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Is the CES tech show still relevant after 53 years?

Some say the annual convention has lost its lustre, but nothing beats being there in person to see and feel the latest gadgets

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Last week was a period that many tech journalists both anticipate and dread.

It was the week of CES (which formerly stood for Consumer Electronics Show), the annual tech trade show in Las Vegas, which sees more than 170,000 attendees from all over the world throng exhibition areas covering more than 2.9 million square feet, or around 50 football fields.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 15, 2020, with the headline 'Is the CES tech show still relevant after 53 years?'. Subscribe