Good evening everyone, I'll be moderating the Intel CEO CES keynote that begins in approximately 15 minutes. If you have any questions, ask away!
For a little backstory, Intel has long been the trendsetter in the chipmaking business, but now, the tech giant appears poised to make noise at the Consumer Electronics Show by pushing its way into making devices too.
Brian Krzanich, Intel's CEO, is likely to focus his talk on the company's efforts to develop working versions of products such as wearables, tablets, and next-generation PCs.
The big question here among the @CNET crew assembled is: Will they play Black Eyed Peas to kick things off.
We're about 8 minutes away, but Daniel Terdiman, Eric Franklin, and James Martin are all getting setup...ah yes, there's Daniel now!
With a couple minutes to go before the Intel CEO Keynote, I'm turning it over to our folks on the ground. Note: user comments are closed during the event.
Here we go, folks. The lights are low. The disembodied voice kicks in...and now: the first CES keynote of 2014.
And here's Gary Shapiro...president and CEO of Consumer Electronics Association (which puts on CES).
If you're here for details on Intel's plans, hang on for a few minutes as Shapiro goes through his remarks.
Is it my imagination or is Shapiro wearing a zoot suit?
Whatever it is, he's making it work. Sharp and clean.
Oh, dear...Shapiro can't pronounce Intel CEO's last name. "That's my greatest fear."
Genuine moment of human imperfection ironically handled perfectly by Shapiro.
Complete change in energy level.
Shows just how charismatic Shapiro is.
There will be a few minutes of videos and other introductory marketing before there's any news.
Lots of Terrence Malick-esque imagery. Another Hollywood director guest speaker?
Very slick video. Two little boys holding hands. Lots of particle effects. Still not sure what I'm being shown.
Krzanich: Tonight we're going to explore that world (the most advanced digital world ever).
Tonight we're going to see some amazing devices, things that will amaze and delight you, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich.says.
Every technology that Intel will talk about tonight will be available this year.
how we live, how we work, and how we play: the three areas that the technology will impact.
Random clapping for seemingly random things. Oh, it's a press conference.
Shapiro: We'll begin with wearables. "As we started to look at wearables ourselves, we asked ourselves, why aren't wearables everywhere."
What's holding back wearables? Maybe it's the word, "wearables".