No keynotes

Today, I decided to not go to the keynotes, because I was bored by the previous ones.

North Hall

The north hall is just about Vehicles and technologies inside those vehicles.

In short:

  • DVD, DivX players inside the car
  • CD/Mp3 player that can connect to your iPhone/MP3Player wirelessly
  • GPS, GPS and GPS devices
  • 5.1 for the cars
  • Devices doing all the above and smaller :D
  • Tunning, tunning, tunning and pornostars
  • Huge sound speakers and subwoofer.

I did that with LordRPI from DivX Corporation.

So this was not really my cup of tea, but interesting to know.

Central hall

The central Hall had many things to offer, and confirmed the tendencies of the previous day.

However, I had the possibility to try/test:

  • Microsoft Surface: a big iPhone, but well done.
  • Sony OLED: amazing
  • TI DLP and 3D television: TI seems to be really ahead of the competition on that part. I really loved their 2 screens on the same screen concept. You can watch NFL and your wife Iceskating on the same screen without any fight.
  • Intel: is this a technology firm ? It seemed more to be a marketing one. Noone was able to answer our question on SSE4 or on a roadmap.
  • LG LCD in a small corridor to go through the halls. They seemed to be over the top. I still prefer Sharp's LCD, but maybe the $$$ will make the difference.

Technologies

More:

  • HD, HD, HD!
  • Serving everywhere in the house (M$ Home server and WMP enhancer) and on the web (M$ Office Live)
  • Wireless Intel WiMax and 802.11n and wireless connections between devices. USB-Wireless, WiFi (802.11a and 802.11n) proprietary wireless and bluetooth are fighting there
  • No computer, TV can do everything or some set-top-box.
  • No phone can only phone. The IPhone had made some people jealous, I guess.
  • Greener: everyone seems to begin to care about less consumption and less waste. Waouw. Even the CES started to do it...
  • 3D TV; a lot offer different concepts, but this is more and more bearable.

Back home

Exhausted, I came back to my hotel and went to see more casinos. Some of them are so impressive, like Bellagio or Paris.