CeBIT Remainders: 8 Reasons We Didn't Go

Every year, Hanover, Germany hosts hordes of tech journalists, analysts, and PR people for CeBIT. It's like CES, sort of, except further away, and more boring. We decided not to go this year; it ends tomorrow. Here's what we missed! » 3/05/10 9:00pm 3/05/10 9:00pm

Delicious (and Not So Delicious) GMC PC Case Designs

Although we think CeBIT is largely a waste of convention center, one standout was Korean PC-case master GMC (no relation to America's own troubled automotive titan). Its sexiest case concept was by far the disc-shaped red-and-black beauty captured by Aving above. Even its simple name, "Pot," evokes a feeling of peace and … » 3/08/08 2:00pm 3/08/08 2:00pm


CeBIT ended yesterday, and I can't say I miss it. [Ed note: It's still going on, I just didn't notice, sorry.] Most importantly, the product lines were thin. Secondly, there was a transport strike on the fair's first day. And, there is, apparently, a shortage of prostitutes in Hannover, a definite problem for the… » 3/07/08 2:47pm 3/07/08 2:47pm

Cops Shut Down Meizu's CeBIT Booth for Ripping Off Apple

It looks like we weren't the only ones not impressed with Meizu's M8 iPhone ripoff - its booth at CeBIT was shut down by the local police and all products and promotional materials were removed. Yikes! Apparently some other booths were shut down as well, as this was part of a wider initiative to protect patent and… » 3/05/08 1:10pm 3/05/08 1:10pm

AMD Finally Shows Off Its 45nm Processors

At CeBit today AMD finally showed off the fruits of its 45nm labors—one server and one desktop chip, a far cry from the 16 Intel launched with Penryn's debut back in January. But, given AMD's woes lately, on the technical and biznass fronts, we're just glad to see 'em. » 3/04/08 11:41am 3/04/08 11:41am

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Sony/NEC's Optiarc Busts Out Five Blu-ray Burners at CeBIT, No HD DVDs…

When Sony announced its joint venture with NEC over a year ago (resulting in a company called Optiarc), the company said it would be creating Blu-ray and DVD drives, and may produce HD DVD drives. CeBIT was another story, where the company rolled out no less than five Blu-ray burners at the big euro-show. Will the… » 3/21/07 1:15pm 3/21/07 1:15pm

Chinese Concept Phones: At Last, a Useful Place for a USB Connector

No idea whether these will ever make it into production, but Chinese phone company Huawei showed off three pretty spanky ideas at CeBit 2007. First up is a phone with a built-in USB connector that doesn't need any additional cables to function. Made of flexible rubber, the connector bends any which way you want to… » 3/20/07 9:09am 3/20/07 9:09am

Samsung Ultra Music Phone: Colors Revealed, Probably Match Beyoncé's…

We all knew Beyoncé was fronting Samsung's Ultra Phone, and we all guessed that the dual-screen cell would probably come in red, white, and black (we were so thankful they nixed it in pink), but did we have a clue that it would come in juicy orange and fabulous electric blue? Nope, we'll freely admit that we didn't see… » 3/19/07 9:15am 3/19/07 9:15am

Logitech QuickCam and QuickCam Deluxe: Webcast Naughties in FishEye,…

It may not be as shiny-black and sideways phallic as the Creative webcam but, at $59.99, Logitech's QuickCam Deluxe will cost you $100 less. This too has face-tracking software, as well as a 1.3 megapixel manual-focus lens and 24-bit VGA video at 15 frames per second. » 3/16/07 11:52am 3/16/07 11:52am

Art.Lebedev Releases Pics of Newly-Named Optimus Maximus Vaporware…

It turns out that picture we showed you last week of the Optimus keyboard from Art.Lebedev Studio was not a fake, but was a picture of an actual model of a keyboard that may someday actually ship. The company rolled out its official portraits of the OLED-lit keyboard just before CeBIT opened in Germany, and the gallery … » 3/15/07 3:00pm 3/15/07 3:00pm

Awesome TIE Fighter Speakers Flew Out of Star Wars and Into Your…

Click to viewThese TIE Fighter speakers are from Question Mark Entertainment Nikko Home Electronics, and we have no idea what sort of drivers are in these two, dare we say, satellite speakers and their accompanying subwoofer, but if looks could kill, our Death Star would be completely exploding just about now. » 3/14/07 9:45am 3/14/07 9:45am

Optimus 103 Loses a Little Vapor, to Debut at CeBIT

As first reported on Gizmodo, the Optimus 103 is a joke, or so we thought. After more than a year of speculation, mockups and rumors the Optimus keyboard will actually be a reality when it debuts at CeBIT in the coming weeks. CeBIT is a consumer electronics tradeshow held in Germany. The Art.Lebedev guys are hard at… » 3/05/07 12:45pm 3/05/07 12:45pm