First thing Monday morning, the crowds were already piling up outside Central Hall, eager to see the goods. And for the record, Windows Vista was a "wow": it's one of our Best of CES finalists.
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At the Intel booth, visitors can dance in front of a green screen to create their own music videos. Can a conga line be far behind?
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Homesick New Yorkers can grab a rail at this mock subway at the Motorola booth. Fortunately not included: the mysterious odor that swept Manhattan and New Jersey Monday.
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Also at the Motorola booth, Razr haters can walk on the phone embedded in the floor. If only we could dance on the keypad to dial out.
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Many smart consumers have put their DVD-player purchases on hold, unwilling to choose sides in the Blu-ray/HD-DVD format war. So, LG's announcement of a player that works with both is attracting a lot of attention at CES.
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Jumbo HDTVs are de rigueur at CES, and this year's twist is giant LCDs. This is LG's 100-inch, 1080p HDTV.
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TVs used to be blocky, heavy boxes that squatted in your living room, gathering dust. Today's flat-screen TVs give you more positioning options, as Panasonic demonstrates at its booth, with spinning plasma TVs.
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Superior TVs, speakers, and home video equipment have turned living rooms into home theaters. Thus there's a movie theater at Panasonic's booth--presumably without the sticky floors and the kids kicking your seat.
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We're in the desert, not at the beach, but Panasonic imported sand and models so that booth visitors can test the company's cameras on live subjects.
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In the Samsung zone, artist Tae-Im Ha has created this work of art from toner cartridges.
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With Kodak's latest frames, you can display your online Kodak slideshows on the frame, wirelessly, and for free. It plays video, too.
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Fans of Counter-Strike, Halo, and Quake can get their game on in this tent sponsored by Intel. However, when we came calling, the name of the game seemed to be Grand Theft Gaming--the tent was temporarily closed due to theft.
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A crowd gathered at CNET's stage Monday evening for our announcement of the Best of CES Awards finalists. All of you tech-savvy users can vote for your own favorite product from CES, to determine the People's Voice award. Go vote!
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Brian Cooley announced the CNET editors' 30 finalists for the Best of CES Awards, the cream of the crop from the show. We'll announce the winners Wednesday, January 10, at 2 p.m. PT.
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We're not sure what it has to do with tech, but the Girls Gone Wild franchise had a trailer and volleyball setup in the CES parking lot. The "girls" aren't great players, but we suspect the guys were there for the hot pants anyway.
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