Weekly Reader – Jan. 12, 2008 – Tasing to your tunes, connected car

Busy with CES and the new job this week, so I didn’t get to do a whole lot of reading. These caught my eye:

  • CES Video: Gadget of the day (Los Angeles Times) – Taser has introduced a stun gun with an integrated MP3 player. The fashion (un?)conscious can get it in leopard print. Left unanswered is whether you can play tunes while you’re tasing someone. Maybe next year they’ll add a video screen so you can watch the “Don’t tase me bro” video while you tase someone.
  • Autos becoming vibrant electronics hub (AP) – A big theme of CES, including a keynote by GM CEO Rick Wagoner, is the increasingly rapid integration of consumer electronics into the car. Audio, navigation and Internet technologies are rapidly converging in the car. Convergence seems to be happening faster on the car’s screen than the TV screen.
    This story was written by my college roommate, Brian Bergstein. I bumped into him while waiting in a cab line at The Venetian. Check out the rest of Brian’s great CES coverage.

About Rakesh Agrawal

Rakesh Agrawal is Senior Director of product at Amazon (Audible). Previously, he launched local and mobile products for Microsoft and AOL. He tweets at @rakeshlobster.
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