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What’s New at the CES Show?

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The Consumer Electronics Show officially kicks off in Las Vegas on Tuesday morning, but manufacturers are offering some preview glimpses of technology that will be on display. Although many of the hot new gadgets are aimed at consumers, many are likely to impact enterprise technology as well, thanks to the BYOD trend.

The Washington Post’s Cecilia Kang reported, “Televisions wider than sedans and thinner than a deck of cards will be on display at the International Consumer Electronics Show here this week. They will be packed with so many more pixels that individual blades of grass will stand out on a football field, as will every pockmark and wrinkle on celebrities. Computer screens will be small enough to fit on your wrist and durable enough to be stitched into clothing. They will come in flexible plastics that can bend and twist so that an e-book can be cupped in the palm of your hand.”

One of those big screens on display is already generating a lot of buzz. TGDaily’s Emma Woollacott noted, “Lenovo’s demonstrated a tabletop PC with a 27-inch screen – rather like a tablet for giants – which should be available by early summer. The IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC can lie flat on any surface, runs Windows 8 and is specifically designed for touch-screen games with several players. The company’s also working on a 39-inch wide-screen version, code-named Gamma.”

According to PCWorld’s Caitlin McGarry, “‘Smart’ products are a constant presence at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), but this year, intelligence takes on a different meaning. Instead of simply connecting to the Internet, we’ll see devices that can analyze the data we give them and offer recommendations on how to save time and live smarter.”

ZDNet’s Kevin Kwang added, “The way people perceive consumer electronics and computing will change inevitably, according to some of the industry trends highlighted by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). Shawn DuBravac, chief economist and senior director of research at CEA, said in a briefing Sunday that there are overarching industry trends that will likely re-shape how consumers view their tech gadgets in the year ahead. These trends include how the face of computing is changing, the ‘age of algorithm,’ and the blurring of lines between primary and secondary screens for consumers, he highlighted. The executive was speaking at a pre-show briefing before Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013 commences on Tuesday.”

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