Gearing up for CES

The blockbuster Consumer Electronics Show gets going this week in Las Vegas.

CNET News staff
4 min read
The blockbuster Consumer Electronics Show gets going this week in Las Vegas, and the gadget gathering has already generated plenty of news. (Stay tuned for News.com's coverage of Bill Gates' opening keynote address at CES, starting at 6:30 p.m. PT Wednesday.)

HP expands digital-entertainment offerings

At Consumer Electronics Show, HP touts new cameras, HDTVs and notebooks, plus an online home movie service.
Photos: HP's new lineup
January 4, 2006

Samsung, LG stuff CES with flashy devices

Are you in Vegas, or downtown Seoul? The view inside the convention halls at CES can be deceiving.
January 4, 2006

Internet search meets the gadget

Executives from both Google and Yahoo will speak at CES, underscoring the convergence of consumer electronics and Internet markets.
January 4, 2006

Modeo aims TV at gadgets, cars

Crown Castle's mobile TV subsidiary to launch live TV, audio services for phones, iPods, laptops and cars.
January 4, 2006

Forecast: U.S. gadget sales to rise 8 percent

Demand for digital TVs and MP3 players expected to push U.S. consumer electronics sales to a record $135.4 billion in 2006.
January 3, 2006

XM Satellite to debut two portable players

Handheld radios will store and play MP3 files and those encoded using Windows Media software.
Photos: XM's hybrids
January 3, 2006

Studios announce next-generation DVD titles

Studios to detail next-generation DVDs due later this year in an industry that risks being bogged down by a standards war.
January 3, 2006

AMD's 'Live' to rival Intel's Viiv

The new year will see an onslaught of new PC chassis stickers touting chips by AMD and Intel in a range of computer products.
January 3, 2006

Skype targets mainstream consumers

Skype announces products to make its free Internet calling service more attractive to the mainstream.
January 3, 2006

Tech tunes into TV at CES

Video everywhere--on PCs, phones, televisions--will be the watchword at this year's consumer electronics conference in Las Vegas.
January 3, 2006

Motorola unveils iRadio, new home products

Subscription radio service will run on new Rokr cell phone; new cordless phone also unveiled.
January 3, 2006

Headset turns video iPod into big screen

blog New headset makes it seem like you're watching the video iPod on a big-screen TV.
January 3, 2006

Slingbox takes the shows on the road

Company will announce that consumers can use a wide range of mobile devices to watch their home television from anywhere in the world.
January 3, 2006

Cornice launches smaller drive with more memory

The technology will let drivers issue voice commands to search through 160 channels of music, talk radio and other stations.
Cornice drives get smaller, beefier
January 2, 2006

Kodak packs two lenses in latest camera

The Easyshare V570 has a trim frame that sports both a 23 mm wide-angle lens and a 5x zoom.
Photos: Kodak's dual-lens camera
January 2, 2006

Voice control coming to XM radio

The technology will let drivers issue voice commands to search through 160 channels of music, talk radio and other stations.
December 29, 2005

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Verizon plans to offer mobile music downloads

New service would allow subscribers to purchase, download songs "over-the-air" through their phones.
December 22, 2005

Taking on QWERTY's illogic

Entrepreneur is latest in line of engineers who think 125-year-old keyboard layout should be junked.
Photos: The ABCs of keyboards
December 22, 2005

For stargazers, a personal planetarium

blog New handheld celestial viewing device is likely to be a meteoric hit with astronomy buffs.
December 22, 2005

Bidding adieu to Pentium M

Familiar chip label about to give way to new Duo and Solo designations, sources say.
December 21, 2005

CES party rounds perk up with Black Eyed Peas

blog Intel has signed the hip-hop band to entertain at its soiree on Thursday, Jan. 5.
December 20, 2005

Microsoft launches updated Vista preview

Third preview version of forthcoming Windows release adds security features, plus performance and user interface functions.
December 19, 2005

Start-up merges cell phone and PC into a handheld

Almost everyone has a cell phone and a notebook, but cPC says they will sell one box that does it all.
December 16, 2005

Is Commodore poised for a comeback?

Consumer media company that acquired name of venerable PC brand is set to unleash a new wave of products.
December 16, 2005

Industry groups seek HD dominance

High-definition entertainment is coming, and that means more standards bodies and trade groups are mobilizing.
December 14, 2005

Intel to kick off new year with Yonah and Viiv

Bets that dual-core notebook chip Yonah and home entertainment Viiv PCs will make 2006 brighter than recent years.
December 13, 2005

Upstart aims to bring HD camcorders to the masses

Thinking of buying an HD camcorder? Wait. They might cost a heck of a lot less next year.
Photo: Chips for low-cost HD video cams
December 11, 2005

Philips bringing cell phone TV to states

Dutch company will sell specialized chipset in North America, and partnership will ensure content availability.
December 11, 2005