December 30, 2009 by Julie Jacobson
What technologies will grace the electronic house in 2010 and beyond?
The answer may lie in the recent i-stage awards presented by the Consumer Electronics Association, which honored more than a dozen early-stage developers for their technological innovations.
The i-stage 2009 winner and finalists, many of which will be featured at the Consumer Electronics Show 2010 in January, portend the near future of consumer technology.
Last year’s i-stage winner was Boxee, the content aggregator that gained a strong following in 2010.
Boxee was perhaps the first company to combine IP-based video from Hulu, CBS, Joost, Netflix, YouTube and scores of other content providers in a single user interface.
The first version of Boxee is an application that runs on a PC or Mac. Up next for the 2008 i-stage winner: a dedicated Boxee box and a universal search function that takes the burden out of hunting down your favorite shows.
If you’re wondering what’s going on with Boxee, we have the latest.
Click here for 11 Innovative Products at CEA i-stage.
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Julie Jacobson is co-founder of EH Publishing and currently spends most of her time writing for CE Pro, mostly in the areas of home automation, networked A/V and the business of home systems integration. She majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and has never taken a journalism class in her life. Julie is a washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player with the scars to prove it. Follow her on Twitter @juliejacobson.
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