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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.

Cell phones of tomorrow

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

Sharp shows glasses-free 3D

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

Toshiba to launch more tablets next year

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

Wraparound plasma screen is one good turn

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

3D mobile display could transform gaming

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

Hitachi aims MEMS display at tablets, smartphones

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

Sharp's Galapagos, other tablets tease at Ceatec

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

Lumix--as much a camera as a phone

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

Sony's giant outdoor 3D LED display

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

Ceatec 2010: Hands on with Panasonic's 3D camera

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

Eyes-on, glasses off, with Toshiba's glasses-less 3D TV

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

Hitachi-LG hybrid drive does away with HDD

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

Preview videos from Japan's massive tech expo

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

Toshiba shows off glasses-free 3D TVs

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

Why some Ceatec gadgets get lost in translation

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

Panasonic to unveil Lumix Phone next week

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

Unicycle-riding bot Seiko-chan learns new trick

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