When you absolutely have to stay on top of the latest in electronics -- you have to be at CES, or the Consumer Electronics Show, held every year in January in Las Vegas.
This year's attendance is through the roof, and most of the conventioneers are not going to be disappointed. For the rest of the week, more than 120,000 attendees will pour through the new Las Vegas Convention Hall, searching for the latest innovations in consumer electronics, networking with their peers, and hearing from industry big-wigs.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates is there, touting his newest toy -- the Mira -- designed to take advantage of consumer demand for more portable computers. Use a keyboard, or just touch the screen.
Some of the other things unveiled early in the show: a portable disc player which plays videos and music....and a cell phone that lets you talk and surf the web at the same time.