Saturday, January 11, 2014

CES has ended.

Location, Las Vegas, NV

CES is over for 2014. I saw somewhere that 155,000 people attended. It could have been more and was undoubtedly the most exhibitors for any CES.

The 3 big things this year were the new and upcoming car technologies wireless charging, and 3D printing.

I think what you will hear most about is the car technologies as it will show up in car ads. Also, expect everything you buy within the next year or so to have a micro-chip embedded within it. It is coming folks.

I finished off yesterday by visiting some lesser areas of technology and by picking up lots of give-always. Some are mundane and some are very useful.

Here are a few random photos I took. 

A exotic booth display.
Curved TV.

A full function guitar rendered with 3D printing.

By the time we arrived back at our RV’s last night we were all beat. A few hours later we had revived enough to venture out for dinner. We are becoming jaded by the buffets as the food has gone downhill in recent years. We now are looking at the little cafes within the casinos to do our dining.

Fremont Street Experience on a Friday night is when all the “freaks” as I call them come out to play. These are all the people dressed in costumes trying to get a buck or two by posing for a photo with you. Last night in particular was the greatest number of those people I have ever seen on Fremont Street. This along with the numerous bands playing makes for a very loud and noisy environment.

Today we slept in and then did our usual tour of Harbor Freight, In-and-Out Burger, Bass Pro Shop as well as a few other stops.

Tomorrow we will fuel the vehicles and grocery shop in preparation for leaving for Quartzsite on Monday.