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Big thanks to Laura for the kind words introducing me to the Future Shop's Tech Blog. A little bit about me: I'm Future Shop's Communications Manager, a huge fan of electronics and sports, and I tend to gravitate towards the cameras be it at work or outside of it.
I'm thrilled to attend CES 2010 and cover the action from a Canadian's perspective. Over the next several days, check back often for updates featuring on-the-ground blog entries and Tweets about my experiences with vendors, executives, attendees and hopefully a celebrity or two. (Check out the awesome list of notables attending by clicking here. James Worthy, Prince Fielder, Jon Heder - dynamite! - are expected to drop by.)
What will I be looking for at CES? Everything! I want to soak-in as much of the new cutting-edge technology as possible. Well, ok, let me be more specific. If I could narrow down my top three electronic categories I want to scope out at CES, they are:
- 3D HDTVs - It's touted as the future of HDTV viewing with big-name companies like Sony announcing their plans and developments. We're seeing more movement to 3D with hot movies releasing like James Cameron's Avatar.
- Tablets - Apple's all the buzz about their release of their multimedia tablet (likely after CES), and there will likely be a number of computer vendors showcasing theirs.
- Car connectivity - The CEO of Ford, Alan Mullaly, is this year's opening keynote and will tout his company's latest Sync system. That said, technology in autos are bound to be a popular topic. With legislation in Canada like hands-free while driving becoming national in scope, I'm interested in checking out what enhancements to driving vehicles will be made.
As Laura mentioned in her blog post, leave your CES questions here, or Tweet them using the following: #CESElliott. I'll try my best to find you answers!
Tomorrow morning, I'm departing from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to Las Vegas, home to CES. Airport security should be interesting given what happened on December 25 in the United States. Since that incident I've already traveled once to the U.S. and it took 90 minutes to walk/stand through security at YVR. Here's hoping security will be a lot quicker tomorrow.