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Hewlett-Packard launched two Android tablet devices in India on January 15.
The Slate6 VoiceTab and Slate7 VoiceTab were both designed in Asia, offer
voice-calling capability and are powered by quad-core processors. Read
The second annual China Information Technology Expo, the largest IT and
consumer ... (more)
This year’s CES expects to have 160,000 attendees and tonight’s keynote
by the CEO of Samsung Mr. BK Yoon was “unlocking infinite possibilities of
IoT”. The Internet of Things seems to be the overall theme this year.
Today I listened to an interesting panel on disruptive technologies over next
five years. Here is a brief summary.
3D Printing: This year expects to see 300,000 desktop 3D printers in the US.
Mainstream consumer adoption is doubtful. Someone jokingly said that you can
build a statue of yourself and install it in your yard. Another term for 3D
printing is additive manufacturing. Most likely it will be adopted by small
industries providing repair service (by building plastic parts for a washing
machine, for example). Many such 3-D printing devices are on display.
Wearables: This is a diverse market of connecting the unconnected ($2B
market). Healthcare s... (more)
I arrived in Las Vegas two weeks before CES's opening date of January 7th to
research venue options for Cloud Computing Expo 2011.
During my first cab ride from the airport to the Venetian, I asked my driver
how "Shelly" was doing.
He replied, "You mean Sheldon Adelson?"
I said, "Yes."
The driver said, "He is not doing well. I heard he has started suffering from
amnesia. They say he is forgetting things. I hope he gets better. He lost a
ton of money too."
If you visit Las Vegas, you get the latest news and gossip from cab drivers.
Adelson is the luckiest man in Las Vegas history in my humble opinion.
He built Comdex from scratch, then sold it to Softbank for a billion dollars,
or close to it anyway.
My second cab driver said, "The town will never see another Comdex again." If
you look at the Las Vegas skyline you see more unfinished high rises
than you will see in M... (more)
AOL announced today that the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) selected
Engadget, as the Official Blog Partner of the 2010 International CES to be
held January 7-10, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. In tandem with the show,
Engadget will launch new mobile applications for the BlackBerry and Palm
webOS devices that will join the site's just-released iPhone app.
As part of the Official Blog Partnership, Engadget, which was recently voted
as the blog of the decade as part of an AdweekMedia poll, will provide
ongoing news coverage of the hottest products from more than 2,500 CES
exhibitors at the 2010 International CES.
“CEA’s choice of Engadget as the Official Blog Partner of CES further
cements the site as the premiere voice in consumer electronics coverage. We
will cover this year’s show with the fast-paced, up-to-the-minute reporting
that has made Engadget the market... (more)
Consumer Electronics on Ulitzer
Note from Bob Gourley: The following article was written by enterprise
technology and mission IT expert Danny Proko and was originally seen on
Facebook (you can find Danny there or on LinkedIn).
A number of my friends asked me about my new gadget…the Droid…of which
I’m the proud owner. Here’s my assessment after 3 months of intensive
use. I’ll break it down by:
- Why I bought it…
- GUI design and layout….usability…design intuitiveness
- Phone interface
- Search and discovery
- Email/messaging/contact integration
- Calendar integration
- Integral navigational aid
- 3rd-party apps
- Stability, reliability
- Would I buy it again, knowing all of this?
Why I bought it…I wanted a more powerful handheld comms/computing device on
a reliable 3G network. I’ve had all the networks, between the personal and
professional comms devices I‘ve used, and Ver... (more)
Showcasing its new 3D device lineup, an HDTV-based application store, and
innovative eBook readers, Samsung proudly unveiled its latest range of
technologies today at the company’s International Consumer Electronics Show
In recognition of its innovations, the Consumer Electronics Association
recognized Samsung this year with 23 prestigious CES 2010 Innovation Awards
including three Best of Innovations: three eco-design honors, three LED
back-lit HDTVs, one Plasma HDTV, three Blu-ray players, one home theater
system, two digital audio players, two digital cameras, one refrigerator, six
mobile phones and one monitor for multi display.
