#1 By: Rob Beschizza, January 10th, 2014 10:02
#2 By: Jonathan Eyler Werve, January 10th, 2014 10:11
The most amazing thing about CES is the demographics in the photograph. Let's play "find someone who isn't a white male..."
#3 By: Barbara Shaurette, January 10th, 2014 10:44
I will start caring about CES again when they get rid of the booth babes.
#4 By: fuzzyfuzzyfungus, January 10th, 2014 10:53
Am I at least allowed to judge 'smart fridges', with the wrath of an old testament god?
#5 By: bobo, January 10th, 2014 10:59
Will your wrath also include smart BBQ grills?
#6 By: fuzzyfuzzyfungus, January 10th, 2014 11:55
Grills that support useful features like 'allowing me to monitor the temperature from a distance even if the mosquitoes are biting outside or I'd rather play Skyrim during a slow-cooking operation' are acceptable in my sight.
Things with grease-damageable touchscreens, or pointless internet connections to allow hackers to feast on their tender, incompetent, firmware, shall burn forever in a fire hotter than any they ever contained while in life.
#7 By: , January 10th, 2014 13:08
ProbablyMatHonan dances around two related ideas but doesn't connect them
No wonder; it’s been a long time since we saw a really incredible, all-new consumer device like the iPhone.
That week-long grind can inspire a world-weariness, all the more so because there is so much straight-up bullshit at CES. Skepticism is a must, otherwise you just end up with bloodless endorsements of everything.
For a time, Apple didn't just hype how cool their new products were, they delivered on a good deal of that hype. And I think that's why, for a time, people looked forward to Apple events whereas they dreaded the approaching hawking and overselling that is the contemporary CES.
#8 By: Jonathan Eyler Werve, January 10th, 2014 13:23
#9 By: John Thoeming, January 10th, 2014 13:48
Time to bring CES back to Chi town
#10 By: hughstimson, January 10th, 2014 14:01
You don't care about CES, though, right? You just want to hear about the good stuff.
Correct. But I think that may just be my age. I used to want to be able to feel the industry and know the state of the products. Now I just want someone to hand me a (very) short list of the stand-out items, one of which I might even buy within the year.
Which is another difference that comes with age. Before trade show coverage was about unrequited longing. Now it's about potentially owning.
#11 By: dloburns, January 10th, 2014 17:35
What about my idea? a fridge with a barcode scanner and info input so you know how long something has been in there and when you should eat it
#12 By: Rob Beschizza, January 15th, 2014 10:02
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