This week has been all about the Consumer Electronic Show & since technology marries so well with social media, my Picks of the Week are going to be all about CES. Taking a look at the latest and greatest gadgets gives us an idea of where the industry is heading, and gives us many more verticals to incorporate our love of social media into.
See what’s generating buzz at #CES with social circle. This cool site shows tweets, photos, articles, and more- all relating to CES. There’s a dropdown tab on the site (upper left hand side) that has 4 different categories: Outlook, People, Images, and Timeline. It’s a great way to keep track of what people are seeing & saying about the Consumer Electronic Show.
The Best of CES:
Gizmodo is continuing to update this article on “The Best of CES.” The article highlights some of the best gadgets featured at the Pre-Pre-Pre Show (Monday), Day Zero (Tuesday), Day One (Wednesday), Day Two (Thursday), Day Three (Friday), and so on. With so many gadgets at CES, it’s nice to have highlights of some of the coolest all in one place. Also check out a photo album of the 10 best gadgets chosen by CNET.
Social Media is Big at CES:
Facebook & Twitter may not have an official presence at CES, but according to CNBC, social media has a large presence on the floor at CES 2010. Many of the TV’s, game consoles, and mobile phones that are being displayed are illustrating how social media works with their devices.
Trends at CES:
The show won’t be over until Sunday, but there are already some trends emerging from CES 2010. ReadWriteWeb’s article highlights trends in three categories: Televisions, Automobiles, and Augmented Reality. DigitalTrends.com has also highlighted their Five Top Tech and Gadget Trends at CES 2010: 3D, LED & Connected Television, Tablet PCs and Netbooks, Portable Projectors, eReaders/eBook Players, and Streaming Media Extenders.
Some of my favorite Gadgets:
- Slates- I’m looking forward to these tablets, ideal for travelers, because they can be used as a reading device, computer, or T.V.
-See through Screens- Transparent screens have garnered a lot of attention at this year’s CES- with computers, phones, and media players all sporting the see through look.
-Internet In Cars- A new trend at CES is the ability to access the web from your car dashboard. “My Ford Touch” is incorporating Twitter (and internet radio) into their dashboard. You can have tweets read aloud, as well as send tweets all via voice control.
-What are your favorite CES gadgets? Leave a comment with your picks!