My CES coverage this year starts with a curtain-raiser/hype-debunker for the Disruptive Competition Project, in which I relate some of the obstacles that have sunk some past, promising debuts at the annual electronics debut. On that note: What are you looking forward to learning more about from next week’s CES?
Seeing the news of The Daily’s impending closure less than two years after it launch reminded me of how many processor cycles the Post sank into covering that debut. It also struck me how much wishful thinking has gone into the future-of-journalism discussions I’ve heard and taken part in. But enough about me; would anybody like to say anything further about this soon-to-be departed app?
This edition of the podcast I do for the Consumer Electronics Association features one of the tech reporters I enjoy catching up with at the usual tech events, PCWorld’s Melissa Perenson. We talk about tablet computers (note that we had our chat before Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD news yesterday), the prospects for Windows 8, inflight WiFi, the future of digital cameras and a few other tech topics.
It’s only taken close to two years, but I’ve finally found an Android tablet I can recommend without a series of asterisks. This piece for Discovery News notes the excellence of the Nexus 7’s hardware but calls out some weak spots with its app selection.
A chance conversation with a CNNMoney.com editor at CES about the lack of follow-through in tech reviews led to this long-term evaluation of the Kindle Fire tablet, based on another six months of on-and-off testing.