The Consumer Electronics Show, taking place in Las Vegas this week, is supposed to provide a glimpse into technology’s future, but in one sense it also feels like a trip back in time — specifically, to a time before 3G cell networks, and sometimes before cell phones period.
For the last three days, the AT&T reception on my iPhone has been atrocious, rendering my phone only barely usable. Judging from everyone else I talk to, as well as other reports, many CES attendees are in the same boat.
Of course, complaints about AT&T’s network, especially among iPhone users in areas [...]
Julius Genachowski, the Federal Communications Commission chairman appointed by President Barack Obama, talked at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas today about the agency’s ambitious national broadband plan. He also answered several pointed questions about government regulation. His responses were big on vision and nuance, but when asked to describe his goals for the country in a single sentence, Genachowski punted.
“One of the things that we’re working on is articulating goals for the country in the plan that are both aspirational, that are inspirational, that are also [...]
VentureBeat has been been posting constantly about all the big news from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and now we’re adding live video into the mix.
If you go to our live video page at a11 a.m. Pacific, you can watch VentureBeat writer Dean Takahshi get a tour of Sony’s booth featuring all its cool new electronics. Then at 2 p.m., I’ll be doing a tour of some of the most innovative booths on the show’s floor. (As a test run, we already live-streamed Nokia chief executive Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo’s keynote speech earlier this morning.)
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It seems like the app store model popularized by Apple’s iPhone is on its way from smartphones to other devices. Today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, chip-maker Intel announced that a beta test version of the AppUpCenter, its app store for netbooks, is now available.
Owners of Windows-based netbooks can now go to the AppUp site and download the store, then install apps like Boxee, for playing web video and music, or Yoono, for managing your social networks and instant messaging services. Developers have downloaded the software development kit for creating AppUp apps 2,500 [...]
ASUS set to unveil Pineview-powered Eee PC T101HASUS is a leading worldwide supplier of netbook systems, provide end users with an impressive range of Eee PC models. One such system is Eee PC T101H, a 10-inch convertible tablet-style netbook that the Taiwanese supplier at the beginning of the year at CES in January. Although it is expected somewhere in the second half of this year, so the system does not debut on the market. But according to recent data that have appeared on the Internet, ASUS is preparing to launch an updated version of this machine, which will be based on the Intel platform and [...]