Entries by Chona Freedman

FamilyTech Summit

2015 proved to be the year of the family as smart home appliances, communications devices, mobility and family wearables dominated the exhibit floor.   Whirlpool’s kitchen of the future, kids’ wearables,  Binatone’s pet conference call (with treats), and TempraTrak’s Bandaid-sized continuous digital thermometer all heralded a new “high” for high tech families. [fancy_link link=”http://familytechsummit.com/2015-summit-videos/” variation=”red”]View Videos[/fancy_link][fancy_link link=”http://familytechsummit.com/2015-show-floor-videos/” […]


The year when YouTube began its own kid’s channel, the year when Spin Master and WowWee took robots to a new level, the year when Leapfrog entered the console business and kids’ wearables poked up on the radar.   From Toca Boca’s rally cry to kids’ freedom, David Pogue’s summation of the quantified self, and Richard […]


MOOCs (round 2) , AR in the classroom, flipped, collaborative, accessible – technology’s role in creating a new type of educational curriculum, new job paths, and a plan for lifelong learning should not be underestimated. Thought leaders from McGraw-Hill Education and DeVry shared their insights into the status quo and how it’s changing.  Companies including […]


Wearables span across the categories of health, sports and fashion, helping to shrink the size of the current form factor we use in our daily lives to tiny devices that can be equally at home on our wrists and in our jackets.  On stage, Project Runway’s Nick Verreos emceed the FashionWare show of eye-ball popping […]

Last Gadget Standing

One of the longest running hits at CES, Last Gadget Standing demos new products in search of audience love, both online and live. This year, Spin Master’s Meccanoid and SCiO, the first mass spectrometer for consumers, ran neck in neck in our contest that celebrates the best of CES’s new products. Jon Hein, of the […]

Mobile Apps Showdown and Wall of Apps

Mobile Apps Showdown is the most efficient way for mobile app companies to showcase their products. It combines a mobile apps pavilion featuring the works of many up and coming talents as well as popular contest hosted by Siriius Radio’s Jon Hein.  Winners UCiC and Lyve have gone on to successful launches and past years […]

Living in Digital Times Previews 2015 Innovative Products and Technology Trends for Digital Lifestyles at CES Unveiled New York

  With the 2015 International CES® just two months away, Living in Digital Times will present a sneak peek of the hottest technology products and trends today across lifestyle verticals at CES Unveiled New York at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. The annual showcase and networking event brings together dozens of exhibitors and more than 400 media […]

Mommy Tech Summit

The buzz at Mommy Tech centered around the new interconnectivity of products.  Especially important for moms, this Internet of things offers solutions to everything from door locks to ovens.  Beyond just products, much of the day’s discussion focused on improving MomTrepreneurial skills, wearable technology and keeping kids connected, but safe, in an increasingly digital world. […]

Kids@play Summit

For kids it was the year of tablets, app/toy hybrid games, and wonderfully delightful creativity/maker products. We even had a full digital playground on the show floor, built by Playworld Systems. Kids@Play Summit,  led by  Warren Buckleitner, looked at the opportunities and challenges alike with wisdom from Leapfrog’s John Barbour, Yahoo! Tech’s  David Pogue,  Kindoma, […]

KAPi Awards

The fifth annual KAPI Awards were given out by a distinguished panel of tech and educational judges.  To view this and past year’s KAPI winners,   visit our website below. [fancy_link link=”http://kapiawards.com/” variation=”red”]View Website [/fancy_link]