The craziest week of the tech year is at end, and we have to say, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Sure, it wasn’t quite as epic as it has been in years past, but CES is still the show that sets the stage for the rest of 2013. By that measure, we may well be seeing an interesting shift. With the loss of Microsoft, some smaller companies have been using the show to make names for themselves amongst the 4K TVs released by the bigwigs like Samsung, Sony and LG. The Pebble smart watch, the Oculus Rift and the Razer Edge all scored big. We take a look at the products and discuss how things like crowdfunding are affecting the world of hardware startups.
We’ve also got interviews galore — we’ll be talking with Sony CEO Kaz Hirai, SMS Audio CEO (and rapper, we’re told) 50 Cent, rally car driver Ken Block, Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington, Stern Pinball CEO Gary Stern, MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis and CEA president Gary Shapiro among many, many others (including a very special appearance from Gallagher — this is Vegas, after all). Daniel, the winner of our Bring a Reader to CES contest will show you what it’s like going to the show for the first time and our editors discuss how this year’s event compares to years past. And, of course, we’ve also got lots of floor time with our favorite gadgets from the show.
Toss on a comfortable pair of walking shoes, because it’s time to do CES all over again.
Hosts: Tim Stevens, Brian Heater
Guests: Kaz Hirai, 50 Cent, Ken Block, Arianna Huffington, Gary Stern, Gary Shapiro, Daniel Orren, and many, many others
Producer: Ben Harrison
Executive Producers: Brian Heater, Joshua Fruhlinger
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