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The Buzz Report
Buzz Report goes 3DAt CES 2010, the only thing anyone was talking about was 3D ... and seal robots sucking on pacifiers. Wow, the tech world is weird.
[ Music ] ^M00:00:07 >> Hi I'm Molly Wood from CNET here at CES 2010. It's a special Buzz Report in 3D. It turns out that 3D is the theme of CES 2010. I think it might be the only theme at CES 2010 except maybe eReaders which we'll get to a little bit later so we decided to do our whole show in 3D and since I'm a little skeptical about the idea that people are willing to wear these at their house we thought we would start by asking a few people what they think. You just saw a little 3D demo here at the Panasonic booth >> Yes. >> What do you think? >> I think it's pretty good except of the main [inaudible] the 3D breaks down in the peripheral too much and [inaudible] all over the booth still a bit way to go for 3D before I buy it. >> Yeah we'll see how quickly the capabilities are available from the TV the you know the players and everything else so. >> I know they want 3D to push more TVs Sony and all that but I think shudder's the way to go because then I can keep upgrading cause 3Ds gotta improve and I don't want to spend 4 and a half grand on a TV and 2 years later [inaudible] spend another 4 and a half grand so I'm gonna go probably the set top box or the play station grouped with shutters. >> Good idea. So then are you willing wear glasses like this at home I mean maybe not like this? >> For gaming yes. For gaming I'd wear a plastic suit but TV, just TV I'm not sure. I'm not sold yet. >> Do you think it's the kind of thing that you would be willing to I mean would you wear these glasses at home? >> Yours personally probably not. >> Do you think that it's cool enough that you would wear glasses like this at your house? >> Well I don't think that's cool but I think the technology is. >> You don't think that I look cool right now? >> I don't think you look cool right now. >> So there you have it acres and acres of show floor filled with televisions and glasses that no one wants to buy. Let's see what the rest of the show has in store for us. So if it wasn't 3D at CES 2010 it was eBook readers. These things were coming out of the woodwork. Samsung made a life size one and they make little ones too. Let's see who else Aluratek, Plasticlogic with the Cube, Booking, the Entourage Edge is here, the Pocketbook, [inaudible] just to name a few. I mean they're everywhere. So you're an eBook maker how do you stand out? Maybe you need chat. >> We really created a social network that allows people to connect to content through each other so how great is it if you're reading a book as part of a group and we're having to share a discovery that we can connect to each other in real time around it or how about if we're a college student and we're studying together on chapter 12 or whatever and we can actually kind of share out notations and annotations in real time and then kind of have a discussion and collaborate around that. >> Moving on a couple of other headlines from the show: Tablets were a big deal. Manufacturers seem to be rolling them out like crazy but every discussion of the tablet totally overshadowed but the as yet still a rumor Apple Tablet. I guess we're gonna have to wait till the end of January to find out if there really is a market for those things. Also at the show Pandora in cars, a huge trend. Ford's Alan Malali keynoted the show and he announced that Ford would update Sync and make APIs available so that developers of mobile applications could hook them up with Sync. So for example you could use your iPhone connected to your car and stream Pandora. Now everybody seemed to think this was a great idea including me and Pioneer and Alpine both rolled out in dash head units that can connect to your mobile phone and let you stream Pandora. I'm thinking radio and satellite radio are both gonna die from that one. Also one last note Sony introduced a new gadget called the Dash at its press conference and everybody made fun of it. It's a personal internet viewer and it gets apps and it's a little alarm clock kind of like Chumby used to be and I just wanted to say, I'm putting it out there, personally, I love it. Take that. Ok everybody it's day 2 of my 3D Buzz Report extravaganza and this feels like the perfect time and place for a little segment I like to call weird [beep] at CES. ^M00:04:02 [ Music ] ^M00:04:21 >> And now it's time for a special CES edition of what's clogging the tubes. At their press conference this week LG spotlighted their awareness campaign about the dangers of bully texting and teen sexting and they're using James Lipton to make these videos not surprisingly gone viral. >> Stephan was having a steamy back and forth text with his girlfriend Zoey. He was about to text her a pic of his junk suddenly a thought came to Stephan Zoey is a Twitter addict and the last thing he needs is Tweets about his veets. Before you text, give it a ponder. >> And that's the CES Buzz Report for this year everybody. Thank you for watching it's time for me to head on home, hit the highway in my car here, yes it's totally not my car and they probably really wouldn't let me drive in these things anyway. See ya back in San Francisco. ^M00:05:19 [ Music ] ^M00:05:24 >> Oh he likes that. See.