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The Geeks are Recreating The Hangover At CES

January 8, 2010 at 4:04 PM | by | Comments (0)

Somewhere on the Strip, this was happening this morning

We always knew geeks like to let their hair down, but partying to Hangover proportions? We’re impressed. The Twittersphere was awash this morning with CES attendees logging the parties they’d been to but the one that really caught our eye came from @jpuopolo.

He started yesterday off well tweeting about “booth babes” and “cool tech”. Then he told us he was off to the CNET party at the Palms. At 2am he tweeted that “Trying to behave in Vegas is like trying to keep a fat kid away from a smartie”.

Looks like he ate the smartie. Because at 8am he made the following announcement:

I totally just lost a tooth in Vegas during a CNET party for CES - I totally feel like a character out of the Hangover

Dear Jpuopolo, we have no idea who you are, apart from that you come from Toronto, but you are officially our favourite CES attendee. And if you send us a toothless pic, we’ll give you another smartie.

[Photo: All Movie Photo]

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Happy CES Geeks Are Working Hard, Playing Hard, and Watching Taylor Swift in 3D

January 7, 2010 at 11:50 AM | by | Comments (0)

Sony CEO Howard Stringer. Someone who does let Taylor Swift finish her speeches

The future of gadgets? 3D. And the immediate future of CES delegates? Very happy indeed. We’ve been following the techie tweets this morning and even though they’re up pretty early, getting their techie game on at 8am, they seem remarkably excited. Good news for all of us.

Our friend is currently raving about a 3D Samsung TV (he says “it will blow your mind”) and Sony have been showing off 3D PS3s. They too have 3D TVs – in fact, little Taylor Swift did an impromptu concert on one last night as part of the presentation.

But it’s not all work and no play. Our favourite tweet comes from DJ Irie from Miami, who’s not only doing the CES stuff, but DJing at Tao tonight. And he was up for a 7am flight to Vegas this morning:

Gettin' ready for 24hrs of Vegas tomorrow! CES in the afternoon then rockin' at TAO at night! Vegas Check-In!

That’s the spirit. DJ Irie, geeks of CES, we salute you.

[Photo: Brainstorm Tech]

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What’s In a CES Geek’s Suitcase?

January 6, 2010 at 9:15 PM | by | Comments (0)

We like to think of ourselves as tech-savvy when traveling, but we have to admit to being outdone by our friend who’s currently in Vegas for CES. We wanted to know what a CES geek takes with him to impress the other tech-heads, so he sent us over this picture of his kitbag. The Macbook Air is pretty recognizable but if you’re stuck on the rest of cables and doodahs, here's a rundown:

Macbook Air

Blackberry Curve

Sony Ericsson cellphone

Samsung camera

Kodak ZI8 camcorder

Memory sticks and cards (various)

Shitloads of leads and chargers.

And yes, this is the same friend as the one who’s staying at the Venetian. Please don’t burgle him now. We’re sure there are much richer pickings at the Bellagio.

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If You Find A Room You Like, Should You Stay or Should You Go?

Where: 3355 Las Vegas Blvd South [map], 89109
January 6, 2010 at 2:45 PM | by | Comments (4)

Is this as good as it gets?

So we have a techy friend over from London to attend CES. He’s been at the Venetian since Monday, then is down to switch to the Mirage on Friday. The Mirage was cheaper over the weekend, and he thought it would be cool to check out two different hotels.

Until, that is, he arrived at the Venetian, and sent us the following over-excited email:

I have the most amazing suite at the Venetian - gonna be a real come down on Friday when I move to a normal room at Mirage

He sent another one a couple of hours later, saying that actually, it wasn’t a suite – it was just so nice that it seemed like it. And he wondered whether he should just fork out the extra to stay on for the weekend, because the room at the Mirage couldn’t possibly be any nicer (the fact that some Adult Expo parties were taking place at Tao probably also played a part).

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