The International Consumer Electronics Show, otherwise known as CES, is a major technology trade show that is held every year in January at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show is usually sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association and hosts previews of products and new product announcements.
The first CES was held way back in June of 1967 in New York, New York. The show was basically a spinoff of the Chicago Music Show. The first event only had 17,500 attendees as well as over 100 exhibitors with the kickoff speaker being Chairman of Motorola Bob Galvin.
CES is usually responsible for unveiling some of the biggest announcements and debuts in the consumer electronics industry and has made many a jaw hit the floor. CES has unveiled everything including: the VCR, Laserdisc player, Pong home console, camcorder, CD players, Commodore 64, Amiga computer, Nintendo Entertainment System, Tetris, CD-i, Virtual Boy, DVDs, HDTV, DVRs, the original Xbox and Blu-ray.
The 2010 Exhibit was held January 7-10 and attracted more than 120,000 attendees. Highlights included such things as the Intel Infoscope run on the Intel Core i7 processor among other things. In 2010, Sustainable Planet also grew by 40%.
CES 2011 is said to be one of the best shows yet. There are many things that are supposed to be unveiled at this year’s event. Things that people should look for are new smartphone technologies, events regarding the Apple iPad 2, something from Google about Google TV, a lot of 3D technologies etc… One of the biggest announcements that is rumored to be made is Microsoft’s first ever reveal of the Windows 8 operating system, according to a report from the New York Times.
This is definitely going to be one of the biggest shows of the year and one that every tech junkie will want to keep tabs on. I am personally excited for Windows 8, I hope we learn a lot of cool stuff about it.
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