Blogs: CES 2013

A challenge to Android manufacturers: In 2013, step back, breathe, and let less be more.

January 10, 2013 1:58 PM EST
Microsoft

The first Surface Pro reviews are in. Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) let a few bloggers and journos use the new, 'full fat' Windows 8 tablets for around 30-60 minutes each. Although the Redmondistas weren't officially exhibiting at CES 2013, they were present in Las Vegas, showing off their new baby. Time to round up their first look, hands-on impressions, IT Blogwatch style.

January 10, 2013 6:10 AM EST
IMAGE c/o Broadcom. Faster wireless is coming.

CES 2013: Apple [AAPL] isn't at the show, but there's a selection of new solutions in discussion at or around the show that may get picked up by Cupertino's I/O execs who have been seen prowling the exhibition floor. These include better wireless, more responsive displays, and much more.

January 09, 2013 8:59 AM EST

The sluggish launch of Windows 8 may be just the beginning of bad news for the new operating system. A new report says that tablets will far outsell notebooks in 2013. So all those fancy new Windows 8 ultrabooks at CES may not make a big enough difference for Microsoft because Microsoft's share of the tablet market is negligible.

January 08, 2013 2:18 PM EST

With its new Xperia Z phone, Sony has its best shot yet at becoming a major Android player. So is the company up to the challenge?

January 08, 2013 1:01 PM EST
ImAGE c/o Samsung. This is not an Apple television.

CES 2013: Samsung has beaten Apple to the punch with a super-smart, voice-controlled television as broadcast and cable industry chiefs face an advertiser rebellion -- television is changing, but has the iPhone maker lost its lead?

January 08, 2013 10:06 AM EST
Intel

Intel Ivy Bridge Core CPUs down to 7W today. Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) surprised everyone at CES 2013 by announcing it's way ahead of schedule in reducing power requirements for its Core i3/i5/i7 range. Rather than wait for the fourth generation "Haswell" chips to reach 10W, it's touting a current generation part that goes as low as 7W. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers see bigger competitive pressures for ARM and AMD.

January 08, 2013 6:07 AM EST

The Consumer Electronics Show is full of shiny gadgets and sweeping promises, but there are some important caveats to keep in mind.

January 07, 2013 4:54 PM EST
Samsung

This year, the stakes are higher than ever for Microsoft at CES, which hopes that a new slate of ultrabooks will jumpstart Windows 8's sluggish start. But as impressive as the new ultrabooks may be, they can't save Windows 8 or the struggling PC market.

January 07, 2013 12:25 PM EST

Sharing taxis from one hotel to another is not only the polite thing to do at CES, but result in some interesting conversations.

January 07, 2013 12:21 PM EST
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