Top news from CES 2014

CES 2014 felt more revolutionary than evolutionary this year.  The new innovative tech seems to come out every other year.  For example last years TV news was about 3D, OLED and how thin they could make a TV.  MakerBot and their 3D printer was the same even running the same demos, same goes with Parrot’s AR Drone.

This year however there was more than enough new tech to keep the tech savvy from getting board of seeing rows and rows of headphones and phone cases.  It seemed like every TV manufacturer had a new 4K TV to display.  My guess is that in two years we will be seeing those for the same price as the decent TVs today.

Samsung of course had the some of the best 4k TV’s and display area.  The curved Samsung TV’s were amazing or should I say “Bendable”. Imagine sitting in your Home Theater off to the side and being able to bend the screen in your direction.

Toshiba and Vizio had 4K 3D without glasses.  Still a little bit blurry without glasses, but it is a step in the right direction.

Also in the news about TV’s: Showbox and Netflix says it will be streaming 4K when the 4K TV’s are released.  Sony’s new UHD TV’s are all ready for Netflix when they start streaming 4K.

Gadgets:Oculous Rift’s new prototype “Crystal Cove” is headed in the right direction with new motion sensors and higher def screens.  No doubt these will be better than the VR headsets from the 90’s we playe Doom and Wolfenstein on (we got very motion sick).

Steam Machines:I for one did not expect to see as many Steam Machines at CES.  They ranged from all shapes, sizes and makes, plus you can build your own.  Most of them felt like a small PC running linux.  Watch for these in the near future, keep yourself informed on the best gaming monitor ratings if you want to maximize the steam machines potential, at this point a lot of graphic cards can produce superior images, images that cant be displayed my just “HD”.

Razer’s Nabu and Project Christine.
Razer never dissapoints.  Razer’s Christine is a modular PC tower.  Everything on the PC is replaceable and each module is self contained.  Nothing on the machine is internal.  All the hardware are in oval cases, which you just plug in.  This differs from the smaller modular computers like the Xi3.

Playstation with Sony are becoming more interesting with their talks about a unified Sony.  You will be able to play your games from the cloud on any Sony device.  Sounds cool, but I will have to be wowed by the hardware.

Airtame Wireless HDMI DongleThe Airtame wireless dongle was one of the coolest hidden gems we found.  The Airtame dongle links your PC, MAC or Linux to whichever display the other end is plugged into, even across multiple displays.

Auto’s made a good showing this year, from BMW autonomous drifting and parking to Audi’s Laser beam headlights.

CES 2014 didn’t disappoint.  As usual there were miles of tech geek and we are sure we didn’t see everything.  We say that every year.

Sirens of TI Closed

Sirens of TI closed

The Sirens of Ti Show in Progress

The Sirens of TI is now closed.  This was one of our favorite free Las Vegas Shows.  We are really sad to see it go.

In the place of the Sirens of TI show will be a new three-story, 48,000-square-foot retail space.  The opening of the shops is planned for the fall of 2014

Here is our original Sirens of TI review:
The Sirens of TI is a must-see for the first time Vegas Trip or if you have not seen it.  You have to get there early because the area fills up quickly and then you will not have a place to stand.  Closer is better.  <br><br>

The Sirens of TI begins with a 17th century clash between a group of beautiful, tempting sirens and a band of renegade pirates. With their mesmerizing and powerful song the Sirens lure the pirates to their cove, stir up a tempest strong enough to sink a ship, and transform Sirens’ Cove into a 21st century party. Experience music, dance, excitement and seduction – nightly at 7:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. in Sirens’ Cove at the front entrance of Treasure Island Hotel and Casino.<br><br>

Note: VIP viewing for Treasure Island guests. For the safety of all our guests and patrons, strollers are not permitted at the Sirens of TI show.

America’s Got Talent 2-for-1 Tickets

America's Got Talent

America’s Got Talent 2-for-1 Tickets

America’s Got Talent Live in Las Vegas will commemorate Veterans Day with 2 special ticket offers for service men & women. From Nov 11 thru the run’s final show, Nov 17! 2-for-1 tix will be available for military & veterans with access code MILITARY at The Palazzo Theatre Box Office, or by phone at 702.414.9000. Uniformed military will receive free admission by presenting themselves at the box office.

Reference: America’s Got Talent Facebook

Human Nature Leaving Imperial Palace

Human Nature Leaving Las Vegas

Human Nature is Leaving the Imperial Palace

Human Nature is leaving the Imperial Palace November 25th 2012, to go back on tour.

Tickets are half price until closing.

