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LAS VEGAS, CES 2012 – The Consumer Electronics Show is winding down, ending today. It was an exhausting three days of navigating the jam-packed halls for Mac related items. We saw a lot of stuff. Some crap, some cool. Here it is.
Above: PhotoStitch can turn any scanned image into an embroidered work of art with a sewing machine. It’s like printing but with thread. Here’s a sample design of Steve Jobs. A Mac version will be available later this year.
For the moment, the chapel is offering only pretend weddings. It’s not yet licensed to perform legally-binding unions. So what happens in Vegas can really stay here. You can “marry” that hottie you met at the club, but you don’t have to give them half your earnings when things inevitably go sour.
No one was actually trying these out on the CES show floor, but we got some first impressions:
LAS VEGAS, CES 2012 – It’s day one at CES. The show floor just opened. We ran down to check out the goodies. We’ve got Snooki doing a duck face, cool Aviator headphones from Skull Candy, and plenty more.
What a difference a week makes. Last week I went to the San Francisco downtown Apple store to take pictures of the sad Steve Jobs memorial. This week it was a different world at the iPhone 4s launch. Business as usual. There was only one reminder of Steve, a single bouquet of flowers stashed in the corner of a window.
To honor Steve Jobs, a local San Francisco radio station, 997 NOW, is playing a version of the Nicki Minaj song “Fly” remixed by Sketchomatic. Its a super sappy top 40 hit mixed in with Steve Jobs’ inspirational words of wisdom. I heard this in the car this morning driving the kids to school. I was struck by the first line, “No one wants to die, but death is the one destination we all share.” Have a listen and tell us what you think in the comments below..
I went to the downtown Apple store this morning.
It was raining. Sort of fitting for the mood at the store.
Several people braved the downpour to pay tribute to Steve. Messages on Post-it notes were covering the front window. It was quite moving actually. Candles were lit and flowers were scattered on the ground.
When it started to hail briefly, I went inside. The mood was somber. The usual high-fiving employees were quiet. One of the employees told me that when they arrived at the store this morning the notes were covering the door. They carefully removed them one by one and placed the notes in rows at the bottom of the window.
While in the store, the David Bowie song Changes started playing. It was sad to hear but fitting. Apple has changed, at least how we know it.
Please check out the rest of the pictures and their captions below. This isn’t a sight exclusive to the San Francisco Apple Store. Similar tributes are happening at Apple Stores all around the world. If Steve was the heart and soul of Apple, even Apple’s fingertips are in mourning today.
Come Party With Some Fellow Mac Addicts At San Francisco’s Il Pirata On Thursday [Cult of Mac Party!]
Boring your family and friends with all your Apple talk? Come hang out with some kindred spirits… and maybe get drunk and score some free swag at the same time. Yeah, that’s right: Cult of Mac is having a party on Thursday June 9th at the Il Pirata bar in San Francisco, and you’re invited.
Feeling lucky? You can win a bunch of gear at the first CultofMac.com WWDC meet & greet during this Thursday June 9th, at Il Pirata bar and restaurant in San Francisco.