VOCALOID booth at CES 2013 (from Facebook)
The 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show

When it comes to the coolest new stuff in technology such as gadgets, software, accessories, appliances, etc. The International Consumer Electronics Show or simply CES is one event a techie such as myself should not miss. 

Most of the tech press were bashing CES and saying they were no longer attending because of the large crowds or because of the absence of the big companies or they don't have much cool stuff to show. TWiT didn't even do shows from the CES venue, the Las Vegas Convention Center, as they did last year. So I was on Revision3, The Verge, and other tech media outlets this time for the latest CES coverage. To be fair though, TWiT still did CES coverage although they were a little delayed. 

But those people saying they're not attending for those reasons, mostly not so young people who attended CES in their days, are missing the point. CES now is no longer about the big companies and their products, they're on their own now. It's all about the smaller companies and the new and innovative stuff that we see there. It's actually the reason why there are so many people at CES.

VOCALOID is one such example. 

"We were impressed at the number of visitors to our booth and the great interest in our technologies." - Yamaha on VOCALOID CES booth turnout (Facebook)