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10:00 PM ET, January 6, 2008


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Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft:
Exclusive: Windows Mobile 7 To Focus On Touch and Motion Gestures  —  Microsoft is currently developing Windows Mobile 7, the first revolutionary change to its mobile device operating system.  Recently, I was given a document by a source inside Microsoft that details the touch and gesture plans for Mobile 7.
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Is this Windows Mobile 7?  —  Not all the big news is coming …
Discussion: Digg
Dean Takahashi / Tech Talk with Dean Takahashi:
CES gadget: Sony re-enters the GPS navigation market with some cool features  —  Sony is introducing a couple of new global positioning system navigation (GPS) devices at its press conference today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.  The so-called nav-u car GPS navigators include …
Discussion: CNET, Gizmodo and Engadget
Philips partners with Rhapsody for digital music  —  LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Dutch electronics group Philips is forming an alliance with digital media company RealNetworks to offer online music using Philips' music players, the two companies said on Sunday.  —  Philips, which is redefining …
Discussion: Bits
PC World:
Samsung Shows OLED and Quad-HD TVs at CES  —  Announcements include ultrathin 14- and 31-inch OLED TVs and a prototype with four times the definition of most HD sets.  —  Recommend this story?  —  LAS VEGAS — Samsung Electronics is unveiling here today two ultrathin TVs and a prototype LCD TV …
Rafat Ali /
CES Content Wire: Phillips-Rhapsody Partner; Sharp Internet TV; Vudu HD
Discussion: Bit Player and BetaNews
Fred / A VC:
What My Kids Tell Me About The Future of Media  —  I was reading a Goldman Sachs research report on the radio business on the plane back from Australia.  I came across this chart of EBITDA multiples versus EBITA growth rates for various media categories.  —  There's not a ton of insight …
Franklin Paul / MediaFile:
Toshiba, defiant, says HD-DVD, down, not out  —  Breaking new records in press conference brevity, Toshiba's CES presentation speed through why its TVs are the best and not a whole lot of detail on the fate of its HD DVD format after Hollywood's biggest studio Warner Bros decided to back Sony's Blu-ray exclusively.
Erica Ogg / CNET
Toshiba ‘disappointed’ over Warner Bros. decision
Discussion: Bits
Stephen Shankland / CNET
Casio's new ambition: Fast-frame rate camera  —  Casio is unveiling a radical departure from its basic point-and-shoot camera roots Sunday, the $1,000 Exilim Pro EX-F1 that the company says can shoot 60 still images per second or movies at 1,200 frames per second.
Discussion: PC World, Gizmodo and Engadget
Dean Takahashi / Tech Talk with Dean Takahashi:
CES gadgets: Casio shows off some new EXILIM digital cameras
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Amazon launches software downloads  —  Online retailer Amazon has launched a software download section.  And when we say launched, we mean, they've built a software downloader application which you can currently use to download a handful of products from TurboTax.
Discussion: Mashable!
Mark ‘Rizzn’ Hopkins / Mashable!:
Amazon Goes (Stealth) Social
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Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
Sharp Announces New TVs With Aquos Net Widgets/Services  —  We're here, baby.  The conference starts at noon PST.  Until then, were just chewing away at our Venetian boxed lunches while scoping out Sharp's 20mm, 100,000:1 contrast LCD we saw back at IFA.  We still want one.  Hit the jump for updates.
SAMSUNG Expands Its Q1 Ultra Line With New High-Performance UMPC  —  Q1 Ultra Premium UMPC Features Intel Core Solo Pentium CPU, Named 2008 CES Innovations Honoree  —  Samsung Electronics America, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Corporation, a global leader in digital media …
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
Samsung High End Plasma: Series 7 Getting Ethernet and Amber Tinged Frames  —  The Catch: Samsung's high end 1080p plasma line comes in three sizes, 50, 58, and 63-inches.  The press release is thin on specs but its got the ethernet port for RSS downloads of stock, and weather info.
Discussion: Electronista
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
Samsung's High-End LCDs for 2008: Series 6 and 7 HDTVs Get Ethernet …
Anne Broache / CNET
Information overload in the Facebook-ABC presidential debates?  —  MANCHESTER, N.H.—It sounded like a good idea at first: Let Internet users be part of, virtually speaking, the Democratic and Republican presidential debates on Saturday evening by posting comments on a special Facebook message board.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Live coverage from Sony's CES press conference  —  We're live at the Sony press conference.  Sitting directly in front of a wall.  Only Sony.  —  4:06PM - Here we go!  It's opening.  —  4:07PM - And it just opened into another room, where the entire audience — maybe a hundred or so members …
Erik Hanson / Engadget:
Sony XEL-1 OLED slips into US stores  —  As expected, Sony has released the first OLED display in the US, with the 11-inch XEL-1 available now at select Sony Style locations for $2,500.  Japanese customers have been able to purchase the 3mm-thick XEL-1 since late last year for ¥200,000 …
Discussion: Electronista
Rafat Ali /
CES: NBCU's Big Spend AT CES: Consumer, Content, Connection, And Cash  —  NBC Universal (NYSE: GE) is spending big at CES, and has a huge booth, and tons of show airtime on its network of channels to prove it.  Firstly its special CES website will give you the list of broadcasts it will do from there …
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Discussion: Engadget
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Sony's new mylo (2) now official
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Sony Ericsson announces W760 Walkman slider
Discussion: Electronista and Gizmodo
Gates hails age of digital senses
Ellen Lee / The Technology Chronicles:
Long line for Gates
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
Tom Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
CES: A taste of life on the Bloghaus Bus to Las Vegas
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Super Bowl Tickets At A Fraction Of The Price: Super Deal Or Super Swindle?
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Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
Sony Mylo 2 review
Discussion: Electronista and Gizmodo
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Mike Kobrin / CrunchGear:
Dr. Dre Backs Monster's Beats Headphones
Discussion: Bit Player and Gizmodo
Christopher Grant / Engadget:
Sony officially announces Skype on PSP
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Samsung intros Spinpoint M6 500GB standard height laptop drive, Hitachi be damned
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
CES Spies: Let Me Show You Around
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Pioneer's 50-inch plasma is thinner than an iPhone
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