The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 kicks off in three days. At that time a multitude (you might even call it a plethora) of consumer electronics companies will head to Las Vegas in an attempt to get the masses that attend interested in their new products. Amongst the many regular attendees will be purchasing agents from big companies like Best Buy, Fry’s Target and many others. Sandwiched in there as well will be various media outlets from the Internet, Print and even TV. All of this will go to make a merry chaotic environment that will be difficult if not impossible to comprehend.
During the days leading up to CES 2014 there has been a lot of talk about how much the show has changed. Although tagged with the Consumer Electronics Show label the show is becoming dominated by items that, while loosely related, are not electronics at all. I am talking about entire pavilions filled with phone cases, battery packs, lanyards etc. These items are accessories to the products we buy, but in reality they have no real place a show like CES. This has led some to long for the days of COMDEX (Computer Dealer’s Exhibition).
Straight from the Black Hat Conference in Las Vegas we have some bad news for the Apple fans. It seems that the myth surrounding the security of the iPhone is starting to crack around the edges. This is something that we predicted would happen when the trend to use Smartphones for common net tasks first started appearing. It only make sense that malicious coders would start hitting out smart phones after all. I mean how many people use their phones for banking, personal and work email, store passwords to online accounts in their phones with password lockers and more. To be honest, considering the number of smart phones in use, we are surprised that it has taken this long.