Sunday evening saw the final CES keynote delivered by Bill Gates
in his current role with the Microsoft corporation. Speculation about big announcements
generally seemed to be for naught
, as his last address at the show focused more on broad concepts
than blockbuster news. "Gates outlined three major themes for the second digital decade-high definition displays with 3D experiences and high quality video and audio, connected services and the power of natural interfaces. Gates had a vision early of those themes, but his quest to make the Tablet PC, Media Center PCs and natural interfaces, such as speech and touch, more mainstream has not been realized."
A full description of the talk, including his Guitar Hero
finale with Slash, is available in Engadget's liveblog of the event