So, in case you're wondering, we seemed to suffer technical meltdown yesterday. We've pulled in Omar's tweets from last night just to catch you up on the CES keynote by Steve Ballmer, and we'll be looking to get everything back online for today. Thanks for your patience! -- Shane Dingman, Technology Editor, Globeandmail.com
It's a 30 min walk from hotel to convention center. Or it would be, if the strip hadn't been designed by the Willy Wonka of urban planning.
An SUV limousine bearing Lenovo's logo just passed. There's a stuntman sitting on the roof, wearing a helmet and using one of their laptops.
Not sure what PR message that's supposed to send.
You'll be happy to know that Snooki is at CES. She's here for something called iHip, which makes, I'm going to say, headphones.
Other famous people supposedly here include LL Cool J, Dennis Rodman, 50 Cent, Eliza Dushku and one or more Miss Americas.
No. RT @sniderm: @omarelakkad @thehartley @peternowak Someone get me Snookie's autograph!
At the Nokia booth, where the company is betting the farm on those Windows phones.
Done with the showfloor for the day. Walking back up the strip to the hotel, past a beatboxing panda.
Mornin', Vegas. Woken by the sound of security removing the guy screaming profanity in the hotel room next door.
CES pro tip: eat meals 2 hours before or after you normally would, unless you enjoy the sight of 800 people lined up for a Nathan's hot dog.
So for every company here you've heard of, there are 100 that do nothing but sell iPod docks, TV mounts or HDMI cables.
The company that partnered with Snooki also has a deal with Kraft Foods, so you can buy Oreo-branded headphones #vitalmarketsegment
There's a company here called MasterImage that makes glasses-free 3D. At just the right angle, it's awesome. Anything else, instant headache
Wuhan Splendid Optronics Technology Co. has drawn first blood in the battle for best company name at CES.
Aftershokz, a headphone company, promises "military special ops bone conduction technology." Listen to Selena Gomez the way Delta Force does
Guy at RIM booth: "Does RIM have an equivalent to the iPhone 4S?" RIM employee: "More like, does Apple have an equivalent to our devices."
In all seriousness, the PlayBook OS update due out next month looks very cool, assuming it's bug-free when it comes out.
In addition to standalone email, calendar, contacts, you get the ability to use your BB as a PlayBook remote control.
There's also a PlayBook movie store, but it looks like that'll be US-only at launch.
Congratulations to Maroon 5 for signing a deal to contractually require every speaker company at CES to play Moves Like Jagger.
Passed a booth for a company named iBallz that makes protective iPad covers and terrible naming decisions.
QNX, the people who cooked up the PlayBook OS, also do very cool car dashboard software. Porsche at booth guarantees foot traffic.
"Well, she's wearing a really short skirt and dancing suggestively, so these are probably pretty good network routers." -- Nobody
Done CESing for a while. Going home to write and watch largely hockey-free Sportscenter.