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Oliver Bussmann, CIO at SAP, boasts he has 6,000 followers on Twitter. He also makes a point of attending trade shows like International CES to get ideas on innovations.

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Wireless charging consortium launches Rezence, its consumer brand
One of the three leading wireless charging groups today launched its consumer branding for products along with a certification program for mobile devices and chargers.

More support for Windows RT, this time from Nvidia
Nvidia will stay on board with making Tegra ARM-based processors for Windows RT tablets despite sluggish early sales of the devices, making the same commitment that Qualcomm has made, an Nvidia executive said

Hot technologies to watch: Augmented reality and 3D printing
Augmented reality and 3D printing are the hottest emerging technologies to watch, according to Tom Soderstrom, chief technology officer for NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Dell releases first wireless ultrabook docking station
Dell has taken the wraps off the Dell Wireless Dock, which allows the company's Latitude 6430u Ultrabook to connect to peripherals wirelessly using the WiGig standard.

Lenovo buying RIM? Not necessarily
Lenovo played down reports that it was interested in buying Research In Motion, saying that the BlackBerry maker was one of many companies it was looking at as a potential takeover target.

Will Apple, Google and Samsung lose the smartphone market?
Mobile phone competition intensifies. Linux-based platforms are gunning for iOS and Android, and Chinese companies want to price the iPhone and the Galaxy S line out of the market.

Smartphone world to get two new OSes in 2013
Smartphones running Mozilla Firefox and Jolla Sailfish will launch separately in 2013 amid a crowded smartphone market.

Samsung boasts 100M Galaxy S smartphone sales
Sales of Samsung's two Galaxy S smartphones have topped 100 million since the first version sold in May 2010, the company reported via its Flickr page.

Dude, we're gonna need more wireless
If this year's CES demonstrated anything, it's that we're going to need bigger, less expensive wireless networks to accommodate the wave of products, apps and services on display in Las Vegas

Gesture computing is here! (And it's out of control!)
As the dust settles over Las Vegas, it's becoming clear that this year's International CES ushered in a new era of in-the-air gesture control, says Mike Elgan.

Is CES a thieves' paradise?
The International CES is packed to the rafters with the latest in shiny, often expensive high-tech gadgets, so it's no surprise that theft is a problem for companies exhibiting at the show.

Tablets, smartphones and TVs upstage PCs at CES
PCs were upstaged by tablets, smartphones and TVs at this year's International CES show, with some companies maintaining a smaller presence or holding back product announcements for a later date.

IPv6 can boost mobile performance, battery life, proponents say
IPv6, the next version of the Internet Protocol, could make life easier and battery life longer for electronics-addicted consumers.

HomePlug moving beyond adapters to built-in networking
HomePlug networks that use the electrical wires in your home to transfer data are distributed by some of the world's biggest broadband providers and available at major retail stores, but even HomePlug's cheerleader in chief calls it a "niche" technology, at least compared to Wi-Fi.

GoPro, iON cameras turn your life into a movie
Point-of-view camera makers iON and GoPro hawked new devices at the International CES, in the wake of explosive growth in the market in recent years.

CES crowd likes FCC's Wi-Fi expansion plans
CES attendees took to the FCC's plan for more Wi-Fi spectrum, which was announced at the show on Wednesday, like hungry gamblers to a buffet.

Micron unveils its first 1TB SSD -- for under $600
Micron today announced its highest capacity and lowest priced consumer SSD, undercutting the average price of an SSD by up to 30 cents per gigabyte, while still offering advanced features such as native, hardware-based encryption.

Video gallery: 2013 CES
Computerworld reporters have been roaming around the 2013 CES show this week, video cameras in hand, to give you an idea of what the big event is all about.

Augmented reality mobile app brings inanimate objects to life
Augmented reality app maker Aurasma demonstrated how its software can bring magazines, posters and any enabled object to life by simply pointing a smartphone's web camera at it.

