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On press day, CES gets into full swing (photos)

A long press day at CES 2011 was filled with press conferences, splashy product announcements, and cat naps. Here are a few choice shots from the day.

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A long press day at CES 2011 was filled with press conferences, splashy product announcements, and cat naps. Here are a few choice shots from the day.

During the Wednesday afternoon press conference at CES in Las Vegas, Microsoft shows off the next version of the table-top Surface computer.
During the Wednesday afternoon press conference at CES in Las Vegas, Microsoft shows off the next version of the table-top Surface computer. James Martin/CNET

 
While Microsoft's first-generation Surface used an upward-looking camera to detect the hand-controlled interaction of the device, the most recent incarnation uses more advanced detection technology.
While Microsoft's first-generation Surface used an upward-looking camera to detect the hand-controlled interaction of the device, the most recent incarnation uses more advanced detection technology. James Martin/CNET

 
The Surface goes beyond touch technology, and is capable of differentiating between materials. Here, along with the user's hands, writing on a piece of paper is recognized by the computer.
The Surface goes beyond touch technology, and is capable of differentiating between materials. Here, along with the user's hands, writing on a piece of paper is recognized by the computer. James Martin/CNET

 
It's non-stop action at CES 2011, and the bombardment of press conferences and keynotes means you catch a wink of sleep whenever--and wherever--possible.
It's non-stop action at CES 2011, and the bombardment of press conferences and keynotes means you catch a wink of sleep whenever--and wherever--possible. James Martin/CNET

 
Beyond TVs and mobile phones, LG showed off its vision of the future--one where homes are always connected through everything from our washers and dryers to dishwashers and refrigerators.
Beyond TVs and mobile phones, LG showed off its vision of the future--one where homes are always connected through everything from our washers and dryers to dishwashers and refrigerators. James Martin/CNET

 
Members of the press crowd in to get a look at LG's newest devices following the press conference this morning at CES.
Members of the press crowd in to get a look at LG's newest devices following the press conference this morning at CES. James Martin/CNET

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