What a tiring trip: up at 6h30am, off to the airport at 7h30am (Sunday morning Paris Time), and arrival at our hotel (Bally's) in Las Vegas at 10pm the same day (ie with a 9 hour time difference, 7am Paris time). Almost a 24 hour trip !
The Delta flight into Atlanta was OK, with lots of movie to watch in the back seat multimedia screen (it runs Linux, I somehow managed to make it reboot!). The connecting flight from Atlanta to Las Vegas was like flying a 1970s flight. Weird. And we got a lousy snack: luckily I had dinner at Atlanta's airport.
Nothing seems to have changed much here in Vegas, although if you check the official CES site, you notice they've moved quite a bit of the event into the Venetian Hotel. We'll be there in a few hours for the official opening by Gary Shapiro and the CEO of Motorola. I missed the Gates event, I was told he was good tonight and should be available here by now.
Internet connectivity in the room is not bad, about 1Mbps, as tested with speedmeter.net, with a 100Kbps upload. Of course I travel with my wifi router, so that I can sit in bed typing, and hopefully share the connection with my floor neighbours :) Since I've paid for it during the day and I won't be in my room... Let's keep on using it (as the TOS says only one laptop: I guess that means only one MAC Address... ?)
I was watching the CE channel on TV: it seems to talk only about online video, and video devices. Definitively a huge trend here. And checking my email I notice another trend for this Q1: connecting your computer / Internet content to your TV set. We are all expecting Jobs to announce more on the iTV next week in San Francisco; but we also announcements from SlingBox and from Microsoft with Vongo.
I also heard that the hit chick from Desperate Housewives, Eva Longoria, was at the Panasonic event tonight. Expect more stars to show up here at CES !