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