Watching CES 2013: Fun stuff we got to do

CES isn't just about gadgets, it's about having some fun with gadgets

The team at IDG Enterprise (including Network World, Computerworld and CIO.com) and the IDG News Service created more than 50 videos last week at 2013 International CES, covering everything from news events, computers, smartphones, tablets and other electronic gadgets. In this post, we are highlighting videos focusing on some of the fun stuff seen at the show - whether it was an electric skateboard, a new motion-controlled gesture technology, or trying to break Gorilla Glass:

First up, here's a video where I got to ride the Zboard, an electric skateboard that can reach speeds up to 10 mph:

Parrot's AR Drone helicopter always makes a big splash at CES - this year, the company updated the device, giving it 50% more battery life, a GPS radio to plot and track its flights, and post-processing software to smooth out shots.

Speaking of helicopters, here's another one, but instead of being controlled by a smartphone or tablet, this one runs on brain power:

Leap Motion was making a lot of headlines at the show - check out this video highlighting its gesture-control software and hardware:

CES was also a time to try to get destructive - in this video, we tried breaking one of our editor's fingers with a hammer - fortunately for him, it was protected with material that also is used to make iPhone cases:

In this video, we got a demonstration of the durability of Gorilla Glass 3, from Corning:

Keith Shaw rounds up the best in geek video in his ITworld.tv blog. Follow Keith on Twitter at @shawkeith. For the latest IT news, analysis and how-tos, follow ITworld on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

Watch some more cool videos: Watch this trailer for Lego's 'The Yoda Chronicles' Web series BBC gives Doctor Who fans an Amy/Rory postscript Supercut: Lego Lord of the Rings game cutscenes in one video The Year in Review, courtesy of Twitter Juggling Disney robot hopefully won't attack guests
To comment on this article and other Network World content, visit our Facebook page or our Twitter stream.
Related:
Must read: Hidden Cause of Slow Internet and how to fix it
Notice to our Readers
We're now using social media to take your comments and feedback. Learn more about this here.