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For gadgets, there's no place like Ceatec

The Japanese electronics show is often the last tryout before products get cut from a company's portfolio--or before they get the OK to head to store shelves.

Japanese electronics show Ceatec is often the last tryout before products get cut from a company's portfolio--or before they get the OK to head to store shelves.

Gadgets go greener, thinner, and wireless at Ceatec

As the consumer technology expo in Tokyo wraps up, we look at themes among the highly imaginative prototypes and new products. Which will make it to the upcoming CES?
(Posted in Crave by Erica Ogg)
October 3, 2008 6:15 AM PDT

Ceatec companies feeling the credit crunch

Smaller manufacturers and service providers at the tech gathering say they expect crisis on Wall Street to hit home. Some are already experiencing it.
(Posted in Crave by Erica Ogg)
October 2, 2008 7:07 AM PDT


Video: Ceatec impressions
Kara Tsuboi chats with Erica Ogg, who has just returned from the
giant Japanese electronics show. Hear about the gadgets that blew
her mind and trends we can expect to see stateside.

Meet Murata Girl, Genibo the dog, a robot receptionist, and other electronic helpers featured at this year's Japanese electronics show.
(Posted in Image Galleries)
October 1, 2008 10:53 AM PDT

OLED, 3D displaying the future

Ceatec exhibitors show off prototype displays for our mobile devices and televisions, including display measuring just 0.3 millimeter thick.
(Posted in Crave by Erica Ogg)
October 1, 2008 1:16 AM PDT

The coolest cell phones you may never see

At Ceatec, Japan's leading wireless companies and phone makers trot out their most forward-thinking phone concepts and designs.
• Photos: Cell phone concepts at Ceatec
(Posted in Crave by Erica Ogg)
September 30, 2008 8:46 PM PDT
Ceatec art

Toshiba makes a Netbook, but not for North America

The Atom-based small PC will be available in Japan, other Asian markets, and Europe initially.
(Posted in Crave by Erica Ogg)
September 30, 2008 2:54 PM PDT

The electronics show in Japan is chock full of nifty stuff, from skinny TVs and phones that unlock cars to a Hello Kitty promo for Windows Home Server.
(Posted in Image Galleries)
September 30, 2008 7:45 AM PDT

Panasonic still cautious on OLED TVs

At CES, the company expressed skepticism about the organic thin TVs getting bigger and mass-produced. At Ceatec, it hints it could take even longer than previously thought.
(Posted in Crave by Erica Ogg)
September 29, 2008 10:22 PM PDT

Panasonic's connected-home concept

The Japanese company shows off a high-tech home that will link TVs, a video wall, home appliances, and lighting.
(Posted in Crave by Erica Ogg)
September 29, 2008 7:49 PM PDT

Ceatec: Gadget hounds, get ready

The show in Japan is a good bellwether of what's likely to be found sitting on store shelves--sooner or later.
(Posted in Crave by Erica Ogg)
September 29, 2008 4:00 AM PDT

Unicycle-riding girlbot hits the road

Murata Girl, a cousin of bike-riding robot Murata Boy, can ride forward and backward at 2 inches per second or idle in place.
(Posted in Crave by Leslie Katz)
September 24, 2008 1:56 PM PDT

The smart cell key phone

Nissan, Sharp, and NTT Docomo merge the cell phone and smart car key.
(Posted in Car Tech by Wayne Cunningham)
September 24, 2008 4:53 PM PDT