Years are all about traditions. So now that a new calendar is underway and holiday travel has been besieged by weather, the first full day of the Consumer Electronics Show is the next collective annual landmark.
We know major players like Valve will be on hand to give us a rough outline of what 2014 has in store. We know companies like LG will unveil hardware like a webOS-powered smart TV. And we certainly expect a slew of wearables—smart watches front and center—to garner headlines in the coming days. But CES 2013 actually presented a bit of unpredictability, marking Microsoft’s exit from the event and thus creating an opening for the coveted first night keynote. Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs stepped up to the microphone and brought out everyone from Big Bird to Steve Ballmer to emphasize how the current generation was “born mobile.” While it may not have been the newest idea on the block, you can’t question his chorus’ accuracy.
This year it’s Intel CEO Brian Krzanich’s turn. Unlike Jacobs, Krzanich heads a company that directly creates hardware we ooh and ahh at during events like CES, so he could potentially make reference to any number of upcoming projects (for instance, we’ll publish our review of the company’s tiny NUC computer later today). Whatever path his address takes, Andrew Cunningham and Casey Johnston will be on hand to document it all in our second liveblog of the day. Find the start time in your time zone here and make sure to bookmark this post for easy access later on.
via Ars Technica http://feeds.arstechnica.com/~r/arstechnica/index/~3/FsaRpFcdga4/