Archive: January, 2013
Jeff Gelles, Inquirer Business Columnist
Kudos to the Consumer Electronics Association for standing up for technology - even the disruptive kind.
Three weeks after the close of the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the CEA announced today that it was awarding a belated "Best of CES" award to the latest version of Dish Networks' Hopper, a multiroom DVR that makes it easier than ever for views to skip past commercials as they watch recordings of prime-time TV.
As I explained in today's Tech Life column, the Hopper ran into a sticky little problem en route to the best-of-show honors it deserved based on the views of the staff of CNET, the technology website that - until this hoo-ha erupted - was responsible for some of the show's best-known awards.