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CES Week in Review, January 11, 2008

News editor Sonja Thompson and TechRepublic member TiggerTwo examine some of TechRepublic's original news coverage at CES 2008 in Las Vegas. Find out what developments they think are particularly interesting at this year's event, and which technology breakthroughs they believe are somewhat lacking.

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News editor Sonja Thompson and TechRepublic member TiggerTwo examine some of TechRepublic's original news coverage at CES 2008 in Las Vegas. Find out what developments they think are particularly interesting at this year's event, and which technology breakthroughs they believe are somewhat lacking.

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Sonja Thompson has worked for TechRepublic since October of 1999. She is currently a Senior Editor and the host of the Smartphones and Tablets blogs.

6 comments
Tig2
Tig2

Just want to point out to my peers here- I have been fighting with a persistent cough that has shredded my throat and caused slight laryngitis. I was NOT doing my Bill Clinton impersonation!

seanferd
seanferd

Good show, I enjoyed the points you raised, especially those of kitsch and safety. I am almost anti-interested in consumer electronics, but I find interesting the things that some companies want to market. Intriguing are the comments about divorcing cell phones from carriers, despite the fact that I have little personal interest in this, excepting my wish for free markets. Despite TiggerTwo coming in over the phone and having throat trouble (I hope you're getting better!) she still sounds great. Sonja has a strong and clear voice, plus there were "special effects". Have you heard this, or is it something with my connection? I assume, since it is a buffered file, these effects are native to the recording. Sounds cool, kind of sci-fi-ish. Thanks for this. Despite the fact that my inbox has been bombarded with links to CES articles, this is one of the few things I was actually interested in. The only other thing that really grabbed my attention was the gizmodo bloggers shutting off TVs. Rude but hilarious. I couldn't find a video, though. Always a pleasure to read or hear something from Sonja or TiggerTwo.

Sonja Thompson
Sonja Thompson

You actually sounded MUCH better than you did the day before when I called to ask you to co-host the podcast with me. You must have worked up a good potion overnight. Hope you feel better soon! :-)

norin.radd
norin.radd

Listen to Grandma Thompson... BTW the review is astonishing

norin.radd
norin.radd

I meant the review on the "thread" GrandPa TiggerTwo... Damn you guys are so OldSchool! I cannot believe you pontificate like that on TechRepublic srsly Q(*_*Q)

Tig2
Tig2

Norin, I will have you know that I am older than Sonja. Can't you tell that by our voices??? :) Thanks for the comment. We had fun doing that review and hoped that the peers would enjoy it.

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