The World’s largest technology show is starting from tomorrow .The 2012 International CES (Consumer Electronics Show), the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, is scheduled January 10-13, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The annual trade show runs from tomorrow Tuesday through Friday at the Las Vegas Convention Center/Las Vegas Hilton and the Venetian. Exhibits featuring 20,000 products will cover 35 football fields. Some 149,000 people are expected to attend.
Panasonic said it will stream the first two days of the festivities for 8 hours each day from the show floor at www.panasonic.com/CES and allow those online to interact with the broadcast. Fueled by growth in emerging markets, global tech device spending is estimated to hit $1 trillion for the first time in 2012.Global tech device spending may hit $1 trillion.
The show is divided into more than 25 market-specific TechZones.Four were added this year: Eureka Park for innovative start-ups, G.hn for the telecommunications industry, MEMs for companies driving wireless communications and PMA@CES, featuring digital imaging/photography products and services. Other major sections include the iLounge, Gaming Showcase and Digital Health. this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is the place to see what will be making your life easier.
• The Consumer Electronics Association, which owns the show, said six of the Top 10 major automakers — Audi, Chrysler, Ford, GM/OnStar, Kia and Mercedes — are participating.
• Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer, giving Microsoft’s last keynote at the CES, could let something drop about Windows 8.
• Tablets may have been all the rage last year, but this year’s darling is the ultrabook those super-portable laptops that take the weight out of lugging a computer around. Focus also is expected to be on the cloud — and especially Shodogg’s ability to move video seamlessly between screens.
• Corning plans to introduce Gorilla Glass 2, paving the way for thinner tablets and smartphones. And LG Electronics plans to show off its first Google TV. The Korea Times reports LG also will be showing off a new Android smartphone featuring Intel’s new Medfield chipset. Boy Genius Report says AT&T may unveil a waterproof tablet, the Pantech Element.
• As for Cameras, with smartphones and tablets carrying enough pixels for consumer use, the attention is turning to professional gear with Nikon introducing the D4 and Sony unveiling 125 Mbps flash cards that will cut write time, enabling the shooter to take more pictures faster.
• Car manufacturers are exhibiting at the 2012 CES to unveil their latest models, and aftermarket innovations at the 2012 CES will include tablet integration, Internet radio solutions, in-vehicle apps and driver safety technology,” said Gary Shapiro, president and chief executive officer of the association, which predicts factory-installed auto technology will increase by 16 percent this year to nearly $7 billion. Currently about 15 percent of U.S. households own a vehicle equipped with a communication/entertainment system such as OnStar or Ford SYNC.
• Electric cars will be of major interest, with new charging solutions for homes, condominiums and public facilities. Auto collision avoidance, lane drift, parking, speed monitoring, hands-free, text-to-voice, drowsiness detection and other systems also will be showcased.
• Ford CEO Alan Mullaly will be among the keynote speakers. Also on the roster are AT&T’s David Christopher, General Electric’s Beth Comstock, Facebook’s Carolyn Everson, Walmart’s Stephen Quinn, Hyundai’s Steve Shannon and Unilever’s Keith Weed.
• Among the government officials expected to participate is Greg Schaffer, acting undersecretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security, who is scheduled to moderate a panel on mobile computer security Tuesday.
• U.S. Reps. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Lee Terry, R-Neb., Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and John Shimkus, R-Ill., are to participate on a tech policy panel.
As people around the world buy more tech gadgets, the industry is entering the second phase of the digital revolution. Consumers should expect the newest devices to become even more seamless in their lives; tech companies will be keenly focused on rolling out new smartphones and tablets that are multifunctional and can replace old-school products
Among the big trends expected to be seen at CES include devices that are geared more toward personalization and customization, said Shawn Dubravac, the Consumer Electronics Assn.’s chief economist and director of research. He said he expected to see 20,000 new products launched during this year’s show, one of the world’s largest consumer electronics trade shows. Many of the products will be smartphones, and phone makers will be aiming to make the “pocketable devices more and more like full-fledged computers,”
Hollywood stars, sports legends, musical icons and entertainers will also attend the 2012 International CES to showcase and promote the innovative products and technologies shaping consumer technology.
In an notification its been announced that Media are encouraged to arrive in Las Vegas by Sunday, January 8, 2012 to take advantage of all the preshow press events, including CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of the 2012 International CES. CES Press Day will be held on Monday, January 9 at The Venetia