Raise Your Hand if You Support the Standardization of Active Shutter 3D…

The same association that puts on the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas each year has called for manufacturers to get their acts together and support a new standards process for 3D active shutter glasses. As you know, each manufacturers' glasses are compatible with only their 3DTVs (unless worn upside-down), a fact… » 3/10/11 5:00am 3/10/11 5:00am

Consumer Electronics Association Chief: It's Gonna Be a Crappy Year…

Before Sony CEO Sir Howard Stringer jumps onstage to deliver the second day keynote, CEA President Gary Shapiro is trying to rally the troops but drops this bomb: The industry's gonna shrink this year. The industry has only shrunk three other times in the last four years—it's grown every other year. 2008, even, saw… » 1/08/09 11:46am 1/08/09 11:46am

CES Innovation Awards Innovating Bullshit?

A few days ago, we wrote about hardware that "demagnetizes vinyl and cds" to make them sound better. Utter bullshit, but the surprise was that CES had given it an award. What does a CES Award mean? » 11/13/06 3:02pm 11/13/06 3:02pm

This morning, I get an unrelated email from , one of the most knowledgeable freelancers around, wondering about all the…

CES Organizer CEA May Make An E3 Replacement

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) issued a press release saying they're forming an advisory committee to see if they're ready to explore gaming event options, a.k.a., make an E3 replacement. They're fairly experienced in tradeshows, seeing as they're responsible for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which… » 8/11/06 8:30pm 8/11/06 8:30pm