CES is finally over. Here’s everything you missed

We expected CES this year to be about connecting everything from watches to toothbrushes to virtual worlds. We did see a lot of connected, crazy gadgetry and more: the FCC’s Tom Wheeler hinted at his net neutrality decision and even Twitter won an Emmy to wrap up a long, weird week in Sin City.

Here’s a complete list of our coverage, broken down by topic, so you can get caught up on all the new tech to start the year:
TV and cord cutters
Wearables
Internet of Things
Phones and tablets
Computers
Connected Cars
3D printers, VR and a dose of science

TV and cord cutters

DISH President and CEO Joe Clayton makes his entrance playing a drum with kangaroo characters at a press event for DISH at the 2015 International CES on January 5, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

DISH President and CEO Joe Clayton makes his entrance playing a drum with kangaroo characters at a press event for DISH at the 2015 International CES on January 5, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Wearables

Smartwatches the Burg 12, left, the LG G Watch R, center, and the Moto 360 are arranged for a photograph during CES in Las Vegas on Jan. 6, 2015.

Smartwatches the Burg 12, left, the LG G Watch R, center, and the Moto 360 are arranged for a photograph during CES in Las Vegas on Jan. 6, 2015.

Internet of Things

Mother smart home solution glows on a shelf during CES on Jan. 6, 2015.

Mother smart home solution glows on a shelf during CES on Jan. 6, 2015.

Phones and tablets

A LG G Flex curved smartphone is displayed at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada on  Jan. 8, 2015.

A LG G Flex curved smartphone is displayed at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada on Jan. 8, 2015.

Computers

The Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) Pavillion Mini Desktop computer is displayed at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on Jan. 8, 2015.

The Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) Pavillion Mini Desktop computer is displayed at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on Jan. 8, 2015.

Connected cars

Jen-Hsun Huang, chief executive officer of Nvidia Corp., introduces the Drive CX Digital Cockpit Computer during a news conference ahead of CES on Jan. 4, 2015.

Jen-Hsun Huang, chief executive officer of Nvidia Corp., introduces the Drive CX Digital Cockpit Computer during a news conference ahead of CES on Jan. 4, 2015.

3D printers, VR and a dose of science

An attendee tries out a Samsung Gear VR headset during the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on Jan. 6, 2015.

An attendee tries out a Samsung Gear VR headset during the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on Jan. 6, 2015.

Why I’m thinking of ditching my precious iPhone for an Android

After several years as a devoted Apple iPhone user, I have been tempted by the dark side — I am considering giving up my beloved iPhone for an Android device, and the main attraction is the openness of the ecosystem that Android takes advantage of.

7 stories to read this weekend

Had enough of the iPhone5? Well there is nothing here except chess, the Chinese economy, rotary dials, a word epidemic, petabytes, zettabytes and yottabytes. All of it crammed into seven stories that you gotta read this weekend. Plus, an homage to Bill Moggridge.

With Apple and Nokia at war, nano-SIM vote is postponed

With Apple and Nokia at each others’ throats over control over the upcoming nano-SIM standard for mobile phones, the ruling body that was set to decide between them has instead postponed its vote for at least a month.

VMware and Verizon team up for mobile virtualization

VMware has signed deals with Verizon and Telefonica to offer virtualization on phones provided by the operators. The net result of this deal is that employees who want to combine their work phone and their personal phone will soon be able to do so.

Cell phone market bigger than we thought

Deutsche Bank is increasing its 2011 forecast of the worldwide market for cell phones to 1.68 billion, up from 1.57 billion. The reasons? They’re still trying to grasp how many cell phones are made and sold in China.

High-Quality Calls with Polycom Conference and Desk Phones

Just about every business-oriented VoIP phone, and even many cellphones, come with a speakerphone these days. But such speakers are often poor, and I decided to see how much difference a really good phone could make, like the Polycom SoundStation IP 6000 conference phone.