Thursday, May 9, 2019

GET ME REWRITE: Consumer Technology Association executive board gets over its squeamishness of award-winning sex toy

CES 2019: Sex toy reawarded robotics prize.  (BBC, 5/8/2019)
"The CTA did not handle this award properly," said Jean Foster, a marketing executive at the organisation. 
"This prompted some important conversations internally and with external advisers, and we look forward to taking these learnings to continue to improve the show." 
Ms Haddock said she appreciated the "gesture" from the CTA, which would serve to "remove the stigma and embarrassment around female sexuality".

Original 1/13/2019 post, "CES 2019:  Intimate messager banned, gender bias alleged:, starts here.

CES 2019: from beer tech to a banned sex toy – 10 standout gadgets.  (The  Guardian, 1/8/2019)
Osé, an intimate massager that “mimics all of the sensations of a human mouth, tongue and fingers” to feel “just like a real partner”, was originally selected as a CES 2019 Innovation Award honouree but was then dumped and banned from the show for being “immoral, obscene, indecent, profane”. 
CES’s organisers are now facing accusations of gender bias, given sex dolls for men were launched at the event last year and pornography has been featured in its virtual reality booths for years.

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Other 2019 CES posts:
December 2018
AVidea Group Safe Zone Gunfire Detector.  (12/5/2018)
FADES auto-darkening eyewear.  (12/7/2018)
Estelle Costanza does not approve of this car porn. (12/12/2018)
Smart smoke detectors.  (12/15/2018)
LG CineBeam Laser 4K projector.  (12/22/2018)
Poopy diaper alarm for harried parents.  (12/25/2018)
Twice breathlessly promotes the "Clash of the Robovacs".  (12/28/2018)
Don't worry, you won't have to throw away your stupid shoes.  (12/31/2018)

January 2019
Samsung is building The Wall.  (1/6/2019)
Hypnbos smart sleep mask.  (1/8/2019)
Hyundai creates a car with body parts.  (1/9/2019)
Intimate messager banned, gender bias alleged.  (1/13/2019)
Why brush? Because they'll soon be Y-Brush!  (1/13/2019)
Auto Sense wireless charger car mount.  (1`/13/2019)
EyeForcer improves posture without nagging parents. (1/14/2019)
Quell your pain.  (1/17/2019)
Muse 2.  (1/17/2019)
Augment your view of the world with Focals by North.  (1/18/2019)
Opte Intelligent Beauty Wand.  (1/20/2019)
Bell Nexus autonomous flying taxi.  (1/21/2019)
Sit tight, she'll be back in a month with a followup report.  (1/22/2019)
Swidget will help you with device overload -- and keep your home much warmer than it needs to be.  (1/27/2019)
Iris-scanning rearview mirror gets into your head.  (1/31/2019) 

February 2019
Sphero Specdrums music ring.  (2/19/2019)
Somnox robot pillow.  (2/27/2019)
Louis Vuitton wireless earbuds.  (2/28/2019)

March 2019
VOLO Go cordless infrared hair dryer.  (3/1/2019)

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