Slideshow: CES 2011: Aliens, Prime Rib And A Digital Experience
I was greeted by an alien at the Digital Experience event here in Las Vegas. And things only got better from there.
This event, not aligned with CES but nestled nearby in Caesar's Palace, is for journalists. And the organizers spared no expense on the eats and fancy multicolored martinis. As way too many reporters and bloggers imho wasted their time guzzling vodka and pounding prime rib, my team and I checked out some impressive gear and software.
The video for these products will be on YouTu
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