Entries by Chona Freedman


our Toronto teenagers were recognized as winners of the 2019 Young Innovators to Watch awards, part of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Since its inception in 2014, the program has awarded over 50 scholarships to middle school, high school, and college students for original technology projects, inventions, or discoveries. This was the first year that […]

Crescenta Valley High senior named one of five ‘Young Innovators to Watch’

In case Crescenta Valley High School student Lyron Co Ting Keh needed validation he was, indeed, young and innovative, the senior will soon receive more than his share of confirmation. Co Ting Keh, 17, was named one of five “Young Innovators to Watch” from the United States and Canada by technology and lifestyle event producers […]

OrCam’s MyMe wearable camera uses AI to help dementia patients remember faces

Israeli start-up OrCam’s MyMe device can recognise faces from previous meetings – providing consumer and healthcare benefits, such as for dementia patients Imagine never forgetting a face or mistaking a name again – that’s the dream for the  founders of the the OrCam MyME wearable camera. The small portable camera is equipped with artificial intelligence […]

Transformative Technology at CES 2019

Transformative tech is on display everywhere at the Consumer Electronics Show 2019.  As the largest and most influential consumer tech event in the world, CES is where the global technology ecosystem gathers to conduct business, launch products, build their brands and partner up to change industries and improve the lives of people everywhere. This year, more […]

The Last Gadget Standing at CES 2019

At this year’s Last Gadget Standing competition at CES, the top prize went to the Shure MV88+ Video Kit, a digital stereo condenser microphone designed to be an all-in-one solution for capturing professional-quality on-the-go audio and video recordings. It includes a clamp, mount, and cables for connecting the microphone to an iOS or Android phone, a tripod, […]

CES: Teens to wow Vegas

Five apps that solve societal challenges – and built by teenagers – will be showcased at CES next week. Five innovative apps developed by teenagers will be showcased at CES in Las Vegas next week, at The Young Innovators to Watch (YITW) awards ceremony. The event recognises children aged 13-18 who have developed innovative ideas […]

Digital Money Forum and Blockchain

Digital Money Forum (Full day conference) Digital Money Forum (Full day conference) A full-day conference devoted to identifying trends, industry leadership and opportunities in the emerging world of fintech and payments. The Forum looks at finance through the lens of its enabling technologies. With the advent of robo-advising, mobile payments, algorithmic credit-scoring, blockchain technology and […]

Last Gadget Standing

A perennial attendee favorite, Last Gadget Standing challenges contenders to give the product demo of their lives. At stake: bragging rights as the product “most likely to change the face of technology.” See all the competitors strut their stuff in this inventive, fast-paced competition.

Young Innovators to Watch

Thanks to the generosity of sponsors like Lenovo, we were able to grant scholarships and gear to students doing amazing things with technology. One recipient created a wearable ring to help manage Parkinson’s. Another created an inexpensive mobile test for glaucoma. The third and fourth created a drone for emergency relief situations and an app […]


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