WootBot


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If you're like us, you're sitting in an office while Jason Toon flies to Las Vegas for a week. And you're thinking "WHAT THE FREAK, JASON TOON, WHY DIDN'T I RATE A TRIP TO WHAT I ASSUME IS PROBABLY A LUXURY HOTEL WITH AN OPEN BAR????" And that's when it hits you, us. The way you can prove yourself to the world. And suddenly, the Faux-verage is born.


 

Over the next week, you'll see Jason's on-the-spot reports from CES every morning. He's going to be shaking hands, meeting people, taking photos, and finding the very best gadgets and gee-gaws. But you'll also be enjoying MY coverage as well, about the things I'm PRETENDING to see. Today, I'm pretending to see the opening ceremonies. Come inside, and let's get started!

Here's the home of the 2013 CES events, the fantastic new casino Iowa! Just finished in December, Iowa! is located in the exact middle of the Las Vegas Strip. Visitors will be thrilled by the 24 hour State Fair on the lower level, and are invited to join in "The Madison County Experience" featuring butter sculptures of every major scene from the book! On the hour, casino employees will caucus! But be careful as political reporters regularly rush in from New York! New York! and then retreat. Don't get crushed in the excitement!

Already the buzz on the new phablets is reaching a fever pitch in the line to pick up the badges, but rumor is that CES has made a bold step forward: phabdges! Each badge is now a personalized smart phone slash internet device specific to the person wearing it! Of course, the phabdges will be non-functional as there's never a decent WiFi signal on the convention floor, but imagine what the future might hold for this technology.


 

Naturally, the biggest story is LG's smart appliances, including a washer/dryer that can connect to your Smartphone and a fridge that can gather recipes for download! This is huge news for Facebook stockholders, who now can anticipate actual growth in the third and fourth quarter.

Ha ha! See that, Toon? While I'm here struggling away, I bet you're lounging by the Starbucks casino pool drinking latte martinis! WHERE'S YOUR REAL COVERAGE, PUNK? BRING IT!

Keep an eye on the blog all this week as Scott and Jason duel over who's got the best CES coverage. Remember: your comments might help choose the winner! PS: images incorporate gambling from Joelk75 which is used under a Creative Commons License. Also some images via Wikipedia and here under fair use.

mossygreen


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So the refrigerator is male. Interesting....

todaresq


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I am intrigued as to what the new Samsung tv is going to look like. They say it is going to be a new shape in television...

With this teaser pic, sure, it looks to be...



However, the freeze frame from their commercial looks like it is a regular TV shape.



So, my guess... is that the traditional TV shape/area is transparent... and then they will have a non-transparent area beneath it for the app selections and the TV's brains. So the shape will be portrait, but the actual TV area will be the regular widescreen shape.

Anyone else have any ideas?

dave bug


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todaresq wrote:I am intrigued as to what the new Samsung tv is going to look like. They say it is going to be a new shape in television...

With this teaser pic, sure, it looks to be...

However, the freeze frame from their commercial looks like it is a regular TV shape.

So, my guess... is that the traditional TV shape/area is transparent... and then they will have a non-transparent area beneath it for the app selections and the TV's brains. So the shape will be portrait, but the actual TV area will be the regular widescreen shape.

Anyone else have any ideas?



I think your take sounds right, though I always question the benefit of transparent screens. You suddenly have to worry about what is behind the TV, what color your walls are, etc. In fact, it's challenging to find any benefit.

When they can turn my window to my house into a screen, so I can have widgets, and potentially even do live Instagram effects, I'll be interested.

Moueska


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Okay, so when are you lot going to do the Working Women's Survival Show?

... It's in STL. ;) New demographic, could be good for ya!

jcolag


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mossygreen wrote:So the refrigerator is male. Interesting....



Broad shoulders, keeps everything inside, and carries food around just in case anybody's hungry?

dugaboggy


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jcolag wrote:Broad shoulders, keeps everything inside, and carries food around just in case anybody's hungry?



Carries the food, but never cooks it... sounds about right.

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dugaboggy wrote:Carries the food, but never cooks it... sounds about right.



zing

Hi, I'm one of the writers. My powers are limited but I'll do what I can.

todaresq


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Looks like my idea was not to be for the TV.

It is actually curved... still like my idea better.

Sure, it is concave instead of the CRT convex... but curved is still so old school.