In brief: CES gets sexy and a Mob Museum artifact hits the road

Participants wander about 2015 CES on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Mob on wheels

The 1972 Jaguar XKE Convertible on display at Downtown’s Plaza hotel-casino is more than just a car. It was a gift from mobster Greg DePalma to mob boss John Gotti, but more importantly, it’s the first time the Mob Museum has created something for exhibition outside its own walls. Is this the first step to the museum potentially creating traveling exhibitions to expand its reach beyond Las Vegas? “We are actively exploring opportunities,” says director of content Geoff Schumacher. “While Las Vegas is the perfect place for the Mob Museum to be located, the story we tell is national in scope, and there is tremendous interest in the subject in all corners of the country.” —Brock Radke

Sexy tech

Tech and T&A used to be buddies here, with AVN’s Adult Entertainment Expo and the International Consumer Electronics Show occurring simultaneously down the street from one another for many years. The two events split schedules in 2012, but it sounds like computer geeks are still getting their fix of sin and skin, with Pahrump brothel Sheri’s Ranch reporting a 70 percent increase in sales during the annual trade show. Now, if only Sheri would release those bookkeeping numbers ... —Mark Adams

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