Kevin Restivo has emerged from the bowels of the Las Vegas Convention Centre with a sad tale about Wi-Fi connectivity during CES. Over to you Kevin, who promises to provide us with some insight into the cool gadgets and devices he saw at CES during our Talking Tech podcast tomorrow.
Dave Dobbin where are you?
The International Consumer Electronics Show (and Las Vegas for that matter) should have consulted the Toronto Hydro Telecom president before it built a Wi-Fi system in the media and analyst room at the Las Vegas Convention Centre.
Itâ€™s been difficult at the best of times to log on all week. The show organizers have compensated by installing extra Lenovo computers pre-loaded with (what else?) the new Vista operating system. Itâ€™s still not much of a solution for Mac users such as myself, who need access to the iChat messaging application and .mac service. The city overall needs reliable wireless Internet access.
A Microsoft product manager during a recent presentation at the Orleans Hotel (where Iâ€™m staying) basically had to stop his presentation of a new MSN service because he couldnâ€™t log on.
To be fair, the cityâ€™s infrastructure has been stretched because of the 150,000 extra inhabitants this week. At the Sands and Venetian hotels, where part of CES is being held, access has been better.