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There was a lot of noise at the CES conference in Las Vegas. Here are a few notable takeaways:
–For the enthusiast wanting everything, Popular Mechanics has a great coverage of the various announcements
–See venture capitalist Nat Goldhaber’s column at VentureBeat about what stood out for him, from the personal Taser, to the LG VX9400 phone running QUALCOMM’s MediaFLO to green tech power adapter, Greenplug.
–The wall between TV and video is crumbling. It was only a matter of time before the divide between a TV, which requires a tuner, and digital online video, started closing. At CES, signs of this was all over the place from Apple TV (or iTV) to the new TV sets Sony is showing off. Sony said most of its television sets this year with sport an attachable module to receive Internet video via a remote-control. It plans to offer video channels with its own content and through partnerships with Time Warner, AOL and Yahoo. And here’s more, via WSJ, on two other PCs that record and store information from the TV.
–Yahoo introduces new mobile service, called Yahoo Go 2.0. The search engine’s revised mobile offering makes it easier to browse your content — from news, sports, maps and email — on a tiny screen. You can use settings to specify your location, helping with local search. (Review here).