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Plugged in: CES showcases latest in electronics

From Net appliances to home networking to game consoles, tech companies will show off their latest gear and unveil new strategies at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.


Gadgets on parade; PC makers stake a claim at CES

By CNET Staff
January 8, 2001, 11:30 a.m. PT

Sony taps Be OS for Net appliance
With the device's debut, the consumer electronics heavyweight becomes the latest company to market such an appliance to the roughly half of American households that don't own a computer.

AOL exec: Paper bills will disappear
keynote AOL Interactive Service Group president Barry Schuler noted that most of the snail mail people get today is junk or bills, but soon, that practice will be a thing of the past.

Palm sets its sights on retailing
keynote Palm CEO Carl Yankowski unveils eWallet, an upcoming feature that will allow consumers to buy products and services with their handhelds.

Microsoft got game: Xbox unveiled
keynote Microsoft's entry into the video game business will no doubt inspire a number of marketing gimmicks, but it will be hard to top Gates sharing a stage with a professional wrestler.

TiVo bolsters TV recording service
Customers will be able to search for names, themes and actors, as well as prevent the viewing or recording of certain shows.

Goofy gadgets galore at CES
reporter's notebook After seeing one too many WAP-enabled, satellite-ready MP3 player/personal digital assistant/cell phones, we find items we never would have imagined we couldn't live without.

Windows CE finds digs in new devices
Looking to prove that CE has legs for the consumer electronics market, Microsoft is showing six new devices based on its desktop OS.

Intel looks outside the PC
keynote Portable digital players, wireless Web tablets and chat devices all enhance and expand on the PC, says CEO Craig Barrett.

CES 2001: The future is here

Plethora of products on tap
update From a new MP3 format to animation, here are some highlights expected to come out of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Compaq cranks up MP3 jukebox
What do Barry Manilow, Metallica and No Doubt have in common? If Compaq Computer has its way, the iPaq Music Center.

Sony readies parade of new toys
The electronics giant finds itself sitting somewhat pretty amid a PC downturn, with a litany of gadgets expected to be unveiled at CES.

Cars roll into digital future
Doodads for the car--from in-dash DVD players to voice-activated navigation units--will be a major item at the show.

Philips gets inside Net appliances
Philips Components is set to unveil its plans to make it easier for manufacturers to build Internet appliances.

Home networking gets a jump start
With an eye to the future, companies will tout new advances in home networking in hopes of taking ideas from the drawing board into the living room.

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Floor report from CES 2001
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Full preview of Xbox
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Yankowski plugs Palm's eWallet
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Craig Barrett focuses on electronics
Craig Barrett, CEO, Intel
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Highlights from Gates CES keynote
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PC makers invade CES
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