News from the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show

CES 2010: Smart books, speeches and Spider-Man

The GCN Lab previews the Consumer Electronics Show and looks at smart books, display technologies and speeches by government officials and the elusive CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer.

Why follow CES? Because these days, gadgets have cachet

The growth of mobile technologies and handheld gadgets and a greater emphasis on the availability of data has shifted a lot of the IT focus from the network to the end points. Networks are still essential, of course, but gadgets are increasingly part of the job.