As a fellow CNET blogger found, security at the CES shooed us looky-loos away before we had time to poke around too much. There are, however, some observations to be gleaned from today's teasers. We'll all be treated with gadget after gadget starting tomorrow: I've seen devices like HDTV's that massage your back while it makes you a sandwich (no, not really), phones deaf people (yes, really), toys galore (lead-free let's hope) to name a few. But for now, out of the 700+ exhibitors, about 80+ are from, or list Shenzhen in their company's name. Shenzhen China that is, one of the original special economic zones that Deng Xiaopeng started some 30 years ago. These companies primarily describe themselves as computer hardware manufacturers, no big surprise there. So, while China's emergence as a market-leader/producer has been talked about excessively, it's still a paradigm shift to see these companies unabashedly wear their home colors instead of hiding behind some random generic placeless buzz-word name, like MaxCoUnlimitedGlobal, LLC.
Apps to help adjust to daylight saving
This Sunday morning, our clocks spring forward one hour to mark the beginning of daylight saving time. While it might be nice for some to have more light at the end of the day, it can be tough for bodies to adjust to darker mornings. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on some ways technology can help ease the transition.