This Guide to CES 2013 Gives You the 411 on the Show

 - Jan 8, 2013
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If your interested in the Consumer Electronics Show happening in Las Vegas right now, just check out this guide to CES 2013 for all the information you'll need to get familiar.

For instance, the first CES was held in New York City and it takes 18 days to set up and tear down the electronics show. The CES is designed as a conference/exhibition for electronics makers and software developers to strut their stuff and show off their newest innovations. The show often features over 20,000 products, which translates to 10 products a minute.

This CES guide also breaks the bad news: CES is closed to the public. The only people who can attend the exhibition are people who work in the electronics industry and are affiliated with one of the companies participating. To give you an idea of how important the show is, in 1970, the VCR was first introduced at CES.