Gadgets featured at the Consumer Electronics Show 2003 make technology available anywhere, anytime.
FM gets strong reception at CES
The humble broadcasting technology, which ceased being a novelty sometime around the time of the Woodstock, has re-emerged in several new and potentially significant permutations.
Sony predicts rebirth of television
update A key executive at the consumer-electronics giant takes the stage at CES, proclaiming that television is still in its infancy and will be the center of home entertainment networks.
Tech gets cooking
reporter's notebook It's a microwave oven! It's an Ethernet port! At the Las Vegas show, gadget makers decided the hottest tech niche was in the kitchen and put the "appliance" back in "Internet appliance."
Sony wields high-capacity Sticks
The consumer-electronics giant is boosting the capacity of its Memory Stick removable flash memory cards and developing a new faster-recording card format.
TI: "DSPs" riding wireless wave
More gadgets are using digital signal processors as digital information plays a larger role in the lives of consumers, says Texas Instruments, a major manufacturer of DSPs.
Intel promotes the wireless home network
The chipmaker continues to promote the versatility and usefulness of the PC, but during a keynote address Intel CEO stumped for wireless home networks.
Microsoft's Media Center gets compatible
A maker of DVD-burning tools creates software designed to make discs recorded on PCs running Microsoft's specialized OS compatible with standard DVD players.
Dell: PCs still rule the roost
In a gentle slapback to remarks from Sony's president, Michael Dell tells CES crowds that the PC will become the center of the digital home entertainment universe--not the TV.
TiVo wants to join the home network
The digital video recording service company announces new software that essentially allows recorders to access and share content on home networks.
Little things mean a lot to Gates
Microsoft's latest plan to improve the way you live revolves around wristwatches and refrigerator magnets, Bill Gates reveals in his Consumer Electronics Show keynote speech.
Microsoft signs up media allies
The software company announces new supporters for its HighMAT technology, designed to make it easier to move digital content between PCs and home electronics devices.
Intel, Microsoft push portable video
The chip giant is whipping up reference designs for PVPs, or portable video players, and the software powerhouse is concocting a related OS, called Media2Go.
Robots for the masses
Evolution Robotics says it has created a navigation system that is cheap enough to bring robots to the mass consumer market.
eMachines updates its PCs, prices
The company maintains or lowers prices--which start at $399 for a PC without a monitor--while adding faster processors across the board.
Notebooks to allow Freestyle viewing
Microsoft is taking Windows XP Media Center Edition from desktop to portable; Alienware and Toshiba are making notebooks with the software.
HP joins digital media refrain
Hewlett-Packard is developing new products that let consumers view photos and play music through their televisions and stereos.
Garmin locates its Palm OS handheld
The navigation company announces that it will begin selling a Palm OS 5-based handheld in the second quarter. The iQue 3600 will sell for $589.
Vulcan gets a grip on mini-PCs
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's Vulcan Ventures comes up with a design for a shrunken laptop that weighs about a pound and rests comfortably in two hands.
Microsoft to tweak Smart Displays
An update of the technology, which is due to launch late Wednesday during company Chairman Bill Gates' keynote speech at CES, is already under way.
Linux start-up eyes consumer electronics
MontaVista Software is set to unveil a version of the open-source OS for consumer-electronics devices, seeking to have its software used in everything from karaoke wares to high-end TVs.
Microsoft hooks up with CDMA
The software giant steps up its fight with Nokia, unveiling software that powers cell phones based on a faster version Code Division Multiple Access technology.
Gadgets galore at CES
Manufacturers descend on Las Vegas to place their bets that their gadgets and technologies will be the hits of the year.
Sony dives into DVD with new recorder
Michael Smith, training manager, Sony
Panasonic aims high with new plasma TVs
Ed Wolff, vice president, Panasonic
Clie cleans up on features
Matt Madden, senior training specialist, Sony
Microsoft's Media Center goes mobile
Jodie Cadieux, marketing manager, Microsoft
Sony revs up Vega engine in plasma TVs
Sean McBride, training manager, Sony
Panasonic flips for 4-in-1 recorder
Yong Lee, product specialist, Panasonic
Microsoft pushes play on Media2Go
John O'Rourke, senior director, Microsoft
Roomba robot gives your home a clean sweep
Helen Greiner, president, iRobot
See SPOT run
Steven Guggenheimer, senior director, Microsoft
Nintendo trims down Game Boy
Thom Leonard, product manager, Nintendo
Taking the lid off Centrino
Tom Agostino, marketing manager, Intel
Adobe takes the family photo album digital
Bryan Lamkin, senior vice president, Adobe Systems
Sony's new camcorder ditches tape for DVD
Amy Gerbec, product manager, Sony
Tiny camcorder fits in your pocket
Brian Cooley, host, CNET Radio, and JR deSouza, product manager, Samsung
Samsung shows off biggest LCD TV
Brian Cooley, host, CNET Radio, and Jonas Tanenbaum, marketing manager, Samsung
Intel gears up for gamers
Craig Barrett, CEO, Intel
Intel introduces Centrino
Craig Barrett, CEO, Intel
All-in-one box for couch potatoes
Desmond Crisis, host, CNET Radio, and John Bastian, president, Hy-Tek Manufacturing
Blaupunkt's cinema on wheels
Desmond Crisis, host, CNET Radio, and Andrew Cho, product manager, Blaupunkt
Sony: CoCoon will transform TV
Kunitake Ando, president, Sony
Computer mouse carries a tune
Desmond Crisis, host, CNET Radio
Sony clicks with new Clie
Kunitake Ando, president, Sony
It's time for smart objects
Bill Gates, chairman, Microsoft
Microsoft's vision for the home
Bill Gates, chairman, Microsoft, and Steven Guggenheimer, Microsoft
Gadgets galore expected at CES
Brian Cooley, Host, CNET Radio and David Coursey, AnchorDesk Executive Editor, ZDNet