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Robin Raskin on NBC Talking “Holiday Tech Trends”

Roseanne Colletti speaks with Robin Raskin, former editor of PC Magazine, about some fresh tech gift ideas for the holidays.


New Scholarship to Honor Outstanding Achievement in Apps Creation by High School, College and Grad School Students

With the barriers to entry diminished students are creating their first apps the way they used to create their first compositions. As part of this year’s Mobile Apps Showdown at CES 2014, The Kay Family Foundation, a grant-making foundation located in Orange County, California created a special scholarship fund to honor outstanding achievement by a young student entrepreneur who had developed a mobile app. Two winners will receive a $5,000 scholarship each.

The world is calling for a new generation of transformative leaders with a strong command of science and technology, entrepreneurial and creative thinking, communication savvy, and ethical core values,” said Steven Kay, founder of the Kay Family Foundation. “Our Foundation is interested in championing a demand-driven surge of 21st century global leaders.

Entries from around the world are being accepted now through December 20, 2013. The winning entries will be showcased by the students at CES 2014 during the Mobile Apps Showdown, a live demonstration taking place at CES on January y 9, 2014 at 12:30 pm PT in the Las Vegas Convention Center. To read more:

The Emotionally Intelligent Smart Home

Not content with just dimming the lights or turning on the thermostat? New automation systems really get to know you.

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Learning to Play Again

Just got back from the first World Congress of Play, a symposium created to cross-pollinate the kids toy, tech, licensing, content, advertising, marketing and other members of the play industry that are finding it hard to find their rightful place in the new world.

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Forget About Parents: Tapping Into Grandparent Power

Parents are the world’s busiest people. Carving out 15 minutes to read a bedtime story or play a game of Go Fish is not easy. But, grandparents have what parents do not: time and patience. And now, thanks to the Internet, they’ve got proximity, even if the kids are a continent away.

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The Parent’s Guide to College Kids Circa 2014

It’s not your grandparent’s college anymore. Technology, like it does to everything else, has changed the sorts of decisions that parents need to make when they’re sending their kids off to school. Here are some general tips on how to stay (and not stay) in touch with your kids using technology.

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Eight Great Pieces of Gear to Take Kayaking

As the founder and producer of the Sports and Fitness Tech Summit at CES each year, I feel the need to take the tools of the high-tech outdoor sports trade out for a spin as often as I can. This year it was a six-day kayak trip — 70 miles down the Saguenay Fjord in north-eastern Quebec province.

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Battle of the Coasts: San Diego and New York City Race for Digital Health Dollars

This is a tale of two coasts and two conferences. The Digital Health Summer Summit in San Diego on June 13th and 14th and the Digital Health Summit in New York on June 26th. 

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Toy Fair Tech: A Mash-up of Toy Companies Mostly Playing It Safe

This year, the “T” in toy stands for tumult. As I walked the seemingly never-ending aisles of the 110th annual American International Toy Fair at the Javits Center in New York City, I was struck by the old world of plush toys and hula hoops butting up against the new world of virtual plush toys replete and LED-lit hula hoops.

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A Look at Some of the Most Innovative Gadgets at 2013 CES

At this year’s 2013 International CES, there will be approximately 3,000 new product introductions. But, how many of them will make it to market and become household names?

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