Motorola, Twitter and OLED display technology ruled on Wednesday at CES 2012. Microsoft still has the largest share of overall tweets tagged #CES, but its grip on the conversation slipped again on the expo week’s third day. And _Mashable_ became Wednesday’s…
This year’s Consumer Electronics Show was just as large and incomprehensible as ever; thousands of vendors, more than 100,000 attendees (140K by one estimate), acres of show floor to walk and dozens upon dozens of behind-closed door meetings. That was CES. Yet, that was not the story of CES 2…
And why CES remains the biggest stage for the technology industry.
What were the hottest topics among techies on Twitter during the first official day of CES 2012 on Tuesday? OLED display technology has had people buzzing about its potential for HDTVs, while ultrabook laptops and tablet devices are also hot. Microsoft has the largest share of tweets tagged #…
Dushku was very active on Twitter during CES, exchanging @ messages with friends, using #hashtags to amplify keywords and she photo Tweeted using the very popular mobile app Instagram.
Upon arriving in Las Vegas, Dushku Tweeted:
In an interview with USA Today, she talked about her essential tech devices:
I have a lot of gadgets because I travel a lot. I have an iPhone, and I still use a BlackBerry,” says Dushku, best known for appearing on the TV series Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Dollhouse. “I like the (portable speaker) Jambox from Jawbone — that pumps when I am on the road.
Dushku was dubbed a CES ambassador and appeared regularly on SpikeTV’s live show, “What up
#CES?!, about which she Tweeted:
She Tweeted on-the-set photos with co-stars such as Internet sensation iJustine, and even created a Tumblr post.
At CES 2012, Spike TV tries out the Lego Augmented Reality experience now being used in retail stories across the U.S. More to Intel and Lego story by clicking here.
Teresa Scanlan, prolific in her final days as Miss America, was using Twitter while attending the Consumer Electronics Show. Shortly after arriving, she Tweeted:
After visiting portable memory chip maker Sandisk, she Tweeted:
And her fond farewell:
Intel says that the idea behind this smartphone reference design is to speed development time for phone manufacturers that, in turn, can focus on adding additional features and software. The phone features a high-resolution 4.03-inch LCD screen and is running Android Gingerbread OS on the company’s Medfield phone platform. A company representative said versions of the phone are also running Ice Cream Sandwich but none were being shown publicly at CES.
At a show filled with more than a million square feet of exhibit space packed with brand-new gizmos, I’m lugging around what’s got to be the oldest relic actively being used in the press room: An IBM R50 ThinkPad. That’s IBM, the company that hasn’t actually made laptops since 2005.
Snooki gets techie in Vegas.
Nicole Polizzi, aka “Snooki” of “Jersey Shore” will be at CES to promote Zeikos USA’s new line of iHip audio accessories.
She joins pop stars appearing at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV to promote gadgets and gizmos.
CES remains the biggest stage for the tech industry, and one of Las Vegas’ biggest money-making conventions each year.
Long-time CES attendee Danielle Levitas, an IDC analyst, has seen the show’s ups and downs first-hand.
“It felt like CES was about to explode in 2006, when attendance hit astonishing numbers,” Levitas said. “Then the global crisis hit and understandably, attendance dropped. But it has rebounded and seems to be going strong.”
For the worldwide media and analysts covering CES, the number of attendees and square footage pale in importance compared to the show-and-tell over four busy days. The CEA expects more than 20,000 new products to be launched at the show, which has one veteran product reviewer upbeat.
“A few years ago there was a sentiment that CES was becoming less relevant because of certain companies dropping out and other reasons, but you don’t hear that lately,” said Steve Kruschen, better known as “Mr. Gadget” to television and radio audiences.
The “Nikiski” system featured a large touchpad that runs the length of the keypad. Translucency allows it to serve as a see-through window when the lid was closed. When open, the touchpad will recognize the difference between finger-tip scrolling and the palm of your hand resting on it while typing. When closed, a see- through window/tablet concept allows you to view news feeds, messages and calendar items without opening the lid.
Being beside big brands can mean added attention for smaller exhibitors, but trade show veterans know it can yield mixed results, especially at the Consumer Electronics Show. How does a “little fish” exhibitor attract attention in the enormous pond that is the gigantic International Consumer Electronics Show?