The government shutdown has forced the cancellation of several scheduled speakers at the Consumer Electronics Show.
She also notes that the organisers may well believe they had covered off "women's interests" through the other prizes awarded in the 2019 robotics and drones category, including two robotic vacuum cleaners, four children's toys and a shopping companion robot.
But the firm's founder Lora Haddock claims the award was revoked.
You see, we're doing something that has never been done before-we're making the world's first hands-free device for the holy grail of orgasms-the blended orgasm.
Vetted by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA, which owns and produces the annual CES event) and a panel of independent judges, Osé joined a handful of other award-winning inventions. While the Ose wasn't allowed on the show floor, adult novelty company OhMiBod has been a regular attendee for several years (and even won a Best of CES award in the the "Digital Health and Fitness Product" category in 2016). For a little while.More news: HTC Vive Cosmos Headset Promises Lightweight, Portable VR
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Thus keeping in view CTA's image, the organisers made a decision to disqualify the product.
The award was given to the Oregon-based startup Lora DiCarlo, a sex toy company, for its micro-robotic sex toy called Osé (pictured above).
Haddock fumed: "Putting aside for a moment the implication that women's sexual wellness products are somehow immoral or obscene - if we didn't fit their policy, how in the world did our application even get past the first round of vetting by CTA staff, let alone receive high marks across the board from their expert judges?"
Apple (AAPL) displayed a big message to its competition for this year's CES.
In an open letter to Shapiro, et al., Haddock encouraged followers to share her words on social media using the hashtag #CESGenderBias. Without further ado, below you'll find the top five tech trends and takeways from CES 2019, listed in no particular order of impressiveness or annoyingness.