The coolest technology and moments from CES 2012 (slideshow)

Last week, four VentureBeat reporters and our videographer braved the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. They covered 1.861 million square feet of show floor, visited many of the 3,100 exhibitors, and sorted through the 20,000 new products that were launched at the event to find the most interesting stories and gadgets.

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Car and phone integration has a lot of road for improvement

Car companies made a lot of noise at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show about what they’re doing to merge internet technologies with the car. But they still haven’t delivered the apps we’re all waiting for.

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Justin Bieber makes a dancing robot even cooler at CES

Canadian pop superstar Justin Bieber made an appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show on Wednesday to help promote a dancing robot from TOSY Robotics. No, he did not dance “the robot” with the robot, but hey, at least he signed some autographs.

Qualcomm CEO touts the ever-expanding mobile world

People check their cell phones about 150 times a day, or about once every 6.5 minutes. Paul Jacobs, chief executive of wireless chip maker Qualcomm, says he’s OK with that. After all, Qualcomm has 22,000 employees working on chips that make that possible.