CES 2010 - Look Good, Act Assured, Play Loud

CES is like Cherry Blossom time in Japan or on the Potomac. Or Mel Brooks' Springtime for Hitler! Just a great way to start fresh and see if the industry can get it right…this time. Before Shapiro could open the festivities, Google's Schmidt decided he'd pull a Steve and take the wind out of Shapiro's CES sails with his Nexus One unveiling.

CES 2010 Special News Report

News releases and announcements from the show

Content Insider #136 - Social Media Spying Everyone Follows Social Media … Everyone!

Our kids do nearly everything on their smartphones or netbooks. Because we're slightly retarded, they use email for us. For everyone else -- friends, schoolmates, relationships -- they max out all of the capabilities, features and benefits of today's Web 2.0 social media. They simply look at us and repeat Graves's words, "I have to live my dreams." They aren't alone! "One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter." - Raul, Die Another Day (MGM - 2002)

Content Insider #137 - Innovation Innovation, Mainstream on Different Time Schedules

The words innovation, efficiency and multitasking may not have been invented in Silicon Valley and the other technology enclaves, but they were refined, honed, perfected in these areas. When the economy stagnated, financial analysts and economists were quick to say the PC/CE/communications industry centers of hyperactivity had lost their edge. In the U.S., they were simply no longer capable of changing the way we live/work. They couldn't be counted on to and move the economy forward. In fact, other countries were becoming the technology hotspots, generating the ideas and the products.

Content Insider #142 - Internet TV Cable vs. Internet - The Battle for Eyeballs Gets Serious

Kids don't watch much TV with us anymore. They use their Roku units. They log onto their favorite shows. They YouTube oldies but goodies. They watch shows from Spain, France and Mexico (one is studying French, the other Spanish). They're watching how-to YouTube segments. They watch the stuff on their smartphones and their notebooks...not the TV. That's got Tellywood worried because they don't control that much anymore. True ...the only person you hate worse than the phone person is the cable guy! How will our content life change?

Direct Marketing Gets You Noticed

In today's cluttered marketing environment, it can be difficult to effectively deliver your message. By using door hangers as a direct marketing tool, you can differentiate your brand and reach your customer successfully.

Free Agency… Changing the Employer/Employee Relationship

The factory dominated the 19th Century. Everything evolved around it. People spent their lives working for the man. Today less than 15% of the U.S. employees work in production or manufacturing. The 20th Century was dominated by the office. According to the department of labor by the end of last year at least 44% of the employees were gathering, processing, retrieving and analyzing information...in the office.

HDTV Antenna Guide

This primer will help you to choose the correct HDTV Antenna for your particular situation, along with installation tips. Just remember that every situation is different, so there's not a single antenna that will work for everyone, as many variables are involved. Do your homework and research which antenna will work best for your particular situation. Once you have your antenna properly installed and are receiving free over-the-air high-definition television broadcasts, you will feel that it was worth all the time an energy you invested.

Hometoys Interview - 3DTV Technology

David Wertheimer is the CEO and Executive Director of the Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California (USC). David was previously the president of Paramount Digital Entertainment and has been immersed in producing content, developing new technologies, and managing organizations (ranging from start-ups to divisions within publicly traded companies) for over 15 years. David was appointed in early 2007 to head the Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California (ETC-USC), bringing his expertise to bear on the technological and sociological implications of providing content to consumers who desire it at any time and any place. Wertheimer was named one of five entertainment executives to watch by USA Today and one of three individuals leading the next generation of convergence by the Hollywood Reporter.

Hometoys Interview - Crestron's Vision for 2010

What is your product focus for 2010? We now live in a digital world and Crestron is focused on transmitting, distributing, controlling and displaying digital HD content in the home. We will continue to integrate popular formats and devices, such as Apple iPod® and iPhone®, and provide intelligent "green" solutions.

HomeToys Interview - Structured Wiring in 2010

Grant W. Sullivan is currently the Marketing Manager for Leviton Mfg. Co. He is a 19-year veteran of marketing residential systems with expertise in structured wiring and home automation technologies. Formally trained in broadcast sales and management, he's shared his marketing skills with Leviton Manufacturing, the Z-Wave Alliance, X10 (USA), and Nintendo.

Pre-Wire Your New Home: Plan For The Future Chapter 3: The Absolute Minimum - and Why

This is the second installment of a multi-part series covering all aspects of low voltage wiring in the home: entertainment, security, automation, and future planning. A new section will be published every few weeks.

Pre-Wire Your New Home: Plan For The Future Chapters 1 And 2

This is the first installment of a multi-part series covering all aspects of low voltage wiring in the home: entertainment, security, automation, and future planning. A new section will be published every few weeks.

RuralHomeSoftâ„¢ - Home Management Software

So! You want to: * Use smart weather based irrigation for your gardens and lawn, keep track of water usage and respect municipal watering restrictions * Set up your own weather station for temperature, humidity and rainfall * Log current and forecasted weather from your local online weather station * Monitor your geothermal heat pump or other HVAC system's cycles, performance and power usage * Keep your cold cellar at a constant temperature in the winter * Keep the humidity in your basement constant in the summer, and * Get comprehensive daily email reports

SUCCESSFUL 2010 CES SETS OPTIMISTIC TONE FOR INDUSTRY

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $165 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships.CEA also sponsors and manages the International CES - Where Entertainment, Technology and Business Converge. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA's industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org.

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