After two days of press-only hoopla, the Consumer Electronics Show’s main exhibits finally opened. Order and structure was replaced by chaos and insanity. These people are animals.
Some of us are running on fumes. Jared said he got four hours of sleep last night. I, myself, turned in at 4:30am with my alarm set for 9:15am in order to make a 10:30am meeting, but at 7:30am, I awoke to a girl in the hallway aggressively yelling into her phone.
“There’s nobody here with me! Oh my GOD! It’s called a WORK TRIP! You don’t trust me at all! That was ONE TIME! He’s not even staying in the same hotel! He’s a sales guy! THEY’RE ALL LIKE THAT! I can’t even go away on a work trip without you freaking out!” The conversation went on for a good 20 minutes, exponentially escalating in absurdity with each comeback.
So that was my morning.
But enough about me! Let’s take a look at the cool stuff that’s been going on at the show:
- Photos: Day Three of the Consumer Electronics Show [Techland]
- How Nokia’s Lumia 900 Windows Phone Won CES Before It Even Started [Techland]
- Social Networking Meets Television with MySpace TV [Techland]
- Cord-Cutting 101: ‘PlayLater’ Records Online TV Shows to Your Computer [Techland]
- Gadget Watch: 55-inch OLED TVs from Samsung and LG [Techland]
- Intel’s Big Double Push for 2012: Ultrabooks and Smartphones [Techland]
- Why Motorola’s Plan to Scale Back on Smartphones in 2012 Is a Wise Move [Techland]
- AMD’s Answer to Ultrabooks: Make ‘Em Cheap [Techland]
- Dell XPS 13 pictures and hands-on [Pocket-lint]
- Exclusive: Windows 8 pre-beta hands-on video and pictures [The Verge]
- Samsung 2012 SmartTVs will access DirecTV without a set top box, minimalists rejoice [Engadget]
- Rumor: 250 Apple employees attending CES despite no official presence [AppleInsider]
- Polaroid announces the Android-powered SC1630 Smart Camera [BGR]
- Samsung Unveils Super OLED TV [Chip Chick]
- Microsoft’s CES 2012 tweet choir: Weird or very weird? [CNET]
- Samsung is refreshing the Series 5 Chromebook, releasing the Chromebox in Q2 [Engadget]
- I Just Held the Future of PC Gaming in My Hands and It’s Called Project Fiona [Gizmodo]
- Google’s Schmidt says devices, apps need to be friends [Computerworld]
- T-Mobile Debuts The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G [TechCrunch]
- Hands-on with Acer Aspire S5 ultrabook, Iconia Tab, and AcerCloud service [Ars Technica]
- Sony’s Kaz Hirai: no PlayStation 4 at E3 [Engadget]
- Verizon Wireless Motorola DROID 4 hands-on [BGR]
- Mercedes-Benz’s telematics tech, naturally, is @yourCommand [CNET]
- Asus reveals first 7″ tablet with four cores, at “magic” $249 price [Ars Technica]
And here are my Fitbit walking stats for Tuesday:
Scheduled for Wednesday: Intel’s hybrid tablet/ultrabook concept, car apps, augmented reality, Samsung goodies and much, much more.