Sex Toy Wins Award At CES But Taken Back Deeming It Immoral

Apple greets CES 2019 with snarky iPhone privacy billboard

So what are 181-year-old stalwarts like John Deere and Procter & Gamble doing at the world's largest technology show?

Apple has trolled Google and Amazon with a new billboard that takes shots at both companies' privacy issues.

Company CEO Lora Haddock accused CES of a "double-standard when it comes to sexuality and sexual health", arguing that the show allowed sex products for men but not for women.

"Because of the government shutdown, some of our scheduled government speakers at CES 2019 have alerted us that they must cancel their travel to the show", Gary Shapiro, head of the Consumer Technology Association, wrote in a statement.

And for the thousands of tech nerds at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, that means the intelligent toasters and AI vacuum cleaners are having to make room for the sex toys of the future. However, the organisers later backtracked and mentioned the product didn't fit in any category, be it robotics or drones.

In a shocking twist, Lora Dicarlo's Osé adult, female toy has had its CES Robotics Innovation Award revoked.

They scored it highly enough for it to be among products recognised in the awards, she added.

As Haddock pointed out, not only does this imply that women's sexual wellness products are somehow indecent or salacious, but it begs the question of how Osé made it past the first round of inspections by CTA staff.

OhMiBod, another sex toy company, has shown products for years, and won top honors, also in 2016, for the Lovelife Krush, a device for tracking kegels to help women suffering from pelvic floor pain.

In response, the CTA told American technology news and media network The Verge that the award had been revoked because the Ose did not fit into any existing product categories and should not have been originally accepted for the awards programme.

Lite-On's camera-based Driver Monitoring System (DMS) technology, which can determine a driver's level of attentiveness, by monitoring body posture and facial expressions, was displayed for the first time.

Apple (AAPL) displayed a big message to its competition for this year's CES.

With 4,500 exhibitors, the CES trade show is expected to attract more than 180,000 visitors.

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