More than four decades old, it's an annual ritual for tens of thousands of people and companies: CES. Every January, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas draws executives, exhibitors, analysts and media folk from around the world who want to network and get a glimpse of the latest in personal technology. Although the trade show may have lost its appeal among some—such as Microsoft, which said this would be the last year it has a keynote and booth—CES continues to attract a crowd. In 2011, total attendance was 149,529, up from 126,641 in 2010. What headlines will CES, which runs January 10 to 13, generate this year? Stay tuned.
Google is considering giving LG Electronics first access to the next version of its Google TV software so the Korean company can build a compatible set, according to two people with knowledge of the project.
Globalfoundries, the contract chip manufacturer that was spun off from Advanced Micro Devices in 2009, plans to spend $3 billion on plants and equipment this year, Chief Executive Officer Ajit Manocha said.
Qualcomm, the largest maker of semiconductors for mobile phones, demonstrated a tablet computer and a Lenovo Group television that run its chips, part of an effort to expand into a broader range of products.
Voice-controlled gadgets have been all the rage since Apple released its personal assistant, called Siri, for its new iPhone 4S last fall. Here are other devices, including alarm clocks, gaming consoles and TV remotes, that respond to your voice commands.
STMicroelectronics, Europe's largest semiconductor maker, will unveil a smart-suit prototype with motion sensors that may help people with injuries to recover faster and enhance the performance of athletes.
Nokia will unveil its first Windows Phone for AT&T at the Consumer Electronics Show Jan. 9, two people familiar with the matter said, boosting an effort by Microsoft to regain market share lost to Apple and Google.
Hewlett-Packard, the world’s biggest maker of personal computers, plans to release a pair of desktop PCs, aiming to stand out from a flood of portable technology at this week's Consumer Electronics Show.