Wednesday evening was the occasion for Microsoft's traditional CES keynote kick-off.
As usual, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer took the stage to demonstrate hardware and software from Microsoft and its partners. At this year's keynote, the topics ran the gamut from Windows Phone 7 to the Xbox and Avatar Kinect to ARM processors and system-on-a-chip technology.
(Last year's keynote had Ballmer talking up Windows 7, while demoing the Office 2010 suite and Halo: Reach for the Xbox 360. That keynote was also where we first laid eyes on HP's Slate 500 device--some 10 months before proper details … Read more