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In the tech world, a few questions are usually enough. Does the product work? Is the idea good? How much does it cost? But as Peep Telephony reminds us, there's a fourth, all-important qualification: Is it real?

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According to sources at CES, Telstra has been pursuing handset manufacturers to deliver higher speed HSPA devices. With the industry starting to release LTE devices, Telstra has made it clear they want much faster NextG devices before any LTE trials take place. And we should see 14.4 from at least one maker in 2011.

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Is it wrong for big names in geek culture to license out their brands to steal the hopes and dreams of gamblers everywhere? Welcome to the Dark Side, where one of the first things we saw after stepping off the flight to Las Vegas was a Star Wars slot machine. It seems in Vegas, nothing is sacred, so we've gathered a collection of some offenders below. And made bad jokes about them, too.

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Sony announced a lot of products at CES this year, and a lot of them included 3D of some sort or other. But in the case of their 3D camcorder, the feature comes at the expense of battery life, with the included battery only offering 20 minutes worth of recording time.

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One of the awesome announcements at CES this year was the new version of Microsoft's Surface coffee table computer. Microsoft have published this video of the Surface table being used, and it's a very impressive piece of tech. Now all I have to do is convince Seamus we need one in the office...

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Nick and I will be bouncing some thoughts from each day of CES back and forth to share some more casual perspectives on the goings on here in Vegas. Today we're talking about the shiny toys we've each been taking notice of on the show floor.

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CES is tough. You have to blog a lot, walk a lot and drink a lot, usually without getting nearly enough sleep or eating your proper food pyramid portions. Kyle was hungry all the time! So he ate a lot.

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Hey, so remember when building VCRs into TVs seemed like a good idea? And then how it turned out that is wasn't? Yeah, connected TVs are basically just like that.

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They're the cornerstones of our home theatres - and there's always an ungodly number of them at CES. We scrutinised this year's more intriguing 3D Blu-ray players and found the one that looks like the king of the hill.