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Good ideas are hard to predict, both before and after they are introduced as prototypes. The push-button (touch-tone) telephone was conceptually launched to the consumer market at the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, 21 years after the device was invented by Bell Telephone labs. Another 20 years after t...

January 15th 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Selecting the best in show is no easy task, because CES covers such a crazy range of devices: refrigerators, tablets, smartphones and even technologically advanced cutlery. This year was no different. We've combed our CES 2013 coverage and narrowed it down to the biggest announcements that had us...

January 14th 2013 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Our CES plates were jam-packed full of eye-opening conversations this year. We had the chance to speak to top tech luminaries, entrepreneurs, celebrities and fellow journalists. Much of that opportunity arose from the return of our stage, parked right in the middle of the Las Vegas Convention Cent...

January 14th 2013 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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As you may have guessed by scanning our CES 2013 coverage, HDTV -- particularly of the Ultra HD variety -- was kind of a big deal at this year's show. In fact, UHDTV's omnipresence fanned so much reader interest this year that we penned a feature article to put the whole phenomenon into perspectiv...

January 14th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Among the many, many things that LG is unveiling at CES this year is the curious addition of a sound bar with built-in video streaming. That still sounds like a contradiction of purpose to us, but the Smart Sound Bar, also known as the NB3730A, is more fascinating once you dive into the details. T...

January 9th 2013 at 11:40pm 0 Comments
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We bet you're yawning at the mention of 4K TVs by now, but here's a slight twist on that high-res concept. LG is showing off the so-called Ultra HD Touch display at its CES booth. It's pretty much what it sounds like: a 4K TV with five-point multitouch. LG isn't demoing this product as a TV -- tho...

January 9th 2013 at 10:07pm 0 Comments
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One word describes LG's EA9800 curved OLED: stunning. We were as wowed as anybody else stumbling about LG's monstrous booth who happened upon this three-panel wide miracle. LG is touting this 55-inch WRGB set as the industry's first curved ergonomic display with Cinema 3D support. The idea behind...

January 8th 2013 at 7:50pm 0 Comments