Some exciting Android tablets, like Notion Ink's Adam and Motorola's Xoom look ready to give the iPad a run for its money. Research in Motion is hoping that its PlayBook will help retain its core professional audience.
TVs that Do More
Now that many consumers already have HD TVs, manufacturers are trying everything to get them to upgrade.
In December, we looked at the tech behind glassesless 3D. Companies like Toshiba and LG are showing off new devices that seek to get rid of the active-shuttered glasses that were so hot a year ago. And to create all that 3D content, you'll need some new cameras, too.
Several new phone models sport dual-core processors, and NVIDIA is really talking up their Tegra 2 chips. They envision a future where devices are computers first and phones second (which echoes our January feature on smartphones). Meanwhile, Motorola showed off a smartbook concept that actually makes some sense.
Wearable Video Cameras Go Beyond the Basics
The low cost and small size of embedded cameras made them ubiquitous at the show. Now camera-makers are looking to differentiate themselves by offering greater connectivity and easier sharing.
Robots made a big appearance this year. There were cleaning robots, humanoids, telepresence systems, and even a robotic exoskeleton.