Pocketnow Weekly 078: CES 2014 wrap-up – the best and worst from Vegas
Horrible sickness. Missed flights. Broken promises from major airlines. Desert air-induced hacking. A too-late arrival followed by a too-early departure.
That’s just a partial list of the challenges faced by the
four-man three-man Pocketnow team at 2014’s International CES in Vegas, easily one of the most difficult trade shows we’ve ever done. But while the road was rough, the payoff was (mostly) worth it: in exchange for our hardships, we were among the first to spend time with some of the world’s newest and hottest mobile gadgetry, and we did the best we could to share it with you in a timely fashion.
Now that we’re all back home and recovering, it’s time to take a deeper, more-relaxed dive into our CES 2014 experience. While we’re still sick and one of our microphones is still three time zones away (thanks, American air carriers!), we’ve still decided to come together, under the capable supervision of stand-in host Jaime Rivera, to talk Samsung, Sony, Huawei, Pebble … and even a surprise or two from ZTE! So crack open your NyQuil and put on those ratty old sweatpants; the Pocketnow Weekly is here, as always, to ease you into the weekend with a soothing session of mobile-tech talk (and more than a few off-color jokes).
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Pocketnow Weekly Episode 078
Listener Mail (01:08:54)
We answer questions from Twitter users @DeathMetalMods, @AH_Mark, and @posamkata; a query from Facebook user Xander Weston; and listener mail from Martin Coutts, Rytis Vitėnas, and Imran Ahmad!
(And finally, a misc link to Taylor Martin’s Windows Phone editorial for listener mail context.)
Thanks for listening, everyone!
Tune in next week for more!