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The 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show starts Jan 6-10, 2011.

Follow me and this week as I attend the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV. I’ll be blogging, vlogging, and tweeting about all of the newest laptops, hard drives, smartphones, apps, and trends that will be unleashed this week and in the weeks to come.

This is the 40th year that the Consumer Electronics Association has put on this show and more than 100,000 people and 2,000 companies are expected to attend. Whether you’re a business professional or a small business in need of a tech makeover there will be a little something for anyone who wants to know what gadgets they need to invest in if they want to make power moves in 2011. From LG Electronic’s latest networking, portable, wireless, phone technologies to GreenPeace’s eco-friendly product picks, I’ll be visiting representatives at a variety of companies and organizations to help readers learn more about what electronics to buy, how to implement them, and which ones they can do without.

Since you can’t be there, I’ll be taking notes for you at CES workshops and will provide a roundup of tips on topics like cloud networking, tablet/smartphone advertising, and other technologies you can take to the bank. Most notably, I’ll top line the keynote speeches of prominent executives like Ursula Burns, CEO of Xerox, Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post, and Jeffrey Immelt, chairman and chief executive officer of GE. Plus, be on the look out for impromptu interviews with celebrities like Ludacris, who is there to launch a new line of premium headphones by Signeo USA. See, I’m already putting you on to some of what’s on the horizon.

The main event begins Thursday, but visit as often as you can this week as I’ll be hitting the press conferences today and tomorrow for a sneak peak of what’s to come before the big shebang begins.

For up to the minute blogs, tweets, pictures, and video of the Consumer Electronics Show, return to each day this week and/or follow me @newsgyrl on Twitter.

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Marcia Wade Talbert

Marcia is a multimedia content producer focusing on technology at Black Enterprise Magazine. In this capacity she writes and assigns stories to educate readers about social media; digital integration; gadgets, apps, and software for business and professional development; minority tech startups; and careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). In 2012, she received two Salute to Excellence Awards from the National Association of Black Journalists and was recognized by Blacks in Technology (BiT) as one of the Top 10 Black achievers in the tech arena for 2011 at SXSW in Austin, Texas. She has spoken about technology on panels for New York Social Media Week, at The 2012 Rainbow/PUSH Wall Street Summit, as well as at Black Enterprise’s Entrepreneurs Conference and Women of Power Summit. In 2011, chose her as one of 28 People of Color Impacting the Social Web, and through crowdsourcing she was listed as one of BlackWeb2.0's/HP's 50 Most Notable African American Tastemakers in Social Media and Technology for 2010. Since taking on the role of Tech editor in September 2010, she has conceived and produced five cover stories on Technology and/or STEM and countless articles, videos, and slideshows online. Before joining as an interactive general assignment reporter in 2008, she freelanced with Black Enterprise beginning in 2003 while working as the technical editor at Prepared Foods magazine. There she further honed her writing skills and became an authority on food ingredients, including ingredients used in food fortification and enrichment. Meanwhile, her freelancing with Black Enterprise and helped her stay current on issues pertaining to the financial and business welfare of African Americans. As a general reporter for Black Enterprise she attended and reported on the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, where she interviewed Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor and assistant to President Barack Obama and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Marcia has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture with an emphasis in food science from the University of Minnesota, and a Master of Science degree in journalism from Roosevelt University in Chicago. En route to her secondary degree, she served as the editor-in-chief of the Roosevelt University Torch, a weekly, student-run newspaper. An avid photographer and videographer, Marcia is one of several employees at BLACK ENTERPRISE who interned for the publishing company as a college student. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, a food scientist; her seventeen-month-old daughter; and “The Cat”, but still considers Chicago home.