Toshiba showed off some of the sleekest ultrabooks we’ve seen at any CES to date that weren’t just prototypes. I was able to put my hands on four different models, ranging from a 21:9 aspect ratio ultrabook made for watching movies without having any bars on the sides, to a really great convertible that maintains the battery life we’ve been expecting to find in ultrabooks today. Toshiba also introduced their first touchscreen at a very affordable price, proving that the big companies are really onboard with the Windows 8 user experience.
MakerBot Industries has an online community at Thingiverse.com where users can post digital design files, document their designs, and collaborate on open source hardware. That is only part of the emerging product and community surrounding one of the Top 20 NYC Startups. Makerbot has been featured has been featured in The New York Times, Wired, Colbert Report, Fast Company, Engadget, Make: Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, Time.com, IEEE Spectrum, CNN, Financial Times, NPR, the Economist and others.
Bre Pettis has appeared on TPN for several years as a featured guest at CES.
Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDRNews and Don Baine, the Gadget Professor, for the TechPodcast Network.
As a part of our Tech Podcast Network coverage of CES 2011, we are featuring a daily countdown of interviews, activities, tech zones, conference tracks and keynotes that will be included in our live coverage.
The Silvers Summit conference track, CNET’s panel on What’s Next ? After the Computer, and Mobile DTV.