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Podcast: Dreaming about a converged gadget future

With visions of interactive television and new services via devices, CES was a grab bag for optimistic technologists. But how long before consumers really reach this promised land of convergence?

Everybody and their mother-in-law knows that the world of computers and consumer electronics is converging--often in ways that we still cannot imagine. But figuring out exactly how the pieces will fall into place is the hard part. At the recently-concluded Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, there were several announcements which have triggered speculation about the timetable for this hungered-for golden age of convergence. Webware's editor-in-chief, Rafe Needleman, who was at the show, stops by for a chat about this latest tech trend.

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