Monday, January 07, 2008
Taking over Vegas, and The Marquee
From CNN.com Science/Technology Writer David Williams

We're doing something a little different this week with The Marquee Blog. The Consumer Electronics Show opens today in Las Vegas, so we'll be focusing on Sony, Microsoft and Motorola (to name a few) instead of Britney, Lindsay and that guy from "Grey's Anatomy."

I'm not ruling out celebrity shenanigans. Kevin Costner is supposed to be there -- WITH HIS BAND -- and so are Yoko Ono, race car driver Danica Patrick and Chuck D from Public Enemy.

Xena is also scheduled to attend, but we're not sure if it's the original warrior princess Lucy Lawless, or just some woman in big boots and a leather sports bra.

Either way, gadgets are the stars at this show, and for the electronics industry, CES is the Super Bowl without the point spread or the Oscars minus the borrowed jewelry.

About 2,700 hundred exhibitors will be there, all hoping their gadgets will be the next iPhone or Nintendo Wii.

There's a lot of ground to cover, so CNN has sent a team of reporters and producers, who will be sending back videos, stories and other tidbits. We'll also be hearing from our sister site GameTap.com and possibly from some of the bloggers covering the show.

We'd also like to here from you. Got an idea for a great gadget, are there features you'd like to see -- or see wiped of the face of the Earth?

Send us an I-Report.

And if you're lucky enough to get into the show and see something cool, let us know.

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