Next Year's Model

The high-tech world flocked to Las Vegas for the industry's biggest trade show. Here's what's hot

I bet the casinos of Las Vegas actually lose money during the week of Comdex. The annual high-tech event is by far the country's largest trade show, with more than 200,000 people showing up this year. For a week some of the wiliest folks from the world's richest and most powerful companies drop in on a place that specializes in separating fools from their money. Every night the pocket-protector crowd flocks to the gaming tables, and you can see the pit bosses tense up. If ever there was a time to suspect that someone at, say, the roulette table had an...

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