The massive booths at CES aren't constructed solely by hand. Heavy equipment like this is vital for raising a stage, setting up lights, or lifting a giant cell phone.
I don't know to what sinister end Microsoft plans to use a large man in a black spandex bodysuit, and I'm not sure I want to know.
This life-size CES globe is one of the less ostentatious set pieces to grace the show.
At our own CNET stage, two staffers argue which is superior--tiger or crane style.
I don't know if that's a real word, but if it is, there is probably an example of it under that tent.
Real Network's booth looks like the set of a game show, one that's advertising their Rhapsody service.
This booth is in its fetal stage. If you look closely, you can see evidence of a vestigial kiosk and other signs of marketing evolution.
That large blank rectangle is just about the right size for a projection screen or a flat-panel display. Indeed, it probably will be, as the sign says, essential to the experience.
Two booth techs set up a projector. Though they'll be showing some spinning and/or flashing logo during the show, right now it's just an abusable Windows screen.

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