Wilocity, Qualcomm demo first multi-gigabit wireless chipsets
Fabless semiconductor maker Wilocity and Qualcomm announced at CES what they're calling the first multi-gigabit wireless chipset reference architecture based on the new WiGig 60GHz and 802.11ad standards for high-speed downloads, docking, networking.

Samsung previews foldable, rollable 'Youm' smartphone displays
Flexible OLEDs that can be rolled up or wrapped around the sides of smartphones are getting closer to reality. Samsung Electronics showed some of its prototype flexible displays at CES Wednesday and launched a new brand name for them, Youm.

TI touts health monitors for the masses
TI today demonstrated several prototypes of what it described as hospital-grade medical monitoring devices that can measure everything from your percentage of body fat and water to your blood oxygen saturation.

Microsoft exec doesn't rule out Intel-based Windows Phones
After Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer made a surprise appearance during a Qualcomm keynote at International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), some analysts wondered how married the company is to Snapdragon chips and the ARM-based ecosystem.

SAP's CIO hits CES to understand consumerization of IT
Oliver Bussmann, CIO at SAP, boasts he has 6,000 followers on Twitter. He also makes a point of attending trade shows like the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to grab ideas on new innovations.

Lenovo unveils K900 smartphone on Atom chip
Lenovo's new IdeaPhone K900 smartphone, shown at International CES, is a big phone with a 5.5-in. display that's also very lightweight at 5.7 ounces.

Intel CTO says we're watching rebirth of the PC
Intel CTO Justin Rattner said the traditional PC couldn't survive in the age of the gadget and that we're in the midst of the rebirth of the PC.

Bill Clinton crashes CES to talk politics and the Internet
Former President Bill Clinton made a surprise appearance at the International CES on Wednesday, where he talked a little about technology and a lot about hot-button political issues like the environment and gun control.

BlackBerry 10 OS looks good, says SAP CIO
Research In Motion's new BlackBerry 10 operating system looks good and SAP plans to begin supporting RIM handsets for its workforce shortly after the January launch, an SAP executive said Wednesday.

Samsung previews 8-core Exynos 5 Octa processor
Samsung has announced its next Exynos processor for smartphones and tablets, an eight-core chip that uses a novel architecture to provide more performance without sucking up battery life.

Intel says more PC innovation now than in 18 years
Intel expects to see more innovation in PC design in the next year than there has been since the mid-1990s, an Intel executive said Wednesday.

CES: New tech promises to expand wireless charging
New Zealand-based PowerbyProxi expects system manufacturers to begin a line of wireless charging products, from pads to charging boxes and even standard-size batteries that can be charged wirelessly.

Five smartphone trends from CES
In 2013, a high-end smartphone should have a full-HD 5-inch screen and a 13-megapixel camera to remain competitive, if products launched at International CES in Las Vegas this week are an indication of the state of the art for mobile devices.

Dropbox to be included on all Samsung flagship phones and camera
Dropbox announced a tighter integration with Samsung mobile devices, allowing users to enable file sharing across multiple products from smartphones and cameras to smart TVs.

Microsoft exec defends Windows 8 sales pace
Defending Windows 8 against reports that sales have been sluggish, one of Microsoft's top executives said it will take time for customers to digest the new operating system and for device makers to ramp up production of the hardware users want: Touch-enabled PCs and tablets.

Verizon aims to stream next year's Super Bowl over LTE
Verizon wants to use its nationwide LTE wireless network to stream the 2014 Super Bowl live, CEO Lowell McAdam told a keynote audience at International CES late on Tuesday.

AMD passing on phones, focusing on tablets and hybrids
The PC market may be taking a beating but chip maker Advanced Micro Devices is has no plans to move toward the hot new market: smartphones.

T-Mobile launches unlimited no-contract 4G data plan for $70 a month
T-Mobile USA has announced its unlimited nationwide 4G data plan will be available for $70 a month with no annual contract, starting on Wednesday.

ZTE unveils big-screen smartphone, could be coming to US and Europe
Jumping on the big-screen smartphone bandwagon at CES, China's ZTE on Tuesday unveiled a flagship Android phone with a 5-inch full HD display.

