Jan. 7, 2013 at 9:28 AM ET
Here's everything that you need to know before taking that first sip of coffee today:
It's January, which means it's time for the Consumer Electronics Show — that Super Bowl of gadgets better known by its initials, CES. As usual, the festivities are taking place in Las Vegas and NBC News is there, bringing you the latest innovative, mesmerizing, and just plain crazy new gear.
For example, Lenovo Sunday unveiled what it calls the first "table PC" — that's right, table PC, not tablet PC — which lets the computer lie flat on any surface so that two or more people can use the screen at the same time.
In the past, spam categories at CES included MP3 players, e-readers, GPS navigators and digital picture frames. This year, the top prize goes to Bluetooth portable speakers.
Sure, you can control your iPhone the old-fashioned way — by just dragging your greasy fingers across its screen — or you could use the smartphone's back and sides to control games, scroll through apps, or even create invisible buttons. Check it out!
Meanwhile, a company named Tobii has been working on eye-tracking technology for quite some time, and at CES, it showed off an accessory dubbed Tobii REX.
In other news, dead on Facebook? Here's how pranksters kill accounts with fake death reports.
Speaking of Facebook, here's what the social network's data reveals about your best friends.
Speaking of dead, e-readers are unwell and apparently it's all your fault!
In closing, 19 dogs you totally need in 2013.