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CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro told the Industry Forum in San Francisco on Oct. 16 that sales of consumer electronic products will\r\nreach nearly $150 billion in 2007. Also, CEA Senior VP of Events and Conferences Karen Chupka announced an impressive lineup for keynote\r\naddresses, which include Microsoft's Bill Gates and Dell's Michael Dell.
CNET finds spectacular design, sophisticated surveillance, and media galore in Dave and Judy Shapiro's gadget-loaded utopia.
Get a first look at the Shure SE420 Sound Isolating Earphones, a brand-new series that is more ergonomic and includes an 18-inch modular cord and a 3-foot extender, shown at CES 2007.
Hailing from Curitiba, in Southern Brazil, Bonde Do Role - Marina, Pedro and Gorky, create funk carioca in a rockin' way. Their dance party electro punk is the sound of 2007, taking the Bailefunk rhythms of their homeland and mashing them up, rapping in their native tongues. Discovered by DJ/Producer Diplo in 2006, Bonde Do Role released their first domestic single "Melo do Tabaco" on Diplo's newly formed Mad Decent label. Bonde's March 2007 North American tour found them touring with Diplo once more, after taking the South by Southwest Festival in Austin by storm. Look out for dates with fellow Brazillians CSS in June and a full U.S. headline tour in September.
Midnight Juggernauts are an indie-electro-synth assault poised before Armageddon. A sonic blizzard traversing dirty-organ-rock to stadium-disco-metal to sci-fi rollerskating jams, igniting dancefloors along the way. Beyond the sound and the fury, they take their listeners through landscapes haunted by Georgio Moroder, ELO and John Carpenter before entering the dark future world of Bronx Warriors 2020, as captured by a '70s Italian film crew.
The Presets are an electro duo from down under that sound like suicide and the faint with just enough David Byrne/Talking Heads to make them strangely intimate. They are on the Modular label (who released the Avalanches). Their album, "Beams," will be out April 18th. "Drifting through twisting drum patterns and rolling, atmospheric blips, "Beams" paints a broad brush stroke, where simple deliveries meet sleazy electro and floor-stompers." - Rolling Stone Australia.
Psychedelic electro-pop darling, Dan Snaith and his four-piece live incarnation of Caribou is releasing his 2007 full length, Andorra, which is perhaps his most sunshiny and emotive to date, on the Merge label (8/21) and following it up with an extensive North American tour from late September through November.
Sally Ride takes her first trip to space, and the first genetically engineered vaccine fails.
With his crystal-clear singing voice and vibrant, classically-inspired playing, Jos? Gonz?lez is one of today’s most remarkable artists – testament to the irrefutable power of one man and a guitar. His debut album 'Veneer' captured his magical sound in its purest state, simply beautiful and beautifully simple. Touching on a remarkable array of influences, from folk to classic pop to a dazzling spectrum of world music, 'Veneer' touched audiences across the globe. Originally released in Sweden on Imperial Recordings in 2003 and on Hidden Agenda in North America in 2005, 'Veneer' was re-issued in the US on Mute Records in 2006. In September 2007 Gonz?lez will release his sophomore album, the highly anticipated 'In Our Nature' (released in the US on Mute). 'In Our Nature' sees Gonz?lez coming into his own as a songwriter – with songs that are as instantly accessible as they are brimming with darkness and brooding intensity.
It's the first ever sound-isolating earbud Prizefight. Who's got the best sound to knock out the competition?