotive interface, which provides easy access to such functions as navigation or audio playback.