Intel mum on speed improvements for Thunderbolt
Intel said it is working to make the Thunderbolt data transfer technology faster as it wages a speed race with the USB 3.0 protocol, but the company declined to say when improvements will be finished.

New specs ease connections by wire or wireless
The Wi-Fi Alliance demonstrated the emerging Miracast wireless display technology at International CES here Tuesday by sending live computer game animation from a smartphone to a 27-in. television.

CES: Suddenly wireless charging is everywhere
The Wireless Power Consortium displayed a wide array or wireless charging technology, from desktops and car armrests to pads that accept one or more devices.

Intel plans on controlling computers with a dirty look
Users will some day soon toss aside their keyboard and command their computers with hand gestures and even the look on their face.

OLPC announces XO Tablet with 7-inch screen
One Laptop Per Child is back in the tablet race, announcing a new 7-inch tablet with the Android OS that will be sold commercially and include its learning software.

Sony doubles down on 4K resolution technology
Television at four times the resolution of today's high-def images is turning out to be one of the most popular bets among consumer electronics makers in Las Vegas at this year's CES.

Panasonic shows off 20-inch tablet with 4K screen
Panasonic on Tuesday showed off a 20-inch tablet with a 4K screen that can display images at a resolution of 3840-by-2160 pixels and is designed to improve multimedia tasks such as photo editing.

Vint Cerf: Nobody's too old for tech
Vint Cerf, known as the father of the Internet, says technology has not only changed the way we communicate but it's changing the way we live our lives.

Panasonic shows world's first 4K OLED TV
Raising the bar for image quality on television sets, Panasonic unveiled a 56-inch OLED TV that shows images at 4K resolution, four times the overall resolution of current 1080p high-definition TVs.

Broadcom gears up to bring UltraHD video into homes
As TV makers show off UltraHD TVs at CES, communications chip maker Broadcom is introducing the guts of future gateways that will be able to bring video for those sets into viewers' homes.

Video streaming gets a boost with new 802.11ac routers
New 802.11ac routers launching at International CES promise users gigabit-speeds and better performance when streaming video.

Asus crams Windows 8 and Android 4.1 into one gargantuan tablet
Hardcore tech enthusiasts know Asus for its inspired--some may zany--reinterpretations of common computer formfactors. Next in the list of Asus flights of fancy: An all-in-one desktop/tablet combo that doesn't make you choose between Team Windows and Team Android.

Ford drives apps for navigation, social, fun
Ford Motor Co. is looking to integrate drivers' favorite apps into their cars, giving them someone to read them the morning newspaper, along with an app to find them the site of their next great date.

First 1TB USB flash drive coming soon
Kingston Technology will soon launch the world's first 1TB flash drive, a USB 3.0 device that is likely to cost more than most computers do.

Ballmer, Big Bird and Desmond Tutu enliven Qualcomm's big night at CES
Qualcomm called on some big names Monday to ensure its opening-night keynote at the International CES wasn't a dud. Steve Ballmer, Big Bird, the pop group Maroon5, and even former Archbishop Desmond Tutu all made appearances to keep things rolling along.

Sony unveils flagship Xperia Z smartphone
Watch movies in the shower, capture HDR video, or just use it to make phone calls. Sony says it has something for everyone in its new Xperia Z smartphone, the company's flagship handset for 2013.

AMD shows off Windows 8 tablet with upcoming Tamesh chip
Advanced Micro Devices showed off a Windows 8 tablet running the company's upcoming tablet chip code-named Temash, which the company hopes will reverse a string of past failures and provide enough ammunition to compete with tablet chip leaders ARM and Intel.

A new use for the remote control: beaming shows to your TV
If you thought your TV remote control was just for switching channels, think again. Sony has a new system that uses the remote control as a transfer device between a smartphone and television.

LaCie releases 20TB Thunderbolt RAID array
LaCie today announced its largest RAID array with Thunderbolt connectivity, offering two 10Gbps ports for connectivity

Intel promises $599 touchscreen ultrabooks by year's end
Intel has released a new, low-power Core processor for ultrabooks and pledged that touchscreen ultrabooks will be available for as low as $599 by the end of the year.

