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Inside CES 2017: Crowds, cool tech and giant company booths

At a show as big as CES, one way to get noticed is to make your company's booth as large as possible. Go for a walk with CNET inside the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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Linksys

Linksys's new EA8300 router promises some of the fastest real-world Wi-Fi speeds that can be beamed to devices like laptops, smartphones and tablets.

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DJI

The drones section of the show floor is always fun. Just mind your head.

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Autel Robotics

For instance, Autel Robotics has a drone that can cook a turkey.

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Etekcity

At Etekcity's booth you'll find smart home and outdoor gadgets.

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ZTE

ZTE occupied a prime spot in the South Hall just opposite the CNET stage. Inside you could see its V8 Pro Android phone.

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Hisense

The car is just eye candy at Hisense's booth. Instead, look for a gallery of TVs like its entire 2017 lineup, which the company spilled at CES, and a crazy-expensive ($13,000!) 100-inch TV that's a 4K laser projector.

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LG

When you're not gaping at LG's crazy-thin W7 wall TV, take a stroll through a tunnel lined with 216 OLED TVs.

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Panasonic

Panasonic always occupies a large booth spanning the Central Hall of the convention center, but the company didn't announce a whole lot at its CES press conference.

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Intel

The real news from Intel didn't happen inside the company's booth, but at its press conference instead. There Intel demonstrated the first "walk-around" VR experience.

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Polaroid

Polaroid's star attraction was the Pop, a 20-megapixel camera with a 3.9-inch LCD and a Zink-technology printer inside. For retrophiles, you can even print photos with the signature Polaroid border.

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Changhong

Sometimes, you have to look up to see the prettiest sights on the show floor. This red wavy ceiling adorns the booth of Changhong, a Chinese TV manufacturer.

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TCL

Nearby in its more minimalist booth, TCL showed three new Roku TVs in its P series and new models for its cheaper C and S families.

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Qualcomm

Qualcomm used CES to make big promises about 5G, show a pair of smart glasses and demonstrate its new Snapdragon 835 chip.

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GoPro

At GoPro's booth you could see its Karma drone, which will return to stores later this year. It was recalled last November when a small number of the quadcopters lost power while flying.

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Altec Lansing

Altec Lansing makes speakers, both Bluetooth and not.

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Loctek

And Loctek makes TV and monitor mounts and tablet stands.

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IOGear and more

Near the back of the hall are smaller booths from companies like IOGear, which makes audio/video gear, and smart glasses manfacturer Vuzix.

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Furrion

Those bikes would be a great way to traverse the cavernous show floor quickly.

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Garmin

At Garmin's booth you could try on its new Fenix 5, 5X and 5S smartwatches.

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