Around November time each year there is a flurry of emails from my contacts to ask “Are you at CES? If so, let’s hook up!” (It used to be September, and Comdex, but now Comdex is no more, and the pattern is the same with CES, and I can safely ignore all the car-audio, and tv-set booths there…). Since I decided not to go to CES 2007, my answer was “No, we can’t meet in person”, but I was sure that even more than past years, I could be virtually there. And that is definitely the case.
You can neatly assemble* your own CES experience just following these links:
- Blog posts, from the dedicated Engadget site, or having your favorite aggregator do the job for you
- Photos from Flickr (strangely enough I don’t see an rss on this search…)
- Videos from YouTube.
- And finally Podcasts, even if I have little faith in these coming from the official CES website.
And, yes, Bill Gates gave an other keynote, with a lot of applause, but not really exciting stuff, in my opinion:
(I wonder if they let me embed the video object inline… it works. if they object, I will take it off, and just point to it, I guess.)
Now on the other hand, this is something I was looking forward to see: a 7x optical zoom in a pocket size photo camera:
Casio EX-V7 zooms up to 7x without breaking a sweat – Engadget