CES 2012 starts this weekend, and we'll be there!

It's creeping up quickly, the booths are about to go up and the news of what's going to be announced is slowly trickling out. Consumer Electronics Show is one of the worlds biggest technology shows, and Neowin will have a team of writers on the ground to cover it as it happens.

Covering CES is not a small task, it's hours upon hours of people trying to get your attention so that you'll cover their new self watering dog bowl or the 200-odd iPad knock offs that look nothing like the real deal. But, overshadowing those are the big guns, Microsoft, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba, Panasonic, Verizon, Sprint and many others will be there to show off all their latest gadgets.

This year marks Microsoft's final year at CES, and we're hoping they'll go out with a bang showing off tidbits of Windows 8 or even the next Windows Phone. However, it's unlikely we'll see anything earth shattering, considering the company itself has said that's not going to happen.

2012 is going to be the year of super thin devices, such as TV's, and the big new "trend" appears to be ultrabooks among manufacturers. Perhaps Google TV will start showing up in every device, too? It's hard to say yet, but we'll know in just 7 days. Our staff will be on the ground beginning January 8 to bring you the early goodness.

Brad Sams, Owen Williams, Doug Bemis and Christopher White will be on the ground, working hard, long hours to bring you the latest and greatest in technology. Make sure to follow each of them (@bdsams, @findingnewo, @dougbemis, @Fezmid) as well as @Neowinfeed on Twitter if you want a play by play of what's actually happening at CES. We'd love to discuss what's going on with you too.

Get ready to see what's going to be the next big thing, next week, January 10-13. Stay tuned.

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got all the following set up on Twitter.

Now, stop posting until the show. I'm not interested in your flight or hotel arrangements, even if they were super duper upgraded.

Less you, more CES!

dotf said,
got all the following set up on Twitter.

Now, stop posting until the show. I'm not interested in your flight or hotel arrangements, even if they were super duper upgraded.

Less you, more CES!


Nawww :'(

Hmm, does anyone know why this is Microsoft's last time at CES? or if they will be attending somewhere else instead?

I'm looking forward to the coverage nether the less.

WarioTBH said,
Hmm, does anyone know why this is Microsoft's last time at CES? or if they will be attending somewhere else instead?

I'm looking forward to the coverage nether the less.

It is the last time because CES decided that enough is enough and 2013 keynote will be presented by someone else, less boring than Microsoft.

alexalex said,

It is the last time because CES decided that enough is enough and 2013 keynote will be presented by someone else, less boring than Microsoft.

Incorrect. Microsoft decided that they wanted to part ways because it didn't fit within their time schedule anymore because of release dates of up and coming products

Go feed your anti-Microsoft appetite somewhere else troll

Spyntek said,

Incorrect. Microsoft decided that they wanted to part ways because it didn't fit within their time schedule anymore because of release dates of up and coming products

Go feed your anti-Microsoft appetite somewhere else troll


Correct.

Spyntek said,

Incorrect. Microsoft decided that they wanted to part ways because it didn't fit within their time schedule anymore because of release dates of up and coming products

Go feed your anti-Microsoft appetite somewhere else troll

Well it is Alexalex - what do you expect?

"This year marks Microsoft's final year at CES, and the company is likely to go out with a bang" ?

More likely to go with a whimper.

Owen W said,
I'm really looking forward to this, besides the part where I travel for 23 hours to get there.

Yuck! I hope you are able to nap at least...

Tuishimi said,

Yuck! I hope you are able to nap at least...


I shall! Most of it is on planes or in airports (coming out from New Zealand), so I'll just sleep up a storm.

Owen W said,
I'm really looking forward to this, besides the part where I travel for 23 hours to get there.

Looking forward to your report as well. Good luck with that traveling time.

Owen W said,
I'm really looking forward to this, besides the part where I travel for 23 hours to get there.

Just curious but did Neowin pay for you or do you have to fund the trip yourself?

Just curious from a purely literary perspective here: is "ground shattering" a thing? I'm familiar with "earth shattering", but I don't think I've encountered this alternate version before, lol. Maybe it's one of those dialect things.

*thinks* Ground-breaking? I think that's one. Man, I just realized I NEVER use these images in my writing.

On topic though: I look forward to the next week or two of Mac-user disdain for the term 'ultrabook'. Sure the term was specified by Intel, the company behind today's Mac hardware, but we can still manage to muster up a remarkable amount of snobbishness in response to it, lol.

dotf said,

Ground breaking and earth shattering all at once, a double whammy.

Oh, Owen changed it.


Now I'm sad I spotted it! I like how you looked at it more, lulz.