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It seems 2002 is ready to jump out of the gate, with Macworld surprises and CES promises. Will the good times last?

The technology industry is starting the new year with a bang, opening two big technology conferences back to back. Apple CEO Steve Jobs is rumored to wow the Macworld crowd with new products, while CES aims to breathe new life into a blue consumer electronics market. New iMac features flat-panel display
Apple Computer will unveil a new iMac on Monday that sports a 15-inch flat-panel display connected by a pivoting arm to a half dome base, resembling a luxo desk lamp.
January 6, 2002 
Will Apple live up to Macworld hype?
Rather than hunkering down and riding out a protracted PC slump, Apple appears to be starting where it left off in 2001: pushing the envelope with sleek new products.
January 4, 2002 
Software makers expand iPod capabilities
Although Apple has deliberately not opened the iPod to outside software developers, several companies are finding ways to augment the pocket-size MP3 player.
January 4, 2002 
Microsoft device to bridge TV, PC
At CES, sources say Chairman Bill Gates will demonstrate a tablet-shaped device that is expected to serve as a bridge between the TV, the PC and the company's .Net services.
January 4, 2002 
CES offers electronics makers new hope
After a dismal 2001, companies plan to use this year's show to introduce upcoming products and announce strategies aimed at reviving consumer interest in gadgetry.
January 3, 2002