"I'm interested in a Samsung Galaxy Tab but with the flurry of sizes released lately by Samsung, I don't want to buy an instant Dinosaur which will not be supported by this company as they forge ahead in their battle with Apple for supremacy of the Tablet market. Any ideas from the show where they are headed?" - Maurice Glavine
Hi Maurice - Samsung has launched a new 7.7-inch Galaxy Tab here at CES (see photo). The company does indeed have a big range of sizes available, with tablets featuring 7-, 7.7-, 8.9- and 10.1-inch screens. The idea is to try and please everybody. A spokesperson said the new 7.7-inch runs Android Honeycomb 3.2, so with the upgradeable software it isn't likely to become a "dinosaur" any time soon.
What interesting Canadian companies are there, and need some attention?
Are there any companies there offering increased privacy/security products for people in hostile, snooping regimes? - Ziad Fazel
I can kill two birds with one stone there, Ziad. I'll be interviewing a number of smaller Canadian companies on Thursday, as well as Edmonton's video game maker BioWare. Look for those stories on Friday. We also have an interview up with Alec Saunders, Research In Motion's vice-president of developer relations, so check that out.
Speaking of those smaller Canadian companies, one that I'll be speaking with is Toronto's SurfEasy, a new startup that is here launching their secure web browsing tool. It comes on a small USB card and runs a private browser when it's plugged into a computer, so the user can surf in privacy. SurfEasy is just one of many companies doing this sort of thing here. If I come across others, I'll be sure to mention them here.
You can still submit questions for Peter Nowak in the comments as well as by email. Keep them coming!
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