Samsung’s product portfolio will be displayed January 7-10 at booth 11026
in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Full details, video
content and product images are available at www.samsung.com/newsroom... (more)
Truphone, the next generation global mobile operator, today announced the
immediate free availability of its new application for Android(TM) enabled
mobile handsets, introducing Wi-Fi calling on this platform for the first
The new Truphone for Android release 3.0 integrates a full VoIP engine
allowing users to make free calls to Truphone, Google Talk and Skype users
when both parties are in Wi-Fi, in addition to low cost calls to landlines
and mobiles around the world whether they are in or out of Wi-Fi. This,
coupled with a new, refreshed interface makes this the application of choice
for the user who wants top quality user experience from their mobile VoIP
application. The new release version 3.0 replaces the current live version
The Truphone application for Android is available now as a free download in
the Android Market. The new Truphone Android ap... (more)
iPhone Apps on Ulitzer
iPhone Apps on Ulitzer - The Apple iTablet or iSlate is due to be shown off
to the world January 27th, and unleashed on us sometime in March.
The blogosphere has been buzzing about the topic. Joe Wilcox of BetaNews.com
said “The world doesn’t need an Apple Tablet, or any other” (full post
MG of TechCrunch followed up with “The World Doesn’t Need Someone Telling
Us What We Don’t Need In Tech” (full post here). I think both writers
make some good points, but I wanted to give my thoughts, and ask the readers
of CTOvision theirs.
The Apple Tablet is rumored to cost $1000. So the first word that comes to my
mind is “overpriced.” When you can purchase a decent netbook for under
$300, a solid ultra-portable 12-14″ (laptop) for $500, and a good business
laptop for under $700…why would you ever pay $1000 for a simple tablet?
Quite frankly, I... (more)
Every industry along with the companies within that industry have acronyms
that they use exclusively. J.L.P. is one acronym used by well known
international retail giant. It stands for “just like picture”. And,
now copycat retailers try to customize that acronym with one of their own,
LLP (“looks like picture”). “Just like picture” means that they
want a merchandising display to look “just like the picture” that was
sent from their corporate or regional headquarters. No variances, nothing
adjusted to the locale, nothing different will be accepted – they want it
“just like picture”.
Yet, what do you do when the “picture” was built for a store in a large
metropolitan area where people utilize public transportation readily and
there’s a store virtually on every corner and your store resides in a rural
population, where there is no public transit and it’s 200 mile... (more)
Rimm along with other Smartphone makers like Palm have had to sit on the
sidelines as Google led Android smartphones seem to have caught the
imagination of gadget lovers.
The recent media frenzy over Google’s much anticipated Nexus One phone
probably has not helped much either.
The BlackBerry maker plans to change all that and retain it’s still strong
following of business users with the launch of a $200 gadget called the
BlackBerry Presenter that it is demonstrating at the Consumer Electronics
Show in Las Vegas this week.
When you plug the device into a big-screen TV or projector, you can
wirelessly run a PowerPoint presentation straight from your BlackBerry
itself. You don’t need to then lug your laptop around for meets and
actually move around up to 30 feet while presenting. You will be able to
navigate through presentations, view speaker notes, loop presentati... (more)
Tuxera Inc., a provider of Windows and Mac compatible file systems for Linux,
Android and other platforms, announced on Tuesday that Fortis Inc. has
selected Tuxera NTFS interoperable file system solution for Fortis' Full HD
Fortis belongs to the leading set-top box manufacturers in Korea, and its
products are sold in many countries in Europe under different OEM brands.
Tuxera NTFS empowers additional stability on Fortis' PVRs time-shifting,
recording and playback functionality and takes interoperability well above
the industry standard.
In essence, Tuxera NTFS also makes it possible to record three channels and
playback two HD channels simultaneously over internal as well as external HDD
and USB storages in NTFS file system. Tuxera NTFS also improves the usability
of Fortis' PVRs as it allows consumers to attach any external
Window-formatted storages for has... (more)