Good Times app a winner for AT&T hackathon developer
With app development, serendipity matters. Ruggero Scorcioni knows that better than almost anybody.

Huawei shows off smartphone with monster 6.1-in. screen
It might not be a household name in the U.S., but China's Huawei sought to make a statement at CES in Las Vegas on Monday.

Intel's first quad-core Atom chip for tablets coming later this year
Intel has announced plans to release its first quad-core Atom processor before the end of the year, as the company tries to capture a bigger share of the tablet market dominated today by ARM-based processors.

Panasonic pitches touch stylus and facial recognition for TVs
Panasonic has introduced its 2013 TV line-up with a few whizz-bang features that look useful but others that seem a curious choice for the living room.

Six home networking technologies to watch
Most of the tablets, TVs, ultrabooks and smartphones on display at International CES this week ultimately are bound for someone's home, where they'll have to talk to each other. Six major home networking technologies to make that happen will be on display at the show, some of them making significant strides to keep up with the demand for instant information and fun.

AT&T to move from smartphone to smart home
AT&T announced an all-digital, wireless home monitoring service that will allow customers to control home security and automate tasks such as locking doors and turning off lights from a smartphone, tablet or PC.

Sharp announces 32-in. 4K monitors
Sharp has announced two new 4K LCD monitors, which will display images at close to four times the overall resolution of traditional 1080p high-definition monitors available today.

Lenovo comes out swinging with table PC, hybrid ultrabooks
With Lenovo moving up the ranks of the global PC market, the company is looking to solidify its momentum at the International CES trade show this week, showcasing a table PC, a hybrid ultrabook and a mini-ultrabook.

Tablet with flexible screen could be available in 5 years
A prototype flexible tablet with edges that can be bent to switch between pages is expected to be shown at the International CES this week.

AT&T, Qualcomm focus on easier development of industrial and health apps
AT&T and Qualcomm jointly announced a new development platform based on a Qualcomm Gobi chipset to be used to build industrial and health care apps and embedded devices on Java to connect to AT&T 's 3G cellular network.

USB 3.0 standard will soon allow up to 10Gbps
An enhanced version of USB 3.0 will deliver up to 10Gbps, twice the data speed of current connections.

Nvidia unveils Tegra 4 processor, first quad-core Cortex-A15 chip
Nvidia has unveiled its Tegra 4 processor, a chip that will bring consumers more power in mobile devices and help Nvidia remain competitive in the fast moving mobile market.

Nvidia takes video games to the cloud
Nvidia is taking video games into the cloud with a new rack server optimized for computer graphics.

HP's touch Sleekbook cheaper alternative to ultrabooks
Hewlett-Packard has priced its new Pavilion Touchsmart Sleekbook laptop at $699, claiming it's the most affordable device in its category.

Gorilla Glass 3 promises 40% fewer scratches
Corning has developed a new version of its Gorilla Glass for smartphones and tablets that it says will result in 40% fewer scratches and appear in devices later this year.

Bigger is better with touchscreens and TVs at CES
Touchscreens of all sizes and jumbo TVs promise to be a big draw at International CES, including an 84-in. table-top touchscreen demonstrated by 3M Touch Systems.

Lenovo sets stage for rumored K900 smartphone with Intel processor
Lenovo showed several smartphones on Sunday at International CES that recently went on sale in China, a prelude to a rumored Intel-based IdeaPhone K900 smartphone.

SanDisk bringing faster SSDs to consumers, PC makers
SanDisk is kicking off the new year with two new solid-state disk drives (SSDs) that should bring performance boosts for PC users.

New Blu-ray Disc offers 'lifetime of storage'
A new Blu-ray Disc promises to keep data fresh long after it might have decayed on other discs.

Toyota, Audi to unveil self-driving cars at CES
Move over, big-screen TVs, cell phones and tablets, because cars might steal the show at next week's International CES.

