Las Vegas Show Highlights Gadgets and Gear

The 40th Consumer Electronics Show is under way in Las Vegas, with every conceivable kind of gadget and device on display, from the tiny to the enormous.

Flat-screen high-definition TVs dominated parts of the 1.7-million square feet of exhibition space at CES. There were also plenty of mobile phones that play music and video, along with cameras and laptop computers.

Most had predictably slick looks. But at the corners of the showroom floor, the digital revolution took some less expected forms. Hannspree, known for its innovative TV designs, showed off a television especially for children. It is made in the shape of a fire truck.

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