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Faster Forward: January 3, 2010 - January 9, 2010

The missing Microsoft influence at CES

LAS VEGAS--The company traditionally given the honor of opening CES with a keynote presentation before an audience of thousands hasn't had the best show this year. That keynote, as you may have read, suffered from weird technical glitches that really shouldn't happen at an electronics show. It was also notable...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  January 8, 2010; 8:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  CES 2010 , Computers , Gadgets , Windows  
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E-read all about it at CES

LAS VEGAS -- Electronic-book readers are experiencing a boomlet, to judge from the number and variety of models on display here. Amazon's Kindle series will soon have plenty of company, both from devices sold by name-brand companies (such as Barnes & Noble's Nook and Sony's Reader Daily Edition, each already...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  January 8, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  CES 2010 , E-books  
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How 3-D TV looks -- and works

LAS VEGAS -- After spending most of yesterday hearing about 3-D TV, I got to spend a little time watching it this morning at a small theater set up in Panasonic's booth. The highlight reel in question had the usual bits -- sports, nature, travel and, of course, a clip...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  January 7, 2010; 3:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  CES 2010 , TV , Video  
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CES press-conference day writeup: 3-D on your TV

LAS VEGAS--I can't start a description of press-conference day at the Consumer Electronics Show without noting an interruption in this usually tightly scripted day: the 23-minute delay to Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer's keynote presentation last night. As you can read in last night's liveblog recap, an audience of thousands...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  January 7, 2010; 7:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  CES 2010 , TV  
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Liveblogging the Steve Ballmer CES keynote (2010 edition) -- HP Slate, Bing, Blio and more

(updated 5:30 a.m.) LAS VEGAS--The Consumer Electronics Show's official kickoff happened at the Hiton Theater here Wednesday night, when Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer delivered a keynote address covering the company's current and upcoming products. For the second consecutive year, I liveblogged the speech as it happened. Here is my...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  January 6, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  CES 2010  
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The real opening day of CES

LAS VEGAS--The exhibits at the Consumer Electronics Show don't start until tomorrow, so I got here yesterday. The day before the International CES show floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center opens is filled by press conferences by companies exhibiting here, followed by Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer's keynote. CES...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  January 6, 2010; 7:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  CES 2010 , Computers , Gadgets , Music , TV , Video  
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Google unveils 'Nexus One' phone, world doesn't stop

Earlier Tuesday, Google introduced the latest in a growing number of phones running its Android operating system. This one, however, includes a new version of that software with a few extra features, runs on a faster processor, is for sale on the company's own site, and doesn't require signing up...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  January 5, 2010; 8:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Gadgets  
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Ubuntu 9.10 brings polish but may demand tinkering

A few months ago, a widely used operating system received a major upgrade -- and Microsoft and Apple had nothing to do with it. This upgrade came from the developers responsible for one of the most popular versions of the open-source Linux operating system Ubuntu. Like earlier editions, Ubuntu 9.10...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  January 5, 2010; 9:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Computers , Linux  
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