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Kara Visits CES: Waltgelina, Part 1!

What better way to brave the massive canyons of the Consumer Electronics Show than to hike them with the help of Walt Mossberg, along with Mossberg Solution writer Katherine Boehret?

Or, as Walt likes to call it: the Bataan Death March.

But he secretly loves it, as the gathering at the heart of Walt’s universe of gadgets, devices and all things digital.

I jokingly call Walt the “Brangelina” of CES, since he is stopped constantly on the floor by fans who want to meet him in person and those who just want to kibitz with him about the latest and greatest trends in the tech sector.

In this first part of two videos, we see lots of big screens and a pile of other devices at CES, as Walt explains it all for you (Part 2 is here):


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