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After Math: CESpocalypse Now

The horror, the horror... of a week practically living in the LVCC
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Get hyped everybody, it's CES week! This is the high holy holiday of tech geekdom, a pilgrimage through the hallowed halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Everybody's going to be there. LG will be showing off an 88-inch 8K TV, Neutrogena is debuting its skin-grading iPhone accessory, and Honda has all of the adorable mobility bots. Numbers, because how else will we count down to the show's opening?

4: That's how many of its concept mobility robots Honda is showing off at CES this year. They've got a companion-bot, wheelchair-bot, a wheeled pack-bot, and an autonomous ATV. $1,000: That's how much Vuzix's Alexa-enabled AR glasses will set you back, assuming you're the sort of person who needs a pair of Alexa-enabled AR glasses right friggin' now. Or you could wait until 2019, when the company figures the price will drop by half.

3: That's how many 3D printers XYZPro will be displaying at CES. There will be the $45 da Vinci 3D Pen Cool, which promises not to burn the heck out of your fingers with molten plastic; a $230 tablet-controlled da Vinci Nano printer, and the burlier $4,000 da Vinci color AiO for small businesses that can both scan and print items in full color.

Also 3: Is the number of new service robots that LG plans to unveil at CES this year. You've got the Serving Robot, Porter Robot and Shopping Cart Robot -- each doing exactly what its name implies.

88: That's how many inches diagonal LG's ludicrous 8K OLED display is. That's 11 inches and an extra 4 K's bigger than the ginormous monitor LG showed off at last CES. Oh the difference a year makes.

0-100: That's the scale by which Neutrogena's SkinScanner concept iPhone accessory will grade the quality of your skin. Should your epidermis be found lacking, the scanner's app will direct you to Neutrogena's website where you can buy various tinctures and topicals to "fix" the "problems" with your skin. Or you can just love yourself for who you are on the inside and not worry about meeting some unobtainable societal standard of beauty.

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Andrew has lived in San Francisco since 1982 and has been writing clever things about technology since 2011. When not arguing the finer points of portable vaporizers and military defense systems with strangers on the internet, he enjoys tooling around his garden, knitting and binge watching anime.

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