No news isn't always good news, and Bill Gates didn't have much to say at last night's keynote address: nothing new about the XBox, and he pushed his lovefest with TiVo and the slowly-developing plans for digital media transfers between storage and players. Best of all:
The remote controlled plane photography dudes went nuts on New Year's Day, and they've just compiled their aerial photographs from the US, Europe, and Australia. Seemingly none of them got arrested for being Al Qaeda cells or something.
While Joel's getting settled at CES—and I should remind Joel right now that the Vegas Strip hookers are actually not an official part of CES—let's catch up on bits of the morning news:
Sometimes things are bigger than we think they are: space, that taco platter I tried to eat last night... and perhaps we can add iPod minis to that list. Ipoditude and Apple Insider float a rumor that people who are now ordering the 4 gig mini are actually getting 5 gigs, and that the 5 gig announcement will come…
What consumers want—an out-of-box way to share and transmit files between different storage media and computers (and users)—is exactly what manufacturers don't want to give them, but they'll tease us a little. So, if you're really rich, DigitalDeck Entertainment Network is busting out an in-home network PC to gear to…
PC World pimps its most-likely-to-succeed gadget list for a Consumer Electronics Show preview:
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