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Attraction

Geek week started in Las Vegas today, the time for all electronics makers except Apple, which is the only brand that doesn’t take part in this annual gadget show.

This year the “ultrabook” is the new tablet and the “Smart” TV is the new 3D. Windows is hoping it will be the newAndroid.

This is the last year Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will deliver as the keynote, and it’s a crucial one for the software giant to find traction with its Windows and its Nokia partnership. The popularity of this show appears to be dwindling.

Meanwhile, the TV wars have also begun with Google teaming up with LG, Sony and Vizion with “smart,” Web-enabled sets. The prospects of an Apple TV product are expected soon.

Gamers at CES will be looking for any hint of next-generation XBox and Play-Station consoles while getting another look at the Wii U, the onlymajor consoleupgrade, from Nintendo.