Seen and Heard at CES 2012
LG shows off its 55-inch, 3-D OLED TV at CES 2012 in Las Vegas.
With the overwhelming abundance of things to see and do at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, it could be easy to miss out on the best tidbits. Covering the exhibition hall can be a dizzying blur of whizzing gadgets, eye-popping pixels, magically wireless tech toys and more.
And that’s just the experience of those live and on the ground.
There are also celebrities (yes, 50 Cent made an appearance at CES) and a host of data, trends, analyses and predictions about the future of technology. So if you didn’t have the good fortune to attend this year’s CES yourself, relax. Twitter and BizTech have you covered.
Here are a few highlights we snagged from the Twitterverse from people attending CES 2012.
Today, your smartphone has more computing power than all of NASA in 1969, says Intel CEO Otellini #CES
— Meredith Popolo (@mgpopolo) January 11, 2012
— Parth Dhebar (@pdparticle) January 9, 2012
I have forgotten so many mobile device chargers in hotel rooms, if you strung them together, they'd stretch across the Pacific ocean #CES
— Kevin McLaughlin (@kmclaughlincrn) January 11, 2012
— Mark Lowenstein (@marklowenstein) January 11, 2012
Gorilla Glass 2 unveiled at #CES is 20% thinner but just as strong as original. Smartphones will keep on slimming down through 2012.
— Cecilia Liao (@cecilialiao) January 11, 2012
— karentruitt (@karentruitt) January 11, 2012
iPad 3 Spotted in the Wild?
The scoop on the next iPad: ilounge.com/index.php/back… It's real, and you could walk by it without knowing you saw it.
— Jeremy Horwitz (@horwitz) January 10, 2012
Microsoft’s Last Goodbye: CES Keynote
— Jon Magliola (@kuhbillion) January 10, 2012
— Kel Koenen (@kkoenen) January 10, 2012
— Lateral (@lateral) January 11, 2012
Steve Ballmer announces at CES that Kinect will be available for PC in February. Yay!
— Simcha Lazarus (@42SFF) January 11, 2012
Steve Ballmer & Ryan Seacrest on stage at CES today. Too bad Simon Cowell wasn't commenting on it. I'd even take Paula Abdul.
— John Zissimos (@zissimos) January 11, 2012
Tablets and Ultrabooks Are Trending
— EventXPERTS (@EventXPERTS) January 11, 2012
— Michelle T. (@chelle1014) January 11, 2012
— Charles Starrett (@starrett) January 10, 2012
— Douglas Powell (@DotNetDoug) January 11, 2012
— Joshua Nadas (@DCLiterate) January 10, 2012
Everywhere you look at CES 2012 it's all about portable computing—Who can make the lightest, fastest & cheapest laptops?...
— Shelly Palmer (@shellypalmer) January 11, 2012
— John Sampson (@jsampsonjr) January 10, 2012
— sylvie barak (@sylviebarak) January 9, 2012
#Ces even bigger than tablets this year is the boom of handheld speakers for our handheld devices
— Shaun Newman (@shaunnewman02) January 11, 2012
Hey, Is That LL Cool J?
— Jose Flores (@tweetingjose) January 11, 2012
TVs Reign Supreme
— Greg Chambers (@ChambersGreg) January 10, 2012
— Brandon McGraw (@brandonmcgraw) January 10, 2012
Justin Timberlake Bringing MySpace Back?
— GroupM Search(@groupmsearch) January 10, 2012
Miscellaneous Show Banter
— joshua conti (@analoguepilot) January 11, 2012
— Advanced MP3 Players (@AMPthree) January 11, 2012
— Deanna Pogorelc (@DeannaJour231) January 11, 2012
CEO Ursula Burns: "Partnering is required if you want to be really good - you go to the best and cooperate in a competitive world." #CES
— XeroxCorp (@XeroxCorp) January 11, 2012
College students, pay attention -- LG new fridge will allow warm cans to be chilled in five minutes. Feature called "blast chiller" #CES
— Daisuke Wakabayashi (@daiwaka) January 9, 2012
Meeting with some interesting VC's this morning before hitting the floor again. Favorite quote: "Software is eating the world." #CES
— Michael B. Mahan (@michaelbmahan) January 11, 2012