Dear Reader:Major developments are happening in electronics around the globe — the most recent CES proved that. In addition to Ford and Microsoft's new vehicle OS Sync sharing the spotlight with Freescale's family of three-axis accelerometers, TDVision Systems announced a slew of products to ease the production of 3D video and displaying 2D images in 3D. And in case you were wondering how PS3 stands the heat, Sony engineers are sharing their cooling secrets for the game console. Don't forget to tour our 60th anniversary page for 60 years of international innovations — and be sure to give us your feedback on any future engineering developments.Thank you, Design News
2007 International CES Coverage Design News' senior technical editor Chuck Murray was in Las Vegas, blogging about the latest innovations and announcements from the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show. &NOBR> Full Coverage &/NOBR>
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