Qualcomm promises improved WLAN performance with StreamBoost technology
Qualcomm Atheros is rolling out StreamBoost, a technology that will be used in Wi-Fi routers and gateways to improve the performance of movies and games streamed over wireless home networks.

No Microsoft at CES 2013? No problem
Microsoft won't have its signature mega-booth at International CES 2013 starting next week in Las Vegas, but that's not expected to lessen the trade show's impact, or largesse.

Cool gadgets and hot tech that will shine at CES 2013
With less than a week to go before this year's International CES Show in Las Vegas commences, it's unclear which new products will generate the most buzz among attendees of the massive trade show. However, Ultra HDTVs, Windows 8 tablets, smart appliances, and smartphone apps figure to fight for center stage.

CES scorecard: The biggest misses of CES 2012
The annual CES trade show in Las Vegas gets under way this weekend with big announcements from gadget makers keen to wow and convince us they have the next big thing. But it's worth remembering that some of the promises and predictions made at CES are about as solid as many New Year's resolutions.

Samsung, LG set for TV battle at CES
LG Electronics is hoping to make its smart TVs more attractive by making it easier to share and find content, while Samsung Electronics is only hinting at what its plans are for 2013.

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Android Zen: Why 2013 should be more about less

A challenge to Android manufacturers: In 2013, step back, breathe, and let less be more.

Surface Pro review roundup: Hands on at CES 2013

The first Surface Pro reviews are in. Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) let a few bloggers and journos use the new, 'full fat' Windows 8 tablets for around 30-60 minutes each. Although the Redmondistas weren't officially exhibiting at CES 2013, they were present in Las Vegas, showing off their new baby. Time to round up their first look, hands-on impressions, IT Blogwatch style.

CES 2013: Five technologies Apple users should watch

CES 2013: Apple [AAPL] isn't at the show, but there's a selection of new solutions in discussion at or around the show that may get picked up by Cupertino's I/O execs who have been seen prowling the exhibition floor. These include better wireless, more responsive displays, and much more.

Here's why Windows 8 is in trouble: Tablets will outsell notebooks in 2013

The sluggish launch of Windows 8 may be just the beginning of bad news for the new operating system. A new report says that tablets will far outsell notebooks in 2013. So all those fancy new Windows 8 ultrabooks at CES may not make a big enough difference for Microsoft because Microsoft's share of the tablet market is negligible.

Could the Xperia Z finally make Sony relevant?

With its new Xperia Z phone, Sony has its best shot yet at becoming a major Android player. So is the company up to the challenge?

CES 2013: Samsung beats Apple with super-smart voice-controlled TV

CES 2013: Samsung has beaten Apple to the punch with a super-smart, voice-controlled television as broadcast and cable industry chiefs face an advertiser rebellion -- television is changing, but has the iPhone maker lost its lead?

At CES 2013, Intel drops powerful bomb on ARM

Intel Ivy Bridge Core CPUs down to 7W today. Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) surprised everyone at CES 2013 by announcing it's way ahead of schedule in reducing power requirements for its Core i3/i5/i7 range. Rather than wait for the fourth generation "Haswell" chips to reach 10W, it's touting a current generation part that goes as low as 7W. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers see bigger competitive pressures for ARM and AMD.

CES 2013: 7 dirty little secrets about the year's biggest tech show

The Consumer Electronics Show is full of shiny gadgets and sweeping promises, but there are some important caveats to keep in mind.

Can the CES ultrabook lineup save Windows 8? Not likely.

This year, the stakes are higher than ever for Microsoft at CES, which hopes that a new slate of ultrabooks will jumpstart Windows 8's sluggish start. But as impressive as the new ultrabooks may be, they can't save Windows 8 or the struggling PC market.

CES 2013: A different type of touch

Sharing taxis from one hotel to another is not only the polite thing to do at CES, but result in some interesting conversations.

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Heading for CES with a Windows 8 ultrabook -- and hoping for the best

To do my work at CES 2013, I'm trying out one of the new Windows 8 ultrabooks, the Acer Aspire S7, which is supposed to be slick, fast and fine -- albeit with not a lot of battery life.