This year’s CES show was marked by very strong attendance, an upbeat tone, and significantly better ‘feel’ than the past couple of years. Cab lines, booth glitz, and general over-the-topulence all came back to Vegas after a long absence. Several of the booths were astonishingly large and expensive. At Microsoft, an entire segment was devoted to the new Kinect controller for the Xbox 360. I paced off the Samsung booth, starting at cell phones and ending at Internet-connected washing machines.