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5 Technologies to Watch for at This Week’s Consumer Electronics Show

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As the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has grown to mammoth proportions in recent the years, you would be hard-pressed to come up with a technology category that is not represented. Carmakers and healthcare providers have jumped into the consumer tech market with both feet, joining the dozens of makers of PCs, mobile phones, entertainment [...]

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CES Spotlights Will.i.am and 3 Other Mobile Entrepreneurs

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LAS VEGAS—The emergence of mobile devices and the apps that make them tick has opened opportunities for entrepreneurs not seen since the height of the Internet bubble nearly 15 years ago. A panel discussion here on Tuesday at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) spotlighted four startups—i.am+, Bump Technologies, ZocDoc and Rockmelt—banking on the [...]

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Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Preview: Apps Replace Operating Systems

In a sign of just how important content and mobility have become to gadget lovers, network providers and device makers will take center stage at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next week in Las Vegas. For the first time since 1997 Microsoft won’t deliver a keynote touting its latest version of Windows. Chipmaker [...]

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Electronic Sensors That Dissolve Could Keep Tabs on the Body from the Inside [Video]

Most people appreciate electronics that are durable and can last for years before needing to be replaced. If the device in question is a medical implant or a sensor for monitoring environmental conditions, however, designers might prefer the gadget to simply biodegrade without a trace once its purpose is fulfilled. University of Illinois researchers, working [...]

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CES 2012: Intel to Power Smart Phones, Create Ultrabook-Tablet Hybrid Devices

LAS VEGAS—Intel played a pivotal role in making PCs ubiquitous by developing a standard architecture on which Microsoft Windows, Web browsers and other popular software could operate. Company CEO Paul Otellini announced Tuesday during his keynote at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) here Intel’s intention to work similar magic in smart phones, many of [...]

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1.4-Meter Organic LED TV Sets to Be Unveiled at Consumer Tech Extravaganza

For years manufacturers have tantalized consumers with the promise of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) televisions capable of delivering more brilliant colors (including deeper blacks), and greater levels of contrast and brightness than any other television screen—all with rapid video response rate. OLEDs are already in regular use to provide crystal-clear screens for smart phones, car [...]

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Do You Know What Happens to Your Cellphone When You’re Done with It?

DURBAN, South Africa—I rented a cellphone during my sojourn here to cover the recent climate change negotiations. A local number enabled me to keep in touch with home and office but also, perhaps more importantly, to make appointments on the fly with ever harried international negotiators. The Nokia 2330—which was dubbed, affectionately, my “hellphone” by [...]

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Steve Jobs: A Genius, Yes; A Role Model for the Rest of Us, No Way

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The nearly three weeks since Steve Jobs’s death has been like an extended tribute to the first global head of state. The memorial ceremonies worldwide, the special commemorative issues and, today, the release of Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs, all bear testament to the Apple founder’s legacy. Jobs deserved it. As Isaacson pointed out on CBS’s [...]

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Apple iCloud Service Designed to Align Online Content Across Devices

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Apple’s iTunes software has been heralded for the past decade as an example of an application that almost exemplifies what cloud computing is all about. With Monday’s launch of iCloud services, Apple takes its digital music offering the rest of the way by allowing iPod, iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC users to store their tunes [...]

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E-book lending services ramping up as e-readers storm the market

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Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble and other sellers of electronic books and readers have been working to improve upon the experience of getting lost in a good read. Until recently, however, the rapidly growing e-literature market has been hard-pressed to emulate one of the fundamental joys of book ownership—lending. Over the past month Amazon, Barnes [...]

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