- Tech gear for the new year
The 2010 Consumer Electronics show starts today and features the latest gadgets and game-changing devices. There's buzz about ebook competitors, the rise of 3D technology for TV, and even more mobile computing options.9:06 a.m.
Lance Ulanoff: is Editor in Chief and Senior Vice President of Content for the PCMag Digital Network.
Caroline McCarthy: is a staff writer for CNET magazine. Her CNET blog is called The Social.
- The language of Avatar
The movie Avatar has grossed a billion dollars faster than any other. The special effects made Avatar the most expensive movie ever made too, as James Cameron set out to create an entire world out of digital effects. And the script had something special too: a new language. The language's inventor and the film's dialect coach talk about their special verbal effects.9:45 a.m.
Carla Meyer: dialect coach who worked on the movie Avatar.
Paul Frommer: linguistics expert and professor at the business school at University of Southern California.
- The brain and biotechnology
The University of Minnesota has made a commitment to becoming a player in the biotech field by opening a new Medical Biosciences building. We'll hear about the latest efforts to merge genetic technology with research on the brain and even the immune system.10:06 a.m.
Apostolos Georgopoulos: director of the brain sciences center and Regents professor of neuroscience at the University of Minnesota.
Harry Orr: director of the Institute of Human Genetics at the University of Minnesota.
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