Highlights from Day Four of the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show

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We’ve reached the home stretch, also known as the day before the last day of CES; a day when everybody goes home despite there still being another day.

At around 11pm, I received a disturbing automated e-mail from Fitbit, the fancy pedometer I’ve been wearing around all week. It informed me that, for the first time ever, I’d exceeded 20,000 steps in a single day. “Congrats on earning your first 20,000 daily step badge!” was the subject.

I don’t want a badge for walking 20,000 steps in a single day because of work. I have half a mind to call OSHA about this. Since arriving Sunday afternoon, I’ve walked just shy of 70,000 steps for a total of 42 miles. That’s a marathon, a half marathon and a little extra for good measure.

CES is big, is what I’m saying. And I’m not really thinking of calling OSHA about this. I love TIME and, if anything, I’d call OSHA about all the non-stop typing anyway.

Anyhoo, here’s what’s we’ve been up to recently:

And here are Wednesday’s disturbing Fitbit stats:


Perhaps more disturbing? The 16,398 calories I’ve apparently burned since Sunday might not even cancel out the steady diet of hot dogs, bagels, pizza, questionable convention center “sandwiches” and any other cheap, starchy food item that can be eaten with one hand while speed walking from meeting to meeting.

Coming up a little later: Ultrabooks bring the sexy back to PCs, the coolest smartphones from CES, a virtual clothes-shopping demo using Kinect technology and much, much more.

Check out Techland’s coverage of the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show