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    Battle of the CES Chromebooks: Which is better, the Acer C7 or Toshiba Chromebook?

    Posted January 10, 2014 - 10:58 am

    The two big-time Chromebook introductions at CES are Acer's newest, the Acer C720P-2600, and the Toshiba Chromebook. Which one is the best for you?
  • Kids hack the darndest things [CARTOON]

    Posted January 10, 2014 - 7:30 am

    The Internet of Things is making parenting harder
  • Review

    How does the Toshiba Chromebook stack up against the Samsung, Acer 720 and HP Chromebook 14?

    Posted January 8, 2014 - 3:31 pm

    The Toshiba Chromebook, just announced at the Consumer Electronics Show, looks to be a solid machine with a good-sized screen and the right price. How does it stack up against the Samsung, Acer 720 and HP Chromebook 14?
  • CES, the electronic MTV Video Music Awards

    Posted January 7, 2014 - 6:51 pm

    CES is where things you might purchase are promised, promoted, hyped, discussed, listed, featured at parties, and traded as gossip over expense account drinks. Most of the goods are not for sale at the show. There are products already released, minor iterations of products, and products due out in some quarter of this or next year.
  • One more CES gem: a $55 mini PC that runs Android 4.1

    Posted January 19, 2013 - 8:05 am

    Last week saw a flurry of new products being unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, but one that didn't attract much coverage until the weekend looks pretty compelling.
  • Gadget makers get pumped up about health and fitness tech

    Posted January 12, 2013 - 8:45 am

    While fitness technology is hardly a new category of accessories, it is a growing one: The CEA announced that this year's CES has 25 percent more booths related to digital health and fitness technology compared to last year's event. Over 215 health- and fitness-related exhibitors are on hand in the South Hall this year, displaying gadgets and apps that help you track calories, access your medical history, coordinate with your doctors, or set up an exercise regimen--all from a smartphone or Bluetooth-enabled device.
  • This year, PC gaming breaks free from your desktop

    Posted January 12, 2013 - 8:25 am

    CES usually doesn't yield much in the way of new and exciting gaming technology. This year is different: while big publishers like Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony are still saving their announcements for the E3 gaming convention in June. We've seen a ton of intriguing new gaming technology here at CES from companies like Nvidia, Razer and Valve. As the show continues its clear that PC games are only going to become better, more accessible and easier to play whenever and wherever you want. Whether you want to run through a few rounds of Call of Duty on your Windows 8 tablet, sit down to some SimCity on your HDTV or simply stream XCOM: Enemy Unknown to a handheld the size of your smartphone, 2013 will have the tech you need to make it work.
  • Apple rules CES 2013 from 529 miles away

    Posted January 10, 2013 - 11:43 am

    I spent three days covering CES 2013, and I came away with this conclusion: the biggest story involved inaction by a company that wasn’t there at all.
  • Overhyped trivia overwhelmed the few real innovations at Consumer Electronics Show

    Posted January 13, 2012 - 10:12 am

    The Consumer Electronics Show always generates a blizzard of hype, endlessly repetitive announcements of world-changing new products and a few real gems. This year's hype/news ratio is worse than usual, but it's not always obvious why, or what real innovations got buried.
  • Your cheat sheet to CES' notable mobile happenings

    Posted January 11, 2012 - 12:30 pm

    Here’s a short list of the things worth talking about at CES in 2012, at least in the mobile realm.
  • Intel fakes demo of graphics-star IvyBridge with video instead of 3D game

    Posted January 10, 2012 - 4:24 pm

    The newish ultrabook category of laptops -- ultralight, powerful enough to run video and video games well -- took a body blow yesterday when Intel demonstrated the Ivy Bridge CPU/GPU chip combination not with a live demo, but with a video. Why? Is there no middle to that bridge?
  • Warning: This brief post may make you nauseous

    Posted January 10, 2012 - 1:28 pm

    Some things really should be left in Vegas.
  • AT&T, Samsung deny being source of their own best news at CES

    Posted January 6, 2012 - 11:16 am

    Tech vendors put way, way too much effort into keeping product plans secret until they can maximize hype and sales with carefully timed announcements. So why do they suck all the interest out of cool announcements by acting offended that anyone wanted to know?
  • CES 2012 gadget preview

    Posted December 30, 2011 - 9:00 am

    2012 Consumer Electronics Show: From high-definition video calling via your HDTV to practically indestructible SD cards for your camera, here’s a look at 20 gadgets and services that will be making a splash at the Las Vegas Convention Center in January.
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