Hot Gadgets, New Tech On Display At NAB Show
April 21, 2009 at 2:28 PM (PT)
CNET Editor at Large BRIAN COOLEY and INTERVOX communications Pres./CEO PEGGY MILES showed off this year's hot gadgets at the NAB SHOW in LAS VEGAS TUESDAY (4/21), with COOLEY stressing the dominance of "the cloud" -- server-based Internet applications rather than software and files resident on a user's device -- in the coming wave of content delivery, but noting that more bandwidth will be necessary to deliver that content ("broader broadband"), with VERIZON FIOS, AT&T UVERSE, and DOCSIS 3.0 cable broadband joining 4G cellular technology (LTE and WIMAX).
He also discussed the introduction of the first car stereos featuring streaming Internet audio, due out later this year, and the AUTONET WiFi router for cars, available in CADILLAC and CHRYSLER models.
MILES showed off innovations she found in walking the convention floor, including the prototype of the new portable HD RADIO device with display ads and song tagging, and HARRIS' Sezmi "personalized television" streaming system. She showed displays of visual, graphics-laden applications delivered over HD RADIO with album art and other information. She also showed a display for car dashboards that appears with different video (traffic maps, text) depending on from which angle the display is viewed.