CES 2008: Highlights of the day

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.

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.

Best of CES nominees are in --CNET editors have announced the 30 finalists for Best of CES 2008. Vote your fave for the People's Voice Award.

Blu-ray player for less than $300 --The major gripe against Blu-ray has always been that the hardware is just too expensive. Funai is looking to fill this gap.

Nokia goes green with 3110 --New handset is made from 50 percent renewable bio-materials, and its charger uses 95 percent less power than required by Energy Star standards.

Build your own gadget --The Bug Labs platform, described as "the Lego of gadgets" by Webware's Rafe Needleman, has CNET editors excited.

The end of the cable set-top box? --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.

Luxury trip for Panasonic's 150-inch plasma --How do you bring giant plasma televisions from Japan to the U.S.? Why, one plane at a time, of course.

Seagate CEO: Blu-ray won battle, lost war --The winner in the Blu-ray and HD DVD war is the hard drive, according to Bill Watkins, CEO of Seagate Technology.

CIA technology will map your face --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.

Azentek builds a PC for your car --Two car computers use Windows Vista overlaid with a custom automotive interface, which provides easy access to such functions as navigation or audio playback.

 

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