CES 2012: New Technology and Gadgets Outshine the Glitz in Las Vegas

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CES 2012: New Technology and Gadgets Outshine the Glitz in Las Vegas

Take away the lights, the gambling, the glitz, the entertainment and the endless night life and Las Vegas would be little more than the world’s largest sand trap. Even then, however, the massive Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that takes place January 10-13, 2012 would most likely be enough to attract hordes of people to see the latest and greatest in consumer and business technology showcased in one incredibly hectic week.

CES is easily the largest annual trade show in the U.S., this year spread out across 1.6 million net square feet of exhibit space that includes more than 2,700 exhibitors from 140 countries. More than 140,000 attendees are expected at this year’s event, with roughly 30,000 coming from outside the U.S.

Most every company will be showing something new or innovative, literally tens of thousands of introductions planned that touch a variety of product segments, from 3D television and computers to tablets, embedded Internet devices, mobile applications and more, according to the CEA, sponsor of the event.

TechnologyGuide editors will be there in force, covering every inch of the new product landscape to bring you the latest news, analysis and observations from the show. Be sure to check our updated article lineup below and on Page Two of our CES coverage pages. Come back often for updates across our sites, as well as on our Facebook and Twitter feeds.

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ASUS Eee PC Flare 1025C

This 10.1-inch Atom-based netbook might only have the specs to handle basic entertainment, light productivity and 720p media playback, but the MSRP of $299 should generate plenty of sales when the little laptop goes on sale in February in North America.

Read more on the ASUS Eee PC Flare

ASUS Updates Eee PC netbooks, UX21 Ultrabook and Eee Pad Transformer

Just when you thought there couldn’t be any more thin and light laptops on the market ASUS unveils an all new range of Eee PC netbooks, updates to the UX21 ultrabook and a new 1080p Eee Pad Transformer.

Read more on ASUS’ thin and light introductions

Samsung Unveils Series 9 Mobile PCs and Series 5 Ultrabooks

Samsung announced the its new Samsung Series 9 and the Samsung Series 5 Ultra notebooks this week at CES. The Series 9 boasts a super-slim form factor and is available at half an inch thin and a lightweight, 2.5 pound design. The Series 5 Ultra are no slouches when it comes to performance, however, packing Intel Core i5 dual-core processors.

Read more on Samsung’s Series 9 and Series 5 systems

Windows 8 Gaze and Lenovo’s Android ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’
TV Make the CES Scene

Not all he magic at CES is in hardware. Novel uses of new and emerging operating systems also surfaced, including Tobii’s Gaze “look and tap” user interface for Microsoft’s Windows 8 and Lenovo’s K91SmartTV, the industry’s first HDTV to run Android 4.0 (“Ice Cream Sandwich”).

Read more on novel operating system uses

CES 2012 Preview:
3DTV Football, Ultramobile PCs, Wireless, and Some Gadget
Sneak Peeks

This year’s CES will serve up the usual assortment of new notebooks, tablets and accessories. We offer a sneak peak at some top tech products that will make the scene in Las Vegas.

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CES 2012 Predictions:
Lightweight and Powerful Notebooks are in the ‘Air’

The popularity of Apple’s MacBook Air gives rise to a new class of small and powerful ‘ultrabook’ systems that have a notable presence at this year’s CES.

Read more on ultrabooks at CES 2012

Behind the Scenes at CES: The Latest Laptops and More!

The 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show is in full swing, but some of the most exciting laptops at the show are hiding in private meeting rooms and press suites in and around the action. Take a look at our behind the scenes photos and commentary from CES to find out what’s coming later this year.

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Better User Interfaces, Content Personalization on the Development Horizon, Says CEA Exec

CEA’s chief economist kicked off a CES press pre-event by declaring 2012 ‘The Year of the Interface’ and offering other product design predictions.

Read more on the CEA product prognostications

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge Notebooks Ready for Their CES Closeup

Lenovo takes the wraps off new and improved ThinkPad business laptops that add edgy consumer style and features to this solid line – just in time for a CES showing!

Read more on the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge systems

What’s in Storage at CES?
Cool New Products to Keep Your Content Safe and Secure

Whether you want to access “private” info on your PC directly from your smartphone, back up your hard drive to a Web service, or drag and drop files between your PC and Facebook, new alternatives abound at CES this year.

Read more on products that safe-keep your digital content

CES 2012 – Briefly Noted:

IOGEAR Dual-View Mini DisplayPort Switch with USB 2.0 Hub
OCZ SSDs on Indilinx’s Everest Platform Announced
CES 2012: Verbatim Outs Rugged Store ‘n’ Go Plus USB Drive
Western Digital’s New WD My Book Live Duo – Your Data, Your Cloud

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