Asus Will Lead the Onslaught of MacBook Air-Cloning Ultrabook Spam

Intel's ultrabook spec is one of the best things the PC market has going for it right now. Asus, excited by this, plans to release five to seven new models of the slim, powerful PCs in the next year. Overkill? » 8/29/11 12:28pm 8/29/11 12:28pm

There Are Officially Too Damn Many Ebook Readers

A couple years back, we condemned digital photo frames as the spam of CES—this year, in the wake of the Christmas of Kindle, every company has its own ebook reader. And that's a bad thing. » 1/07/10 6:30pm 1/07/10 6:30pm

Sony's Complete New Line of 70+ Products Announced at CES

Just how many new products does a company like Sony announce just at CES? Over 70. That's 18 different models in camcorders alone, but if you enjoy punishing your brain, read on for the deluge. » 1/12/09 8:38am 1/12/09 8:38am

Sony's Obese 2009 Camcorder Lineup

Fact: Writing up Sony's camcorder line at CES is the worst part of my year, every year. Luckily, Sony provided this handy chart of their 18 camcorders so you could decipher it all. » 1/07/09 7:30pm 1/07/09 7:30pm

Nokia's Plan to Conquer the U.S.: Product Spam

Nokia is the number one cellphone maker in the world, selling about 40 percent cellphones worldwide. But in the U.S., it barely cracks the top five. Their master plan to grab a slice of our red, white and blue shores? A hot new phone everyone will talk about? An iPhone-killer? Nope. Just lots and lots of phones,… » 5/05/08 1:00pm 5/05/08 1:00pm

Sony DSC-W170, DSC-W150, DSC-W120: Regular Point and Shoots

Sony's W series cameras are their midline point and shoots in feature and size. Best feature: Like the T300, it has a smile shutter mode which snaps the show when the subject grins. The W170 has a 10.1mp rating with 28-140mm 5x Carl Zeiss lens. They'll come in lots of colors, with a few minor variations between each… » 1/23/08 1:00pm 1/23/08 1:00pm

Justify Your Gadget: Sony's 16 Camcorders

Sony announced 16 new camcorders at this year's CES. Seriously, 16 brand new freaking camcorders. Why would any product line need so many (often indistinguishable) options? We went straight to the source to find out. » 1/10/08 1:30pm 1/10/08 1:30pm

Product Spam Makes Tech Shopping Confusing, Painful

Canon sells seven different Digital Elphs, 9 different A-series cameras and 15 different all-in-one printers. Samsung's US website lists 31 LCD TVs—plus another nine plasmas. Garmin currently promotes 32 different models of in-car portable GPS navigator. I'm sick of writing up 14 products from one company that all… » 9/25/07 11:00am 9/25/07 11:00am

Canon Launches 12 Printers, Only Needed To Launch 4

Canon followed a stellar camera launch day with an equally ambitous printer launch: 12 printers in all, including two of those cute little compact photo printers, two basic photo printers and eight—no joke—eight all-in-ones. Like I said, ambitious, but here's how it could have done with fewer: » 8/20/07 8:30pm 8/20/07 8:30pm