Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer stands near Slate computers as he delivers the pre-show keynote to kick off the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Hilton January 6, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology tradeshow.
On the second day of CES, the tech gods gave to me: one sore throat, two swollen eyes, three heal blisters, and a football courtesy of the Intel Lenovo sponsored party from the previous night.
However, there was an entire portion of the trade show floor that I hadn't’t even glanced at yet, so I couldn’t let traces of the classic convention cold keep me from taking another journey through the electronic abyss.
After taking in some digital eye candy at the LG booth, I headed toward the NBC Universal stage and viewed a live web cast of the popular Revision3 tech review show “Tekzilla,” co-hosted by Patrick Norton and Veronica Belmont. I was able to steal some time on the sidelines with them, as they each described their 2010 CES favorites.
Mr. Norton however, took a liking to some shiny screens and lenses displayed by some of the larger companies.
The highlight of the event for me was playing with Parrot.com’s utterly fantastic Quadricopter, and finally getting to interview tech evangelist, author, and renowned Bay Area blogger Robert Scoble, better-known as Scobleizer.
A handful of people waited patiently in line to pick Scobleizer’s brain, as he discussed the purpose and benefits of attending CES.
With 3DTV on the tip of everyone’s tongue this year, I had to get his take on all the hype.