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The Freaks Come Out in Vegas: Top Five Weirdest CES 2015 Sightings

LAS VEGAS — With some 2 million square feet of exhibit space, the International Consumer Electronics Show is a technophile’s paradise.

But don’t think that every gadget on display across the vast show earns a “ooh-aah” reception from every passer-by. Many of the gadgets here earn some strange looks and “What the heck?” reactions.

To get a sense of some of the bizarre out there, we sent the Broadcom Blog Squad out on the floor in search of the weird …

Broadcom Expands Use Cases for NFC, the Next Step in an IoT World

LAS VEGAS — Near Field Communication (NFC), the “tap-to-activate” technology touted most often by its association with mobile payment systems, is starting to see a slow creep into other consumer applications, such as sharing contacts between mobile phones, sending print jobs to wireless printers or pairing a headset with a smartphone.

Across the show floor of the International Consumer Electronics Show, signs of NFC’s reach were more obvious than previous years.  Toshiba, for example, showed digital camera memory

Vlog Roll: Broadcom Blog Squad Reports on Top CES Demos [VIDEOS]

LAS VEGAS — As the International Consumer Electronics Show wraps up, there’s always some regret among attendees about what they may have missed. To help out those who might have missed Broadcom’s headlines, we dispatched a team of Blog Squadders to the Broadcom booth for a close-up look at some of this year’s top technologies.

Here’s what they found:

Wireless Charging Gets Real: It’s been a long time coming, but a universal wireless charging solution is closer than ever now

Wireless Charging at CES 2015: Juice Without the Hassle

LAS VEGAS — Anyone whose nightly ritual includes plugging in multiple electronic devices for overnight re-juicing will be happy to learn about some big advancements in the world of wireless charging.

At the International Consumer Electronics Show this week, two industry consortia – the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) and the Power Matters Alliance – announced their intent to join forces and merge into one organization. This paves the way for a universal standard for wireless charging in the

Broadcom’s 5G WiFi: 5 Ways it Improves Your Internet Experience

LAS VEGAS — Before I was hired to be part of Broadcom’s Blog Squad at the International Consumer Electronics Show this week, I hadn’t really given much thought to how much or how often an embedded semiconductor company touches our lives.

I quickly discovered that Broadcom’s Wi-Fi and Bluetooth chips and other connection wizardry reside in the mechanical closets of most of our gadgets. That includes phones, computers, set top boxes, game consoles, dongles — really any electronic device that wants

Go Gigabit: More Connected Devices Drives Broadband Demand

LAS VEGAS — Truth be told, the big headlines from this week’s International Consumer Electronics Show likely won’t focus on Gigabit speed broadband in the home.

“As we begin to use the Internet and other services more, the pipe going into the home needs to get bigger and bigger,” said Jay Kirchoff, vice president of marketing in the Broadband & Connectivity Group at Broadcom.

“A couple of years ago you probably had two or three devices in your home that

A BroadR-Reach® for the Connected Car at CES 2015

LAS VEGAS — A stroll through the Las Vegas Convention Center this week left no doubt that the biggest mobile device on display is the automobile. But unlike a traditional car show, no one at the International Consumer Electronics Show is asking about gas mileage and road performance.

Instead, at the biggest technology show of the year, carmakers are touting automotive connectivity – from the integration with smartphones and tablets to a growing auto app ecosystem to the technologies that will

Developers Wanted: Bluetooth Low Energy is the Future of Wearables

LAS VEGAS — The groundwork has been laid. The tools are in place. And first-generation wearables, including thousands of smart watches and fitness trackers, are already being worn by tech-loving consumers.

But for the next generation of these sleek gadgets, the industry needs creative developers to dream up more contextual wearable experiences, according to a panel of experts on Bluetooth® Smart at the International Consumer Electronics Show this week.

Bluetooth Low Energy, which is branded Bluetooth Smart, is a technology

CES Keynote: Innovating in the Internet of Things

LAS VEGAS — Just as the International Consumer Electronics Show is focused on offering some insight into the technology trends of the year ahead, the opening keynote speech has become a barometer of sorts for the state of the industry.

Each year, Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, kicks off the show with some projections for the year.

This year, he said consumer electronic sales are expected to grow from $216 billion in 2014 to …

Virtual Piñatas, Breathalyzers and Drones: Broadcom Opens CES 2015 with a Digital Experience

LAS VEGAS — The folks back home, the ones who aren’t here for the tech-fest known as the International Consumer Electronics Show, are always eager to learn about the next big thing. And they rely on their Twitter feeds and favorite news outlets to give them the inside scoop.

That’s why a show like Pepcom’s Digital Experience, held the night before the official opening of CES,  has become such a must-attend event – not only for the members of …

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