It's nearly time for the annual geek pilgrimage to Las Vegas for CES. It's easy to write off this massive tech trade show as an outdated, overrated, overhyped gizmo-fest, but it does provide ahead-of-the-curve marketplace knowledge. Here's what's next for TVs and other tech gadgets in 2012.
Lending your cred to a pair of athletic shoes or a golf shirt is so Old School. If the gadgets coming out of CES are any indication, today's hipsters want to slap their names on something with a little more cachet. And what could broadcast cool better than a slick pair of headphones endorsed by Diddy, Beyonce, or the noted philanthropic duo of Bono and Lady Gaga? Here's a sampling of the latest ear candy for listening to the tracks on your latest hit, singing in the shower, or running the 100 meters to tunes from the Black Eyed Peas.
Verizon's just added something to FiOS that's either a blessing or a curse for Twitter addicts--a live feed of your Twitter account that'll appear on your TV over the show you're watching, part of a new Widget Bazaar that also includes a Facebook app.
You have seen our Fast Company 50. But what are the companies within specific categories doing creative and ground-breaking work? Who is leading an industry into the future? Here we present the top ten firms in Consumer Electronics.
Last night, PepCom held its Digital Experience! event in New York's Chelsea neighborhood, bringing together a few dozen of the tech industry's movers and shakers in a well-catered, safari-themed expo. So what looked good? The salmon kebabs and the mango salad, for one. Oh, and there were gadgets.