Their Tour will run through will start in Florida and then back to Australia.

There is no word when or if Human Nature will come back to Vegas.

Human Nature performed such hits as Dancing in the Streets, Whats Going on and Ooh Baby Baby.  It was a pretty good show, we are sure they will land on their feet.

Michael Phelps’ Girlfriend Megan Rossee — Private Jet-Setting, Vegas-Hopping Hobnobber

0807_megan_rossee_launchMichael Phelps‘ hot cocktail waitress GF has been around the block — in fact, she’s been around the WORLD … on private jets … long before she ever met Phelps … all because of her pretty face … and TMZ has the pics to prove it.

Sources tell TMZ, 25-year-old Megan Rossee ingratiated herself with the rich and famous through her job as a model at VIP events around the country — and thanks to her gig, she and her hot friends have been showered with lavish gifts by their elite admirers … including expensive trips to Vegas AND flights on private jets.

We’re told all the photos were taken within the last year — in the months before Megan and Phelps eventually came into contact.

And that’s why it pays to be hot.

Roy Horn — Sexual Assault Video Won’t Be Sold … For Now


The videos showing Roy Horn from Siegfried & Roy sexually assaulting his male caretakers won’t see the light of day … at least for now … because a judge just blocked it from being sold to the media.

Roy had requested a temporary restraining order after TMZ broke the story … that one of the caretakers was shopping the disturbing footage to media outlets.

A Nevada judge just signed the order — which also requires the caretaker to surrender the footage until a formal hearing can be held on June 8.

Tune in to TMZ on TV weekdays Monday through Friday (check for syndicated/local listings at the bottom of the page)

Siegfried and Roy — Video of Roy Sexually Assaulting Employees Being Shopped

A graphic video showing Roy Horn of Siegfried and Roy groping employees, grabbing their junk and squeezing their nipples is being shopped … TMZ has learned.

We have seen the video, and it’s extremely disturbing. Roy — who was mauled by a tiger in 2003 — has been going through rehab to strengthen his left side. But the physical therapists tell us, Roy’s right side is “extremely strong,” and the video clearly shows Roy sexually assaulting the male therapists.

The video — shot in 2010 — shows the following:

— As a caretaker helps Roy to the bathroom, Horn shoves his hand into the man’s butt crack in an aggressive manner

— On another trip to the bathroom, Roy thrusts his rear end into the male caretaker’s crotch

— In two clips, Roy grabs the genitals of two male caretakers

— Roy goes under the shirt of one caretaker and appears to tweak his nipples. The caretaker appears to writhe in pain

— It appears Roy gets frustrated with one of the caretakers and violently whips him with an oxygen tube

— Roy manhandles one of the caretakers and forcibly kisses him on the mouth

The 3 male caretakers in the video tell TMZ they are all straight and have families. They have sued Roy in Nevada court for the alleged sexual assaults.

The caretakers also tell us they went to the cops recently to file a crime report but were told the 1-year criminal statute of limitations had run.

Tune in to TMZ on TV weekdays Monday through Friday (check for syndicated/local listings at the bottom of the page)

SEMA Show 2011 in Vegas

SEMA Las VegasThe Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas is an awesome attraction for gearheads and industry experts of all sorts. The automotive trade show, which is not open to the public, is expected to attract over 115,000 people. Racers looking for sponsors, industry experts, and all the big companies will be in attendance to show off their best products and newest concepts. The show, part of Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week (AAIW), runs through Friday, November 4.

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Justin Bieber Pledges $100,000 donation to Vegas-area School

Justin Bieber Las VegasRegardless of whether you love him or hate him, Justin Bieber is on plenty of peoples’ minds for a variety of reasons every day. The pop scene’s newest heartthrob took some time out of his schedule to make an appearance on the Ellen show, then surprised everyone by making a $100,000 donation to Whitney Elementary School in Las Vegas, a lower-income school in which many parents and students are homeless or from poor families. The money will help clothe, feed, and educate the children. Applause to Bieber for his donation.

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Obama to Make Speech on Housing in Vegas

Las Vegas Obama(via Associated Press) An Obama administration official says President Barack Obama will announce new rules Monday to help homeowners with little or no equity in their homes refinance their mortgages to avoid foreclosures. There will also be a review of Sky Blue credit repair company and its benefits to foreclosed home owners.

The new program will apply to homeowners with federally guaranteed mortgages who are current on their payments. It cuts the cost of refinancing and removes caps for deeply underwater borrowers.

Obama is also using the campaign to aid in re-election funding. Many past presidents have done the same. We wish everyone the best of luck in Las Vegas today!