Although CES 2012 doesn’t officially kick-off until tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m. with the “State of the CE Industry Address and Opening Technology and Evolving Countries (TEC) Keynote,” we don’t have to wait until tomorrow for all the fun to start. Steve Ballmer, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Microsoft since January 2000 will open this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) tonight at 6:30 p.m.
Ballmer will set-the-stage for the entire CES by discussing where Microsoft is headed as a Company as well as where he believes the future of tech is headed over the next several years. Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) commented that ”Steve Ballmer’s keynote is a great way to kick off the exciting 2012 International CES.”
If you haven’t seen Google’s 2012 New Year’s doodle, you can check it out by visiting the Google homepage. The Google doodles team has done a nice job cartoon-izing the Google logo and welcoming searchers into the new year.
Whatever your New Year’s plans are, we wish you a safe, healthy and happy New Year spent with family and friends, as ours will be. We mentioned in our Happy Holidays post that TheTechUpload is going to be going through a lot of changes in the coming weeks in terms of our site so that we can continue to provide you with the best and latest technology and social media information in a more clean and organized format with an improved user experience.
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I love playing Xbox Kinect. Apple has filed a new patent application suggesting that Apple is working on a Kinect-style 3D motion-tracking system.Now I know that any new technology that’s going to be 3D motion sensing isgoing to have the “Kinect-styled” adjective now. But if you actually read Apple’snew patent application, it sounds exactly like what the Xbox Kinect already does.
“A three-dimensional imagingand display system is provided in which user input is optically detected in animaging volume by measuring the path length of an amplitude modulated scanningbeam as a function of the phase shift thereof. Visual image user feedbackconcerning the detected user input is presented”