Netgear extends next-gen Wi-Fi into 5GHz band
CESNetgear today launched a raft of 802.11n Wi-Fi networking devices that take the technology into the uncrowded 5GHz band. The new kit also incorporates clever new “metamaterial” antennae to cram up to eight aerials inside each box.
Pioneer presents first ever 'hybrid' navigation system
CESPioneer this morning presented what it claimed is the first ever "hybrid" navigation system, a GPS box designed to work with almost any mobile media source, including iPods and Bluetooth-equipped mobile phones.
Netgear preps power-passing powerline adaptor
CESNetgear's CES announcement may have centered on its 5GHz 802.11n kit, but the company also, quietly, announced an updated 200Mb/s powerline Ethernet adaptor – this time with a pass-through power socket. Interestingly, Netgear also embraced the second of two rival 200Mb/s technologies.
Panasonic shows 32GB SDHC at CES
CESHere's the 32GB SDHC card Panasonic promised today. It's the most capacious memory card of its kind, the company claimed, though the one it showed was a prototype ahead of the SDHC's “Spring 2008” arrival.
Systemax saves CompUSA from knacker's yard
Systemax is buying the CompUSA brand name, its ecommerce operations and up to 16 stores in the great CompUSA close-out sale. The big US computer reseller hails CompUSA as a "strong complementary" business to its own retail TigerDirect brand and is paying up to $30m for its new baby, depending on how many stores it actually buys.
Sennheiser to show 'CD quality' wireless 'phones
CESHeadphones specialist Sennheiser will tomorrow show off a set of wireless earphones based on a technology it claims delivers true CD quality lossless sound in place of the compressed, lossy audio you get with Bluetooth 'phones.
Panasonic preps Blu-ray, iPod-friendly home theatre kit
CESPanasonic has combined two the consumer electronics industry's major buzzwords in a single product: a home theatre rig that incorporates not only a Blu-ray Disc player but also an iPod dock.