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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: January 9, 2013 @ 7:18 pm

    CES: day two

    Ciara O'Brien

    One of the things about conferences like this is that with so many people in one place, all trying to get online, wireless Internet access eventually gives up the ghost. Whether it’s in the CES press room or even just the mobile data networks, thinks get slow or non existent.

    So from yesterday’s trip around the show, here’s a few pictures.

    Table PCs are apparently a thing this year. A few companies were showing them off – 3M, Lenovo – and this one by Moneual allowed you to order a drink through your table. They even won a “best of ” innovation award for it.

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    At CES and Mobile World Congress last year there were plenty of companies pushing their method for waterproofing phones and other electronics. This year, they were back again, and with more of them. So apart from the “ew” factor, this will never be a problem again.

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    Sony, meanwhile, announced its flagship Xperia Z phone, which is already water resistant. High fives all round.

    Remember the company last year that brought in Justin Bieber and made a robot dance? Well Tosy is back again with a new look.

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    And a far bigger stand.

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    There were more than a few products that made you think “what?” Like these. Headphones for while you’re sleeping. I can see where they’re going with it, but it’s not for me.

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