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This week on the GeekWire radio show and podcast, we reflect on this year’s Consumer Electronics Show with guest Hanson Hosein, director of the UW’s Master of Communication in Digital Media program, who just returned from CES and offers some big-picture takeaways from the gigantic event.

Plus we talk about the coolest stuff we saw on the show floor — ranging from interactive windshields to high-tech fridges.

We kick it off with our weekly news roundup, including some big news from WalkScore, a Lara Croft geocache challenge, the unflattering new nickname for some Amazon workers, plus thoughts on gambling giant IGT’s acquisition of Facebook game maker Double Down Casino,  and how it could lead to real gambling on the social network.

Also listen for our App of the Week, and our Name that Tech Tune challenge.

Listen to the show above or directly via this MP3 file.

Show Notes: More background on the topics we discussed …

GeekWire’s coverage of the Consumer Electronics Show.

Hanson Hosein: Storyteller UprisingMCDM@hrhmedia.

Walk Score propels forward with $2 million, promises commutes that ‘don’t suck’

Gambling giant IGT buying Double Down for $500M, moving into Facebook gamesReal gambling on Facebook? Double Down CEO says IGT deal could help make it a reality

Tomb Raider meets Geocaching: The global treasure hunt is on

Amazon.com workers get a new unflattering nickname in their hometown: Am-holes

App of the Week: TurboScan

Name that Tech Tune: This week’s challengelast week’s answer and winners.

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