CES: Components Were the Headliners

It takes about a week for the chaos of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to settle and for the myriad impressions, speakers, experiences, conversations, and eye-catching demonstrations and displays to distill into more coherent and over-arching thoughts. This year was like others in that regard, except that the tone set by the {complink 4505|Qualcomm Inc.}…

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Rethinking Intel’s Greatest Asset

{complink 2657|Intel Corp.} is changing alright, but in such incremental and deliberate ways, the process may be near conclusion before its rivals, investors, and many industry analysts realize the extent of the dramatic turnaround the current management is trying to execute. Over the course of the next five to 10 years, and certainly before the…

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USPS: Courier Extraordinaire

Usually, when I'm in Paris and someone warns me that he's sending a package, I mentally consign that unfortunate parcel to the Great Lost & Found in the Sky. If the package actually arrives — anytime in the following six years — I assign the windfall to sheer, dumb luck. Theoretically, the French post office…

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TransferJet: Accelerating Wireless Charging

At the recent Consumer Electronics Show {complink 5648|Toshiba Corp.} announced the industry's first microUSB Adaptor Module for the TransferJet standard. Production will begin in March and will be targeted for smartphones, tablets, and the PC peripheral market. The astounding thing about TransferJet is that it can transfer a one-minute HD movie in about three seconds,…

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See Me, Touch Me, Move Me at CES

As expected, the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nev., was dominated by gadgets. Touchscreens and inertial motion were key features for many devices and applications. Many of these gadgets, such as those for fitness and wellness, are intended to be used with smartphones, tablets, and PCs, usually connected wirelessly via Bluetooth or WiFi.…

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