Jan 8 2013
09:19 am

Reports out of CES are depressing. Until someone cracks anti-gravity or cold fusion, everything has already been invented. Now it's just being recycled, repackaged, rebranded and relaunched. Do we really need an 80 inch, $20,000 Ultra HD TV for which no content exists and that won't fit in our living room?

Here's the stupidest thing I've seen so far. A close runner up is this. Another favorite is the latest iteration of the mythical Google TV box. It doesn't actually work, but it has a cool remote.

This drunk review pretty much sums it up: Did Intel announce the follow-up to the 486 DX this year? Will it fit in an Ultraphablet? Is it bigger than the fist I want to punch you in the face with?

For a more serious take, see this: ...there are now four technology companies that truly matter to people: Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google. None of them are at CES.

bizgrrl's picture

"Do we really need an 80

"Do we really need an 80 inch, $20,000 Ultra HD TV "


Michael's picture

CES was always about the

CES was always about the getting the value added resellers on board to market the products. But that's nearly a prehistoric business model these days. Manufacturer's don't sign contracts giving companies exclusive rights to market to a geographic area any more. Things have changed.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.

More information about formatting options

This question is used to make sure you are a human visitor and to prevent spam submissions.


TN Progressive

TN Politics

Knox TN Today

Local TV News

News Sentinel

State News

Local .GOV

State .GOV

Wire Reports

Lost Medicaid Funding

To date, the failure to expand Medicaid/TennCare has cost the State of Tennessee ? in lost federal funding. (Source)

Monthly archive