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CNET News Video: Please pass the salt, pepper and the tablet

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CNET News Video: Please pass the salt, pepper and the tablet

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At restaurants across the country, you may find a new hi-tech dinner companion at your table: a gadget to help you order, pay the bill or just keep you entertained. But will this technology revolutionize the dining experience or is it just an expensive gimmick? CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports.

-- -- practice has her hands full with two little girls. That's my lunch time at this ever -- studies restaurant and she's happy to put technology into their little hands to keep them busy. -- on us watching and hard to halt -- eating and she -- Navigated interface assaults us in as always these are studies is the -- table -- gadgets on trial at twelve of these Tex mex restaurants nationwide. Diners can use them to order appetizers desserts play games or browse the news. The cutting edge piece is nice because it is a novelty. On something that's different -- -- house but the big payoff for the ask is how to boost the bottom line of its -- staff our servers have seen and tips they'll opt. -- it's -- tip of the press a button. Instead of actually having to -- -- out but not all restaurants give tabletop technology a five star review from a -- a couple of ipads. -- almighty we thought all we just wouldn't -- those standard secure but it wasn't so the iPad. Pilot program was abandoned in it was back to traditional paper menus for this -- Cisco steakhouse powering down is a move that many diners appreciate. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Passengers can check their flight status and their Twitter feeds now that's -- recipes sure to satisfy any techie and -- is going Kara tsuboi cnet.com for CBS news.

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