The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a major technology-related trade show held each January in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Nevada, United States.
Not open to the public, CES is a platform for companies to host previews of products and make new product announcements. The event is an interesting peek at the new hardware, software, accessories and services that might be appearing within the year and an indicator of upcoming trends in the IT industry.
The 2013 International CES was held from Tuesday, January 8th to Friday, January 11th, 2013. Over 3,000 exhibitors showcased a wide range of innovative products this year across categories including 3D, Accesories, Audio, Automotive Electronics, Embedded Technology, Lifestyle Electronics, Wireless and Wireless Devices.
2013 marked the first year Microsoft has not appeared at the show. Apple, Dell and HP all no longer exhibit.
The absence of so many big players may make you wonder how relevant CES is, but there were plenty of new gadgets and gizmos to get excited about this year.
Here’s our roundup of the best CES 2013 news from around the web –
Despite not having put in an appearance on the floor since 1992, Apple’s influence on the IT world was strongly felt at this year’s CES –
- Nvidia were showing off Project Shield at CES – a handheld Android gaming device that looks like a console controller with a flip-top lid containing a 5-inch HD touchscreen.
CES 2013: Nvidia unveils handheld Android console [The Telegraph]
An impressive feature of Project Shield is its ability to stream games and media from a PC to the device. See it in action here – Watch Nvidia’s Project Shield stream from a PC (YouTube) [CNETTV]
- Lenovo’s Horizon 27 takes coffee table computing to a new level (Video) [CNET]
A 27 inch touchscreen PC laid flat inside a table top, complete with dice and Air Hockey paddles.
- What Is It—a Tablet or a Table? [WSJ]
New Panasonic and Lenovo devices offer screens as big as desktop monitors.
- CES 2013: Chinese enter Western mobile device market [BBC]
A giant 6.1 inch smartphone/tablet from Huawei on show.
- How Sony can regain its cool factor in smartphones [CNET]
New Android handsets at CES 2013 vs. poor consumer awareness.
- 2013 the year of the ‘phablet’ [stuff.co.nz]
More jumbo-sized smartphones on the way as user focus moves from voice calls to apps, mail and browsing.
- 5 fun and odd gadgets from CES [CNN]
- CES 2013: 5 Dumbest Ideas [Information Week]
Mean but funny. Aww, who doesn’t want to eat with a USB HapiFork?!
- iPotty Aims To Entertain Toddlers During Toilet Training [mashable]
Teaching them early on just how grown-ups use the iPad?!
What IT trends are in store for 2013 and beyond?
- Transparent TVs and Bendable Phones: CES Rumor Roundup (Video) [Yahoo! News]
- CES postscript: The touch laptop, like it or not [CNET]
No escaping it, the bulk of new Windows laptops will all have touchscreens from now on.
- CES 2013: a window into the coming year’s technology trends [Ars Technica]
- 7 More Big Trends From CES 2013 [PC Magazine]
- CES: Does the consumer technology show have a future? [BBC Future]
Insightful report questioning the need for CES in today’s fast-moving tech industry.