"The subtext of this show is that the internet has won."
So declared Intel executive vice president Sean Maloney when I met him for breakfast at the ungodly hour of 7am in Las Vegas today. Read more
With high-definition images now available from the smallest cameras and even mobile phones, the High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is being adapted to provide a link with HDTVs.
Silicon Image, the Silicon Valley company whose technology is behind HDMI, has come up with a proprietary solution for smaller devices that should eventually be adopted in some form by the standard. Read more
The consumer electronics industry’s big annual bash in Las Vegas got off to its usual start on Sunday evening – a speech from Bill Gates, boss of a company that still often seems to be struggling to locate its own consumer gene.
Gates’ CES speeches (this will be his last) are a useful reminder of just how many eggs Microsoft has in the consumer basket. No matter if HD-DVD has all but lost the next-gen DVD format war, Microsoft is also pushing ahead fast with Xbox Live Marketplace, a venue for selling downloadable video (some cynics, in fact, claim that this is where its real long-term interest lies and it only ever saw HD-DVD as a diversionary tactic to try to stall Sony’s Blu-ray.) Read more