Digital Media Festival and the

Paso Digital Film Festival

bring you CES 2012


The Paso Digital Film Festival

was conceived at CES, I have personally

attended CES with an alumni Credentialed

Press Pass for 7 years. In keeping with

tradition of 7 years from

and 4 years of thePDFF being part of the

CES we want to keep our Festival online

attendees updated on the digital news

here in Las Vegas...take you beyond the

cutting edge to after the future...


Gary Shapiro CEO of CES

The star and director offered a sneak peek at "Men in Black 3"


Will Smith and director Barry Sonnenfeld showed up in Las Vegas on Monday for Sony’s Consumer Electronics Show press conference, which included a sneak peek at their upcoming Men in Black 3.

Sony music artist Kelly Clarkson also made an appearance, singing "Mr. Know It All."

Stringer talked connectivity, noting over the next three years, Sony expects to deliver over 300 connected devices.

“Only Sony can offer true convergence of hardware, software and networked services,” Hirai said, noting Sony Entertainment Network can be used with any connected devices, offering services including Video Unlimited, which offers new movie releases; and Music Unlimited, with more than 12 million songs.





The social TV service, which Myspace co-owner

Justin Timberlake calls "the evolution of one of our

greatest inventions, the TV" will launch in the first

half of the year and allow users to chat about

programs while they are watching them.

The 2012 International CES opened its doors today featuring a record number of exhibitors, more than 3,100 companies on a show floor that will exceed 1.85 million net square feet of exhibit space

Specific Media-owned social network Myspace on Monday unveiled  Myspace TV, a social TV service that it will launch on Panasonic Viera Connect-enabled HD TV sets during the first half of the year.

"Myspace TV puts viewers in control by allowing them to discover, share and comment on the programs they’re viewing," the companies said in an announcement from CES. Viewers will be able to chat about what they are watching while they are viewing it and invite friends to watch with them and join fan communities.

Initial channels on the over-the-top TV service will be music-focused and use the network's library of 100,000 music videos and 42 million songs.

However, Myspace TV will eventually expand beyond music "to encompass movies, news, sports and reality channels, with a growing lineup of today’s most popular broadcast and on-demand content," the partners said.

A companion app for Myspace TV will be available on tablets and smartphones.




Justin Bieber, 50 Cent, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Jillian Michaels and Elisha Dushku will be among the celebrities that will make appearances at the 2012 International CES that runs Jan. 10-13 in Las Vegas, the annual consumer technology trade show...

NPD estimates that electronics sales for the five weeks up to Dec. 24 reached $9.5 billion, excluding phones. Meanwhile, analysts say China and India are among the developing countries expected to drive consumer-electronics sales to more than $1 trillion in 2012.

CES 2012: Spike TV's Live Coverage Adds Zachary Levi,

Felicia Day, and 50 Cent (Video)

As the official broadcaster for CES 2012, the largest consumer technology tradeshow in the world, Spike TV is airing CES  All Access Live from the event in Las Vegas starting Tuesday at 1 p.m. ET/ 10 a.m. PT.

On Monday, the cable channel announced its lineup of interviews including Chuck’s Zachary Levi, The Guild’s Felicia Day, rappers 50 Cent andLudacris, and Public Enemy’s Hank Shocklee(who, by the way, was also the sound designer for the broadcast), as well as executives from Yahoo!, Nintendo, Google TV, Hulu, Spotify, Microsoft, Sony, XboxLive, Netflix, CEA and more.


Eliza Dushku

“The entertainment world of course, has to keep up with the emerging tech, and to bridge those two is just so important, and sometimes more important than some might think,” said Dushku.”It’s been amazing walking around the floor and just seeing all of the ways that the tech companies are paying attention to the fact that people more and more want to create their own content.” Eliza Dushku


Blu-ray Sales Up 20 Percent in

2011; Brick-and-Mortar Rental

Activity Down 28.8 Percent


Ryan Seacrest and Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft


LAS VEGAS—Microsoft Corp. is getting a face lift, and it's called Metro.

Steve Ballmer, the tech behemoth's chief executive, used his final keynote

speech at the Consumer Electronics show to describe how the company is

expanding the information-heavy Metro interface—which started with its

Windows Phone 7 software and has spread to its Xbox gaming console and

next PC operating system.


Sony exhibits Crystal LED TV prototype in Las Vegas
Offering an alternative to liquid-crystal display and plasma television sets, Sony this week is exhibiting a prototype 55-inch TV with what it calls Crystal LED display technology. The Crystal LED high-definition TV being shown at CES is said to have better image quality and use less electricity than other HDTVs






Towering high above the Las Vegas strip, the sleek brown skyscrapers that make up the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore hotels and casino are unofficially being called the "power towers" by CES attendees this week.

That's because the 4,750 rooms that make up the 60- and 63-story Wynn and Encore are filled with an impressive guest list that includes News Corp-chief Rupert Murdoch, reps from United Talent Agency and Creative Artists Agency, HP, Intel, Facebook, Netflix and Nintendo, as well as talent like Seth Green and Eliza Dushku, the ambassador of CES' Entertainment Matters Program, Variety has learned, although the Wynn declined to participate in the list, given the resort's policy "to maintain the anonymity of our guests."

Tom Hanks provided a jolt of star wattage to "Electric City," his upcoming digital production with Yahoo, with an appearance Tuesday at

CES in Las Vegas.

The actor-producer sat for an hour long Q&A with Yahoo executive VP Ross Levinsohn in which they unveiled a three-minute teaser of the animated project, a series of short-form episodes that will be accompanied by

interactive add-ons including a 3D map.

Reliance’s Rohit Sharma, left, Tom Hanks and Yahoo’s

Ross Levinsohn unveiled the first footage on “Electric City.”


The 2012 International CES was the largest in the event's 44 year history, with a record number of more than 3,100 exhibitors across the largest show floor in CES history – 1.861 million net square feet of exhibit space – and drawing a record of more than 153,000 attendees, including more than 34,000 international attendees. More than 20,000 new products were launched at the 2012 CES, which also featured top executives participating in keynote sessions, including those from Qualcomm, Mercedes, Wal-Mart, Intel, Ford, Verizon, Unilver, Ford, eBay, GE, Google and Facebook. Executive delegations from thousands of global companies, from Apple to Zeo, attended the 2012 CES to meet with current and future customers.