Welcome to the IBTimes UK Live Blog of CES 2013, the world's biggest technology show case taking place in Las Vegas from this Sunday, 6 January and running until the end of next week, 11 January.
by David Gilbert1/4/2013 1:08:43 PM
I am currently in the process of trying to plan exactly what I will be bringing to with me on my five day jaunt to the world's casino capital, flying out tomorrow morning from London. As well as live coverage on the ground from Vegas, our technology reporters in London and Bangalore will be covering every breaking news story from all the major companies attending the show.
by David Gilbert1/4/2013 1:12:31 PM
Ahead of the show, here are my predictions of what we are going to see at CES 2013 this year: www.ibtimes.co.uk
by David Gilbert1/4/2013 1:57:20 PM
Beginning to panic now about how much I have to organise before my flight tomorrow morning.
by David Gilbert1/4/2013 2:15:50 PM
Samsung is always one of the biggest companies showing off at CES, and 2013 is no different. We like a bit of a teaser here at IBTimes and Samsung hasn't disappointed this year, promising "a true innovation of TV design is coming up with an unprecedented new TV shape and timeless gallery design.” What do you think?
by David Gilbert1/4/2013 3:04:32 PM
Samsung's TV Teaser
by David Gilbert1/4/2013 3:05:05 PM
Surely we can't be looking at a portrait TV? can we?
by David Gilbert1/4/2013 3:06:00 PM
by David Gilbert1/4/2013 3:08:57 PM
Some incredible photos uncovered by the Verge in the CES archives s.scrbliv.me
by David Gilbert1/4/2013 3:20:19 PM
by David Gilbert1/4/2013 3:20:41 PM
I want a Tonemaster....
by David Gilbert1/4/2013 3:21:05 PM
This is my favourite though, you just don't get enough balloons these days...
by David Gilbert1/4/2013 3:23:01 PM
Trying to set up two new laptops to bring to CES hours before the flight is not exactly the smartest thing to do .....
by International CESvia twitter edited by David Gilbert1/4/2013 4:26:53 PM
Last year, The Verge caught Justin Bieber and that woman from Jersey Shore at CES. I wonder who will be there this year... www.theverge.com
by Edward Smith1/4/2013 4:37:50 PM
I'm most looking forward to Danny DeVito, Snooki and Lemmy from Motorhead....what a party that's going to be.
by David Gilbert1/4/2013 4:47:29 PM
People are already beginning to land in Las Vegas for CES 2013. It doesn't start properly until Sunday night, which is about 60 hours away. That's a lot of free time to have in Las Vegas......
by David Gilbert1/4/2013 5:21:12 PM
So far this is what I am taking to #CES2013
by David Gilbert1/4/2013 5:40:19 PM
by David Gilbert1/4/2013 5:40:51 PM
Oh and the camera I'm taking the photo with of course....
by David Gilbert1/4/2013 5:41:19 PM
That's it for today on the CES 2013 live blog, when I will begin my long trek to Las Vegas. In the mean time, he's a video of Lady GaGa wearing an umbrella on her head announcing some products which never made it to market
by David Gilbert1/4/2013 5:53:25 PM
Good morning everyone, just on the way to Gatwick Airport for flight to Las Vegas with, it seems, just about every other technology journalist in the UK
by David Gilbert1/5/2013 9:17:51 AM
U.S. consumer electronics industry is $206 billion industry. 5,000x more than the biggest jackpot ever won in Vegas ($39.7 million) #2013CES
by International CESvia twitter1/5/2013 9:18:36 AM
by International CESvia twitter1/5/2013 9:18:50 AM
And DING DING DING we have a correct answer. 20,000 new products are launched at CES #2013CES RT @str1ne: @intlCES 20000
by International CESvia twitter1/5/2013 9:19:02 AM
By the way if anyone wants to give me tips for Las,Vegas please feel free to get in touch using the comment system on this page, via twitter @IBTimesUKTech or email at email@example.com. Blackjack tips most welcome...
by David Gilbert1/5/2013 9:27:44 AM
Off to Gatwick to fly to Vegas for CES with @VFritzNews - excited, apprehensive, laden with gadgets, cameras, and fitness trackers
Good morning from Las Vegas. Having managed to get a proper night's sleep, I'm ready to hit CES hard today.
by David Gilbert1/6/2013 3:41:36 PM
The show doesn't officially start until tomorrow, but there will be a lot of news announced today, with CES Unveiled taking place later on, before the big Nvidia press conference tonight - when it would be a big surprise if Tegra 4 was NOT announced
by David Gilbert1/6/2013 3:43:00 PM
As the show gets ever closer the usual leaks and rumours begin to break out, with this Acer tablet expected to be launched at CES 2013. Read the full story here www.ibtimes.co.uk
by David Gilbert1/6/2013 3:59:16 PM
Acer has so far failed to release a tablet which has been a success (though the same could be said for a lot of Android tablet manufacturers) though I really like the A700 which was launched at CES 12 months ago. It need it's next tablet to be priced competitively and have a great screen to have a chance of succeeding...
by David Gilbert1/6/2013 4:04:16 PM
Nothing like a 5KM dodging the drunks on the Las Vegas strip at 7am to set you up for the day yfrog.com/nvqjkekj
Interesting points from Guardian tech editor Charles Arthur about CES as a place where the big announcements are made, and how the bigger companies are staying away.
by David Gilbert1/6/2013 4:27:34 PM
On an entirely different note, it was a huge struggle to get online this morning and I ended up paying $12 for 24 hours access, and if I want to use another device besides my laptop, it'll be another $12....not very good for someone at CES with a lot of devices....
by David Gilbert1/6/2013 4:30:33 PM
Finally managed to get my mobile office set up in my hotel
by David Gilbert1/6/2013 5:27:03 PM
So it seems as if the overwhelming majority of people in our poll think a portrait orientated TV would not work. Actually surprised that 25% of people think it would work....
by David Gilbert1/6/2013 7:17:56 PM
CES is not only a place where products are launched but also a trade show where buyers go to see what they'll be stocking up on this year. One of the largest sections these days is the smartphone, tablet accessories section and Griffin has just announced a new charging dock for the ultimate Apple fan.....