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CE Week Wraps Up in New York
June 26, 2015

CE Week 2015 concluded Thursday after three jam-packed days of interactive exhibits, engaging conference sessions and live press events. The event covered everything from connected cars to high-res audio, robots to 3D printing, smart home solutions to smart money, digital health to wearable tech.

FutureVision’s Day-One Visionaries: Carroll, Thompson, Stone
October 1, 2014

The inaugural FutureVision Conference’s first day in Sonoma Tuesday was a forum for three visionaries – futurist Jim Carroll, ShopRunner CEO and former Yahoo and PayPal executive Scott Thompson, and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone – to present their views of how technology has shaped and will continue to shape the retail industry, the consumer and the content that is delivered to that consumer. Some of the comments were colored by anecdotes from the speakers’ personal experiences. 

Screen Dreams Launches Yahoo App
December 2, 2011

Screen Dreams this week announced the launch of a paid app for Yahoo Connected TV users. The app, the company said, offers "famous works of art, world class photography and Screen Dreams exclusive Fireplace and Aquarium video content, transforming the monitor into a digital picture frame."

Sony Ships New Bravia Line
April 13, 2011

Sony said this week that its newest line of Bravia HDTVs are now shipping. The lineup includes 37 models, including 32 that are Internet-connected and 23 that are 3D-capable.

Why Wi-Fi sucked at Mobile World Congress
February 18, 2011

Cisco's Wi-Fi system kept maxing out at Mobile World Congress -- a problem Alcatel-Lucent's "light radio" invention could help solve.

There were dozens of Wi-Fi networks at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. But with more than 60,000 people in attendance, the systems were so overloaded that there may as well have been one landline connection with a 56k modem. Areas marked "free Wi-Fi here" often had no or painfully slow connections. Demonstrations from Microsoft, Google, Intel, Yahoo, Hewlett-Packard and Research In Motion,

Cisco's Laura Ipsen: Solving the Smart Grid Puzzle with an Almost Unlimited Budget
November 29, 2010

Big idea: Create the 21st-century energy ecosystem -- and take a big piece of what's expected to be a $100 billion smart-grid market. "My job is like having to put together a 1,000-piece puzzle," says Laura Ipsen, 46, "but I don't have the box top with the picture of what it looks like, and some pieces are missing." Ipsen's first big move came this fall when she teamed up with advanced metering firm Itron to develop the blueprint for utilities to build open, interoperable systems. She also brokered the deal for Cisco to acquire wireless company Arch Rock

Vizio at Line Shows: Easy as 1, 2, VIA
June 22, 2010

Vizio is growing its portfolio of TVs with direct array LED backlight, a technology that allows certain cells or zones to be controlled independently, producing truer black levels.

Password Management 101
June 1, 2010

Some time ago, Bill Gates (yes, that Bill Gates) was speaking at an RSA Security Conference, and he stated that the way most people set up and use passwords don't stand up to the challenge of actually providing security

Yahoo's Bartz to Keynote at CES
October 15, 2009

The new CEO of Yahoo, Carol Bartz, will deliver a keynote address at International CES in January, CEA announced Tuesday